About 

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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PILOT VIDEO EXCERPT
'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

 

Anthony Aibel rehearsing with Judd Hirsch, director Cameron Sawyer, Sideara St. Claire, and Sade Grandberry. They completed filming the pilot just before the COVID-19 shut-down. 
 

Gallery

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With writer John Patrick Shanley after an Aibel performance

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Backstage with late actress Lauren Bacall

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With "West Side Story" actress Rita Moreno before their performance at the Kennedy Center

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In the play "A Step Back"

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A Showcase of his musical "Ad Infinitum"

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Winners of a vocal competition he judged

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In the play "Don't Write a Bad Play"

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Young Aibel with one of his Teachers: "West Side Story" composer Leonard Bernstein

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Young Aibel with one of his Tanglewood mentors, legendary composer John Williams

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Anthony working with Rita Moreno from "West Side Story"

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On the set of "Mad City", the Travolta film in which Aibel was cast

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Anthony with Rita Moreno from "West Side Story"

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"StageDad" Cast and Crew 2018

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Playing the part of the Stage Dad in "StageDad" 2018

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"StageDad" 2018

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"StageDad" cast

 
 

Anthony Aibel

Actor  Writer  

Director  Producer

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On the set of "Mad City", the Travolta film in which Aibel was cast