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Frank DiLella

 
Bio:
Frank DiLella is the Emmy Award winning host of “On Stage” on Spectrum News NY1, the news channel’s weekly half-hour theater program. DiLella’s celebrity interviews, along with his in-depth reporting of the theatrical scene, have helped make him a trusted friend and confidant within the ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Frank DiLella is the Emmy Award winning host of “On Stage” on Spectrum News NY1, the news channel’s weekly half-hour theater program. DiLella’s celebrity interviews, along with his in-depth reporting of the theatrical scene, have helped make him a trusted friend and confidant within the ... (read complete bio)

 

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Frank DiLella Biography

Frank DiLella is the Emmy Award winning host of “On Stage” on Spectrum News NY1, the news channel’s weekly half-hour theater program.

DiLella’s celebrity interviews, along with his in-depth reporting of the theatrical scene, have helped make him a trusted friend and confidant within the theater and entertainment communities in New York City and around the globe.

Since joining NY1 in 2004, DiLella has interviewed many legendary artists including Tom Hanks, Vanessa Redgrave, Bono, Nathan Lane, Elton John, Liza Minnelli, Patti LuPone, Bette Midler, Bernadette Peters, Hugh Jackman, Tom Stoppard, Lin-Manuel Miranda, James Earl Jones, Chita Rivera, Jane Fonda, Ben Vereen, Angela Lansbury, Lady Gaga, Tony Kushner and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

In the spring of 2018, DiLella was honored with an Emmy Award for best News Magazine Program for his Special on the Broadway musical “Come From Away.”

He’s the recipient of 3 New York Press Club Awards including 1 in 2019 for his Special on the Broadway revival of “Angels in America” starring Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield – and the other in 2020 for his Special on “Network” starring Bryan Cranston.

In addition to filing reports on the Broadway and off-Broadway scenes, DiLella has traveled internationally to cover theater in the United Kingdom, Japan, Hong Kong, Germany and Canada.

Over the years, DiLella has acted as a contributing correspondent for the Tony Awards, the Olivier Awards at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Playbill, MANHATTAN Magazine and Broadway Direct, and has given lectures on theater and journalism at Hofstra University and The American Theatre Wing. He has also appeared as an entertainment correspondent for the BBC, The Tamron Hall Show, Andy Cohen’s “Watch What Happens Live”, AOL BUILD Series, Sirius XM, “The Early Show” on CBS, CTV, and Al Jazeera TV.

In the spring of 2020, he hosted the 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards.

He’s made multiple big and small screen appearances as “himself” including – Ryan Murphy’s “The Prom” – opposite Meryl Streep (NETFLIX), on the series “Smash” (NBC), “The Little Voice” (APPLE TV), and “The Forty Year Old Version” (SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL / NETFLIX).

In October of 2019, Frank launched the entertainment podcast – “Show and Tell with Frank DiLella” on iHeart Radio.

A strong advocate of arts education, DiLella currently serves on the board of The Roger Rees Awards and is a part of the selection committee for the annual Clive Barnes Award and Foundation – which honors talented young professionals in the artistic fields of dance and theater.

DiLella received a degree from Fordham University at Lincoln Center and has since returned to his alma mater as an adjunct professor teaching theater journalism.




Frank DiLella News

Deaf Broadway Actor Russell Harvard to Present FROM THE GROUND UP at Feinstein's/54 B Photo Deaf Broadway Actor Russell Harvard to Present FROM THE GROUND UP at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022

Broadway SIGNs! Producer Jo-Ann Dean will debut Broadway’s Russell Harvard (Spring Awakening, To Kill A Mockingbird, King Lear) in his first Solo Artist musical performance From the Ground Up on Friday, July 15 at 9:30 pm at Feinstein’s/54 Below.

Photos: See Adam Jacobs, Kate Rockwell & More at New York Restoration Project's Sprin Photo Photos: See Adam Jacobs, Kate Rockwell & More at New York Restoration Project's Spring Picnic Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2022

Bette Midler’s New York Restoration Project hosted its annual Spring Picnic Gala at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Notable attendees included Sophie von Haselberg (Board Member, actor), Frank DiLella (Host, NY1), Kate Rockwell (Broadway star, Mean Girls), Adam Jacobs (Broadway star, Aladdin), and more. Check out photos!

Photos: Broadway Stars Align on the 2022 Tony Awards Red Carpet Photo Photos: Broadway Stars Align on the 2022 Tony Awards Red Carpet
by Bruce Glikas - Jun 12, 2022

We're taking you to the red carpet for a look at all of the stars (and what they're wearing) at them 2022 Tony Awards!

BWW Feature: The Real MVPs! - A VIP Reception at the Drama League Awards Photo BWW Feature: The Real MVPs! - A VIP Reception at the Drama League Awards
by James Blinken - May 25, 2022

On Friday, May 20, 2022, one hour before the Drama League Awards, Board President Bonnie Comley, Kirk Iwanowski, Mary Jain, and the Board Hosted a VIP Reception at the Drama League Awards right next to the Ziegfeld Ballroom. While the Drama League Distinguished Performance nominees were lining up for the dais, a cocktail party was in full swing in the adjacent ballroom.

VIDEO: On the Red Carpet at the 88th Annual Drama League Awards Photo VIDEO: On the Red Carpet at the 88th Annual Drama League Awards
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 23, 2022

On Friday afternoon, the best of Broadway gathered for the the 88th Annual Drama League Awards, honoring achievements on and off-broadway in the 2021-22 season, celebrated at the Ziegfeld Ballroom.

Photos: Stars from A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, THE MUSIC MAN, and More Turn Out for the  Photo Photos: Stars from A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, THE MUSIC MAN, and More Turn Out for the Drama League Awards!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 20, 2022

A-list guests at the event included Patti LuPone (Company, Evita, Gypsy), Ben Vereen (Pippin, Fosse, Wicked), Sutton Foster (The Music Man, Anything Goes, Thoroughly Modern Millie), and freshly-minted 2022 Tony Award Nominated Actresses Shoshana Bean (Mr. Saturday Night, Wicked) Gabby Beans (Skin of Our Teeth, 'Succession,' 'House of Cards'), and Lear deBessonet (Encores! Into The Woods, Hercules, Miss You Like Hell), who will present the esteemed awards.

A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, TAKE ME OUT & More Win 2022 Drama League Awards Photo A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, TAKE ME OUT & More Win 2022 Drama League Awards
by Team BWW - May 20, 2022

Find out this year's nominees and winners for Drama League Awards. The 2022 Awards will recognize eligible Broadway and Off-Broadway (non-virtual only) productions that began preview performances between March 16, 2021, and April 23, 2022.

Patti LuPone, Sutton Foster, Shoshana Bean and More to Present at the 2022 Drama Leag Photo Patti LuPone, Sutton Foster, Shoshana Bean and More to Present at the 2022 Drama League Awards Hosted by Frank DiLella
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

Emmy Award-winning journalist Frank DiLella will be hosting the 88th Annual Drama League Awards alongside theatrical legends and Tony Award winners, Patti LuPone, Ben Vereen, Sutton Foster, Shoshana Bean, Gabby Beans and Lear deBessonet.

Drama Desk Awards to Be Announced by Author and Activist George Takei Photo Drama Desk Awards to Be Announced by Author and Activist George Takei
by Marissa Tomeo - May 15, 2022

The nominations for the 66th Annual Drama Desk Awards will be announced by actor, author, civil rights activist and influencer, George Takei, on Monday, May 16, with the top four categories announced live on Spectrum News NY1 at 4 p.m. ET.  Takei will join NY1 anchor Ruschell Boone and “On Stage” host Frank DiLella to announce the nominations for Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Musical and Outstanding Revival of a Play. Following the live announcement, the complete list of Drama Desk Awards nominations will be available on dramadeskawards.com. 

George Takei to Announce the 66th Annual Drama Desk Awards Nominations on May 16 Photo George Takei to Announce the 66th Annual Drama Desk Awards Nominations on May 16
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022

The nominations for the 66th Annual Drama Desk Awards will be announced by actor, author, civil rights activist and influencer, George Takei, on Monday, May 16, with the top four categories announced live on Spectrum News NY1 at 4 p.m. ET.

Frank DiLella Videos

VIDEO: On the Red Carpet at the 88th Annual Drama League Awards VideoVIDEO: On the Red Carpet at the 88th Annual Drama League Awards
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 23, 2022

On Friday afternoon, the best of Broadway gathered for the the 88th Annual Drama League Awards, honoring achievements on and off-broadway in the 2021-22 season, celebrated at the Ziegfeld Ballroom.

BWW Exclusive: Watch WAITRESS, ALADDIN & TINA Prepare to Reopen in New PBS Documentar VideoBWW Exclusive: Watch WAITRESS, ALADDIN & TINA Prepare to Reopen in New PBS Documentary Clip
by Michael Major - Jan 17, 2022

Check out an exclusive clip of the Broadway casts of Aladdin, Waitress, and Tina: the Tina Turner Musical returning to rehearsals after the shutdown, including interviews with Michael James Scott, Sara Bareilles, and Adrienne Warren. The documentary will also feature interviews with Lea Salonga, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Kristin Chenoweth, and more.

VIDEO: Watch Tituss Burgess on LIVE WITH CARNEGIE HALL, Featuring Jason Robert Brown  VideoVIDEO: Watch Tituss Burgess on LIVE WITH CARNEGIE HALL, Featuring Jason Robert Brown and More
by Stage Tube - May 22, 2020

In Carnegie Hall's new virtual series, Live with Carnegie Hall, watch Tituss Burgess as he performs a?oeWaiting for Life,a?? a?oeDo You Want to Dance,a?? a?oeGuess Who I Saw Today,a?? a?oeKing of the World,a?? a?oeI Loves You, Porgy,a?? a?oePour Unfortunate Souls,a?? and a?oeTomorrow.a??

VIDEO: NY1 Goes Behind the Scenes of NETWORK with Bryan Cranston VideoVIDEO: NY1 Goes Behind the Scenes of NETWORK with Bryan Cranston
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 13, 2019

On this week's episode of Spectrum News NY1's On Stage, host Frank DiLella will get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Broadway smash hit 'Network.' 

VIDEO: Watch The Live 2017 Olivier Awards Red Carpet Show
by Stage Tube - Apr 9, 2017

The Olivier Awards 2017 with Mastercard - the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar - takes place today, Sunday 9 April, at London's Royal Albert Hall.

STAGE TUBE: Tina Fey, Laura Benanti, Lesli Margherita, More Announce Second Annual Awaresies
by Stage Tube - Jun 7, 2016

Today, Andrew Briedis, also known as Annoying Actor Friend, announced the winners of the second annual Awarsie Awards , which were designed to honor excellence on Broadway, Broadway Internet, and more specifically: $h!+ the Tonys Leave Out

VIDEO: Laura Osnes, Nikki M. James & More Broadway Stars Analyze the '2016 Broadway Debate'
by Stage Tube - Jan 15, 2016

Tired of heated, controversial Presidential debates? Well last night, Laura Osnes, Frank DiLella, Nikki M. James and Andrew Keenan-Bolger switched gears to analyze the 2016 Broadway Debate.

STAGE TUBE: Stage Vets Announce 2015 AWARESIE AWARD Winners!
by Stage Tube - Jun 1, 2015

Annoying Actor Friend enlisted a pack of theatre talent to present the inaugural AWARESIE AWARDS today, June 1. Click below to see them announce the winners (full list below)! The AWARESIE AWARDS honor excellence on Broadway, Broadway Internet, and more specifically: Shit the Tonys Leave Out.

STAGE TUBE: David Rockwell Talks KINKY BOOTS and HOUDINI Set Designs!
by Stage Tube - Nov 23, 2012

ARTINFO's Patrick Pacheco and NY1 theater reporter Frank DiLella sat down with architect and producer David Rockwell to talk about his most recent set designs for the Broadway musicals Kinky Boots and the upcoming Houdini. Watch the interview below! Rockwell has also designed sets for Broadway's Dead Accounts, Elf, The Normal Heart, Catch Me If You Can, A Free Man Of Color, Legally Blonde, Hairspray, All Shook Up, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and The Rocky Horror Show.