Jonny Orsini

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Jonny Orsini

Jonny Orsini Born : 1986 makes his Broadway debut in Douglas Carter Beane’s burlesque dramedy The Nance, opposite Nathan Lane. He previously appeared off-Broadway in David Rabe’s An Early History of Fire. He started his journalism major at Suffolk University in Boston, he fell in with a theater crowd and found that performing eased his loner tendencies.

 

Life


 

Orsini grew up in the small town of Cheshire, Connecticut where his dad served as mayor for eight years and his mother was an accountant. (Today, they both work in sales and his only sibling, Julie, a new mom, has given Orsini a welcome new role as uncle). He admits that he was a bit overwhelmed by finding so many new faces when he got to Suffolk. One of the first people he happened to meet was a theater major who introduced him to other students in the department. Orsini, then known by his full name Jonathan, reveled in the camaraderie he found there. “It was just the most welcoming place,” he remembers.

In 2013 Jonny, one of the thousands of young actors who dream of but very few achieve. For talent is only a part of what it takes to make it in show business. An actor also needs the luck of being in the right place at the right time, the pluck to know how to make the best of it when he finds himself there, and that ineffable quality known as stage presence. Orsini has the full package. “People who succeed not only understand the show, but understand the business,” says Marilyn Plotkins, theatre department chair at Suffolk. “Jonny understands both seamlessly.”

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The Nance (2013)

Broadway


 

Fish in the Dark (Play) Cort Theatre 02 Feb, 2015 – 19 Jul 2015

Macbeth (Play) Vivian Beaumont Theatre 21 Nov, 2013 – 12 Jan 2014

The Nance (Play) Lyceum Theatre 21 Mar, 2013 -11 Aug, 2013

 

Jonny Orsini and David larry “A Fish in the Dark”

Off Broadway


The Whirligig  (Play) Pershing Square Signature Center- Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre – 2017

Incident at Vichy (Play) Pershing Square Signature Center- Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre 2015

Almost Home (Play) Acorn Theatre 18 Sept, 2014 – 12 Oct, 2014

An Early History of Fire (Play) Acorn Theatre 30 Apr, 2012 – 26 May, 2012

Banished Children of Eve (Play) Irish Repertory Theatre 24 Oct, 2010 – 05 Dec, 2010

 

Film


 

Man with Van (post-production) Hammer 2015

Live from Lincoln Center (TV Series) – The Nance Starring Nathan Lane (2014)
Beneath – 2013
Girl Most Likely – 2012
Generation Um… – 2012

Futurestates (TV Series) – 2012

King Kelly – 2012
Meet My Boyfriend!!! (Short) – 2010
Rocksteady – 2010
Law & Order (TV Series) – 2010
Cigarette Candy (Short) – 2009
Eddie and Paul (Short) – 2008

 

Links


 

A Fish in the Dark
Larry David
The Nance
Nathan Lane
Macbeth