Conversations on Broadway: Nathan Lane, Danny Burstein, and Zoë Wanamaker


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Conversations on Broadway: Nathan Lane, Danny Burstein, and Zoë Wanamaker

Nathan Lane, Danny Burstein, and Zoë Wanamaker

Friday, March 10, 2023

Begins at 1:30 PM EST
Check-in begins at: 1:00 PM EST

1 Hour 30 Minutes

Join us for a Conversation with Nathan Lane, Danny Burstein, and Zoë Wanamaker of 'Pictures From Home.' Moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge, of "Backstage with Richard Ridge."

SAG-AFTRA Foundation and BroadwayWorld have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen.


NATHAN LANE (Irving Sultan). Pictures From Home marks Mr. Lane’s 25th Broadway play. He made his debut in the 1982 revival of Noel Coward’s Present Laughter as Roland Maule (Drama Desk nomination), directed by and starring George C. Scott. Followed by Merlin, The Wind in the Willows, Some Americans Abroad, On Borrowed Time, Guys and Dolls (Tony nomination, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle awards), Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Love! Valour! Compassion! (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle awards), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer CriticsCircle awards), The Man Who Came to Dinner, The Producers (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle awards and the Olivier Award in London), The Play What I Wrote, The Frogs, The Odd Couple, Butley, November, Waiting for Godot (Outer Critics Circle nomination), The Addams Family (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations and the Drama League Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre Award), The Nance (Tony and Drama Desk nominations, Outer Critics Circle and the Drama League Distinguished Performance awards), It’s Only a Play, The Front Page (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle nominations), Angels in America (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle awards), Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus and the Goodman Theatre production at BAM of The Iceman Cometh (Monte Cristo Award). He has been seen Off-Broadway in many plays, and in 1992 received the Obie for Sustained Excellence of Performance, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream; The Common Pursuit; The Lisbon Traviata (Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel awards); Lips Together, Teeth Apart; Love! Valour! Compassion! (Obie Award); Measure for Measure directed by Joe Papp (St. Clair Bayfield Award); The Film Society; Mizlansky/Zilinsky or “Schmucks”; She Stoops to Conquer; Trumbo; and Do-Re-Mi at Encores! On television he has been seen in numerous guest roles including “Frasier,” “Mad About You,” “Sex and the City,” “30 Rock,” “Absolutely Fabulous,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Difficult People” and “The Blacklist” as well as recurring roles on “The Good Wife” and “Modern Family.” He received critical acclaim as F. Lee Bailey in “The People vs. OJ” and as Det. Lewis Michener in the short-lived “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels.” He can currently be seen as Ward McAllister in “The Gilded Age” and as Teddy Dimas in “Only Murders in the Building,” for which he received his first Primetime Emmy Award after a record breaking seven nominations in the guest actor category making him the most nominated guest actor in Emmy history. He has also received two Daytime Emmy Awards and the People’s Choice Award. He has appeared in over 35 films, including Ironweed; Frankie and Johnny; Life With Mikey; The Lion King; Jeffrey; The Birdcage; Mouse Hunt; Stuart Little; Love’s Labour’s Lost; Nicholas Nickleby; Teacher’s Pet; The Producers; Swing Vote; Mirror, Mirror; and No Pay, Nudity. He has received two Golden Globe nominations, a SAG Award, a National Board of Review Ensemble Award and an American Comedy Award. He will soon be seen in two new A24 films, Ari Aster’s Beau Is Afraid starring Joaquin Phoenix and Fucking Identical Twins, a twisted musical inspired by The Parent Trap, with Bowen Yang, Megan Mullally and Megan Thee Stallion. He will also be heard in the new Skydance/Apple animated film, Spellbound. In 2006 he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 2008 he was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.

DANNY BURSTEIN (Larry Sultan). Pictures From Home marks Danny’s 19th Broadway show. Other Broadway shows include Moulin Rouge!, for which he received a Tony Award for playing Harold Zidler; Doolittle in My Fair Lady; Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof; Herr Schultz in Cabaret; Max in The Snow Geese; Tokio in Golden Boy; Buddy Plummer in Follies; The Taxi Driver in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown; Luther Billis in South Pacific; Aldolpho in The Drowsy Chaperone (Ovation Award nomination); Company; A Class Act; Titanic; and three seasons as an original company member of Tony Randall’s National Actors Theater: Three Men on a Horse, Saint Joan, The Seagull, A Little Hotel on the Side and The Flowering Peach. Off-Broadway includes Nick Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Delacorte); Describe the Night (Atlantic); Talley’s Folly (Lucille Lortel Award nomination); Mrs. Farnsworth (opposite Sigourney Weaver & John Lithgow); Psych; All in the Timing; Merrily We Roll Along; Weird Romance; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; three appearances at Carnegie Hall; and he performed at the Metropolitan Opera as Frosch in the Jeremy Sams/Douglas Carter Beane production of Die Fledermaus. Film/TV includes “Julia”; “The Good Fight”; “Will Trent”; “Grease: ROTPL”; Gary Jr. or Jesus of Framingham; tick, tick…BOOM!; Separation; “F Is for Family”; The Same Storm, “Central Park”; “Dr. Death”; “Evil”; “Instinct”; “NCIS: New Orleans”; “Madam Secretary”; “The Blacklist”; “Tales of the City”; “Deception”; “Elementary”; Indignation (directed by James Schamus); The Family Fang (directed by Jason Bateman); Blackhat; “Boardwalk Empire” (directed by Martin Scorsese); “Louie”; “The Good Wife”; “Absolutely Fabulous”; “Ed”; all the “Law & Order” series; “Hope & Faith”; Transamerica; Deception; Affluenza; American Milkshake; Nor’easter; Construction; The Sounding; and Trust, Greed, Bullets & Bourbon. He was honored with his own Sardi’s caricature in 2009. Mr. Burstein proudly serves on the Artists Committee for the Kennedy Center Honors and received his training at New York’s H.S. of Performing Arts, the Moscow Art Theater, Queens College (BA) and the University of California, San Diego (MFA). In 2022, he was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts, honoris causa, from Queens College. Burstein has received a Tony Award (seven nominations), a Drama League Award (three nominations), two Drama Desk Awards (four nominations), four Outer Critics Circle Awards (six nominations) and three Grammy Award nominations.

ZOË WANAMAKER (Jean Sultan) is an actress with a multitude of film, TV and theatre credits to her name. Theatre: Zoë is a two-time Olivier Award winner and ninetime nominee, for her work on the West End including Once in a Lifetime (Olivier Award, Best Actress in a Revival), The Time of Your Life, Twelfth Night, Mother Courage and her Children, Othello, The Crucible, Electra (Olivier Award, Best Actress) and Boston Marriage. She has also received four Tony Award and Drama Desk nominations for her work on Broadway in Piaf, Loot, Electra and Awake and Sing! (won a special Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance). Additional West End credits include The Devil’s Disciple, Ivanov, Wild Oats; or, The Strolling Gentleman, The Taming of the Shrew, Captain Swing, Piaf, Mrs. Klein, Dead Funny, The Glass Menagerie, All My Sons, All On Her Own and Harlequinade, The Birthday Party and Constellations. She has worked extensively with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre, as well as other regional productions including Cabaret; Much Ado About Nothing; Kiss Me, Kate; The Importance of Being Earnest; The Crucible; The Last Yankee; The Old Neighbourhood; His Girl Friday; The Rose Tattoo; Much Ado About Nothing; The Cherry Orchard; Stevie; Elegy; and Two Ladies. TV: Zoë is most known for her British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award-nominated work on “Love Hurts” (Tessa Piggot) and “Prime Suspect” (Moyra Henson), in addition to other television work on “My Family” (Susan Harper), “Doctor Who” (Cassandra), “Brittania” (Queen Antedia) and “Shadow and Bone” (Baghra). Other TV credits include “Edge of Darkness,” “Paradise Postponed,” “Once in a Life Time,” “Agatha Christie’s Poirot” (Ariadne Oliver) and “Mr. Selfridge,” Film: Zoë was nominated for a BAFTA for her role as Ada Leverson in Wilde. She has also starred in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Madame Hooch), Five Children and It (Martha), It’s a Wonderful Afterlife (Mrs. Goldman) and My Week With Marilyn (Paula Strasberg).

Run Time: 90 minutes

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