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 & 5 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
 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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Other Works:

: Directed "Three Days of Rain", a play by Richard Greenberg (Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, New York City, New York, USA). See more »

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Alternate Names:

Joe R. Mantello


Mantello, Judy | Mantello, Richard

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For some reason, I was deeply ashamed of the theater early on. I think it had to do with this growing sense I was gay, although I couldn't have put a word to it back then. Where I grew up, boys played sports. When [my teacher] Mrs. Windsor wrote in my yearbook, 'Have you ever considered a career in the theater?' it was literally like she wrote the word 'faggot.' 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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