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Denis O'Hare

O'Hare at the 2009 premiere of An Englishman in New York
Born January 17, 1962 (1962-01-17) (age 47)
Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Denis O'Hare (born January 17, 1962) is an American Tony Award-winning actor.



Denis O'Hare, 2003

O'Hare was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He is a graduate of Northwestern University's theatre school.[1] O'Hare is Irish American and has an Irish passport.[2] He came out as gay during high school.[3]

O'Hare won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in Richard Greenberg's Take Me Out, where his character's lengthy monologues in which he slowly falls in love with the game of baseball were considered the main reason for his award. He also won the 2005 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical for his role as Oscar Lindquist in the Broadway revival of Sweet Charity.

In 2004 he played Charles J. Guiteau in the Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim's Assassins, for which he was nominated for the Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical Tony Award. He lost to co-star Michael Cerveris who played John Wilkes Booth. Before appearing in those shows, he appeared on Broadway in the 1998 revival of Cabaret, in which he played Ernst Ludwig onstage and the clarinet in the show's orchestra, the "Kit Kat Band."

O'Hare was featured in the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of Saint Maybe. He has appeared as a guest star on several episodes of Law & Order and its spin-offs, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. In 2008, he has appeared as a guest star on several episodes of Brothers & Sisters. His feature film credits include The Anniversary Party,[4] 21 Grams, Garden State, Derailed, Michael Clayton, A Mighty Heart, Half Nelson, and Milk. In 2007, he appeared in the film Charlie Wilson's War. In 2008, Changeling as Doctor Jonathan Steele, a corrupt and sadistic psychiatrist. In 2009 O'Hare portrayed Phillip Steele (an amalgam character based on Quentin Crisp's friends Phillip Ward and Tom Steele) in a television biopic on Quentin Crisp, titled An Englishman in New York.



O'Hare and James Franco discuss their roles in the 2008 Gus Van Sant film Milk, and its subject, Harvey Milk.



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