I was nominated for an Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Supporting Actor in The Rose Tattoo in Chicago!!
My fellow nominees are: my dear friend and acting hero Anthony Fleming III, recent Tony Award Winner K Todd Freeman, Chicago acting legend Larry Yando, and two of Chicago's bright talents, Behzad Dabu and Greg Matthew Anderson. My wonderful co-star Eileen Niccolai is also nominated, as well as our Set Designer Sarah Ross. I adore the Chicago community, and this experience was incredibly special, as it is the first Italian role I've ever gotten to play professionally on stage, as well as my first ever Tenessee Williams play. And the Chicago audiences turned out for us even nights with 4 feet of snow and 1 degree weather. Now that's some love of theatre!
Watch Oscar Winner Micheal Shannon announce my name at about 2 minutes in here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01vUzKaq71o
Read more about the awards at: www.jeffawards.org
Read more about Shattered Globe and their exciting new season, which open with Marvin's Room featuring Tony Winner Deanna Dunagan: www.sgtheatre.org
"The 47th Annual Equity Jeff Awards ceremony honoring excellence in professional theatre produced within the immediate Chicago area will be held on Monday, October 5 at Drury Lane Oakbrook, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. Emceeing the festivities are multi-talented award-winning performers Cheryl Lynn Bruce and E. Faye Butler."
From wh auden's September 1, 1939:
"Defenceless under the night /Our world in stupor lies; /Yet, dotted everywhere, /Ironic points of light /Flash out wherever the Just /Exchange their messages: May I, composed like them /Of Eros and of dust,/ Beleaguered by the same /Negation and despair/, Show an affirming flame."