Tony studied film acting while pursuing his undergraduate degrees in playwriting and filmmaking at New York University, before studying away for a semester at The National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. Since, he’s found an artistic home the past three years at The Performing Arts Project, an acting/dancing/singing program where he’ll be returning this summer as a fellow to continue his training, teaching, and mentoring.
While in New York, he was an active company member of Shakespeare in the Square, acted in numerous black box productions and the films of collaborators, and participated in many readings and developmental workshops across the city – from apartment buildings, to Naked Angels, to the NYU graduate Dramatic Writing program.
He’s additionally studied at Improv Olympic, Second City, Annoyance Theater, Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater, Reckless Theater, as well as under the teachers Brian McManamon, John Strasberg, Michael Cadman, Susan Misner, Jonathan Bernstein, Gavin Creel, Emily Young, Zach Fine, Alejandro Rodriguez, Susan Blackwell, and many others.
He now is lucky enough to live in a DIY performance space called The Shithole where he performs sad-funny solo material weekly, and is very excited to call Chicago his new home! A lover of film, he’s honored that his zero dollar budget short, foundfootagexx100n.s.1, had its premiere at SXSW 2017.