Steven Skybell

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Steven Skybell teaches acting both at NYU’s Tisch School for the Arts, and Fordham, and has taught elsewhere at Harvard and the Shakespeare Lab at the Public Theater. His Broadway acting credits include Dr. Dillamond in WICKED, Harold Nichols in THE FULL MONTY, PAL JOEY, LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION! CAFE CROWN, and AH, WILDERNESS. Numerous off-Broadway appearances include ANTIGONE IN NEW YORK (Vineyard Theatre) for which he received an Obie award, The Professor in Tina Howe’s translation of Ionesco’s THE LESSON (Atlantic Theater), the US premiere of Jean-Claude Carriere’s THE CONTROVERSY (Public Theater) and the world premiere of Chris Shin’s WHAT DIDN’T HAPPEN (Playwrights Horizons). His regional credits include King Arthur in CAMELOT (Helen Hayes nomination), the title roles in UNCLE VANYA (McCarter/La Jolla) and HAMLET (California Shakespeare Festival). Other Shakespearean roles include Vanessa Redgrave’s ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, Holofernes in LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST, Ulysses in TROILUS AND CRESSIDA, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA (all at Public Theater), Bottom in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (CSC), title role in RICHARD 2, Buckingham in RICHARD 3, AS YOU LIKE IT (directed by Mark Rylance), and Julie Taymor’s TITUS ANDRONICUS (all for Theatre for a New Audience). Mr. Skybell was one of two Americans chosen for the inaugural season of Shakespeare’s Globe/London, where he appeared in HENRY V, and A CHASTE MAID IN CHEAPSIDE, which included a command performance for Elizabeth 2 (as seen on PBS’ Great Performances). His film and TV credits include: ELEMENTARY, 666 PARK AVENUE, NYC 22, LAW & ORDER, SEX AND THE CITY, ALL MY CHILDREN, SIMPLY IRRESTIBLE, CRADLE WILL ROCK, and TOM AND FRANCIE. Mr. Skybell holds an MFA from Yale School of Drama, a BA from Yale College, and a certificate in acting from the British-American Drama Academy, Bailliol College, Oxford.