One of America's most distinguished actors, Philip Bosco
has been nominated six times for the Tony Award and won once. His many Broadway performances include the revival of Heartbreak House
, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
, Twelve Angry Men
(Tony nomination), Copenhagen
, Moon Over Buffalo
(Tony nomination), Twelfth Night
, An Inspector Calls
, Lend Me A Tenor
(Tony Award for Best Actor), Heartbreak House
(Tony nomination), You Never Can Tell
(Tony Nomination), and The Rape of the Belt
(Tony nomination); and off- Broadway in Breaking Legs
and Ancestral Voices
. He has had long associations and appeared in numerous plays over the last three decades with Circle in the Square, Lincoln Center Theater, the Roundabout Theater, the New York Shakespeare Festival and the American Shakespeare Festival. In 2003 he narrated Oedipus Rex
at the Metropolitan Opera under Valery Gergiev and has also appeared with the New York Philharmonic in Beatrice et Benedit
(conducted by Colin Davis). He played the Starkeeper in Carousel
in a symphonic concert version at Carnegie Hall opposite Hugh Jackman
and Audra MacDonald, conducted by Leonard Slatkin.
Bosco has also appeared extensively in television and dozens of films, including FREEDOMLAND, WORKING GIRL, CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, BLUE STEEL, KATE AND LEOPOLD, FX, HEAVEN HELP US, THREE MEN AND A BABY and TRADING PLACES. Among his many other awards and honors are the Obie for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater, the Emmy Award, and induction into the Theater Hall of Fame at the Gershwin Theater in New York.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.
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