Bryan Batt (born March 1, 1963) is an American actor best known for his role in the AMC series as Mad Men Salvatore Romano, an art director for the Sterling Cooper agency. Primarily a theater actor, he has had a number of starring roles in movies and television as well. His performance in the musical adaptation of earned him one of New York City's more unusual honors, a Saturday Night Fever caricature at Sardi's.
Personal life [ ]
Batt was born in
New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of Gayle (Mackenroth), an amateur actress, dancer, and civic activist, and John Batt.   His family founded and ran the  Pontchartrain Beach amusement park. He attended and graduated from  Isidore Newman School (a preparatory school in New Orleans) and Tulane University, where he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity.
Batt is openly gay.
 On September 28, 2014, he married his long-time partner Tom Cianfichi, an event planner.  Batt and Cianfichi own a home decor and furnishings store, Hazelnut, on Magazine Street in New Orleans.  In 2010, Batt published a memoir about his mother entitled  She Ain't Heavy, She's My Mother. She died in December 2010.  In 2011, he published a second book,  Big, Easy, Style, which focuses on interior design and home furnishings.
Works [ ]
Film [ ]
Theater [ ]
(OBC Recording, nominated for Drama Desk Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical) Forbidden Broadway Cleans Up Its Act
! – Various (Triad Theater, New Original Cast, OBC Recording) Forbidden Broadway Strikes Back
Jeffrey – Darius (Minetta Lane,WPA/Christopher Ashley)
Too Many Girls – Al (ELT)
The Golden Apple – Patroclus (York Theater)
Give My Regards to Broadway (Carnegie Hall/David Bell) I Love New York (Rainbow and Stars – Bistro Award, OBC Recording) Los Angeles
Jeffrey – Darius ( Westwood Playhouse) LA Drama-Logue Award Regional
– Che (Carousel Dinner Theater) Evita
– Kenicke (Darien Dinner Theater) Grease
Trixie True: Teen Detective – Dick Dickerson (Boston Post Road Stage Co.)
– Paris (New Orleans Center Stage) Romeo and Juliet
The Lover – John (New Orleans Center Stage) Action – Jeep (New Orleans Center Stage)
Television [ ]
Book [ ]
References [ ]
Bryan Batt & Kristin Chenoweth Get Hung Up At Sardi's Jan. 20 Archived 2009-02-02 at the Wayback Machine", . January 21, 2000. Playbill
"Bryan Batt Biography (1963–)". Filmreference.com . Retrieved . 2013-12-04
^ a b Paula Devlin,
"Gayle Batt, civic activist and mother of actor Bryan Batt, dies at 79", , December 21, 2010. Times-Picayune
"Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home and Cemeteries | New Orleans, LA". Lakelawn.tributes.com . Retrieved . 2013-12-04
^ a b Joyce Wadler,
"An Actor Really Sells His Material", , August 16, 2007. The New York Times
^ Sue Strachan,
"Persona: Bryan Batt", New Orleans Magazine, January 2009.
The Leading Men: Going to Batt Archived August 14, 2007, at the Wayback Machine", , Wayman Wong. October 3, 2005. Playbill
Saturday Night Fever – Bryan Batt", , Andrew Velez. December 7, 1999. The Advocate
"Mad Men's Bryan Batt Weds Longtime Partner Tom Cianfichi". . October 7, 2014. Us Weekly
^ Craig Wilson,
"Q&A: 'Mad Men' star Bryan Batt and his tribute to mom Gayle", , May 6, 2010. USA Today
Needles, Tim. "We talk with Mad Men's Bryan Batt". Short and Sweet NYC . Retrieved . 25 January 2012
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