Stewart J. Zully
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BiographyNew York City, New York, USA
Stewart J. Zully has been working for over thirty years as an actor, director, producer, writer and teacher. His acting resume includes the films Wolf (Mike Nichols), For the Boys (Mark Rydell), Bonfire of the Vanities (Brian DePalma) and Malcolm X (Spike Lee). Recent credits include Fighting For Freedom (w/ Bruce Dern), Gods Behaving Badly (w/ Chris Walken), New In Town (w/ Renee Zelwegger) and Push, (w/ Chazz Palminteri). Read more... CI, Burn Notice, Mercy, Becker, Columbo and many others. Theater credits include leading roles Off-Broadway (among them, Tabletop, by Rob Ackerman, at The American Place Theater), and in Los Angeles and Toronto. In 2004, his commercial for Citibank's Identity Theft campaign won an Emmy as Best Commercial of The Year. Other national commercial credits include an ad for Microsoft with Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld and a Gatorade spot with Dwyane Wade. Stewart co-wrote and co-produced the feature film Perfect Opposites, which stars Piper Perabo, Aaron Paul, Joe Pantoliano, Jennifer Tilly and Artie Lange. The movie is based on the stage play A Piece of My Heart by Matt Cooper, which Stewart directed at The Odyssey Theater in Los Angeles. Other co-writing credits include Too Close To Call, the story of two umpires and the play that changed their lives forever. Directing credits include Heat of Re-entry, which the LA Times called "One of the best shows of the year." Stewart has directed extensively in Los Angeles, New York, Florida and Canada, premiering pieces by David Lindsay-Abaire (Pulitzer Prize winner, 2007), Romulus Linney, Peter Tolan (executive producer, Rescue Me), and Rolin Jones (producer, Weeds). In 2008 he directed three new works at City Theatre's Summer Shorts Series at The Arsht Center in Miami. The festival is part of America's Short Play Festival, in conjunction with The Actor's Theater of Louisville. Recently he directed the east coast premiere of In The Middle of Nowhere, by Kent R. Brown, in Deland, Florida. The play was the 2008 recipient of the prestigious Julie Harris Award, chosen from over 300 submitted works. Theater producing credits include founding the award winning Theater 40 Annual One-Act Festival (Los Angeles) in 1990, where playwrights whose work premiered include Arthur Miller, Horton Foote, Robert Schenkhan, Craig Lucas and Jane Anderson. Stewart produced the festival for six years, culminating with three plays published by Samuel French and two plays airing on PBS, starring Teri Garr, Martin Mull, Marian Seldes, Jean Stapleton, and many other notables. Stewart has directed, taught acting workshops, and performed in staged readings throughout the US and Canada, including New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto, Calgary, Montreal, Miami, Orlando, Morristown, NJ and Hudson, NY.