Mr. Siravo taught Shakespeare Workshops at the NYU Graduate Acting Program for 10 years, as well as at the The Stella Adler Studio, The Playwrights Horizons Theatre School, The Michael Howard Studio and Lucid Body House, in addition to conducting his own Shakespeare and Beyond workshop in NYC.
He holds a B.A. cum laude from Stanford University and an M.F.A. from the NYU Graduate Acting Program, where he trained under the guidance of Olympia Dukakis, Nora Dunfee, Peter Kass, and Ron Van Lieu.
He recently completed a critically acclaimed run of OSLO at Lincoln Center Theater, which transferred to Broadway in the Spring of 2017. He has played roles ranging from Fred Goldman in the acclaimed FX series, The People v. OJ Simpson, to Johnny-Boy Soprano on HBO’s legendary The Sopranos. He has also performed as Mark Antony in Antony & Cleopatra, Claudius in Hamlet, Iago in Othello, and as the title role in Sweeney Todd.
Broadway credits include the Tony Award winning The Light in the Piazza, Conversations With My Father, The Boys From Syracuse, and the 1st National Tour of the global sensation, Jersey Boys.
Off-Broadway: OSLO (LCT), Piece of My Heart (Signature Theatre), Mad Forest (NY Theatre Workshop), My Night With Reg (The New Group), The Root (Atlantic), Dream of a Common Language with The Women’s Project, Dark Rapture and Gemini (Second Stage), Lusting After Pipino’s Wife (Primary Stages).
Regionally: Last of The Boys (McCarter Theatre), Hamlet (Long Wharf), Three Sisters (Shakespeare Theatre/NJ), Antony & Cleopatra (Berkeley Rep), The Sweet Life (Yale Rep), Savages (Seattle Rep), Steel (A.R.T.), Othello, Sweeney Todd, and A View From The Bridge (Hangar).
On TV, he has starred in; The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story; Blue Bloods; The Blacklist; Elementary; The Sopranos; In Treatment; Made in Jersey; Dirty Sexy Money; Hack; Third Watch; Law & Order (all versions); NY Undercover; and Cosby.
Film credits include: Equity, The Wannabe, Carlito’s Way, Maid in Manhattan, Enchanted, The Wild, Shark Tale, Night Falls on Manhattan, Wise Girls, Walking & Talking, and Thirteen Conversations About One Thing.
“Joseph Siravo is one of the best teachers and coaches of Shakespeare in the country. His understanding of the Bard is vast and formidable, his knowledge of Shakespeare is scholarly, and his talent in getting the novice Shakespearean student-actor to understand and personalize the text while still working within the ‘rules’ and limits of old school ways, is beyond impressive.”
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