Stephen Spinella
Born (1956-10-11) October 11, 1956 (age 67)
Naples, Italy
EducationUniversity of Arizona (BA)
New York University (MFA)
Years active1993–present

Stephen Spinella (born October 11, 1956)[1] is an American stage, television, and film actor.

Early life

Spinella was born in Naples, Italy, to a father who was an American naval airplane mechanic.[1] He grew up in Glendale, Arizona,[1] and graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in drama. He also attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts' Graduate Acting Program, graduating in 1982.[2]

Spinella won consecutive Tony awards for Best Featured Actor and Best Actor in a Play for his performance as Prior Walter in Angels in America: Millennium Approaches (1993) and Angels in America: Perestroika (1994) respectively. He was also nominated for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for James Joyce's The Dead.

Personal life

Spinella is gay.[3]




  1. ^ a b c "Stephen Spinella Biography (1956-)". Archived from the original on June 20, 2017. Retrieved April 10, 2008.
  2. ^ "NYU Graduate Acting Alumni". Archived from the original on May 30, 2012. Retrieved December 1, 2011.
  3. ^ Weber, Bruce (June 5, 1993). "A Gay Actor's Temptation to Keep Good Health in the Closet". The New York Times. Retrieved February 15, 2015.
  4. ^ Berkley Rep (April 2018). "Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes at Berkley Rep". Berkley Rep. Retrieved May 28, 2018.