Anthony Crivello

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Anthony Crivello
Born (1955-08-02) August 2, 1955 (age 59)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
Occupation Actor, singer
Spouse(s) Dori Rosenthal

Anthony Crivello (born August 2, 1955) is an American actor and singer, mostly in musicals on Broadway. He has written several scripts and more than twenty songs.


Personal life[edit]

Crivello was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of Josephine (née Mussomeli) and Vincent J. Crivello.[1] He graduated from Saint Thomas More High School (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in 1973 and was inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame in 1995. In the Milwaukee area, he appeared in productions at Sunset Playhouse directed by Alan Furlan.[2] He married actress Dori Rosenthal on May 14, 2005, and they have two children together.


His first Broadway role was as a replacement in the original production of Evita in 1983.

He starred in the soap opera One Life to Live as mobster Johnny Dee Hesser, son and heir to upstate Pennsylvania mob boss Carlo Hesser from 1990-1991.

He then appeared in the musical The News and Les Misérables before achieving prominence as Valentin in the Kander and Ebb musical Kiss of the Spider Woman in 1993, for which he won a Tony Award as Best Featured Actor in a Musical. In 1999, he played opposite Audra McDonald in Michael John LaChiusa's musical Marie Christine. Two years later, he received an LA Ovation Award nomination, a Garland Award, a Robby Award nomination, and an LA Drama Critics Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor in the musical Do I Hear a Waltz? at the Pasadena Playhouse. He also played Maxwell the independent contractor on Seinfeld.

In August 2005, he appeared at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, California in a workshop production of Zhivago, a musicalization of the Boris Pasternak novel by Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon. He was one of two actors rotating in the title role in the Las Vegas production of The Phantom of the Opera, but as of Summer 2008, he is the sole actor playing the Phantom.

He starred in Clifford Odets' Golden Boy at the Belasco Theatre in New York City produced by Lincoln Center Theater.

He starred in Heathers in New York at New World Stages. The show closed on August 4, 2014.




  1. ^ "Anthony Crivello Biography". filmreference. 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-06. 
  2. ^ "Milwaukee Journal". July 10, 1988. 

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