Screen and stage actor Alec Baldwin received the 2008 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his starring role in the current television series, 30 Rock; he won the 2007 Golden Globe, SAG, and Television Critics Association — and, on January 11, 2009, the 2008 Golden Globe — awards for the same role. The Long Island native has also starred on Knot’s Landing on CBS and numerous other television shows, including the miniseries Dress Grey and Nuremberg: Infamy on Trial.
On Broadway Mr. Baldwin appeared in The Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2006 revival of Joe Orton’s Entertaining Mr. Sloane, directed by Scott Ellis, and with Roundabout’s 2004 revival of Hecht and MacArthur’s The Twentieth Century, directed by Walter Bobbie, costarring Anne Heche. He was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in the 1992 revival of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, and an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe for the television movie of the same production. He won an Obie Award for the 1991 Off-Broadway production of Craig Lucas’s Prelude to a Kiss, and a Theatre World Award in 1986 for his turn on Broadway in Joe Orton’s Loot. He has also performed on Broadway in Caryl Churchill’s Serious Money.
Alec Baldwin’s films include Beetlejuice, Miami Blues, The Hunt for Red October, Malice, The Shadow, Glengarry Glen Ross, Heaven’s Prisoners, Ghosts of Mississippi, The Edge, The Cat in the Hat, The Aviator, The Departed, Running with Scissors, and The Good Shepherd. He received the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor for The Cooler, directed by Wayne Kramer (2003), and was nominated for an Oscar for the same film.
Mr. Baldwin is the author of A Promise to Ourselves (St. Martin’s Press). He made his New York Philharmonic debut narrating the Inside the Music program on October 10, 2008, and returned to narrate the Inside the Music concert on January 23, 2009.
The New York Philharmonic is by far the oldest symphony orchestra in the United States, and one of the oldest in the world. Founded in 1842 by a group of local musicians led by Americanborn Ureli Corelli Hill, the Philharmonic performed its 15,000th concert on May 5, 2010 – with nearly 47 million listeners – a milestone unmatched by any other orchestra in the world. The Orchestra has always played a leading role in American musical life, championing the music of its time.