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Michael Cristofer

Michael Cristofer is the playwright of Man in the Ring. Mr. Cristofer won the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize for his 1977 play The Shadow Box. He previously appeared at the Huntington in Captors. Broadway credits include A View from the Bridge with Liev Schreiber and Scarlett Johansson, Hamlet, and The Cherry Orchard with Irene Worth, Raul Julia, and Meryl Streep. Off Broadway credits include 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 television credits include “Rubicon,” “Smash,” and “Mr. Robot.” He wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation of The Shadow Box directed by Paul Newman, as well as the screenplays for Falling In Lovewith 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, and the soon to be released The Night Clerk with Tye Sheridan and Helen Hunt.

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