Arthur Millers The Price

Who's Who

JOHN TURTURRO (Victor Franz) studied at SUNY New Paltz and the Yale School of Drama. For his theatrical debut he created the title role of John Patrick Shanley's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, for which he won an OBIE Award and a Theater World Award. On television, Turturro was nominated for a SAG Award for his portrayal of Howard Cosell in “Monday Night Mayhem,” and again nominated for “The Bronx is Burning,” as notorious Yankee skipper Billy Martin.  He won an Emmy Award for his guest appearance on “Monk.” Turturro has performed in many films, including Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing, and Jungle Fever. Martin  Scorsese’s The Color of Money, Robert Redford’s Quiz Show, Francesco Rosi’s La Tregua, Robert De Niro’s The Good Shepherd, Tom DiCillo’s Box of Moonlight, Nanni Moretti's Mia Madre, and Joel and Ethan Coen’s Miller’s Crossing, The Big Lebowski and O Brother Where Art Thou. For his lead role in the Coen Brothers’ Barton Fink, Turturro won the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival, and the David Donatello Award. Turturro has also appeared in the Adam Sandler comedies Mr. Deeds and You Don’t Mess with Zohan, and in three of Michael Bay's popular Transformers films. He received Cannes' Camera D'Or Award for his directorial debut, Mac. Other films as director/writer include Illuminata, Romance & Cigarettes, Passione: a Musical Adventure and Fading Gigolo.

TONY SHALHOUB (Walter Franz) is a Golden Globe Award-winning actor with a diverse resumé of engaging roles. Mr. Shalhoub just completed filming “Brain Dead,” a CBS summer series created by Michelle and Robert King.  He is perhaps best known for his starring role as the obsessive-compulsive detective Adrian Monk in the popular television series "Monk," for which he won a Golden Globe Award and three Primetime Emmy Awards. Additional television credits include "Nurse Jackie," "Too Big to Fail" and "Wings." Shalhoub's feature film credits include Big Night, The Siege, Galaxy Quest, Men in Black, Men in Black II and Pain & Gain. Shalhoub voiced the character of Luigi in the popular animated movies Cars and Cars II, and he will reprise his role in the upcoming Cars III. Also, he voiced the role of Splinter in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie franchise. Recently, he completed filming an untitled feature, starring Michelle Rodriguez and Sigourney Weaver, and Final Portrait, directed by Stanley Tucci. Shalhoub appeared in the theatrical productions of Act One and Golden Boy on Broadway, receiving Tony Award® nominations for both. In late 2015, he appeared Off-Broadway in The Mystery of Love & Sex with Diane Lane. Shalhoub currently lives in New York City and his birthday is October 9. 

JESSICA HECHT (Esther Franz) is currently starring on Broadway in the Tony Award® nominated revival of Fiddler on the Roof. Prior, she last starred on Broadway in the Tony Award nominated play, The Assembled Parties. She was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in the recent revival of Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge opposite Liev Schreiber and Scarlett Johansson. Her other Broadway appearances include the revivals of Harvey opposite Jim Parsons, Brighton Beach Memoirs opposite Laurie Metcalf, Julius Caesar opposite Denzel Washington, After the Fall opposite Peter Krause and Carla Gugino, and her Broadway debut in the Tony Award winning play, The Last Night of Ballyhoo. Her many Off-Broadway appearances include starring roles in The Three Sisters (Classic Stage Company), Make Me (Atlantic Theater Company), The House in Town (Lincoln Center Theater), Stop, Kiss (The Public Theater), Lobster Alice (Playwrights Horizons), Plunge (Playwrights Horizons), Flesh and Blood (New York Theatre Workshop) and The Fourth Sister (Vineyard Theatre).  She has spent nine seasons at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, where she last played “Blanche” opposite Sam Rockwell in A Streetcar Named Desire.  She will next be seen on film in Stacey Cochran’s A+ and was most recently seen in Tim Blake Nelson’s Anesthesia.  Her other recent films include The English Teacher with Julianne Moore, “Emma Goldman” in Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar with Leonardo DiCaprio, Rob Reiner’s The Summer of Monte Wildhorn with Morgan Freeman, and Jonah Hill’s mother in The Sitter. Other films include Helena From the Wedding, Fair Game with Naomi Watts and Sean Penn, The Winning Season with Sam Rockwell, and Wes Craven’s My Soul to Take.  She was also seen in Woody Allen’s Whatever Works with Larry David, Dan in Real Life with Steve Carrell, Starting out in the Evening with Frank Langella, Sideways with Paul Giamatti, The Forgotten with Julianne Moore, and Tim Blake Nelson’s The Grey Zone.  Ms. Hecht’s extensive television work includes her recurring roles on "Bored to Death" opposite Ted Danson, “Breaking Bad” opposite Bryan Cranston and “Person of Interest.”  Well known for her role as “Susan” on “Friends,” she also starred in “The Single Guy” with Jonathan Silverman, and in James Brooks’s “What about Joan?” with Joan Cusack. Her many memorable performances include guest appearances on numerous television series including “The Good Wife,” “Nurse Jackie,” “ER,” “Seinfeld” and “Jessica Jones.”  She will next be seen in the forthcoming series “Falling Water” and “Red Oaks.”

DANNY DEVITO (Gregory Solomon) is one of the entertainment industry’s most versatile players, excelling as actor, producer and director. The award-winning performance as Louie De Palma on the television show “Taxi” was what propelled DeVito to national prominence. He won both an Emmy and a Golden Globe. In a 1999 readers’ poll conducted by TV Guide, DeVito’s Louie De Palma was voted number one among “TV’s Fifty Greatest Character’s Ever.” In 2012, DeVito and Richard Griffiths received rave reviews in the London stage revival of Neil Simon’s comedy The Sunshine Boys.  The following year, DeVito reprised his critically acclaimed role together with former “Taxi” co-star Judd Hirsch in Los Angeles.   DeVito also directed, starred in and co-produced short film Curmudgeons, which premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and was later seen at the 2016 Seattle Film festival. It will next be screened at the 2016 London Film Festival. Most recently, DeVito co-starred in the Todd Solondz’ dark comedy Wiener-Dog. In 2015, DeVito was executive producer on the biographical documentary Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story. In 2014 he co-produced Universal Pictures’ crime drama A Walk Among the Tombstones and starred in All The Wilderness. In 2012 DeVito starred in Sebastian Gutierrez’s black and white crime drama, Hotel Noir. DeVito will next be heard voicing Chesterfield in the animated film Animal Crackers. In 2012, DeVito voiced the Lorax in Universal Pictures’ animated feature The Lorax, based on the book by Dr. Seuss. His voice was also heard in the German, Russian, Spanish and Italian versions of the film. DeVito runs, an online collaboration with screenwriter John Albo of horror shorts he affectionately refers to “splatter cuts.” He is also the principal of Jersey Film’s 2nd Avenue, a successor company of Jersey Films. Jersey Films has produced over 20 motion pictures, including Freedom Writers, Be Cool, Garden State, Along Came Polly, Man on the Moon, Pulp Fiction, Out of Sight, Get Shorty, Hoffa, Matilda, Living Out Loud and Erin Brockovich (which was nominated for an Academy Award.) DeVito has starred in such films as Junior, Batman Returns, Twins, Romancing the Stone, Jewel of the Nile, Ruthless People, Tin Men, Anything Else, Big Fish, Renaissance Man, The Big Kahuna and Heist. He starred more recently in The Good Night, Deck The Halls, Relative Strangers, The OH in Ohio, Be Cool, Nobel Son and Even Money. DeVito returns as Frank Reynolds in the 12th season of FXX’s acclaimed cult comedy “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” in January. He will next be seen in The Comedian, starring Robert De Niro and Leslie Mann, directed by Taylor Hackford.

ARTHUR MILLER (Playwright). Miller (1915-2005) was born in New York City and studied at the University of Michigan. October 2015 marked the centenary of his birth. His plays include The Man Who Had All the Luck (1944), All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953), A View from the Bridge and A Memory of Two Mondays (1955), After the Fall (1964), Incident at Vichy (1964), The Price (1968), The Creation of the World and Other Business (1972), The Archbishop’s Ceiling (1977), The American Clock (1980) and Playing for Time (1980). Later plays include The Ride Down Mt. Morgan (1991), The Last Yankee (1993), Broken Glass (1994), Mr. Peters’ Connections (1998), Resurrection Blues (2002), and Finishing the Picture (2004). Other works include Situation Normal, reportage (1944), Focus, a novel (1945), The Misfits, a screenplay and a cinema novel (1961), and the texts for In Russia (1969), In the Country (1977), and Chinese Encounters (1979), three books in collaboration with his wife, photographer Inge Morath. Memoirs include ‘Salesman’ in Beijing (1984), and Timebends, an autobiography (1987). Short fiction includes the collection I Don’t Need You Anymore (1967), the novella, Homely Girl, a Life (1995) and Presence: Stories (2007). Essay collections include The Theater Essays of Arthur Miller (1978) and Echoes Down the Corridor: Collected Essays 19442000, as well as the individually published On Politics and the Art of Acting (2001). Among other honors, he received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1949 for Death of a Salesman.

TERRY KINNEY (Director) is a co-founder of Steppenwolf Theatre Company. His directing credits there include East of Eden, The Violet Hour, A Streetcar Named Desire, A Clockwork Orange, Of Mice and Men, and One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, which moved to Broadway and won a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play. NYC directing credits include the world premiere of Checkers by Doug McGrath, reasons to be pretty for MCC and Broadway (which received a Tony nomination for Best Play), After Ashley and Beautiful Child at the Vineyard Theatre, The Money Shot at MCC, among others. Mr. Kinney’s film directing credits include the short film Kubuku Rides (This Is It) for Steppenwolf Films and the feature Diminished Capacity with Matthew Broderick and Alan Alda, which appeared at the Sundance Film Festival. Film appearances include Save the Last Dance, Sleepers, Fly Away Home, Last of the Mohicans, The Firm, Devil in a Blue Dress, Turn The River, I Smile Back, November Criminals, and Abundant Acreage Available. TV credits include Tim McManus in HBO’s prison drama “Oz,” “The Mentalist,” “The Unusuals” (ABC), The Laramie Project, “30something,” “George Wallace,” “Black Box” (ABC), “The Good Wife,” “Show Me A Hero,” “Fargo,” TNT's “Good Behavior,” and “Billions.”