Mantello, Joe 1962–(Joseph Mantello)

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MANTELLO, Joe 1962
(Joseph Mantello)


Full name, Joseph Mantello; born December 27, 1962, in Rockford, IL; father, an accountant. Education: Studied acting at the North Carolina School of the Arts, c. 1984; studied directing at the Circle Repertory Company. Religion: Roman Catholic.

Addresses: Agent Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Actor and director. Edge Theater, New York City, cofounder, 1984; Naked Angels Theater Troupe, member, 1991; Roundabout Theatre, associate artist.

Awards, Honors: Drama Desk Award, best featured actor in a play, 1994, for Angels in America; Grand Special Prize nomination, Deauville Film Festival, 1997, for Love! Valour! Compassion!; Lucille Lortel Award, outstanding director, Drama Desk Award nomination, outstanding director of a play, 2003, both for Take Me Out; also received an Antoinette Perry Award, Obie Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Helen Hayes Award, Clarence Derwent Award, and the Joe A. Callaway Award.


Stage Appearances:

Crackwalker, offBroadway production, 1987.

(As Joseph Mantello) Ticket inspector, gymnast, and second reporter, The Visit, Courtyard Playhouse, New York City, 1989.

Stan, Walking the Dead, Circle Repertory Company, New York City, 1991.

Third man, The Baltimore Waltz, Circle Repertory Company, 1992.

Louis Ironson, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 19921993, then Walter Kerr Theatre, New York City, 19931994.

Louis Ironson and Sarah Ironson, Angels in America: Perestroika, Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum, 19921993, then Walter Kerr Theatre, 19931994.

Easter Bonnet Competition: Back to Basics, Palace Theatre, New York City, 1995.

Also appeared in Progress.

Stage Director:

Imagining Brad, Circle Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1989.

Nebraska, Naked Angels Theatre, New York City, 1991.

Coq au Vin, Naked Angels Theatre, 1991.

Babylon Gardens, Circle Repertory Company, 1991.

The Innocents' Crusade, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 19911992.

Three Hotels, Circle Repertory Company, New York City, 1993.

Fat Men in Skirts, Naked Angels Theatre, 1994.

What's Wrong with the Picture?, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1994.

Three Hotels, Centre Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 19941995.

Love! Valour! Compassion!, Manhattan Theatre Club, Stage I, New York City, 19941995, then Walter Kerr Theatre, 1995, later Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles, 19961997.

Blue Window, Manhattan Theatre Club, Stage I, 1996.

The Santaland Diaries, Atlantic Theatre, New York City, 1996.

God's Heart, Lincoln Center, New York City, 1997.

Proposals, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1997.

Mizlansky/Zilinsky or "Schmucks, " Manhattan Theatre Club, 1998.

Lillian, New Theatre Wing, New York City, 1998.

House, Bay Street Theatre, Sag Harbor, NY, 1998.

Corpus Christi, Manhattan Theatre Club, 1998.

Bash, 1999.

The Mineola Twins, Laura Pels Theatre, New York City, 19992000.

The Vagina Monologues, Westside Theater (Downstairs), New York City, 19992003.

Another American: Asking & Telling, 1999.

Dead Man Walking, San Francisco Opera, 2000.

Design for Living, Roundabout Theatre Company, 2001.

Assassins, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 2001.

Take Me Out, Donmar Warehouse, London, then Walter Kerr Theatre, New York City, 2002.

Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Belasco Theater, New York City, 2002.

A Man of No Importance, Mitzi Newhouse Theater, New York City, 2002.

Also directed Snakebit, New York Stage and Film; Three Hotels, Bay Street Theatre Festival, Sag Harbor, NY.

Film Appearances:

Dominick, Cookie, Warner Bros., 1989.

Film Director:

Love! Valour! Compassion!, Fine Line, 1997.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Three Hotels, 1990.

In the Wings: Angels in America on Broadway, PBS, 1993.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Public defender, "Confession," Law & Order, NBC, 1991.

Adam Oldenberg, "Moving Pictures," Sisters, NBC, 1992.

Ian Walker, CPW (also known as Central Park West ), CBS, 1995.

Philip Marco, "Tabloid," Law & Order, NBC, 1998.

Television Stage Director; Movies:

Bash: Latterday Plays, Showtime, 2000.

Television Stage Director; Specials:

The Vagina Monologues, HBO, 2002.

And Then one Night: The Making of "Dead Man Walking, " PBS, 2002.

Television Work; Pilots:

Director and executive producer, New Year, TNT, 2000.



Advocate, November 24, 1998, p. 77.

Back Stage, June 21, 1996, pp. 35; November 29, 1996, p. 28; February 20, 1998, pp. 34.

Entertainment Weekly, October 23, 1998, p. 65.

Variety, April 14, 1997, pp. 100101; November 10, 1997, p. 51; February 23, 1998, p. 185; June 22, 1998, p. 63; August 31, 1998, p. 102; August 5, 2002, p. 33.