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Norbert Leo Butz

Norbert Leo Butz received the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Astaire and Drama League Awards for his work on Broadway in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Other Broadway credits include Wicked, where he created the role of Fiyero, Thou Shalt Not (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics nominations) and Rent (original cast, Broadway debut). Off-Broadway, he appeared in Buicks (Drama Desk nomination), The Last Five Years (Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel nominations; Drama League Award), Juno and the Paycock (Roundabout) and Saved (Theatre for a New Audience). His performance as the

Emcee in the first national tour of Cabaret garnered him Helen Hayes, Jefferson, Dora and Ovation Awards. He spent four seasons at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and played numerous roles at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis.

Butz has appeared in the films Noon Blue Apples (Sundance Film Festival nominee) and Went to Coney Island and on television in Comanche Moon (CBS miniseries) and Law & Order. He attended Webster University and has an MFA from Alabama Shakespeare Theatre. He is the proud father of two daughters, Clara and Maggie Lou.

AMY RYAN (Eileen) has made her mark working with some of today's top directors and talent in the industry. Between many high-profile stage projects and television roles such as HBO's The Wire, back this January, Amy is still just getting started.

Ryan hits the big screen this October in Miramax's Gone Baby Gone. Directed by Ben Affleck, Amy co-stars with Morgan Freeman and Ed Harris in a breakout performance as a Boston mother whose child is kidnapped. Amy's other films out this fall are DAN IN REAL LIFE with Steve Carell, directed by Peter Hedges, and Before the Devil Knows You're Dead with Ethan Hawke,

directed by Sidney Lumet. She has also starred in some extremely noted films such as Keane, directed by Lodge Kerrigan, Capote by Bennet Miller and War of the Worlds, directed by Steven Spielberg.

In addition to her film credits, she also has made quite a success on the Broadway stage. In 2000, Ryan was nominated for her first Tony for Best Featured Actress in the Broadway hit Uncle Vanya. A few years later, she astounded critics with a moving portrayal of the character Stella and was nominated again for best featured actress opposite John C. Reilly in A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Ed Hall. Amy also starred in Neil LaBute's play The Distance From Here in London's West End.

Ryan's television credits are extensive, with over 30 guest-star performances and over eight series regular or recurring characters on prime-time television shows.

Amy Ryan has proven herself to be one of the most versatile young actresses working today by playing a variety of compelling characters on stage and screen. Ryan was raised in Queens, New York, where she attended the High School of Performing Arts.


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Norbert Leo Butz Facts

OccupationActor
BirthdayJanuary 30, 1967 (50)
SignAquarius
BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, USA

Selected Filmography

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