Member since: April 5, 2012
Peter Michael Marino is a New York City native where he has worked extensively as a director, writer, teacher, producer and actor. He is a member of AEA, SAG, AFTRA, The Dramatists Guild, and a graduate of the Commercial Theater Institute.
Peter received both the 2010 and 2011 Backstage NY Readers Choice Award for Favorite Comedy Teacher for his ongoing “Flying Solo” classes at The PIT. He also teaches his acclaimed “Comedy Essentials” and “Instant Improv” workshops at the Actors Centre in London.
He is the librettist of the 2007 West End musical Desperately Seeking Susan, based on the film and featuring the songs of Blondie. The show played on London’s West End at the Novello Theatre, and opened to rave reviews in Tokyo in 2009.
Directing and development credits include: Amy Albert’s Delilah Dix: America’s Showgirl (Ars Nova), Mark Giordano’s critically acclaimed MAD MAN (The PIT), Delilah Dix: Showin’ My Business (Ars Nova, Laurie Beechman Theatre), Alicia Levy’s sold-out rollicking comedy concert, Chickapalooza (Ars Nova, PIT), and the critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe production of Delilah Dix & Her Bag of Tricks.
Additional directing credits include: A Christmas Twist (Alt Theatre), Character Witness at SUNY Buffalo, Elizabeth Whitney’s Wonder Woman! A Cabaret of Heroic Proportions! (TADA), Adelaide Mestre’s Top Drawer (Midtown International Fringe), Alicia Levy’s Red Carpet Ride (The PIT), numerous showcases in NYC and over 25 videos for Lori Hammel’s Margo Rose Ferderer news spoofs.
Peter wrote and performed the title role in the critically acclaimed New York City cabaret-spoof hit Lance Jonathan: All About Me!, which was nominated for a MAC award. The sequel, Lance Jonathan: More About Me! was met with critical acclaim and received the 1999 Backstage Bistro Award for Outstanding Achievement.
With Sheila Head he co-wrote Hollywood Nurses, an homage to the lesbian pulp novels of the 1950s, which enjoyed a sold-out run at Chashama on 42nd Street. Peter also directed and developed Ms. Head's motivational speaker spoof, Head Games at Ars Nova, The PIT, and IO West in Los Angeles. Together, they created the improvised cult show Character Witness, which ran for two years and led to the development of over fifty original characters and its cable TV spin-off, The Uncle Charlie Show, which enjoyed a national following.
As an actor, Peter has appeared in dozens of Off-Broadway, cabaret and regional productions as well as countless workshops. He provided the comic relief for five years around the world in the smash STOMP. On film, he portrayed John Dean in Spike Lee’s She Hate Me. Television appearances include Late Show with David Letterman, Cyberchase, Guiding Light, All My Children, and As the World Turns. His voice has been heard on hundreds of television and radio commercials for very important beverages, banks, bands and perfumes.
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