Michael Cristofer

Screenwriter, Playwright, Actor
After a decade of acting in the theater, Michael Cristofer found fame, as well as won the Pulitzer Prize and a Tony for writing the 1977 Broadway play "The Shadow Box," a character piece about three terminally-ill ... Read more »
Born: 01/22/1945 in Trenton, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (17)

Chronic 2016 (Movie)

John (Actor)

Mr. Robot 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ray Donovan 2013, 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

5 Flights Up 2015 (Movie)

Larry (Actor)

The Girl in the Book 2015 (Movie)

Dad (Actor)

American Horror Story 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Elementary 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Emoticon;) 2014 (Movie)

Walter Nevins (Actor)

The Adderall Diaries 2014 (Movie)

Paul Hora (Actor)

Smash 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Other Woman 2011 (Movie)

Sheldon (Actor)

Rubicon 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Little Drummer Girl 1984 (Movie)

Tayeh (Actor)

An Enemy of the People 1977 (Movie)

Hovstad (Actor)

The Entertainer 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Crime Club 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Crazy World of Julius Vrooder 1973 (Movie)

Alessini (Actor)
Writer (13)

The Bleeder 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Fade Out 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Georgia O'Keeffe 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Writer

Casanova 2005 (Movie)

(Story By)

Original Sin 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Breaking Up 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Breaking Up 1997 (Movie)

("Breaking Up") (Play as Source Material)

Mr. Jones 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Witches of Eastwick 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

From Story

The Bonfire of the Vanities 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Witches of Eastwick 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Falling in Love 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Shadow Box (TV Show)

Screenplay
Director (4)

Original Sin 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Body Shots 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Candida 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Director

Gia (TV Show)

Director

Biography

After a decade of acting in the theater, Michael Cristofer found fame, as well as won the Pulitzer Prize and a Tony for writing the 1977 Broadway play "The Shadow Box," a character piece about three terminally-ill patients. The play had its initial premiere in 1975 at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Prior to its Broadway run, Cristofer had had a few plays produced, including the 1972 street theater piece "Americommedia," theater piece (1972), but Cristofer had primarily been concentrating on an acting career.

Relationships

Joseph Procaccino

Father

Mary Procaccino

Mother

EDUCATION

American University

1968 - 1969

Catholic University of America

Washington , Washington D.C. 1962 - 1965

Milestones

2015

Took on the role of Phillip Price on the acclaimed series "Mr. Robot"

2010

Performed in the stage revival of "A View From the Bridge"

2009

Penned the Lifetime movie, "Georgia O'Keeffe," about the famed artist

2009

Wrote the pilot episode of the short-lived series, "Eastwick" (ABC)

2005

Penned the screenplay for Lasse Hallström's "Casanova"

2001

Wrote and directed "Original Sin"; based upon the novella "Waltz into Darkness"

1999

Feature directorial debut, "Body Shots"

1998

Made directorial debut with the HBO biopic, "Gia"; based on the life and death of model Gia Carrangi (played by Angelina Jolie); also co-wrote

1997

Produced and adapted his play, "Breaking Up" for the screen

1987

Wrote screenplay for "The Witches of Eastwick"

1984

Last screen acting to date, "The Little Drummer Girl"

1984

First produced screenplay, "Falling in Love"

1980

Adapted "Shadow Box" for television; aired on ABC and was directed by Paul Newman

1978

Co-starred in the feature film, "An Enemy of the People"

1977

Made New York stage debut as Trofimov in "The Cherry Orchard"

1977

Opened "The Shadow Box" on Broadway

1975

Appeared in the CBS pilot, "Crime Club"

1975

Breakthrough play, "The Shadow Box," played in Los Angeles and New Haven

1974

Feature acting debut in "The Crazy World of Julius Vrooder"

1972

First play, "Americommedia," was produced as street theatre

Bonus Trivia

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Was a member of the Arena Stage in Washington, DC.

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Won the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play for his play "The Shadow Box."

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Worked as artistic advisor and co-artistic director of River Arts Repertory in Woodstock, New York for eight years.

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