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Leonardo Cimino

Performer
( b. Nov 04, 1917 New York, New York, USA - d. Mar 03, 2012 Woodstock, New York, USA ) Male
Mr. Cimino was born in Manhattan, the son of a tailor. He began acting early, making his professional debut in Suffern, NY, when he was 18. He studied acting, directing and modern dance at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater. When taking dance classes with Martha Graham, the actor José Ferrer invited him to take a part in a 1946 revival of Cyrano de Bergerac. It was his Broadway debut, and the start of a long, fruitful run of constant employment.

Ferrer become a lifelong colleague, using Mr. Cimino in several projects, including 1948 productions of Ben Jonson's Volpone and The Alchemist, as well as The Insect Comedy and S.S. Glencairn. All four were at City Center.

Other Broadway credits included The Liar, The Wild Duck, Handful of Fire, The Power and the Glory, A Passage to India,and Night Life.

In 1970 he was awarded the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Actor in a Principal Role for his performance in The Man in the Glass Booth at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago.

His final Broadway appearance was in a 1985 revival of The Iceman Cometh.

Source: Playbill.com



Productions Date of Productions
The Iceman Cometh
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Performer: Leonardo Cimino [Hugo Kalmar]
Sep 29, 1985 - Dec 01, 1985
They Knew What They Wanted
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • Performer: Leonardo Cimino [Father McKee]
Jan 27, 1976 - Mar 06, 1976
A Memory of Two Mondays / 27 Wagons Full of Cotton
[Play, One Act, Revival]
  • Performer: Leonardo Cimino [Jim]
Jan 26, 1976 - Mar 21, 1976
Mike Downstairs
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: Leonardo Cimino [Joe]
Apr 18, 1968 - Apr 20, 1968
Diamond Orchid
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Leonardo Cimino [Aguila]
  • Understudy: Leonardo Cimino [Dr. Domingo Guzmano]
Feb 10, 1965 - Feb 13, 1965
Arturo Ui
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Performer: Leonardo Cimino [Fish, Ensemble]
  • Understudy: Leonardo Cimino [Giuseppe Givola]
Nov 11, 1963 - Nov 16, 1963
Night Life
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Performer: Leonardo Cimino [Frenchy]
Oct 23, 1962 - Dec 15, 1962
A Passage to India
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Leonardo Cimino [Mr. Das]
Jan 31, 1962 - May 05, 1962
The Power and the Glory
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Performer: Leonardo Cimino [Lopez]
Dec 10, 1958 - Feb 08, 1959
Handful of Fire
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Performer: Leonardo Cimino [Alonso]
Oct 01, 1958 - Oct 04, 1958
The Wild Duck
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Performer: Leonardo Cimino [Molvik]
Dec 26, 1951 - Jan 06, 1952
The Liar
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: Leonardo Cimino [Servingman]
May 18, 1950 - May 27, 1950
The Insect Comedy
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: Leonardo Cimino [Blind Ant]
Jun 03, 1948 - Jun 12, 1948
S. S. Glencairn
[Play, Revival]
  • Performer: Leonardo Cimino [Paul]
May 20, 1948 - May 30, 1948
The Alchemist
[Play, Revival]
  • Performer: Leonardo Cimino [2nd Officer]
May 06, 1948 - May 16, 1948
Volpone
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • Performer: Leonardo Cimino [Nano]
Jan 08, 1948 - Jan 18, 1948
Cyrano de Bergerac
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Performer: Leonardo Cimino [Another Poet, Ensemble]
Oct 08, 1946 - Mar 22, 1947
1976 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
 A Memory of Two Mondays / 27 Wagons Full of Cotton [nominee]
Performer: Leonardo Cimino
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