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Donnie Cianciotto

 
Birth Place:
Staten Island, NY
Bio:
Donnie Cianciotto is a native New Yorker who made his stage debut at the age of 3 in his first dance recital and hasn't been able to stop performing since. In his youth he was represented by Manhattan Talent Agency for modeling, and performed with NY's Center Stage Productions, Staten Island ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Staten Island, NY

Bio:
Donnie Cianciotto is a native New Yorker who made his stage debut at the age of 3 in his first dance recital and hasn't been able to stop performing since. In his youth he was represented by Manhattan Talent Agency for modeling, and performed with NY's Center Stage Productions, Staten Island ... (read complete bio)

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theatre Off-Broadway Production, 2016
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Donnie Cianciotto Biography

Donnie Cianciotto is a native New Yorker who made his stage debut at the age of 3 in his first dance recital and hasn't been able to stop performing since. In his youth he was represented by Manhattan Talent Agency for modeling, and performed with NY's Center Stage Productions, Staten Island Shakespearean Theater, and Staten Island Children's Theater, and went on to attend the Integrated Program at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Manhattan.

Donnie made his off-Broadway debut this Spring in Southern Comfort by Dan Collins and Julianne Wick Davis and directed by Tom Caruso at The Public Theater in NYC. He has performed in several shows at Feinstein's 54 Below including "Oh Broadway, Where Art Thou?" and "The Songs of Brandon James Gwinn and EllaRose Chary." He was also a performer at The Cutting Room in "Broadway Voices for NC", a fundraiser to fight North Carolina's HB2. He currently resides in Manhattan with his fiancee Rebecca and their three cats.

An accomplished improv comedian, Donnie created Tucson's professional short form comedy improv troupe Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed in 2002 after moving to Arizona. He was a founding cast member of medium form improv troupe The Originals and long form improv troupe Light Rail Pirates in Phoenix, and performed as a guest with several other improv troupes including S'Marmalade and at the Phoenix Improv Festival. He has also performed stand up comedy at several venues throughout Arizona.

Donnie spent five years as the Artistic Director of Arizona's Musical Mayhem Cabaret - an "under rehearsed and over dramatic" musical comedy troupe he created in 2011. Donnie blames his love of cabaret performance on the legendary piano bars of NYC like The Duplex and Don't Tell Mama's, and yearned to bring something similar to Arizona. During his time in Arizona he was also seen onstage or behind the scenes (directing, producing, stage managing, consulting, marketing, etc) with Desert Players, Millennium Theater, Broadway Palm Dinner Theater, Wilde Playhouse, Insurrection Theater Company, Rockin' Gay Cabaret, Herberger Theater Center, A.C.T, Horns 'N' Halos, Tom Thumb Players, The Kax Theater, The BlackBox Foundation, Cabaret Boheme, Invisible Theatre, Unscrewed Theater, South Mountain Community College, Scorpio Productions, Phoenix Theatre Company, Vaudeville Cabaret and more.

Though Donnie was assigned female at birth, he identifies as male, and has been living his life openly as a transgender man since 2012. He was recently the subject of an award winning short documentary titled "Donnie" and has made several appearances as a guest speaker on KGUN 9 News in Tucson, Arizona in regards to local and national trans issues from Caitlyn Jenner to Arizona's public healthcare system. He has also had articles published on transgender topics.

Prior to embracing his authentic self, Donnie spent 7 years performing across the country as an award winning Male Illusionist (aka drag king) by the name Anson Reign. As Anson, Donnie won several state, regional, and national titles within the USofA MI and Master Male Illusionist pageant systems and performed in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Indiana, Iowa, Oklahoma, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, and South Carolina. He also created and managed Kings For A Cause - A National Drag Event from 2009 - 2014 which raised money for charities across the country on both the local and national levels.




Donnie Cianciotto News

QUEER VOICES CABARET to Present Inaugural Show At The Duplex Photo QUEER VOICES CABARET to Present Inaugural Show At The Duplex
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 27, 2022

Queer Voices Cabaret, the new sibling company of the long-running Trans Voices Cabaret, will present it's inaugural show on Saturday, July 9th at The Duplex in Greenwich Village.

Trans Voices Cabaret Announces Pride Show Photo Trans Voices Cabaret Announces Pride Show
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2022

Trans Voices Cabaret, NYC's premier cabaret featuring transgender, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming seasoned performers and rising stars in the musical theater community, returns to The Duplex for their annual Pride Show on Saturday, June 18th at 9:30pm.

Pothos Arts & Theater House to Present TRANS VOICES CABARET: PRIDE, June 3-4 Photo Pothos Arts & Theater House to Present TRANS VOICES CABARET: PRIDE, June 3-4
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2022

Pothos Arts & Theater House will present Trans Voices Cabaret: Pride, the West Coast premiere of the internationally performed Trans Voices Cabaret series. Trans Voices Cabaret: Pride kicks off Pride Month with two performances, Friday June 3 at 8pm and Saturday June 4 at 2pm, at The Complex Theatres and Studios in Hollywood.

DRAG OUT LOUD, A Live Singing Cabaret Drag Show is Returning to Purgatory Photo DRAG OUT LOUD, A Live Singing Cabaret Drag Show is Returning to Purgatory
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

Drag Out Loud is a live-singing drag show from Donnie Cianciotto, the creator of Trans Voices Cabaret, that highlights the vocal talents of drag kings, femme performers, and trans/nonbinary drag entertainers. After 2 sold out shows, Drag Out Loud is returning to Purgatory, 675 Central Ave, in Brooklyn on Sunday, May 15th at 7:00PM.

BEDLAM Announces Cast and Ticket Information For DO MORE: NEW PLAYS Series Photo BEDLAM Announces Cast and Ticket Information For DO MORE: NEW PLAYS Series
by Stephi Wild - Apr 15, 2022

Bedlam continues its work of cultivating a more just, equitable, and inclusive next generation of classics this Spring. DO MORE: NEW PLAYS will run April 29 – May 1 at The Connelly Theater (220 E 4th St, New York, NY 10009).

Donnie Cianciotto Announces Concert at The Screening Room Photo Donnie Cianciotto Announces Concert at The Screening Room
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 14, 2022

Transgender actor and off-Broadway performer Donnie Cianciotto (he/they) will return to his former home of Tucson, AZ from New York City for a one-night-only cabaret show at The Screening Room, 127 E Congress St, on Sunday, April 3rd at 6:00 pm.

Trans & Nonbinary Performers And Cis Allies Come Together For You Are Loved - A Conce Photo Trans & Nonbinary Performers And Cis Allies Come Together For You Are Loved - A Concert Benefiting Trans Youth In Texas
by Stephi Wild - Mar 14, 2022

Transgender actor and creator of Trans Voices Cabaret, Donnie Cianciotto (he/them, SOUTHERN COMFORT), presents YOU ARE LOVED - A CONCERT BENEFITING TRANS YOUTH IN TEXAS on Wed, April 13th 2022 at 7:00 pm at The Green Room 42 starring transgender and nonbinary performers along with some of Broadway's biggest cis allies. YOU ARE LOVED will raise money for the Transgender Education Network of Texas, and the ACLU of Texas.

BROADWAY'S FUTURE SONGBOOK Will Spotlight Anessa Marie Photo BROADWAY'S FUTURE SONGBOOK Will Spotlight Anessa Marie
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 10, 2022

The Broadway's Future Songbook Series - produced, directed, and hosted by John Znidarsic - continues its 2022 season on Monday, March 28th at 6PM. The free evening will spotlight the songs of acclaimed composer/lyricist Anessa Marie. This special concert will be held in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.

Trans Voices Cabaret to Hold First Show Of 2022 Photo Trans Voices Cabaret to Hold First Show Of 2022
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 4, 2022

Trans Voices Cabaret, NYC's premier cabaret featuring transgender, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming seasoned performers and rising stars in NYC's musical theater community, returns to The Duplex for their first show of 2022 on Saturday, March 26th at 9:30pm. Trans Voices Cabaret has been performing regularly since its inception in 2017, and also has chapters in Chicago and London.

Drag Out Loud - A Live-Singing Drag Cabaret to Return to Purgatory Photo Drag Out Loud - A Live-Singing Drag Cabaret to Return to Purgatory
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 22, 2022

After canceling their last live performance because of the omicron spike, Drag Out Loud will be returning to Purgatory in Brooklyn on Saturday, February 26th, 2022 at 8:30pm. Purgatory is located at 675 Central Avenue, and tickets are $15 in advance or at the door.