Angels in America's Stephen Spinella Part of "Connie and Carla" Film

News   Angels in America's Stephen Spinella Part of "Connie and Carla" Film
 
"Connie and Carla," a new film written by and starring Nia Vardalos — of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" fame — opens April 16.
Stephen Spinella
Stephen Spinella

The film, which concerns two singers (Vardalos and The Wild Party's Toni Collette) who pose as drag queens on the West Coast cabaret circuit, also co-stars David Duchovny, Alec Mapa, Chris Logan and Tony Award winner Stephen Spinella. Michael Lembeck directed the Universal Pictures release. In the new film Spinella plays Robert/Peaches, a bartender whose role models include such film icons as Doris Day, Audrey Hepburn and Jane Fonda. The 47-year-old Spinella recently told the L.A. Times, "I always wanted to do musicals. When I was a kid we had the 'West Side Story' movie album. I used to put on that album, move the furniture aside and do 'West Side Story' dances around the living room." Spinella's sole Broadway musical theatre credit is the Tony-nominated James Joyce's The Dead, in which he played the role of Freddy Malins.

Stephen Spinella made his Broadway debut in Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, which was followed by Angels in America: Perestroika. His other Main Stem credits include A View from the Bridge, Electra, James Joyce's The Dead and the 2002 revival of Our Town. Spinella won Tonys for his work in both parts of Angels in America and was nominated for his performance in James Joyce's The Dead.

For more information about the new film, visit www.connieandcarla.com.

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