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Biography #2 (for Phantom of the Opera)Patrick Wilson has quickly emerged as one of the hottest acting talents in years. His unique blend of talent and understated charm has endeared him to critics and audiences alike.
Wilson has had the opportunity to show his acting range in several high profile projects: he starred in and received a Golden Globe nomination for Angels in America, directed by Mike Nichols for HBO. In this 2004 Golden Globe recipient of Best Miniseries, based on Tony Kushner's play, Wilson stars opposite Meryl Streep, Al Pacino, Mary Louise Parker and Emma Thompson. He went on to star opposite Jason Patric, Dennis Quaid and Billy Bob Thornton in The Alamo, directed by John Lee Hancock.
Wilson starred in the Broadway musical revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein II's Oklahoma! for which he was nominated for a second consecutive Tony Award for best lead actor in a musical for his portrayal of Curly. Previously, he was the lead role of Jerry Lukowski in the Broadway musical The Full Monty. The role garnered Wilson rave reviews from critics and he received numerous nominations, including a Tony nomination for Leading Actor in a Musical, Drama Desk Nomination, Drama League Award, and an Outer Critic's Circle Nomination for this role. Time Out New York voted Patrick's role as one of the best performances of 2000.
Wilson first earned attention from New York audiences in the Off Broadway musical adaptation Bright Lights, Big City. His role earned him a Drama Desk Nomination and a Drama League Award. Soon after, Patrick starred in the Broadway musical Fascinating Rhythm, a revue of George and Ira Gershwin songs, which also garnered him a Drama League Award.
Born in Virginia, Wilson spent most of his years growing up in St. Petersburg, Florida. His mother is a singer and voice teacher, while Wilson's father is a TV anchor in Florida.
Wilson received his BFA from Carnegie Mellon University. Wilson is also a singer/songwriter of his own music.
Biography #3 (for Angels in America)Patrick Wilson received rave reviews for his starring role on Broadway in Oklahoma, as well as a Tony Award nomination for Leading Actor in a Musical, plus a nomination for The Full Monty, which also garnered him a Drama Desk nomination, a Drama League Award and an Outer Critics Circle nomination. His other credits include the off-Broadway show Tenderloin and national tours of Carousel and Miss Saigon. Wilson starred in the independent film My Sister's Wedding. He is currently in London shooting a starring role in director Joel Schumacher's feature film Phantom of the Opera.
Bio courtesy HBO for "Angels in America" (07-Dec-2003)