The interview, set to premiere at 10:30 PM and subsequently air on additional PBS stations across the country, features Langella reflecting on his career in film and on Broadway. The actor chronicles personalities he's met along the way, discusses his most challenging roles and reveals how he inhabits characters, both famous and infamous.
The one-on-one conversation was conducted at Koppel and Langella's alma mater, Syracuse University, at the university's Syracuse Stage. Koppel graduated from Syracuse University in 1960 with a bachelor's degree in speech and dramatic arts and received an honorary doctorate of law from the university in 1982 and the George Arents Award in 2005. Langella graduated from Syracuse University in 1959 with a theatre arts degree and was awarded the George Arents Award for excellence in performing arts.
Langella, a three-time Tony Award winner for his performances in Seascape, Fortune's Fool and Frost/Nixon, will return to Broadway Sept. 9 in Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Terence Rattigan's drama Man and Boy, directed by Maria Aitken. As part of the centennial celebration of English playwright Rattigan, Man and Boy officially opens Oct. 9 at the American Airlines Theatre.
The actor was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance as Richard Nixon in Ron Howard’s "Frost/Nixon" and has also been seen on screen in "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," "All Good Things" and "The Box." His memoir, "Dropped Names," will be released by HarperCollins in 2012.
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