In 2013, this role netted him his second Emmy Award win.Around this time, Cannavale had a chance to work with one of his acting idols, Al Pacino.One of his first early breaks was landing a role in the play in 1994.Playwright Lanford Wilson saw him in this production and brought him aboard the Circle Repertory Company, which Wilson had co-founded.You could easily have had Robin [Williams] and James Earl Jones in there, any number of actors, so it’s an honor to be included. Were you able to avoid any weird feelings about working together? Annabella recognized how great the play was, and the part was; we’re here for the common good.This is the god’s honest truth: It doesn’t matter to me whether I win or not. Camaraderie at the theater is obviously very important to you.
He worked as a bouncer at a number of New York nightclubs, including Club U. A., Café Society and Tunnel while performing in plays.Although he refuses to say so, Cannavale is the star of the Broadway black comedy The Motherf**ker With the Hat, commanding the stage as a recovering addict and ex-con named Jackie and sharing individual scenes with the other four actors (his real-life ex Annabella Sciorra, Broadway newcomer Chris Rock and Tony nominees Elizabeth Rodriguez and Yul Vasquez).Just after receiving a 2011 Best Actor Tony nomination, the 41-year-old star chatted with about his career, the joys of fatherhood (his son, Jake, with ex-wife Jenny Lumet, just turned 16) and his romance with Broadway queen Sutton Foster.Cannavale first attracted some notice for his early television work on such shows as Born on May 3, 1970, in Union City, New Jersey, actor Bobby Cannavale discovered his passion for theater at an early age.He appeared in school productions growing up and used to go to New York City to plays when he was a teenager.I didn’t want to, so they were kind enough to let me read for Nathan but I don’t think they took me very seriously. I’ve made decisions that perhaps have not let me go as far in my career, but I’m totally fine with that because it’s kept me close to my son. Anybody who talks to him can’t get over how grown up and confident he is. He tells me a lot, and I’m honored that I have that kind of relationship with him. He’s the lead singer in his own rock band, and they’re very good.