Festival Ballet Providence

Tony Estrella

Tony Estrella has been artistic director of The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre since 2002. He began working with The Gamm as an actor in 1996 as Octavius Caesar in Antony ;& Cleopatra and since then has appeared in more than 30 productions including Hamlet in Hamlet, Leontes in The Winter's Tale, Macbeth in Macbeth, Benedict in Much Ado About Nothing and most recently as Teach in American Buffalo and Bernard Nightingale in Arcadia. He has directed over 20 shows for the company, including Romeo ;& Juliet, Twelfth Night, A Streetcar Named Desire, Hedda Gabler, Festen, Sarah Kane’s 4:48 Psychosis and the U.S. premiere of Howard Brenton’s Paul. He also teaches Acting Shakespeare at the University of Rhode Island, where he has been on the theater faculty since 1997. His film credits include Martin Scorsese's The Departed and, most recently, Kenneth Lonergan's Manchester by the Sea. In 2013, Tony received a Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts.

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