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Frankie Leoni

frankie-leoni FRANKIE LEONI (Young Calogero) Frankie is thrilled to make his touring debut in A Bronx Tale and continue in the role that he portrayed in the Broadway production! Thank you to Antonia DeNardo at Millennium Artists, my amazing team at Abrams Artists Agency, Tara Rubin Casting, the cast and crew, and FWCD School. Special thanks to my parents for their love & support, and a shoutout to my best friend and brother Rocco! Follow @leoniboyz

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Shane Pry

SHANE PRY (Young Calogero alt.) Shane is extremely grateful to make his professional debut in this awesome role and production! Other favorite performances include Willy Wonka Jr. (Charlie), “PA Live!” (television show), workshops inspired by Disney’s The Descendants (Ben), Frozen (Hans) and Shawnee Riverfest. Huge thanks to Marc, Anya, Paradigm, Tara Rubin Casting, the creative team, DANJ and all of his dance teachers, Christina, Danny, Midge, mom, dad, Cassidy, family/friends, and God.

 

Review Quotes

Datebook (San Francisco Chronicle – 11/29/2018

“Leoni, as the younger Calogero…has the snappy zing to his dance moves of a much more mature performer.”

For All Events – 11/29/2018

“Memorable, in addition to a healthy peppering of humor and do-wop songs that instantly zoomed me back to the era, are Frankie Leoni as young Calogero…”

The Mercury News – 11/29/2018

“…spunky Frankie Leoni…”

San Francisco Examiner – 11/29/2018

“Calogero, played as a kid by the full-voiced Frankie Leoni…”

Culver City News – 11/19/2018

“…with Frankie Leoni stealing the show as Young Calogero in ‘Roll ‘Em’ as Sonny teaches him how to throw the dice with flare…”

Observations Along the Road – 11/16/2018

“Frankie/Shane…gave a remarkable performance: strong singing, strong dancing, strong voice, strong characterization. He was also a lot of fun to watch”

Daily Trojan – 11/15/2018

“…Leoni delights endlessly with his energy and musicality as young Calogero…”

Broadway World Los Angeles – 11/12/2018

“Leoni is a standout as little Calogero. It’s engaging to witness a boy’s unsteady development, and Leoni captures to perfection the difficulty of loving two paternal figures.”

The Fume of Sighs – 11/12/2018

“Young actors always capture the audience’s heart and Frankie Leoni, playing young Calogero, is no exception. But he has more than his youth going for him. His dancing flows out of him seemingly effortlessly.”

It’s Not About Me – 11/12/2018

“I know that Frankie Leoni, who plays the main character, Calogero, as a nine-year-old, has been playing the part since Broadway, but it still impressed me that he was so comfortable in front of the opening night audience in this very judgmental town.”

On Stage Blog – 11/12/2018

“Leoni is adorable onstage as he sings and dances with pizzazz beyond his age.”

Patch.com – 11/12/2018

“‘I Like It’ by 9-year-old Calogero (Frankie Leoni/Shane Pry, nearly stealing the show)…”

Los Angeles Daily News – 11/09/2018

“His dances look best, though, on tiny Leoni…the level of commitment yet ease with which the lad moves.”

Buffalo Theatre Guide – 10/20/2018

“His juvenile self, played in this production by Frankie Leoni, is a plum role for a young male on Broadway. The actor must be a true triple threat, and Leoni is up to the challenge. His performance benefits from being honed on Broadway.”

BroadwayWorld Central New York – 10/18/2018

“Young Calogero, played by Frankie Leoni, is an absolute thrill to watch on stage. He looks no older than 9 or 10 years old, and yet he had the entire audience in the palm of his hand. His singing and dancing were well beyond his years, but more impressive was the overall ‘greaser’ persona that he developed. There were surely many an audience member dying to pinch his cheeks.”

Democrat & Chronicle – 10/19/2018

“The show begins through the eyes of Young Calogero, superbly played in this performance by the heartwarmingly huggable Frankie Leoni, (also performed by Shane Pry) who, after witnessing the murder, becomes increasingly perplexed by the difference between good and bad and all the areas of gray in between.”

Rochester City Newspaper – 10/19/2018

“…and young Frankie Leoni plays the 9-year-old version of C for almost the entire first act. Both actors are incredibly strong leads, with stylized vocals and stunning focus amid the more than 18 musical numbers of the two-hour production.”
 

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    Troi Gaines

    Troi Gaines TROI GAINES (Young Lola s/b) is thrilled to be a part of a brilliant team in his theatrical debut. TV: “Sesame Street”, “Camp Gramps” (Sam). Film: Annie. 2011 McDonald's Gospel Fest Winner. Thanks to Agent Barry Kolker, Manager LaFrances, Mom, Dad, sister, grandparents, family, friends.

    Andrew Theo Johnson

    Andrew Theo Johnson ANDREW THEO JOHNSON (Young Lola) is thrilled to debut on the tour with Kinky Boots. Special thanks to God, his immediate and supportive family, manager Lisa Calli and his voice coach Justin Remy. Also P.S.10, TADA! and the BYE families rock!

    Jeffrey Kishinevskiy

    Jeffrey Kishinevskiy JEFFREY KISHINEVSKIY (Young Charlie s/b) Regional: Les Misérables (Gavroche), The Music Man (Winthrop Paroo), Oliver! (Workhouse Boy), Merkin Concert Hall with Poppy Seed Players. Thanks to Telsey & Co., Kinky Boots creatives, Nancy Carson, Bersey Talent, Amelia DeMayo, Gulmira Mitzanova, friends and family.

    Anthony Picarello

    Anthony Picarello ANTHONY PICARELLO (Young Charlie) Age 9. Broadway National tour debut. Film: A Winter's Tale, After the Fall. Television: “The Americans”, “Us and Them”, “Bluff”. Thanks and love to my family, friends, Carson Kolker, Divine Management, Brad Ross, Telsey. XOXO .

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    BWW Houston - 02/13/15

    “In the show's open, we see a sweet, pretty musical number in "Price & Son Theme/The Most Beautiful Thing" featuring the most adorable performances from Anthony Picarello (Young Charlie) and Andrew Theo Johnson (Young Lola)."

    BWW Nashville - 02/04/15

    “Be sure to keep your eyes on Anthony Picarello and Andrew Theo Johnson (playing the younger Charlie and Lola), who are especially fun to watch in the show's curtain call."

    StageScene LA - 12/30/14

    “along with terrific cameo turns from child actors Andrew Theo Johnson (Young Lola) and Anthony Picarello (Young Charlie)."

    CA Highways - 11/30/14

    “Also notable were the kids in the cast — Anthony Picarello as Young Charlie and (at our performance) Troi Gaines as Young Lola. They were cute during their two scenes, but their real personality came out during the closing number, when they were onstage dancing and having fun to “Raise You Up/Just Be”."

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