Stewart J. Zully
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- 23 August 1955 New York City, New York, USA
- 6' (1.83 m)
Stewart J. Zully has been working for over 25 years as an actor, writer, director, producer and teacher. He has appeared in over a dozen feature films, 35 television shows (including a recurring part as Alan Ginsberg on "The Sopranos" (1999)), and his identity theft commercial for Citibank won the Emmy as "Best Commercial of the Year" for 2004.Recently he co-wrote and co-produced the feature film, Perfect Opposites (2004) (aka "A Piece Of My Heart"), which stars Piper Perabo (Coyote Ugly (2000), Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)), Martin Henderson (Torque (2004), The Ring (2002/I)), Joe Pantoliano, Jennifer Tilly and Artie Lange. The movie, based on the stage play "A Piece of My Heart" which Zully directed at The Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles, is available on DVD through the internet.Other producing credits include founding Theatre 40's Annual One-Act Festival (Los Angeles) in 1990. He produced the first five festivals and was invited back for the tenth in 1999, which included the L.A. premiere of Arthur Miller's "Elegy For A Lady" and David Lindsay-Abaire's world premiere of "How We Talk In South Boston." Some highlights from his festivals include three plays published by Samuel French and two plays purchased by The Nederlander Organization and aired on the A&E Network starring Teri Garr, Martin Mull, Jean Stapleton, Marian Seldes and many other notable actors. Some other playwrights whose work premiered at past festivals include Horton Foote, Robert Schenkkan, Craig Lucas and Jane Anderson.In 1999 Zully directed the Los Angeles premiere of Romulus Linney's "2" to critical acclaim. Other stage directing credits include Abraham Tetenbaum's "Heat of Re-entry," which The Los Angeles Times hailed as "one of the best plays of the year." He has directed in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto and Calgary, and has taught at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts (L.A.) and The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (NY). He is currently working on a screenplay, "Too Close to Call", the story of two umpires and the play that changed their lives forever.