TONY SPINOSA is a producer, stage director, choreographer, writer, arts leader and performer. He has directed over fifty theatrical productions across the United States. Born in Wantagh, New York, he began his career as a performer. At a very early age Tony was mentored by theatre legend Michael Bennett and made his Broadway debut in PETER PAN at the Marquis Theatre in 1998.
Tony became the Resident Director of the Tony Award winning Broadway revival of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES in 2010, at the Longacre Theatre. Having made his home in New York City, he has produced numerous events for Broadway Cares, Theatre Development Fund and The Actors Fund, including the recent mega-hits THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE and BOMBSHELL IN CONCERT at the Minskoff Theatre. In 2012 he founded the iStar Theatre Lab, modeled after the prestigious Sundance Theatre Lab in Colorado. iStar was created to engage and challenge new and existing writers to develop fresh ideas that speak to underserved audiences. The Lab supports the next generation of theatre artists and nurtures the collaborative setting by providing a safe environment for taking risks and exploring the scope, range and depth of the artists’ creative ability. To date, the iStar Theatre Lab is responsible for developing VEILS, GAY BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN and THE GEORGE HAMILTON PROJECT.
As a director/choreographer, Tony’s award winning work includes CHARLIE CHANG AND THE MYSTERIOUS SALAMI at the New York City Cringe Fest, WEST SIDE STORY and CATS at the Herberger Theatre Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Select regional productions include HAIRSPRAY, FAME: THE MUSICAL, THE MUSIC MAN, OLIVER, KISS ME, KATE, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and. LA CAGE AUX FOLLES. He has also been responsible for International collaborations in Zurich, Glasgow and Vilnius thorough the European Arts Organization IETM. He is currently working closely with the Estonian Government in Tallinn on a new work celebrating the history of this culturally rich, technology forward country.
As a performer Tony has been seen in National and International Tours of A CHORUS LINE, SOUTH PACIFIC, LEADER OF THE PACK, PETER PAN and EVITA. He has appeared at the Hollywood Bowl in A TRIBUTE TO MARVIN HAMLISCH with Nathan Lane and SOUTH PACIFIC with Reba McEntire and Brian Stokes Mitchell. Regional performing credits include Walnut Street Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Festival, La Mirada, Santa Barbara CLO, San Jose CLO, the El Portal Arts Canter, Casa Mañana, Bass Hall and the International City Theatre.
Tony’s holds a BFA in Visual Communication and an MBA in Marketing from American InterContinental University. He is a proud member of SDC, AEA and SAG-AFTRA.