PRLog - Feb. 28, 2012 - NEW YORK -- Angelica Page (nee Torn) has just come off her highly publicized role in the Off Broadway play PSYCHO THERAPY, which just closed at The Cherry Lane Theatre, and is currently in rehearsals with previews starting next week for the upcoming Broadway revival of Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN with an unprecedented all-star cast including James Earl Jones, Angela Lansbury, Candice Bergen, John Larroquette, Eric McCormack, Michael McKean, Kerry Butler, Jefferson Mays and many more.
This will mark Ms Page's first Broadway outing since 1998's Side Man but it doesn't mean she hasn't been busy.
A native New Yorker, Angelica continues to balance her contribution to theatre, film and television-in that order. Developing many works at the legendary Actors Studio, where she serves on its board of directors, Angelica recently mounted Eugene O'Neill's classic "Anna Christie" and tackled the title role under the direction of Tony nominated Wilson Milam. Sold out exclusive engagements hailed as "magnificent"
Angelica received The Helen Hayes Award (Best Actress 2000) for assuming the lead role in the Tony Award-winning "Sideman" at Kennedy Center. This followed closely after being honored with the New York People's Choice Award in the Best Supporting Actress category (1999) for her portrayal of Patsy, a role she originated for the same production. Nominated for her second Helen Hayes Award (Best Actress 2010) for her critically praised portrayal of Ivy Weston in the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning "August: Osage County" (Broadway National Tour), Angelica's performance was heralded as "revelatory"
In television, Angelica has made her mark by playing sympathetic tragic figures with seemingly effortless ease as in her role as Julia Brinn in "Law and Order Special Victim Unit "(2005). Her final confession was filmed in one take. Her numerous other television credits include "Law and Order", "Criminal Intent", "The Sopranos", "100 Centre Street", "In The Line of Fire, D.C.", "As The World Turns", "Songs In Ordinary Time" (CBS), "Ruby's Bucket of Blood" (Showtime) and "Talk To Me" (TNT).
The films Angelica has appeared in have unceasingly stretched her character work as well as her leading lady capacity. In her first film appearance in Robert Benton's "Nobody's Fool" (1994), Angelica played opposite Paul Newman in her cameo as Ruby. Leads, supporting leads and cameos followed as she balanced her dedication to her stagecraft with screen work. "The Sixth Sense" proved one of the most notable cameos with a screen time of only two minutes for her performance as the emotionally barren Mrs. Collins - a role that has captured the imagination of a generation.
Supporting roles include the Polish stuttering prostitute Vitka in Amos Kolleck's "Fast Food Fast Women" (2000), the fame hungry waitress Dierdre in the Oscar-nominated "The Contender" (2000), smoldering grifter Patty opposite John Travolta in "Domestic Disturbance"
From mousy housewife to mercurial manipulator to love torn virgin, these film roles illuminate her unfathomable versatility and bottomless capacity for emotional depth. "Lucky Days" marks Angelica's first film produced by her film company. She wrote, co-directed and stars in this debut.
Angelica has recently expanded to theater direction and music. The new musical "Soldier's Song" has received its New York off Broadway debut.
Recently, Angelica Page has written two new pilots for cable and is in development with six new films and three plays to be produced over the next four years. She is a lifetime member of the Actors Studio and serves on its board of directors. Actively involved with the charities PAVE and Opening Act, she is developing a foundation for the arts to foster emerging artists in her mother's name.
Gore Vidal's The Best Man starts previews March 6th and officially opens April 1st at The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.
And now Angelica Page will make her return to The Sissy Gamache Show just before making her return to Broadway this Friday night LIVE 7:30pm EST on MNN (Manhattan Neighborhood Network) Channel 56 Time Warner Cable in Manhattan and on our website www.thesissygamacheshow.com
For more information on the Broadway revival of Gore Vidal's The Best Man go to thebestmanonbroadway.com
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The Sissy Gamache Show is one of the most respected programs on MNN (Manhattan Neighborhood Network) Channel 56 airing live Fridays at 7:30pm.The show was created to provide a vocal outlet for people in the arts, media and entertainment community