Moran, Martin 1959-
Moran, Martin 1959-
PERSONAL: Born December 29, 1959, in Denver, CO; son of Martin, Sr. (a newspaper journalist) and Carol (a court reporter) Moran; companion of Henry Stram (an actor). Ethnicity:“Caucasian.”Education: Attended Stanford University, 1978-80, and American Conservatory Theater, 1980; State University of New York Empire State College, B.F.A., 1990. Politics: Democrat. Religion:“Raised Roman Catholic; now practicing Buddhist.”
ADDRESSES: Home—New York, NY. Agent—Malaga Baldi, 233 W. 99th St., Ste. 19C, New York, NY 10025.
CAREER: Professional actor, 1982—. Appeared in the solo show The Tricky Part, McGinn-Cazale Theater, New York, NY, 2004, and Signature Theater, Washington, DC, 2007, and as Sir Robin, Spamalot (musical), Shubert Theater, New York, NY, 2006-07; numerous other stage appearances include roles of the Ghost of Christmas Past, A Christmas Carol, a Londoner, Oliver!, Huckleberry Finn, Big River, Mr. Tackaberry and J.P. Finch, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying, Harold Bride, Titanic, Ernst Ludwig, Cabaret, and Dr. Kitchell, Bells Are Ringing, all Broadway productions; as Zonker, Doonesbury, tour of U.S. cities; off-Broadway appearances include Clinton, Legacy, and Alfred Hersland, The Making of Americans, both Music Theater Group; the Mad Hatter, Once on a Summer’s Day, Ensemble Studio Theater; Avi’s son, One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Manhattan Theater Club; Skeets Miler, Floyd Collins, Playwrights Horizons Theater; Grant Winkle and Wilbur Walsh, Cider House Rules, Atlantic Theater Company; and Ernie Lally, A Man of No Importance, Lincoln Center Theater; also appeared in regional and repertory productions. Film appearances include roles of George Swain, The West; chairman’s assistant, Private Parts; and member of museum board, The Next Big Thing. Television appearances include role of Mary’s coworker in the movie Mary and Rhoda, American Broadcasting Companies; and appearances in episodes of the series Law & Order: Criminal Intent, National Broadcasting Co., and Dellaventura.
AWARDS, HONORS: Special Obie Award, Village Voice, 2004, Outer Critics Circle Award nomination, and two Drama Desk Award nominations, all for The Tricky Part; Lambda Literary Award and Publishing Triangle Award, both 2005, for The Tricky Part: One Boy’s Fall from Trespass into Grace.
The Tricky Part (stage script; solo show; performed in New York, NY, at McGinn-Cazale Theater, 2004, and in Washington, DC, at Signature Theater, 2007), Dramatists Play Service (New York, NY), 2004.
The Tricky Part: One Boy’s Fall from Trespass into Grace (memoir), Beacon Press (Boston, MA), 2005, paperback published as The Tricky Part: A Boy’s Story of Sexual Trespass, a Man’s Journey to Forgiveness, Anchor Books (New York, NY), 2006.
The Cellist (one-act play), 2006.
SIDELIGHTS: Martin Moran told CA:“I write to find out what I think, to seek meaning in events. Poetry influences my work tremendously. Though I don’t write poetry, I find that I turn to the work of Mary Oliver, Stanley Kunitz, Shakespeare, Marie Howe, Mark Doty, and many others.
“I write very, very slowly. Writing for me is primarily a process of constant rewriting, first with pen and paper, then several typewritten drafts: endless, happy editing.
“The Tricky Part was a story I had to tell. I felt I had no choice. There was an ache, an imperative to use language to make sense, to find meaning in the past, and therefore the present.”
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES
Martin Moran Home Page, http://www.thetrickypartbook.com (December 28, 2006).