Michael Stuhlbarg is an American actor best known for his starring role as Arnold Rothstein on the television drama series Boardwalk Empire.
In 2010, Stuhlbarg received a Golden Globe nomination for his starring role in Joel and Ethan Coen's Academy Award-nominated film A Serious Man.
In addition to the Golden Globe nomination, Stuhlbarg was also nominated by the Chicago Film Critics and the London Film Critics for his performance, and he received the prestigious Robert Altman Award at the Independent Sprit Awards for the ensemble performance.
His other films include Ridley Scott's Body of Lies, opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, Boaz Yakin's A Price Above Rubies; Antonio Campos' Afterschool, which was showcased at the 2008 New York and Cannes International Film Festivals, and was released in fall 2009; Sophie Barthes' Cold Souls, with Paul Giamatti and David Strathairn; and Martin Scorsese's short homage to Alfred Hitchcock, The Key to Reserva.
He has also made guest appearances on such television series as Damages and Ugly Betty.
In 2005, Stuhlbarg received a Tony Award nomination and a Drama Desk Award for Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman, staged by John Crowley. He has also been honored with the New Dramatists Charles Bowden Actor Award and the Elliot Norton Boston Theatre Award for Long Day's Journey into Night.
Stulhbarg's other Broadway credits include the National Actors Theatre productions of Saint Joan, Three Men on a Horse, Timon of Athens and The Government Inspector, Ronald Harwood's Taking Sides, staged by David Jones, Sam Mendes' revival of Cabaret, and Tom Stoppard's The Invention of Love, staged by Jack O'Brien.
His New York Shakespeare Festival stage credits include Twelfth Night, as Sir Andrew Aguecheek, and Richard II, in the lead role.
He has starred in a host of off-Broadway productions, playing the title roles in Oskar Eustis' staging of Hamlet, for which he won a Drama League Award, and David Warren's staging of The Voysey Inheritance, for which he received Obie and Callaway Awards and a Lucille Lortel Award nomination.
He has also starred off-Broadway in such shows as Cymbeline, reprising his role in a U.K. stint of the production, Old Wicked Songs, for which he was a Drama League Award recipient, Measure for Pleasure, which earned him a Lucille Lortel Award nomination and The Grey Zone.
When playwright Tim Blake Nelson adapted and directed a feature film version of The Grey Zone, Stuhlbarg appeared in the movie as well, playing a different role than the one he played onstage.
Stuhlbarg received his BFA from The Juilliard School. He also studied at UCLA, the Vilnius Conservatory in Lithuania's Chekhov Studies unit, the British-American Drama Academy at Balliol and Keble Colleges in Oxford, and on a full scholarship with Marcel Marceau.