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Anthony Crivello was born on August 2, 1955 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He began acting when he was 17, and attended Marquette University in Milwaukee on a fine arts scholarship. He moved to Chicago where he performed in several plays as well as studying improv. He then went to New York (where he would stay for 10 years, before settling in Los Angeles).
Anthony’s first Broadway performance was in Evita (1979-1983), where he was the replacement for Che. In 1985 he was in the musical The News, for which he won a Carbonell Award (Best Supporting Actor).
In 1987 Anthony played the parts of Bamatabois and Grantaire in the original Broadway production of Les Misérables. He was later the understudy for the part of Javert. In 1995 he got to reprise the part of Grantaire in the Les Misérables Tenth Anniversary Concert in London.
In 1992 Anthony played Valentin in the Toronto production of Kiss of the Spiderwoman, and in 1993-1995 he played the same part in the Broadway production. His performance there earned him a Tony Award (Best Actor, Featured Role - Musical). Before that he was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award for his performance in the Toronto production.
In 1996 Anthony won the Joseph Jefferson Award (Best Leading Actor in a Musical) for his performance in the Chicago production of The House of Martin Guerre, and in 1997 he was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award for his part in the Toronto production of Jane Eyre. He has also starred in Expecting Isabel (Los Angeles, 2000) and Marie Christine (Broadway, 1999-2000).
At the Pasadena Playhouse, Anthony starred in Do I Hear A Waltz? in 2001, which won him a Garland Award, as well as an LA Ovation Award nomination, a Robby Award nomination and a LA Drama Critics Award nomination (Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor).
Anthony has also appeared in a large number of plays in the USA, Canada and London, as well as doing comedic improv.