Michael Cristofer stars as Phillip Price, the ruthless CEO of Evil Corp, on USA Network’s Golden Globe® award-winning series, MR. ROBOT.
Cristofer was awarded a Pulitzer Prize and an Antoinette Perry “Tony” Award for the Broadway production of his play, “The Shadow Box.” Other plays include “Breaking Up” (Primary Stages), “Ice,” (Manhattan Theatre Club), “Black Angel” (Circle Repertory Company), “The Lady and the Clarinet” starring Stockard Channing, and “Amazing Grace” starring Marsha Mason which received the American Theater Critics Award for best American play. Cristofer’s film work includes the screenplays for “The Shadow Box,” directed by Paul Newman (Golden Globe® Award, Emmy nomination), “Falling in Love,” with Meryl Streep and Robert DeNiro, “The Witches of Eastwick” with Jack Nicholson, “The Bonfire of the Vanities” directed by Brian DePalma, “Breaking Up,” starring Russell Crowe and Salma Hayek, “Georgia O’Keeffe “(Writers Guild Award and nine Emmy nominations) with Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons and “Casanova” starring Heath Ledger.
Cristofer directed the Broadway production of “Candida” starring Joanne Woodward. His film directing credits include “Gia,” for HBO Pictures starring Angelina Jolie, Mercedes Ruehl and Faye Dunaway which was nominated for five Emmys and for which he won a Director’s Guild Award. He next directed “Body Shots” for New Line Cinema and “Original Sin” starring Antonio Banderas.
As an actor he has appeared in “Romeo and Juliet” (NY Shakespeare Festival), “Trumpery” by Peter Parnell, “Body of Water” with Christine Lahti, “Don't Go Gentle” (MCC Theater) and the acclaimed Broadway revival of “A View From the Bridge” with Liev Schreiber and Scarlett Johansson. He created the role of Gus in Tony Kushner's “The Intelligent Homosexual…” at the Public Theater. On TV, he appeared as the infamous Truxton Spangler in the AMC series “Rubicon” and recently as Jerry in the NBC series “Smash.” Films include “Emoticon,” “The Girl in the Book,” “The Other Woman” with Natalie Portman, “Five Flights Up” with Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman, and “Chronic” with Tim Roth.