Class of 1997

Brian Sgambati is an actor and teaching artist, whose credits include the recent production of The Iceman Cometh starring Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy at The Brooklyn Academy of Music, as well as the Broadway productions of The Merchant of Venice starring Al Pacino, King Lear with Christopher Plummerand The Coast of Utopia (directed by Jack O'Brien) with Ethan Hawke and Billy Crudup, which won a record-breaking seven Tony Awards.

National Tour: Frost/Nixon starring Stacey Keach. Off-Broadway credits include A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney at Soho Rep, Smudge for The Women's Project (directed by Tony Winner Pam MacKinnon),and Landscape of the Body for Signature Theatre Company, starring Lilli Taylor and Sherie Rene Scott and directed by Michael Greif.

Selected Regional: Prelude to a Kiss at the Huntington,  Sarah Ruhl's Passion Play at the Goodman,  and Antony and Cleopatra at the Old Globe, directed by Tony Winner Darko Tresnjak. Film and Television: Unforgettable, Blue Bloods, Law and Order, and The Word (Best Dramatic Feature, Manhattan Film Festival 2013).

Brian is a member of the adjunct faculty at Wagner, where he introduced the Theatre & Speech Department's first-ever course in Acting for the Camera. He holds an MFA from the University of California, San Diego.

“Wagner is that rare school where conservatory-quality theatre instruction can be found in a solid liberal arts setting, and the professors are as invested in artistically nurturing their students as they are in training them.” – Brian Sgambati ’97