Santino Fontana, a Tony Award winner and the antagonist from the movie Frozen, will perform three times at 54 Below on Broadway the following week. These will be his first performances in the city since before the pandemic.
Fontana will perform at the club on November 14, 18, and 20 at 7 p.m. He won the 2019 Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Tony Awards for his role as Tootsie in the Broadway musical comedy Tootsie.
54 Fontana’s first appearances there since 2017 are promised to include “his and your favourite tunes, intermixed with amusing Hollywood yarns about anything from James Earl Jones to Ryan Gosling,” according to Below.
Fontana, who provided the voice of the evil Prince Hans in the Disney picture Frozen, also makes an appearance in the most recent episode of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” He has also appeared in other TV shows like “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “Mozart in the Jungle,” “Fosse/Verdon,” “Royal Pains,” and “Shades of Blue.”
Act One, Hello, Dolly!, Cinderella, Brighton Beach Memoir, Billy Elliot, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Sunday in the Park with George are just a few of Fontana’s other Broadway credits.
In a recent interview, Fontana bemoaned how the pandemic had “decimated” the livelihood of his fellow performing musicians.
He said, “We can’t do what we do in a Zoom meeting.
Although it would take time, he said with some relief that “things are crawling back to something familiar.”
Fontana added that he has been fortunate “to be able to keep (his) head above water” throughout this time because to his work as a voice actor, the recording of audiobooks, The Violet Hour, a new musical by Will Reynolds and Eric Price, a workshop of I Can Get It for You Wholesale, and performing live.
Jessica, his wife, and they just welcomed their second baby. He continued by saying that the outbreak has made it possible for him to “spend practically every day with my girls,” something was before impossible.
He added that the pandemic had also taught him that “you can’t truly anticipate the future,” a lesson that will guide his next performances at 54 Below.
The audience at each performance will choose the songs he will sing and the order in which he will sing them, according to his statement that he has “placed a bunch of songs—American standards—into books.”
Each event will be absolutely different because it will just be myself, the piano, and the audience, he said.
He continued, “I adore improvisation, and I’ll try to tie the stories of the songs together. It’ll make me stay alert.
He expressed his desire to “get back together with folks face to face and have fun.” We must enjoy ourselves.