Tony got his start on the stage in the hit musical Grease as one of fifteen ensemble members as a “Greaser” in middle school. He quickly followed this up with a production of the famed musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, in which he inhabited one of the many “Oompa Loompas”. Despite rave reviews, Tony turned away from acting, as the role became too emotionally distressing. After a ten year hiatus, he is back, and, needless to say, is happy to be doing something lighter.
After spending the second half of high school performing stand-up comedy in the Chicagoland area and taking classes in improv and sketch at Second City, he has moved to a career in acting and writing. He is currently a senior at New York University studying playwriting. He has just gotten back from the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center – a program primarily focused on acting, but studying many disciplines of theater. Tony can also be seen at local one dollar pizza restaurants eating one dollar pizza.
I love Joe, I love this play, and I am honored to be a part of this cast and involved with BrooklynONE Productions.