Michael Cristofer won the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize for his 1977 play The Shadow Box. On Broadway he has appeared in A View from the Bridge, Hamlet, and The Cherry Orchard with Irene Worth, Raul Julia, and Meryl Streep. Off Broadway he appeared in The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, A Body of Water, Trumpery, Romeo and Juliet, and The Seagull with Joanne Woodward. His film and television credits include The Other Woman, "Rubicon," and the upcoming NBC series "Smash." He's also written screenplays for The Shadow Box directed by Paul Newman, Falling In Love with Meryl Streep and Robert DeNiro, The Witches of Eastwick, The Bonfire of the Vanities, Breaking Up, and Cassanova with Heath Ledger. His directing credits include Gia which introduced Angelina Jolie and earned him a Directors' Guild Award and five Emmy Award nominations.