A SERIOUS MAN
MICHAEL STUHLBARG was a Tony Award nominee and a Drama Desk Award
winner for his performance in Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman, staged by John
Crowley. He has also been honored with the New Dramatists Charles Bowden Actor
Award and the Elliot Norton Boston Theatre Award, the latter for his performance in
Long Day's Journey into Night.
The actor's other Broadway credits include the National Actors Theatre productions of
Saint Joan, Three Men on a Horse, Timon of Athens, and The Government Inspector;
Ronald Harwood's Taking Sides, staged by David Jones; Sam Mendes' revival of
Cabaret; and Tom Stoppard's The Invention of Love, staged by Jack O'Brien.
Mr. Stuhlbarg's New York Shakespeare Festival stage credits include Twelfth Night, as
Aguecheek, and Richard II, in the lead role. He has starred in a host of off-Broadway
productions, playing the title roles in Oskar Eustis' staging of Hamlet, for which he won
a Drama League Award; and David Warren's staging of The Voysey Inheritance, for
which he received Obie, Callaway, and Lucille Lortel Award nominations. He has also
starred off-Broadway in such shows as Cymbeline, reprising his role in a U.K. stint of
the production; The Waverly Gallery; Old Wicked Songs, for which he was a Drama
League Award recipient; and The Grey Zone.
When the latter show's playwright Tim Blake Nelson adapted and directed a feature film
version, Mr. Stuhlbarg appeared in the movie as well, playing a different role than he
had in the stage version. His other films include Ridley Scott's Body of Lies, opposite
Leonardo DiCaprio; Boaz Yakin's A Price Above Rubies; Antonio Campos' Afterschool,
which was showcased at the 2008 New York and Cannes International Film Festivals,
and which will be released in the fall of 2009; Sophie Barthes' Cold Souls, with Paul
Giamatti and David Strathairn; and Martin Scorsese's short homage to Alfred Hitchcock,
The Key to Reserva. He recently reteamed with Mr. Scorsese, costarring in the latter's
just-wrapped cable pilot Boardwalk Empire.
He has made guest appearances on such television series as Damages and, most
recently and memorably, Ugly Betty.
Mr. Stuhlbarg received his BFA from The Juilliard School. He also studied at UCLA; at
the Vilnius Conservatory in Lithuania's Chekhov Studies unit; at the British-American
Drama Academy at Baliol and Keble Colleges in Oxford; and, on a full scholarship, with
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