Born and raised in New Jersey, Anthony
D'Amato began performing in his early teens and took stages and
himself by storm. Shortly after his 17th birthday, he became one of the
youngest cabaret performers in New York City with his debut show, Anthony
Takes Manhattan! at Rose's Turn. A sold-out success, he
began working on his second solo show, The Origin of Love,
which premiered as a special Valentine's cabaret at the historic Don't
Tell Mama in NYC.
Following these successful performances, Anthony appeared at
off-Broadway's Triad Theater, fronting a 5-piece rock band and several
back-up singers in his Rock & Roll Fantasy, a 21 song
tribute to classic rock.
Anthony has performed in several benefits and cabarets in NYC, alongside
performers such as Louise Pitre, Tony Roberts, KT Sullivan, Mark
Nadler, Grammy award winner Julie Gold, David Gurland,
the cast of "Naked Boys Singing", and many more. In one
benefit, Anthony was introduced by NFL Hall of Famer turned actor John
Riggins, calling him a "BIG treat from New Jersey."
In another, Broadway star Neal Huff introduced Anthony as "the
man with the soul."
Theatre credits include featured and supporting roles in Grease!, Stephen
Sondheim's Assassins, The Rocky Horror Show, Children of Eden,
Annie, City of Angels, TITANIC the musical, Terrence McNally's Corpus
Christi, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Jekyll & Hyde, Joseph and
the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Guys and Dolls, Evita,
Little Shop of Horrors, Anything Goes, Jesus Christ Superstar, Crazy For
You, BIG the musical, and more.
He has won many awards in improvisational and acting competitions
throughout the state, including a 2001 Papermill Rising Star Award
nomination for his portrayal of the Headwaiter in She Loves Me.
Anthony's vocal style is probably something you don't hear too often.
With such wide-ranged influences such as Freddie Mercury, Stevie
Wonder, Meat Loaf, Al Green, Billy Joel, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin,
and Robin Thicke (to name a few), his versatility and strength
are very surprising. Combined with his edgy, offbeat comic abilities,
his performances always stand out and showstop.
To sum it all up, a local New Jersey newspaper review once said, "Anthony
D'Amato scores big-time ... pun intended."