Born in New York City, Anthony began a career in the entertainment business at age five, playing Kirk Douglas' godson in the film, THE BROTHERHOOD. Never stopping since, he has worked on Broadway, international stages, in cinema, and on TV with numerous celebrities as diverse as Angela Lansbury, Dustin Hoffman, Harold Prince, Jerome Robbins, Pete Townshend, Jennifer Lopez, John Guare, Kander & Ebb, F. Murray Abraham, Marisa Tomei, Stephen Schwartz, and Andrew Lloyd Weber.
Quite the renaissance man, Anthony studied filmmaking at the prestigious SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS in New York, UCLA and SMC. A consummate musician, he composes and plays piano and was a composition major at the MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC. His drama education includes studying at some of the greatest institutions including the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, HB Studios, the Groundlings, BANG and coaches Sanford Meisner, Bill Esper, Diane Castle and John Kirby. He studied dance with the legendary Phil Black in New York, THE EDGE in Los Angeles, and continues to dance professionally.
With over 40 years of performing under his belt, Anthony has become active behind the scenes as well. In 1990, he founded and became artistic director of etc.inc. a non-profit organizaton which presented new American theatre in Rome, Italy. While a producer with D.I.Y.N. Productions, he completed four short films; most of which have won awards on PBS and the festival circuit. He created the space, a multi-media arts complex in Hollywood, consisting of 2 performing arts theatres, multiple casting studios, production offices and rehearsal facilities. He was a commercial casting session director, having cast and acted for McDonalds, Pepsi, United Airlines and many other accounts. He has also garnished an LA Film Critics Award for Best Actor. After playing and writing pop music with two bands: INTERPRET and ARIEL&ANTHONY for 7 years, he turned his composition skills toward the stage. He is a composer in development with ANMT, having finished his first musical MURDER AT THE PALACE and developing a musical about Amelia Earhart and the first women flyers entitled POWDER PUFF DERBY.
Traveling extensively throughout the years through Europe, Asia, Australia and especially in the US (covering all 50 states!) Anthony is also very interested in cultures and food! He is a co-founder of THATS A NICE!, the specialty southern Italian food line of all-natural Sicilian products sold in specialty stores all across the country and 24/7 online. The company was recently honored with a SOFI Silver Award (the "Oscars" of the food biz) and a Bronze Medal at the World-Wide Mustard Competition.
Always ready for the next project, Anthony has been working for over 20 years on a pet project very close to his heart , a bio-pic of the late actor Sal Mineo entitled: SAL: THE SWITCHBLADE KID.
Name: Anthony Marciona
Lives in: Los Angeles, California