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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.

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Photos: Inside Frank DiLella's Birthday Celebration at Sardi's

Frank DiLella, theatre journalist and the eight-time Emmy Award winning host of “On Stage” on Spectrum News NY1, recently celebrated his birthday with a star-studded bash at Sardi's. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos from the night here!

Photos: Inside the 2023 American Theatre Wing Gala

The American Theatre Wing 2023 Gala Celebration was held next Monday, September 11, 2023 at Cipriani. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos here!

Hideaway Circus to Launch U.S. Tour of REFLEX This Fall

Don't miss out on the electrifying Reflex as Hideaway Circus takes their show on a thrilling U.S. tour this fall. Get ready for jaw-dropping performances and incredible talent at a city near you. Find out where and when you can experience the excitement firsthand.

Photos: Daniel Reichard Returns To Birdland With IT'S YOU I LIKE

See photos from Daniel Reichard's concert 'It's You I Like' at Birdland.

Photos: Stars Walk the Pink Carpet at ONCE UPON A ONE MORE TIME Opening Night!

Check out photos of Laura Benanti, Jane Krakowski, Telly Leung, Adrienne Warren, Tituss Burgess, and more as they walk the 'pink' carpet here!

Feature: The VIPs Behind the Curtain! A VIP Reception at the Drama League Awards

On Friday, May 19, 2023, 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.

Photos: Stars From SHUCKED, SWEENEY TODD, PARADE And More Hit The Red Carpet At The 2023 Drama League Awards

The 2023 Drama League Awards welcomes stars of the Broadway season and beyond, including Josh Groban, Annaleigh Ashford, Ben Platt, Phillipa Soo, NaTasha Yvette Williams and more! See photos from the event!

Photos: April 18th THE LINEUP WITH SUSIE MOSHER As Photographed By Matt Baker

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Exclusive: The Company of NEW YORK, NEW YORK's Celebrates Opening Night!

New York, New York, the final musical of the 2022-23 Broadway season is open at last!  The show is now officially running at Broadway's St. James Theatre. We have photos from inside the opening night party!

What Do the Drama Desk Awards Nominations Mean for the 2023 Tony Awards?

BroadwayWorld investigates how many Drama Desk nominees of the past were subsequently nominated for Tony Awards.

Donna McKechnie And Frank DiLella To Announce 2023 Drama Desk Award Nominations

The 67th Annual Drama Desk Awards will be held on Tuesday afternoon, June 6 at Sardi's Restaurant, it was announced by Drama Desk co-presidents David Barbour and Charles Wright.

Photos: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of SHUCKED

Shucked is officially open at the Nederlander Theatre! The stars came out to celebrate yesterday and BroadwayWorld was on the red carpet for all of the excitement. Check out photos below!

Celia Keenan-Bolger, Will Roland, Nikki M. James & More Join CLASSICS GONE MAD!

Classic Stage Company has announced Classics Gone Mad!, presented by the CSC Associate Board in their inaugural benefit event. See which stars are taking part and learn how to purchase tickets!

A Complete 2023 Broadway Awards Season Calendar

Stay up to date on all the need-to-know facts of the 2023 Awards Season with BroadwayWorld's full Awards Season Calendar here!

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See photos of stars as they arrive on the Bad Cinderella opening night red carpet!

Photos: Jennifer Holliday Shines During her Diamond Series Concerts at 54 Below

See photos from Broadway icon Jennifer Holliday's return to 54 Below as part of the venue's Diamond Series concerts!

Andre De Shields, Lear DeBessonet, Drama Book Shop & Darin Oduyoye to be Honored at 89th Annual Drama League Awards

Andre De Shields, Lear DeBessonet, Drama Book Shop & Darin Oduyoye will be honored at 89th Annual Drama League Awards. See when the awards ceremony will be taking place!

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