Bob Stillman

Actor, Singer, Musical director
A classically trained pianist and musical composer, Bob Stillman is perhaps best-known for his critically acclaimed performances in the Broadway and Off-Broadway productions of "Kiss of the Spider Woman" (1994), "The ... Read more »
Born: 11/29/1957 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Engineering, Electrical, & Grips (10)

Joyful Noise 2012 (Movie)

(Grip)

Team America: World Police 2004 (Movie)

Second Company Grip (Grip)

House of 1,000 Corpses 2003 (Movie)

(Grip)

Punch-Drunk Love 2002 (Movie)

(Grip)

Happy, Texas 1999 (Movie)

(Grip)

Young Hearts Unlimited 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Grip

A Mother's Testimony (TV Show)

Grip

Double Bang (TV Show)

Dolly Grip

Legion (TV Show)

Grip
Actor (4)

The Good Wife 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Trek: Voyager 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Allegra's Window 1994 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor
Production Management (1)

Run For the Sun 1956 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Biography

A classically trained pianist and musical composer, Bob Stillman is perhaps best-known for his critically acclaimed performances in the Broadway and Off-Broadway productions of "Kiss of the Spider Woman" (1994), "The Last Session" (1998) and "Dirty Blonde" (2000), and his portrayal of Reed in the smash hit children's TV show "Allegra's Window".

Born in NYC, this talented actor/singer/musician studied music at Princeton University before attending Juilliard and the Manhattan School of Music. Stillman made his professional stage debut in 1982 in Elizabeth Swados' and Julie Taymor's production of "The Haggadah" at the Public Theater. He subsequently created the role of Eddie Diamond, the title character's kid brother in Peter Allen's short-lived Broadway musical "Legs Diamond" (1988) and was featured as the desk clerk Erik in Tommy Tune's "Grand Hotel" a year later. Stillman's breakthrough performance, however, came in 1994 when he assumed the lead role of Molina, a gay prison inmate obsessed with a film star (played by Vanessa L Williams) in the Broadway production of the dark, psychological musical "Kiss of the Spider Woman". Stillman followed that role up with a stunning portrayal of an ex-gospel singer/songwriter with AIDS recording his swan song in the Off-Broadway hit "The Last Session" (1998). In addition to giving a deft performance as Gideon, Stillman also sang, played the piano and provided the show's musical direction and arrangements. He later headed the L.A. company, earning a Los Angeles Drama Critics' Circle Award and an Ovation nomination. The actor garnered his first Tony nomination in 2000 for his outstanding portrayal of several of the many men in actress Mae West's life in the musical bio-play "Dirty Blonde". Not only did Stillman act in the Claudia Shear vehicle, for which all three cast members were honored with Tony nominations, but he also wrote the play's title song and played the piano on stage.

Despite his success in the theater, Stillman has not limited himself to performing on stage nor given up his love for writing and playing music. The actor spent three seasons in the mid- to late-1990s on Nickelodeon's now-defunct children's TV program "Allegra's Window", for which he had written many songs. He also wrote and co-produced the popular spin-off music videos "Reed's Sound Jars". He has performed live in numerous New York venues, including a 1998 Adam Guettel concert called "Saturn Returns" at the Public Theater.

EDUCATION

Manhattan School of Music

New York , New York

The Juilliard School

New York , New York

Princeton University

Princeton , New Jersey
graduated

Milestones

2000

Nominated for a Tony Award for his supporting performances as multiple characters in "Dirty Blonde", a play about Mae West; later toured with show throughout 2001 into 2002

1998

Featured in Adam Guettel's concert piece "Saturn Returns" at the Public Theater

1998

Starred as an ex-gospel singer/songwriter with AIDS recording his swan song in the Off-Broadway hit "The Last Session"; also provided the musical direction and arrangements; headed the L.A. company and earned a Drama Critics' Circle Award and an Ovation n

1996

Appeared in the aborted pre-Broadway staging of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Whistle Down the Wind", directed by Harold Prince

1994

Starred as Molina, a gay prison inmate obsessed with film star played by Vanessa Williams in "Kiss of the Spider Woman"

1989

Had featured role as the desk clerk Erik in Tommy Tune's stging of the musical "Grand Hotel"

1988

Created the role of Eddie Diamond, the title character's kid brother, in the short-lived Broadway musical "Legs Diamond". with a score by star Peter Allen

1982

Made professional stage debut in Elizabeth Swados' and Julie Taymor's production of "The Haggadah" at the Public Theater in NYC

Starred as Reed on Nickelodeon's "Allegra's Window", a children's program for which he also wrote many songs in the mid- to late-1990s; also wrote and co-produced the popular spin-off music videos "Reed's Sound Jars"

Film acting debut, "March 29, 1979" (lensed 1999)

Bonus Trivia

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On his decision to become an actor, Bob Stillman told The New York Times (April 30, 2000): "On day I just woke up and realized, 'Nah, I don't want to be a concert pianist.'"

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