Joe Mantello

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Stage Actor
Date of Birth December 27, 1962
Place of Birth Rockford, Illinois
Age 57 years old
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Joe Mantello

Joseph Mantello is an American actor and director best known for his work on Broadway productions of Wicked, Take Me Out and Assassins, as well as earlier in his career being one of the original Broadway cast members of Angels in America.

Born: Joseph Mantello, December 27, 1962, Rockford, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation: Actor, director
Partner(s): Jon Robin Baitz (1990–2002)
Awards: Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play, 2003 Take Me Out, Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical, 2004 Assassins
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About Joe Mantello

Actor and director who originated the role of Louis in Angels in America on Broadway, for which he received a Tony Award nomination and a 1993 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play.

Before Fame

He came to New York from Illinois in 1984, and made his theatrical debut in Keith Curran's Walking the Dead. It was in New York City that he started the Edge Theater with actress Mary Louise-Parker and writer Peter Hedges.


He played the role of defender Phillip Marco on the TV series Law & Order with Sam Waterston. He also established himself as a director, winning a Tony Award in 2003 for directing the play Take Me Out, and in 2004 for directing the musical Assassins.

Family Life

He was born in Rockford, Illinois and studied at the North Carolina School of the Arts.


He appeared with Sela Ward in an episode of Sisters.

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