Batt in September 2009
|Alma mater||Tulane University|
Bryan Batt (born March 1, 1963) is an American actor best known for his role in the AMC series Mad Men as Salvatore Romano, an art director for the Sterling Cooper agency. Primarily a theater actor, he has had a number of starring roles in movies and television as well. His performance in the musical adaptation of Saturday Night Fever earned him one of New York City's more unusual honors, a caricature at Sardi's.
Batt was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of Gayle (Mackenroth), an amateur actress, dancer, and civic activist, and John Batt. His family founded and ran the Pontchartrain Beach amusement park. He attended and graduated from Isidore Newman School (a preparatory school in New Orleans) and Tulane University, where he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity.
Batt is openly gay. On September 28, 2014, he married his long-time partner Tom Cianfichi, an event planner. Batt and Cianfichi own a home decor and furnishings store, Hazelnut, on Magazine Street in New Orleans. In 2010, Batt published a memoir about his mother entitled She Ain't Heavy, She's My Mother. She died in December 2010. In 2011, he published a second book, Big, Easy, Style, which focuses on interior design and home furnishings.
|1997||Kiss Me, Guido||Tino|
|1999||Hit and Runway||Carlos|
|2011||Nine Lives: A Musical Adaption Live||Billy Grace|
|2013||Wiener Dog Nationals||Judge Brown|
|2013||12 Years a Slave||Judge Turner|
|2013||The Last of Robin Hood||Orry-Kelly|
|2015||The Runner||Mark Lavin|
|2016||The Book of Love||Dr. Melvin|
|2016||A Boy Called Po||Randall Bane|
|2017||Wiener Dog Internationals||Judge Brown|
|2018||Tales from the Hood 2||John Lloyd||Video|
|2018||Billionaire Boys Club||Ludo|
|2019||I Hate Kids||Rev. McGooley|
|2019||Easy Does It||Officer Owens|
|TBA||Good Samaritan||Rev. Farmer||Post-production|
|TBA||American Reject||Buddy Bisk||Post-production|
|1997||As the World Turns||Teddy||Episode: "1.10423"|
|2003, 2011||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Hugo, Hutton Mays||Episodes: "Suite Sorrow", "Trophy Wine"|
|2007–2009||Mad Men||Salvatore Romano||Regular role (seasons 1–3)|
|2010||Ugly Betty||Spencer Cannon||Episodes: "The Past Presents the Future", "Hello Goodbye"|
|2015–2016||Scream||Mayor Quinn Maddox||Recurring role (seasons 1–2)|
|2016||NCIS||Dalton Greenbrick||Episode: "Sister City: Part I"|
|2016||NCIS: New Orleans||Dalton Greenbrick||Episode: "Sister City: Part II"|
|2019||The Simpsons||Philip Hefflin / Carl (voice)||Episode: "Mad About the Toy"|
|2019||Tales of the City||Chris Bauer||Episode: "The Price of Oil"|
|2019||EastSiders||Richard||Episodes: "Both Sides Now", "Always Upwards"|
|1982||Cats||Munkustrap||Winter Garden Theatre|
|1987||Starlight Express||Rocky I/Greaseball||Gershwin Theatre|
|1993||Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat||Reuben/Pharaoh||Minskoff Theatre|
|1994||Sunset Boulevard||u/s Joe Gillis/Ensemble||Minskoff Theatre|
|1994||Beauty and the Beast||Lumiere||Lunt-Fontanne Theatre|
|1997||The Scarlet Pimpernel||standby Percy/Pimpernel||Minskoff Theatre|
|1999||Saturday Night Fever||Monty||Minskoff Theatre|
|2000||Seussical||Alternate Cat in the Hat||Richard Rodgers Theatre|
|2004||La Cage aux Folles||standby Albin||Marquis Theatre|
|1986||Too Many Girls||Al||Equity Library Theatre|
|1990||Grease||Kenicke||Darien Dinner Theater,|
|1990||The Golden Apple||Patroclus||York Theater|
|1991||Give My Regards to Broadway||Choir||Carnegie Hall|
|1993||Jeffrey||Darius/Man in bed||WPA Theatre & Minetta Lane Theatre|
|1996-98||Forbidden Broadway Strikes Back||Various||Triad Theater|
|1998-98||Forbidden Broadway Cleans Up Its Act||Performer||Stardust Theatre|
|1998||I Love New York||Performer||Rainbow and Stars|
|1998||In the Beginning||Performer||Maine State Theatre|
- Evita – Che (Carousel Dinner Theater)
- Grease – Kenicke (Darien Dinner Theater)
- Trixie True: Teen Detective – Dick Dickerson (Boston Post Road Stage Co.)
- Romeo and Juliet – Paris (New Orleans Center Stage)
- The Lover – John (New Orleans Center Stage)
- Action – Jeep (New Orleans Center Stage)
Awards and nominations
|1999||Drama Desk Awards||Best Featured Actor in a Musical||Forbidden Broadway Cleans
Up Its Act
|2007||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series||Mad Men||Nominated|
- She Ain't Heavy, She's My Mother: A Memoir (Random House, 2010), ISBN 978-0-307-58885-2
- Big, Easy Style (Clarkson Potter Publishers, 2011), ISBN 978-0-307-59190-6
- "Bryan Batt & Kristin Chenoweth Get Hung Up At Sardi's Jan. 20 Archived 2009-02-02 at the Wayback Machine", Playbill. January 21, 2000.
- "Bryan Batt Biography (1963–)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2013-12-04.
- Paula Devlin, "Gayle Batt, civic activist and mother of actor Bryan Batt, dies at 79", Times-Picayune, December 21, 2010.
- "Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home and Cemeteries | New Orleans, LA". Lakelawn.tributes.com. Retrieved 2013-12-04.
- Joyce Wadler, "An Actor Really Sells His Material", The New York Times, August 16, 2007.
- Sue Strachan, "Persona: Bryan Batt", New Orleans Magazine, January 2009.
- "The Leading Men: Going to Batt Archived August 14, 2007, at the Wayback Machine", Playbill, Wayman Wong. October 3, 2005.
- "Saturday Night Fever – Bryan Batt", The Advocate, Andrew Velez. December 7, 1999.
- "Mad Men's Bryan Batt Weds Longtime Partner Tom Cianfichi". Us Weekly. October 7, 2014.
- Craig Wilson, "Q&A: 'Mad Men' star Bryan Batt and his tribute to mom Gayle", USA Today, May 6, 2010.
- Needles, Tim. "We talk with Mad Men's Bryan Batt". Short and Sweet NYC. Retrieved 25 January 2012.