Tony Award winner Denis O'Hare
, whose stage career has blossomed over the past two decades, has done intriguing work on screen in recent years with roles in such eclectic films as HALF NELSON, SWEET AND LOWDOWN, THE ANNIVERSARY PARTY, GARDEN STATE, and 21 GRAMS. He is featured in the upcoming STEPHANIE DALEY with Tilda Swinton
and Timothy Hutton
; MICHAEL CLAYTON opposite George Clooney
; and in CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR for director Mike Nichols
The Kansas City, Missouri native spent 12 years as a stage actor in Chicago before moving to New York. His portrayal of 'Mason Marzac' in the baseball-themed Take Me Out brought him the Tony Award for Best Actor, in 2003. He also received the Clarence Derwent Award, the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Lucille Lortel Award and the Broadway.com Audience Award for Take Me Out. He later performed the role on London's West End.
O'Hare received a 2004 Tony nomination as Best Actor for his performance in the musical Assassins. As 'Oscar' in the Broadway production of Sweet Charity, he was honored with the 2005 Drama Desk Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, and was nominated for the Outer Critics Circle Award and two Broadway.com Audience Awards.
O'Hare portrayed 'Herr Ludwig' opposite Alan Cumming and Natasha Richardson in the
Broadway production of Cabaret directed by Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall in 1998. He made his Broadway debut in Racing Demon in 1995. He is a graduate of Northwestern University.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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