An Oak Park resident since 1992, Tony’s relationship with OPFT began with the 1996 production of HAMLET in which he played both Polonius and The First Grave Digger. In 1997 he played Leonato in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. 2001 saw Tony as Baptista in THE TAMING OF THE SHREW. Most recently, Tony was Lord Stanley in the 2012 production of RICHARD III. In addition to his Austin Gardens appearances, Tony has also performed in the annual OPFT and PREVAIL (and its previous incarnation) 8 holiday benefits of MRS. CONEY and MIDSUMMER TALES. He performed as a part of OPFT “Radio Acting Company” in its inaugural performance of last Fall’s HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES and will assay the role of Oscar Wilde (as narrator) of this Fall’s THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY. A former costume designer and long-time jewelry designer, Tony’s creations have graced numerous OPFT fundraisers. Tony appears regularly with The Shakespeare Project of Chicago. He is also the Literary Manager/Dramaturg for INCONCEIVABLE THEATRE, for which he also directed the premiere of THE TROJAN WAR: OR HOW ONE BAD APPLE SPOILED THE WORLD in 2011. Chicago acting credits include productions with The Shakespeare Project of Chicago, First Folio Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare, Court Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Illinois Theatre Center, Marriot Lincolnshire, Northlight, National Jewish Theatre and more than thirty productions with Shaw Chicago. Regional credits include Madison Rep (WI); Boars Head Theatre, Jewish Ensemble Theatre and Meadow Brook Theatre (MI). Tony has been a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association since 1989.