Actor Tony Shalhoub ‘77 added another statue to his collection on Sept. 22nd, when he was honored with an Emmy Award for his role on the Amazon Prime show, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”
The University of Southern Maine alumnus thanked show creators Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino, repeating their names and varied titles as writers, producers and directors.
“It takes a village,” he quipped from the stage of Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater.
In January, Shalhoub won two Screen Actors Guild Awards — one for male actor in a comedy series and another as part of the ensemble — for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” In June 2018, Shalhoub took home his first Tony Award for his role in the musical “The Band’s Visit."
He previously won three Emmy Awards as best actor in a comedy for his title role in the TV show, “Monk.” Besides his extensive TV and stage work, he has appeared in many movies including “Big Night,” “Men in Black,” “Galaxy Quest” and “Barton Fink.”
Shalhoub graduated from USM in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in theater.
He is currently giving back to USM by serving as the honorary chair of the Leadership Committee for the planned Center for the Arts. The Center, which is in the initial stages of fundraising, will help elevate awareness of our superb reputation in music, theater and the visual arts.