Santino Fontana

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Santino Fontana
Santino Fontana performing Broadway's Cinderella.jpg
Fontana performing Cinderella
Born (1982-03-21) March 21, 1982 (age 34)
Stockton, California, United States[1]
Alma mater University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater Actor Training Program (BFA)
Occupation Stage actor, film actor
Years active 2007–present
Spouse(s) Jessica Hershberg (m. 2015)

Santino Fontana (born March 21, 1982) is an American actor, singer, director, and composer, best known for playing Greg on the television show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and for voicing Prince Hans, the primary antagonist of the 2013 Disney animated film Frozen.

Early life[edit]

Fontana was born in California.[1] He is of half Italian, one quarter Portuguese, and one quarter Spanish, descent.[2] Fontana graduated from Richland High School in Richland, Washington in 2000.[3] He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program, class of 2004.[4]

Career[edit]

In 2005, as a member of the Essentials, Fontana co-wrote the musical comedy Perfect Harmony,[5] and originated the role of Philip Fellowes V.[6] In 2006 he starred as Matt in the Off-Broadway revival of The Fantasticks.[7] His Broadway debut was Sunday in the Park with George in 2007. Fontana originated the role of Tony in the Broadway production of Billy Elliot from October 1, 2008 to July 4, 2009. He was awarded the 2010 Drama Desk Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his work in Brighton Beach Memoirs. He starred as Prince Topher in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella on Broadway, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical.

In 2013, he provided the voice of Prince Hans in the Walt Disney Animation Studios film Frozen.

In 2015, Fontana became the first guest artist to perform three times in the space of one year with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.[8] Fontana also joined the cast of the CW musical dramedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend that same year, starring alongside Rachel Bloom.

Broadway credits[edit]

Other stage credits[edit]

Discography[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 The Good Wife Danny Willoughby Episode "Heart"
2012 Royal Pains Jason Episode "Dawn of the Med"
2014 A Summer Celebration of Song Himself/guest artist 2014 Mormon Tabernacle Choir Pioneer Day Concert[14]
2014 Mozart in the Jungle Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Episode "You Have Insulted Tchaikovsky"[15]
2015 Keep Christmas With You Himself/guest artist 2014 Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert[16][16]
2015-present Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Greg Serrano Series regular
2016 Shades of Blue David Saperstein 13 episodes (forthcoming)

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Frozen[17] Prince Hans Singing and speaking voice
2014 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Running Banker
2015 Frozen Fever[18] Hans Short film
2015 Sisters[19] Mr. Geernt

Awards and nominations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "NYC New Member Events | Actors' Equity Association Membership". Actorsequity.org. Retrieved 2014-02-15. 
  2. ^ "Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Santino Fontana Headline Pioneer Day Concerts". www.mormonnewsroom.org. Retrieved 14 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "Richland School District About". rsd.edu. 
  4. ^ Fontana Lands Lead Role
  5. ^ "The Essentials for Perfect Harmony". SamuelFrench.com. 
  6. ^ "Santino Fontana biography at Lincoln Center Theater". LCT.org. 
  7. ^ "The Fantasticks Revival Opens Off-Broadway". Playbill.com. 
  8. ^ "Santino Fontana to Perform with the Choir for the Third Time in a Year". mormontabernaclechoir.org. 
  9. ^ "Cinderella, Starring Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana, Sets Dates at the Broadway Theatre". Broadway.com. 
  10. ^ "Sons of the Prophet". Roundabout Theatre Company. 
  11. ^ "Perfect Harmony". SamuelFrench.com. 
  12. ^ "The Fantasticks (New Off-Broadway Recording)". SH-K-BOOM RECORDS. 
  13. ^ Hay Fever release, Old Globe Theatre
  14. ^ R. Scott Lloyd (18 July 2014). "Guest artist Fontana tells stories through song at Tabernacle Choir concert". DeseretNews.com. 
  15. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3502172/fullcredits/
  16. ^ a b "Sesame Street Muppets, Santino Fontana to join Mormon Tabernacle Choir for Christmas concert". DeseretNews.com. 16 October 2014. 
  17. ^ Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY 4:11 p.m. EDT June 17, 2013 (2013-06-17). "'Frozen' defrosts Kristen Bell's Disney dreams". Usatoday.com. Retrieved 2014-02-15. 
  18. ^ Lee, Michael (March 12, 2015). "'Cinderella' Review". movieviral. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Santino Fontana on Twitter". Twitter. 

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