Santino Fontana Full Bio

Santino Fontana has cemented himself as one of Broadway’s foremost leading men as well as a formidable screen talent. In 2019, Santino won the Tony Award, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for his virtuosic performance as “Michael Dorsey”/”Dorothy Michaels” in Tootsie. He is widely known for lending his voice to the villainous ‘Prince Hans’ in Disney’s Academy Award winning animated feature, Frozen. He was also seen in Sisters, opposite Tina Fey & Amy Poehler. On television, Santino can be seen on the current season of the critically acclaimed The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.  He also starred on CW’s comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and NBC’s drama series Shades of Blue, opposite Jennifer Lopez simultaneously.  Other television credits include Fosse/Verdon, Mozart in the Jungle, The Good Wife, Nurse Jackie, and Royal Pains. He can also be seen in the popular web series, Submissions Only.  One of Broadway’s brightest stars, the New York Times wrote, “Santino Fontana [is] one of the most promising young actors to emerge in the New York theater in recent years.” His other Broadway credits include his roles in the Tony-winning mega-hit, Hello Dolly! opposite Bernadette Peters, as “Moss Hart” in the Tony nominated Act One opposite Tony Shalhoub, The Importance of Being Earnest (Clarence Derwent Award), A View from the Bridge, Brighton Beach Memoirs (Drama Desk Award), Billy Elliot and Sunday in the Park wtih George. Santino won a Lucille Lortel Award, Obie Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award and Drama League Award for his acclaimed performance in Stephen Karam’s Sons of the Prophet. As a vocalist, Santino has performed in jazz venues such as Lincoln Center’s Appel Room and Birdland. As an orchestra soloist, Santino has sung at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and other top tier venues.