As an actor, Antonio has appeared on Broadway in David Mamet’s American Buffalo, directed by Robert Falls, which starred John Leguizamo, Cedric the Entertainer, and Haley Joel Osment; and John Guare’s Chaucer in Rome, which starred Carrie Preston, Dick Latessa, and Polly Holiday. His other selected New York credits include Dogg’s Hamlet, Cahoot’s Macbeth, and The Trial with The Phoenix Theater Ensemble; This One Girl’s Story with The New York Musical Theater Festival (Award for Best Ensemble); Points of Departure with INTAR; Richard III with The National Black Theater; Food Acts, directed by Barbara Bosch (Lions Theater); The Hamlet Project (Mac Wellman); Tresspass (The Producers Club II); Fuente (Cherry Lane Alternative); Waiting for Godot (Chashama); Skin (Soho Rep.); Mother (LaMama E.T.C.). His International/Regional works include playing Leandro in the international tour of The King Stag, directed by Andrei Serban and choreographed by Julie Taymor; The Night is a Child by Charles Randolph Wright (Milwaukee Rep.); A Midsummer Nights’ Dream, Taming of the Shrew, The Tempest, Julius Ceasar (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company); Havana is Waiting (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park); Spinning into Butter (St. Louis Rep.); Idiots Karamazov (American Repertory Theater); A Question of Mercy (Institute for Advanced Theater Training).
He has appeared on television in several episodes of “Law & Order,” “The Good Wife,” “Rookie Blue,” “Person of Interest,” “One Life to Live,” and “As the World Turns.” On HBO he was seen in “Flight of the Conchords” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” On the USA network will be seen on “Royal Pains.”
Antonio’s directing credits include Delores by Edward Allen Baker at The Gene Frankel Studio; Tristessa’s Cha Cha Cha, A Salsa Opera (Tribeca Performing Arts Center); A Lie of The Mind by Sam Shepard at The Gallery Players Theater; A View form the Bridge by Arthur Miller, and Jesus Hopped the “A” Train by Stephen Adley Guirgis at Hunter College’s Lowe Theater; A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller at Marymount. The fall of 2017 he will direct An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen here at Marymount.
He has taught at Hunter College and City College in NYC as well as mask and acting workshops around the country. He also has assisted Fay Simpson at the NYU graduate program in Lucid Body movement work for the actor.
Antonio is currently collaborating with Dael Olandersmith (Pulitzer Prize finalist for Yellow Man and Obie Award winner for Beauty’s Daughter) and producer Joshua Sherman on his one man show. It will explore fatherhood, identity, and race. His play was accepted into The New Harmony Project for development in May 2016. During the 2015-2016 he acted in the workshop of a new play directed by Fay Simpson based on Raymond Carver’s short story, “A Small Good Thing.” He performed at the Midtown International Theater Festival in a Play called Corpus by Jordan Stovall.
This past academic year 2016-2017 he shot an episode of “Elementary” and performed in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui and Entertaining Mr. Sloane with The Phoenix Theater Ensemble. A full reading of his solo show Antonio’s Song is being done in June at Rattlestick Theater.
M.F.A., Institute for Advanced Theater Training/Moscow Art Theater at Harvard University
B.F.A., Marymount Manhattan College