After graduating from University of Windsor with a BFA, Cimolino began his career as an actor at Stratford in 1988. He later switched to theatre management and stage direction when Richard Monette was appointed artistic director in 1994, becoming executive director in 1998 and general director in 2007. During the Monette years, Cimolino established funds to provide financial stability for the Festival, and helped secure funding to open the Festival's Studio Theatre in 2002. An accomplished director, Cimolino has staged successful Shakespearean productions in Stratford and Detroit.
He is married to actress Brigit Wilson and has two children, Gabriel and Sophia. In December 2015, Cimolino was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada for contributions to Canadian theatre and arts leadership.
- University of Windsor - Dramatic Art
- http://www.stratford-festival.on.ca/about/pdf/NR112006.pdf[permanent dead link]
- Stratford Festival vet Antoni Cimolino to take over for Des McAnuff Archived July 13, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Order of Canada Appointments". The Governor General of Canada His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston. Governor General of Canada. Retrieved 31 December 2015.
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