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::::About Anthony

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, Euan Morton, Constantine Maroulis, Eric Millegan, David Gurland, Michael Arden, 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 and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, HAIR, The Rocky Horror Show, The Wiz, Blood Brothers, The Who's TOMMY, Children of Eden, Annie, City of Angels, CATS, TITANIC the musical, Terrence McNally's Corpus Christi, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Jekyll & Hyde, Meshuggah-Nuns, 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, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Meat Loaf, Al Green, Billy Joel, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin, Donny Hathaway, John Legend, 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."