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2014
SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2014
Live at Radio City Music Hall

Santino Fontana — Nominee for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical

Santino Fontana

Show:
Cinderella

Role:
Prince Topher, the heir to the kingdom who can’t decide what kind of king he wants to be or the woman he wants to share his life with. Luckily, there’s a ball and a special young woman named Cinderella to help with both dilemmas.

Bio Brief:
Fontana appeared on Broadway in The Importance of Being Earnest, Billy Elliot, Brighton Beach Memoirs and Sunday in the Park with George. He earned rave reviews last year for his leading role in the off-Broadway drama Sons of the Prophet.

Other Honors for This Role:
—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nomination for Favorite Actor in a Musical
—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for Favorite Onstage Pair, with Laura Osnes
—Outer Critics Circle nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Musical

Tony History:
This is Fontana’s first Tony nomination.

Fun Fact:
Fontana received a pet fish from Cinderella co-star Laura Osnes as an opening night present. The fish’s name is Herman, and he resides in Fontana’s dressing room (and occasionally at Crumbs bakery next door).

Quotable Quote:
“I want to continually play characters that speak to me, but also are different than what I’ve just done. Last year, I was the opposite of this guy. It was time to mix it up. I’m thrilled to get the opportunity to do this.”  —Fontana in an interview with Broadway.com, 2/13

Other Nominees for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical