Artist Bio

Stephen Lang

(Bio as of September 2005)

Stephen Lang most recently appeared at the Goodman in Beyond Glory during the 2005/2006 Season. His other Goodman credits include Jerome Fassinger in last season’s world premiere production of Arthur Miller’s Finishing the Picture and the world premiere of The Speed of Darkness by Steve Tesich, earning a Joseph Jefferson Award for his performance as Lou, along with Outer Critics Circle and Tony Award nominations during the production’s subsequent Broadway run. Other Broadway appearances include a Drama Desk Award-nominated performance as Happy in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman with Dustin Hoffman; a Helen Hayes Award-winning performance as Colonel Jessep in Aaron Sorkin’s A Few Good Men; Wait until Dark with Marisa Tomei and Quentin Tarantino; and the title role in Hamlet at the Roundabout. Recent off-Broadway work includes The Guys at the Flea and Lincoln Center; and 36 Views at the Public. He has appeared in classics by Gogol, Ibsen, Miller, Moliere, O’Casey, Odets, Shakespeare, Shaw, Shepard, Sophocles, and Williams at some of the nation’s finest theaters including the Guthrie, the Kennedy Center, BAM, the McCarter, the Signature, Yale Repertory, Circle in the Square, Symphony Space and Sundance Theatre Lab. His extensive television career includes series regular roles in Michael Mann’s Chicago-bred Crime Story, and as the “one-armed man” in the recent incarnation of The Fugitive. Telefilms include Death of a Salesman, Paddy Chayefsky’s The Mother, Rod Serling’s A Town Has Turned to Dust, and a celebrated portrayal of the title role in Babe Ruth for NBC. Feature films include Tombstone, Gettysburg, Last Exit to Brooklyn, Manhunter, Twice in a Lifetime, The Hard Way, Fire Down Below, Tall Tale, Project X, Band of the Hand, Trixie, and an uncanny transformation into Stonewall Jackson in Gods and Generals, for which he received the Grace Prize. Mr. Lang developed Beyond Glory, in workshops at the Actors Studio and the Flea Theatre. He premiered Beyond Glory at the theater at the Women in Military Service Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery, receiving a Helen Hayes nomination for best actor. Lang recently returned from a tour of U.S. military installations abroad, performing Beyond Glory for thousands of soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines in Pearl Harbor, Guam, Korea, Japan, Germany, Italy, Spain, England and the Persian Gulf. Beyond Glory marks his debut as writer/director. Lang also serves as an Artistic Director of the Actors Studio.

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