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Anthony Martinez

 
Bio:
Anthony is best known to theater audiences as Frankie in Forever Plaid, a role that he has played throughout California at many theaters, including Cinnabar Theater, Larkspur Café Theater, Pacific Alliance Stage Company, and the Castro Valley Center for the Arts. In addition to Plaid, among his ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Anthony is best known to theater audiences as Frankie in Forever Plaid, a role that he has played throughout California at many theaters, including Cinnabar Theater, Larkspur Café Theater, Pacific Alliance Stage Company, and the Castro Valley Center for the Arts. In addition to Plaid, among his ... (read complete bio)

 

Anthony Martinez Biography

Anthony is best known to theater audiences as Frankie in Forever Plaid, a role that he has played throughout California at many theaters, including Cinnabar Theater, Larkspur CafĂ© Theater, Pacific Alliance Stage Company, and the Castro Valley Center for the Arts. In addition to Plaid, among his many theater appearances are Sky Masterson in Guys & Dolls, Dan Goodman in Next to Normal, Eddie Ryan in Funny Girl, Archibald Craven in The Secret Garden, Frank Butler in Annie Get Your Gun, Sister Robert Anne in Nunsense A-Men, the Duke in Oh, Kay!, three separate productions of Fiddler on the Roof (playing Perchik, Motel, and Fyedka), Howard in Moon Over Buffalo, Howard in Meshuggah-nuns, Dr. Simian in Unwrap Your Candy, Stew in The Bachelors (West Coast Premiere), Sy in My Favorite Year, Albert in Neil Simon’s The Dinner Party, Whizzer in Falsettos, Matt in The Fantasticks, Harlequin in Triumph of Love, Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, Lancelot in Camelot (ARTY award nomination), Zangara in Assassins, Henrik in A Little Night Music, Paul in Company, Ciccio in The Most Happy Fella, Putting It Together, Songs for a New World, Cole Porter’s People, A Sondheim Affair, John Fisher’s Medea: The Musical, and Dear World, Girl Crazy, and On A Clear Day You Can See Forever with San Francisco’s acclaimed 42nd St. Moon. Motion picture appearances include Ghettoblaster, The Animal, Bottle Shock, and Cheaper by the Dozen, as well as television commercials, radio commercials, and industrial films. In addition to being an award-winning playwright, Anthony is also an ASCAP composer.




Anthony Martinez News

Miniball Brings Fringe Festival Energy to Old City For 10 Days Next Month Photo Miniball Brings Fringe Festival Energy to Old City For 10 Days Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Nov 28, 2022

After an incredibly successful and massive month-long run during the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Cannonball Festival is returning with its small and mighty off-shoot Miniball. Miniball is a 10-day smaller version of Cannonball. Running December 8-18 at Christ Church Neighborhood House, this eclectic performance festival will feature returning audience favorites from this year's Cannonball Festival alongside brand-new performances and touring works.

First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards; Ray of Light's KINKY Photo First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards; Ray of Light's KINKY BOOTS Leads Best Musical
by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022

The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Jeanna De Waal, AMANDA GREEN AND FRIENDS, and More to Play 54 Below Next Week Photo Jeanna De Waal, AMANDA GREEN AND FRIENDS, and More to Play 54 Below Next Week
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 22, 2022

Next week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551.

Review: GHOSTS OF BOGOTÁ Opens Inspired Season at Stray Cat Theatre Photo Review: GHOSTS OF BOGOTÁ Opens Inspired Season at Stray Cat Theatre
by Robert Encila-Celdran - Oct 4, 2022

GHOSTS OF BOGOTÁ is the first production in Stray Cat’s intrepid lineup. Playwright Diana Burbano (also an accomplished actress), has fashioned a dark, irreverent comedy, riffing on the incongruous motif of sexual trauma and unholy exorcism. It thumbs its nose on conventions of space and time — as it should, given the task of probing the collective unconscious and whipping up a contentious dialogue with deceased relatives.  Consider Kushner’s – or Ruhl’s – penchant for magical realism, but through the unique lens of  the Latinx experience. Burbano dispenses a delectable sass while flouting the spectral realm of departed kin. She checks the boxes, if you will, and treads where lesser dramatists might opt for a quick detour.

Opera Philadelphia's Festival O to Return in September Photo Opera Philadelphia's Festival O to Return in September
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2022

Excitement is building for the return of Opera Philadelphia’s Festival O after a three-year hiatus.  Festival O22 kicks off Wednesday, September 21, with the company premiere of Toshio Hosokawa’s The Raven, a monodrama inspired by Edgar Allan Poe and Noh theater, presented in an immersive audience experience co-produced with Philadelphia’s Obvious Agency.

The Bearded Ladies Cabaret to Return to the 2022 Philadelphia Fringe Festival With LA Photo The Bearded Ladies Cabaret to Return to the 2022 Philadelphia Fringe Festival With LATE NIGHT SNACKS in September
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 2, 2022

The Bearded Ladies Cabaret returns to the 2022 Philadelphia Fringe Festival and Opera Philadelphia's Festival O22 with Late Night Snacks, a new selection of guilty pleasures, soul nourishment, and tasty performances. The mixed plate pop-up cabaret bar is 50% Philadelphia flavor, 50% neighborhood jawn, and 100% good to the last bite.

Applied Mechanics' OTHER ORBITS Project Continues With Album Of Original Music Photo Applied Mechanics' OTHER ORBITS Project Continues With Album Of Original Music
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 27, 2022

Applied Mechanics, Philadelphia's visionary, multiracial collective of queer and genderqueer theater artists, has announced the newest episode installment of their Other Orbits project, an album of original music, co-created by members of troupe (Izzy Sazak, Liz Atkinson, Anthony Martinez-Briggs, and Eppchez Yes).

Alabama Shakespeare Festival to Present MACBETH Photo Alabama Shakespeare Festival to Present MACBETH
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 3, 2022

Benjamin Bonenfant joins ASF as the ambitious Macbeth, who commits regicide and usurps the throne of Scotland after three witches lead him to believe he is invincible. As with many of The Bard's stories, bloody battles and tragedy ensue.

1812 Productions to Revive SET MODEL THEATRE Photo 1812 Productions to Revive SET MODEL THEATRE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 5, 2022

Conceived at the height of national quarantine, Set Model Theatre is a documentary series that pulls back the curtain on the creative processes of 15 Philadelphia theatre designers as they work in distanced collaboration on a fantasy production of Shakespeare's King Lear.

Azuka Theatre Will Kick Off Their Season With the World Premiere of YOUNG MONEY Next  Photo Azuka Theatre Will Kick Off Their Season With the World Premiere of YOUNG MONEY Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Oct 22, 2021

Azuka Theatre presents the World Premiere of Young Money by Philadelphia playwright Erlina Ortiz, directed by Briana Gause.

Anthony Martinez Videos

Readers Respond: Will Bette Midler Perform on the Tony Awards?
by Alan Henry - May 30, 2017

BroadwayWorld asked readers opinions on the news that Bette Midler may not perform on the Tonys due to a production dispute between HELLO, DOLLY! and The Tony Awards producers.

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from 'BROWNSVILLE SONG' at Long Wharf Theatre
by Stage Tube - Apr 2, 2015

Long Wharf Theatre presents brownsville song (b-side for tray) by Kimber Lee, directed by Associate Artistic Director Eric Ting. The production runs now through April 19, 2015 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre. Press night was April 1. Click below to watch highlights from the production!

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Pioneer Theatre's IN THE HEIGHTS with John Herrera, Natalie Toro & More!
by Stage Tube - Sep 15, 2012

Pioneer Theatre Company presents In the Heights, the musical that won the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical and Best Score, September 14 - September 29, 2012. Check out scenes from the production below!