Tony Shaloub stars in “Act One,” at Lincoln Center Theater. Act One is a staged adaptation of Moss Hart’s 1959 memoir. Shalhoub, 60, portrays three very distinct characters: Hart in middle age; his poor immigrant father; and his longtime writing partner and mentor, George S. Kaufman. Act One is by James Lapine and runs at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theatre through June 15.
Theater goers get three Tony Shalhoubs for the price of one as he portrays multiple characters throughout the show. Fans of the Emmy-winning actor who portrays the beloved role of obsessive-compulsive Adrian Monk (on USA Network's "Monk"). Shaloub is also known for the cabbie character Antonio Scarpacci on NBC's "Wings."
The play chronicles the beginnings of a man who went on to write a Pulitzer-winning play "You Can't Take It With You" as well as some impressive musicals (with Kurt Weill, Rodgers and Hart and film ("Gentlemen's Agreement," "A Star Is Born").
Shalhoub was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance. He is married to actress Brooke Adams.
Shaloub next plans are to appear in a Los Angeles production of Samuel Beckett’s play “Happy Days” with Adams alongside.