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Santino Fontana

 
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Perhaps best known to national audiences for providing the voice to the villainous 'Prince Hans' in Disney's Academy Award-winning animated feature, Frozen. He was also seen in Universal Studio's Sisters, starring opposite Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. On television he's starred on The CW's critically ... (read complete bio)
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Santino Fontana Headshot

Bio:
Perhaps best known to national audiences for providing the voice to the villainous 'Prince Hans' in Disney's Academy Award-winning animated feature, Frozen. He was also seen in Universal Studio's Sisters, starring opposite Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. On television he's starred on The CW's critically ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2019
Michael Dorsey
  [Chicago]
Pre-Broadway Run, 2018
Michael Dorsey
  [Off-Broadway]
Transport Group Concert Production, 2018
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Project Shaw One Night Only Production, 2018
Henry Higgins
  [Off-Broadway]
Transport Group Concert Production, 2017
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2017
Cornelius Hackl [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
New York City Center Encores Off-Center Production, 2016
Eliot Rosewater
  [Off-Broadway]
City Center Encores Concert Production, 2016
John Adams
  [New York]
Encores Concert Revival, 2015
Niko
  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Production, 2014
Moss Hart (younger)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Topher
  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Production, 2011
Joseph
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2011
Algernon Moncrieff
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2010
Rodolpho [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival [Cancelled], 2009
Stanley
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2009
Stanley Jerome
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2008
Tony
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2008
Soldier
Bather
Alex
George (Act II) (Understudy)
George (Act I) (Understudy)
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 2006
Matt

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Additional Writing

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2019
Michael Dorsey

  [Chicago]
Pre-Broadway Run, 2018
Michael Dorsey

  [Off-Broadway]
Transport Group Concert Production, 2018
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Project Shaw One Night Only Production, 2018
Henry Higgins

  [Off-Broadway]
Transport Group Concert Production, 2017
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2017
Cornelius Hackl [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
New York City Center Encores Off-Center Production, 2016
Eliot Rosewater

  [Off-Broadway]
City Center Encores Concert Production, 2016
John Adams

  [New York]
Encores Concert Revival, 2015
Niko

  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Production, 2014
Moss Hart (younger)

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Topher

  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Production, 2011
Joseph

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2011
Algernon Moncrieff

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2010
Rodolpho [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival [Cancelled], 2009
Stanley

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2009
Stanley Jerome

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2008
Tony

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2008
Soldier

Bather

Alex

George (Act II) (Understudy)

George (Act I) (Understudy)

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 2006
Matt

Productions

Additional Writing

Santino Fontana Biography

Perhaps best known to national audiences for providing the voice to the villainous 'Prince Hans' in Disney's Academy Award-winning animated feature, Frozen. He was also seen in Universal Studio's Sisters, starring opposite Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. On television he's starred on The CW's critically acclaimed musical comedy series, "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," as Greg. Simultaneously, Santino played David Saperstein, opposite Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta, in NBC's drama series, "Shades of Blue." On stage, Santino most recently starred in God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater and 1776, as part of the New York City Center's Encores! series, for which he received rave reviews. Santino's portrayal of Moss Hart in Lincoln Center's production of Act One, which was filmed for PBS, also received critical praise.

In 2013, Santino received a Tony Award nomination for his leading role as Prince Charming in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, and in 2012, he won Obie and Lucille Lortel awards for his acclaimed performance in Stephen Karam's Sons of the Prophet. Santino won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical for his lead performance as Michael Dorsey in the stage adaptation of Tootsie. Santino's other theatre credits include The Importance of Being Earnest (Clarence Derwent Award), A View From the Bridge, Brighton Beach Memoirs (Drama Desk Award), Billy Elliot, Zorba, and Sunday in the Park with George. As a vocalist, Santino has recently performed in jazz venues such as Lincoln Center's Appel Room and Birdland. As an orchestra soloist, Santino has sung at Carnegie Hall, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and other top tier venues with symphonies, big bands, and smaller ensembles, including the New York Philharmonic, the New York Pops and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Santino has recently wrapped shooting "Singularity," a pilot for FX from producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. His other television credits include guest stars on "The Good Wife," "Nurse Jackie," "Brain Dead," and "Royal Pains."

He can also be seen in the popular web series, "Submissions Only." He has four independent film projects due to be released soon, including the romantic comedy, Off the Menu, the psychological thriller Impossible Monsters, the dramatic short Limit of Wooded Country, and the comedy Papercop.

Santino Fontana Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Santino Fontana, Tootsie
 
Drama League Awards - 2019 - Distinguished Performance Award
Santino Fontana, Tootsie
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Santino Fontana, Tootsie
 
Tony Awards - 2019 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Santino Fontana, Tootsie
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Santino Fontana, Cinderella
 
Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Santino Fontana, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Santino Fontana, Sons of the Prophet
 
Drama League Awards - 2012 - Distinguished Performance Award
Santino Fontana, Sons of the Prophet
 
Obie Awards - 2012 - Performance Gold Star
Santino Fontana, Sons of the Prophet
 
Obie Awards - 2012 - Performance Gold Star
Santino Fontana, Sons of the Prophet
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Santino Fontana, Sons of the Prophet
 
The Lortels - 2012 - Outstanding Lead Actor Gold Star
Santino Fontana, Sons of the Prophet
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Gold Star
Santino Fontana, Brighton Beach Memoirs

Santino Fontana News

Santino Fontana to Return to 54 Below in November Photo Santino Fontana to Return to 54 Below in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2022

54 Below will welcomes¬†Tony Award¬ģ¬†winner¬†Santino¬†Fontana¬†back to NYC for his first live show since the before times.¬†Come celebrate a spontaneous, intimate and bespoke evening of his and your favorite songs- intermixed with hilarious showbiz tales about everything from James Earl Jones to Ryan Gosling.¬†Santino Fontana performs Nov 14, 16, & 18.

Birdland Theater to Present Stacy Sullivan & Todd Murray in I'M GLAD THERE IS YOU Cel Photo Birdland Theater to Present Stacy Sullivan & Todd Murray in I'M GLAD THERE IS YOU Celebrating Frank Sinatra & Peggy Lee
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2022

BIRDLAND THEATER¬†will present singers¬†Stacy Sullivan¬†and¬†Todd Murray¬†in the new show¬†‚ÄúI‚Äôm Glad There Is You ‚Äď The Musical Romance of Frank Sinatra and Peggy Lee‚Ä̬†on¬†Monday, October 31¬†at¬†8:30 PM.

Symphony Space Convenes Celebrated Broadway Performers For SELECTED SHORTS: BACK TO S Photo Symphony Space Convenes Celebrated Broadway Performers For SELECTED SHORTS: BACK TO SCHOOL
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2022

Symphony Space, a home for unforgettable events that happen one time only and only at Symphony Space, has announced the lineup for Selected Shorts: Back to School, produced Wednesday, September 28, at 7pm EST for in-person audiences at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater and viewers tuning in worldwide via live-stream.

Sierra Boggess, Carolee Carmello, and More Join Abingdon Theatre Company's 30th Seaso Photo Sierra Boggess, Carolee Carmello, and More Join Abingdon Theatre Company's 30th Season Gala
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2022

Abingdon Theatre Company (Chad Austin, Artistic Director) has announced additional casting for their upcoming 30th Anniversary Gala on Monday, October 24 at The Edison Ballroom (240 W. 47th Street). The star-studded cast will be celebrating Abingdon’s milestone 30th anniversary as ATC honors Tony Award winner David Zippel and ATC Board President DMW Greer. 

Elizabeth Stanley Will Now Headline The New York Pops Underground Cabaret at 54 Below Photo Elizabeth Stanley Will Now Headline The New York Pops Underground Cabaret at 54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2022

Elizabeth Stanley will now headline The New York Pops Underground cabaret on Monday, September 19, 2022 at 54 Below. Stanley will be singing selections from Songs for a New World, Bridges of Madison County, Jagged Little Pill, Company, A Little Night Music, and more.

THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLOGUES Returns Tonight! Photo THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLOGUES Returns Tonight!
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 13, 2022

The 24 Hour Plays welcome new and returning artists alike for Season Three, Episode Five of The 24 Hour Plays: VIral Monologues tonight.

Santino Fontana, Clint Holmes, and More Join Jamie DeRoy & Friends Benefit For The En Photo Santino Fontana, Clint Holmes, and More Join Jamie DeRoy & Friends Benefit For The Entertainment Community Fund
by Stephi Wild - Sep 8, 2022

Show business tour de force and 10-time Tony Award-winning producer Jamie deRoy brings her acclaimed Jamie deRoy & friends cabaret show back to New York's famed Birdland, Monday, October 3rd, at 7:00 p.m.  

Santino Fontana, Carolee Carmello, Ruthie Henshall & More to Take Part in Abingdon Th Photo Santino Fontana, Carolee Carmello, Ruthie Henshall & More to Take Part in Abingdon Theatre Company 30th Anniversary Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2022

Abingdon Theatre Company has announced casting for their upcoming 30th Anniversary Gala on Monday, October 24 at The Edison Ballroom. Stars will come out to celebrate Abingdon’s milestone 30th anniversary as ATC honors Tony Award nominee David Zippel and ATC Board President DMW Greer. 

Live At Birdland Jazz Club And Birdland Theater Announce September 2022 Lineup Photo Live At Birdland Jazz Club And Birdland Theater Announce September 2022 Lineup
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 25, 2022

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are open this September with a full slate of nightly performances!

Elizabeth Stanley, Tony Yazbeck, and J. Harrison Ghee Join Arts Ignite's Education Ce Photo Elizabeth Stanley, Tony Yazbeck, and J. Harrison Ghee Join Arts Ignite's Education Celebration
by Stephi Wild - Aug 16, 2022

For one afternoon only, a cast of Broadway performers led by acclaimed conductor, music director, orchestrator, composer, arranger, and Arts Ignite Founder, Mary-Mitchell Campbell (The Prom, Mean Girls, Company) will gather for an arts education celebration called Our Stories, Our Songs on September 18, 2022 at 3:00pm at Ramscale Studio (463 West St, New York, NY).

Santino Fontana Videos

WATCH: Hannah Corneau Stars in 'Getting Closer' Music Video VideoWATCH: Hannah Corneau Stars in 'Getting Closer' Music Video
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2022

Songwriting team Will Reynolds and Eric Price, winners of the Fred Ebb Award for Musical Theatre Writing, have released of a music video for their song ‚ÄúGetting Closer‚ÄĚ from their forthcoming musical Radioactive, performed by Hannah Corneau (Wicked).

VIDEO: Jeremy Jordan Sings From THE VIOLET HOUR in Sneak Peek of Cast Recording VideoVIDEO: Jeremy Jordan Sings From THE VIOLET HOUR in Sneak Peek of Cast Recording
by Stephi Wild - May 5, 2022

A new cast recording for the musical The Violet Hour will be released soon! The musical features music by Will Reynolds with book & lyrics by Eric Price, based on the play by Richard Greenberg. Check out a sneak peek of Jeremy Jordan singing from the musical here!

VIDEO: STARS IN THE HOUSE FOR UKRAINE Raises Over $139,000 VideoVIDEO: STARS IN THE HOUSE FOR UKRAINE Raises Over $139,000
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2022

Stars in the House for Ukraine, an 11+ Hour telethon of the weekly streaming show, raised $139,000 for the International Rescue Committee's humanitarian efforts for those affected by the war in Ukraine. That total is inclusive of a generous matching donation by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, which matched the first $50,000 worth of donations.

VIDEO: In Rehearsals for ANYONE CAN WHISTLE at Carnegie Hall VideoVIDEO: In Rehearsals for ANYONE CAN WHISTLE at Carnegie Hall
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 10, 2022

Tonight, March 10, 2022, the concert production of MasterVoices' performance of Anyone Can Whistle, takes the stage at ‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč Carnegie Hall. The performance will star Vanessa Williams, who performed in the 2002 Broadway revival of Sondheim's Into the Woods and the 2010 revue Sondheim on Sondheim, in the role of a corrupt mayor of a small economically depressed American town.

VIDEO: Watch Liz Callaway, Norm Lewis & More Tribute Maltby & Shire at Oscar Hammerst VideoVIDEO: Watch Liz Callaway, Norm Lewis & More Tribute Maltby & Shire at Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 5, 2021

Earlier this week, the York Theatre Company honored musical theater legends Richard Maltby, Jr. & David Shire with the 2021 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theater and Elisa Loti Stein with The York Theatre Company Founders' Award at the 29th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala.

VIDEO: Ariana DeBose Sings Reimagined 'Shall We Dance?' For R&H Goes Pop! VideoVIDEO: Ariana DeBose Sings Reimagined 'Shall We Dance?' For R&H Goes Pop!
by Stage Tube - Mar 24, 2021

In celebration of the¬†R&H Goes Pop!¬†album drop this coming¬†Friday, March 26,¬†the video of¬†Ariana DeBose‚Äôs¬†pop-fueled reimagination of ‚ÄúShall We Dance?‚ÄĚ has been released.

VIDEO: Santino Fontana's Concert With Seth Rudetsky Re-Airs Today; Watch a Preview No VideoVIDEO: Santino Fontana's Concert With Seth Rudetsky Re-Airs Today; Watch a Preview Now!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 21, 2021

Santino Fontana joins Seth Rudetsky for a very special concert, which premiered on Sunday, February 21 (8pm). The concert re-airs today, Monday, February 22 (3pm).

VIDEO: Santino Fontana Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now! VideoVIDEO: Santino Fontana Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Feb 21, 2021

Watch as Richard chats with Tony winner Santino Fontana who will soon join Seth Rudetsky for two very special concerts on Sunday, February 21 (8pm) and Monday, February 22 (3pm).

VIDEO: Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana Perform a Mashup of 'Ten Minutes Ago' and 'You VideoVIDEO: Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana Perform a Mashup of 'Ten Minutes Ago' and 'You Are Never Away'
by Stage Tube - Nov 19, 2020

Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana, who starred on Broadway together in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, teamed up for a new socially distanced mashup! The pair sang their rendition of 'Ten Minutes Ago' from Cinderella along with 'You Are Never Away' from Allegro!

Broadway Rewind: ZORBA Returns to the Stage with Encores! VideoBroadway Rewind: ZORBA Returns to the Stage with Encores!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 17, 2020

Today we rewind to 2015 for the Encores! revival of Zorba!, which opened on May 6 and ran for seven performances.


Santino Fontana Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Santino Fontana been in?
Santino Fontana has appeared on Broadway in 10 shows.

How many West End shows has Santino Fontana been in?
Santino Fontana has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Santino Fontana been nominated for?
Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Tootsie , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Tootsie , Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Tootsie , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Tootsie , Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Cinderella , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Sons of the Prophet , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Sons of the Prophet , Performance (Obie Awards) for Sons of the Prophet , Performance (Obie Awards) for Sons of the Prophet , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Sons of the Prophet Outstanding Lead Actor (The Lortels) for Sons of the Prophet and Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Brighton Beach Memoirs .

What awards has Santino Fontana won?
Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Tootsie, Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Tootsie, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Tootsie, Performance (Obie Awards) for Sons of the Prophet, Performance (Obie Awards) for Sons of the Prophet Outstanding Lead Actor (The Lortels) for Sons of the Prophet and Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Brighton Beach Memoirs.