Santino Fontana

Santino Fontana has cemented himself as one of Broadway’s foremost leading men as well as a formidable screen talent. In 2019, Fontana won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his groundbreaking performance as Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels in Tootsie. His dual role also garnered him a Drama Desk Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award. He is widely known for lending his voice to the villainous Prince Hans in Disney’s Academy Award-winning animated feature Frozen. He was also seen in Universal Studio’s Sisters opposite Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. His independent film work includes the romantic comedy Off the Menu, the psychological thriller Impossible Monsters and the comedy Papercop, for which he won a Best Actor Award at the Williamsburg International Independent Film Festival.

On TV, Fontana starred on The CW’s critically acclaimed, hour-long musical comedy series “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” as Greg. He also appeared on NBC’s drama series “Shades of Blue” opposite Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta. Other television credits include “Singularity,” an FX pilot from producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and guest roles on “Fosse/Verdon,” “The Good Wife,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Brain Dead,” “Mozart in the Jungle” and “Royal Pains.” He can also be seen in the popular web series “Submissions Only.”

One of Broadway’s brightest stars, Fontana is highly regarded for his work onstage. Charles Isherwood of The New York Times wrote that “Fontana [is] one of the most promising young actors to emerge in the New York theater in recent years.” He received a Tony nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Prince Topher in Cinderella. His other Broadway credits include roles in Scott Rudin’s Tony-winning mega-hit Hello, Dolly! opposite Bernadette Peters, Moss Hart in the Tony-nominated Act One opposite Tony Shalhoub, The Importance of Being Earnest (Clarence Derwent Award), A View From the Bridge, Brighton Beach Memoirs (Drama Desk Award), Billy Elliot and Sunday in the Park With George. Fontana has won a Lucille Lortel Award, Obie Award and Outer Critics Circle Award and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award and Drama League Award for his acclaimed performance in Stephen Karam’s Sons of the Prophet. He also starred as John Adams in 1776 and Eliot Rosewater in God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, both for Encores! at New York City Center.

As a vocalist, Fontana has performed in jazz venues such as The Appel Room at Lincoln Center and Birdland. As an orchestra soloist, he has sung at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center and other top-tier venues with symphonies, big bands and smaller ensembles, including the New York Philharmonic, The New York Pops and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.