Anthony Gruppuso

About Anthony

ANTHONY GRUPPUSO has been in five MTG Shows: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU (Murry Steinburg), THE GOODBYE GIRL (Mark / Ricky), SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE (Louis / Billy Webster), ZORBA, MAME and SUGAR. He created the role of Joshua in the Off-Broadway musical, THE BABIES, for which he also co-wrote the lyrics. He was Uncle Fester in 3D’s THE ADDAMS FAMILY opposite Rachel York and Bronson Pinchot. He has been nominated for Broadway World’s Male Artist of the Year for his one-man musical, THE FACE, BEHIND THE FACE, BEHIND THE FACE (Scenie Award). Other L.A. area stage appearances include Macbeth in the world premiere play, CLASSIC COUPLES COUNSELING, directed by Ted Lange, Milton Perry in THE IMMIGRANT, THE MUSICAL (Scenie Award), Harry Fatt in WAITING FOR LEFTY (Ovation nominated), Windy Deegan in PANAMA HATTIE with Lee Meriwether, Col. Grubbs in SOMEWHERE FOR THE BOYS with Beau Bridges, Frankie Burns in LET’S FACE IT with Bridgett Henley, MR. DAGO with Joseph Bologna and Renee Taylor, Rubicon’s THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING with Marc Kudish, Cardinal Nicholas in Michael Butler’s POPE JOAN – THE MUSICAL, URINETOWN with John Rubinstein, L.A. Shakespeare’s THE FANTASTICKS (El Gallo) and Disney’s SNOW WHITE, AN ENCHANTING MUSICAL (Grumpy) at Disneyland. He was Dutch in VOYAGE OF THE GHOST SHIP, Phil in HERCULES THE MUSE-ICAL and King Charming in DISNEY DREAMS at the Walt Disney Theatre aboard the Disney Wonder Cruise Ship. For Los Angeles’ renowned Storybook Theatre he has written the book, lyrics and directed their world premiere production of THE ADVENTURES OF PETER RABBIT (nominated for three Valley Theatre Awards including Best Director and Best Musical) and was last seen in Storybook’s SNOW WHITE as Fred the Dwarf (Best Supporting Actor nomination VTA). He also directed their productions of CINDERELLA and THE UGLY DUCKLING, where he played The Dog. Other Storybook appearances include The King in THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG, Mr. Locks / Papa Bear in GOLDILOCKS, Mr. Grimble / Ima Notfun in THE CIRCUS IS COMING TO TOWN, the Father in HANSEL AND GRETEL, the Genie in ALADDIN, THE PRINCESS AND THE LAMP and The Giant in JACK AND THE BEANSTALK. His work also includes feature films, many more Equity stage productions, Broadway Workshops, national, international, regional, local commercials, and television shows including appearances on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, THE MEGAN MULLALLY SHOW and THE TONIGHT SHOW with Jay Leno. Much thanks to his loving and supportive wife and children. Anthony is a proud member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA and AGVA. www.AnthonyGruppuso.com

 

MTG Show Credits

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Murray Steinberg
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Mark/Ricky
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Louis/Billy Webster
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Konstandi
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Stage Manager
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Ensemble
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Character Man #1/Ensemble

Fun Facts

I'm proud to be an MTG member because


I am a fan of each and every person in this company and know I can trust each and every member 100% when you are on stage with them

Dream Role


The next one, or whatever I am working on at the moment


Favorite Role I Have Played


That is a tough question because I love every role I have ever played and all become favorites.

My Favorite Musical


Another tough question. I couldn't even come up with a top 10 beacuse I love them all. That being said I would have to say GODSPELL, because It was the first show I ever saw on Broadway I was a kid and it changed the course of my life. I walked out of the Plymouth Theatre with a dream.

Favorite MTG Show I Have Been In


IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU

Funniest / Most Memorable Thing That's Happened to Me on Stage


I would have to say it was doing a Storybook Theatre Interactive production of SNOW WHITE and a child in the audience with Autism spoke for the first time, his parents where so shocked and happy; they were crying after the show, telling us what had happened and they could not believe how he was interacting with us. This began Storybook's association with Autism Speaks, because the parents brought other families with Autistic children to see the shows and it happened again. Now Autism Speaks recommends the Children's theatre to all families and articles have been published on the phenomenon of why they interact and or speak when they are there watching and participating in the shows.

Languages Spoken


English

Contact Info

Representation

Theatrical Agent
FireStarter Entertainment
Nicole Pryor Dernersesian

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