Joe Mantello

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Born December 27, 1962 in Rockford, Illinois, US as Joseph Mantello, he is an American actor, director, and producer, best known for his work in Broadway theatre. His mother Judy was of half Italian descent and his father Richard Mantello, an accountant, was of Italian descent. He graduated the North Carolina School of the Arts and in 1984 moved ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »


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The Normal Heart Mickey Marcus
Hollywood Dick Samuels


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 2020 Hollywood (TV Mini Series)
Dick Samuels
- Meg (2020) ... Dick Samuels
- Jump (2020) ... Dick Samuels
- (Screen) Tests (2020) ... Dick Samuels
- Outlaws (2020) ... Dick Samuels
- Hooray for Hollywood: Part 2 (2020) ... Dick Samuels
 2018 Clayton Howe's Entertainmentx (Podcast Series)
 2014 The Normal Heart (TV Movie)
Mickey Marcus
 1991-1998 Law & Order (TV Series)
Philip Marco / Public Defender
- Tabloid (1998) ... Philip Marco
- Confession (1991) ... Public Defender
 1995 C.P.W. (TV Series)
Ian Walker
- When I Deceive You... (1995) ... Ian Walker
- Lunar Eclipse (1995) ... Ian Walker
- Intrigues (1995) ... Ian Walker
 1993 Sisters (TV Series)
Adam Olderberg
- Moving Pictures (1993) ... Adam Olderberg
 1989 Cookie
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He directed Terrence McNally play, "Frankie and Johnny in the 'Clair De Lune," on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre in New York City with Rosie Perez and Joe Pantoliano in the cast. Joe Mantello was director. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Joe R. Mantello


Mantello, Judy | Mantello, Richard

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[re one of his Broadway musical failures] One of my favorite experiences was "9 to 5," for one reason: Dolly Parton. I learned what it means to really work hard and do it with a sense of humor about yourself. Every day was joyful. We did two or three workshops, and at each point, the room went crazy. There were investors throwing money at it, and you think, This is going to be a huge hit. But ... See more »


He was nominated for a 2005 Joseph Jefferson Award for Director of a Musical for "Wicked", at the Broadway in Chicago-Wicked Chicago Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. See more »

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