Anthony Aibel studied acting, music and directing at Juilliard
(he graduated from there and simultaneously pursued writing at Columbia), and then studied acting/directing for several years with Tony-nominated director/acting teacher Terry Schreiber, who taught Edward Norton (Bird Man/Fight Club). Aibel was cast in the Martin Scorsese-directed HBO pilot of 'Boardwalk Empire' and in the Costa-Gavras film 'Mad City', starring Dustin Hoffman, he subbed on Broadway, wrote articles published in the New York Times and others, and he was musical director for Area 31, which received a Grammy Award Nomination. He's had lead roles in many plays as well as directing and writing his own projects. He is invited to give acting master classes worldwide in 'How to be authentic and land the role', among other topics.
Aibel, in a new pilot is Brian Willing, the demoted split-personality news reporter in 'The Return of Brian Willing', a comedy-drama series he co-created, with Emmy, Tony and Golden Globe-winner Judd Hirsch in the cast, directed/co-written by Cameron Sawyer and cast by Adrienne Stern. Judd Hirsch plays Willing's boss, and actor/Emmy-winner/former CNN anchor Tony Harris is cast as Willing's rival Lefty Holts.
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'The Return of Brian Willing'
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Anthony Aibel as the cocky conservative
reporter Brian Willing
The cast and crew for the March 2nd shoot of 'The Return of Brian Willing', just days before the shut-down. Judd Hirsch had flown in from LA after reading the script
Lefty Holts played by Tony Harris, takes over the anchor position when Brian Willing is fired