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Friday, December 19, 2008

Out in Film: Stephen Spinella

Idol worship: Stephen Spinella, actor.

- For his role as Prior Walter in Tony Kushner's seminal, two-part "gay fantasia" Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and Angels in America: Perestroika, he won two back-to-back Tony Awards, the only time that has happened for playing the same character.

- He was also Tony nominated for the musical James Joyce's The Dead. Other Broadway shows he has starred in include A View from a Bridge, Our Town and Spring Awakening.

- His screen debut was in another landmark production about AIDS, the TV movie version of Randy Shilts' And the Band Played On. He has also guest starred on such programs as Frasier, Alias, Will & Grace, Grey's Anatomy, 24, Nip/Tuck, Heroes, ER and Desperate Housewives.

- On film, he has appeared in Virtuosity, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Great Expectations, Cradle Will Rock and Connie and Carla.

- He can currently be seen in Milk, wherein he plays Rick Stokes, Harvey Milk's political opponent for a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

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