About Tony Chiroldes
TONY is a bilingual, New York-based actor, singer, and voiceover performer. An original Broadway cast member of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical IN THE HEIGHTS, during its 3-year run Chiroldes often stepped out of the ensemble to play the featured roles of KEVIN and the PIRAGUA GUY.
Other NYC credits include Paul Simon’s THE CAPEMAN, THE MAPMAKER’S OPERA, and as a featured soloist in BROADWAY CARES’ LATIN RHYTHMS with Chita Rivera. Regionally, Tony appeared in the first-ever production of Frank Loesser’s SENOR DISCRETION HIMSELF at Arena Stage [Helen Hayes Award]. On PBS-TV, Tony appeared as the Royal Hulamouse in MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD.
2010 - present
His multi-media, live actor and shadow puppetry piece with music, BEFORE ICARUS FELL played at the Theatre Row Theatres in November 2010, thanks to a grant from the Jim Henson Foundation.
2010 - present
In 1998, he made his New York cabaret debut with CABARET CARAMBA!, which was nominated by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets in the category of 'outstanding male debut' as well as featured in TIMEOUT New York magazine. Other NY productions include the motion picture AMERICA, LAW AND ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT, and HBO Latino's HABLA.
In Puerto Rico, this son of a Cuban singer and a red-headed actress -- though he is not 'Little Ricky' -- performed in all media, including the premieres of MASS APPEAL and THE NORMAL HEART - and founded one of PRs premier theatre companies, Teatruras.
As a freelance voiceover performer, he has added his voice to literally hundreds of English and Spanish commercials; audiobooks such as Ricky Martin's autobiography YO, and Pam Muñoz Ryan's THE DREAMER, for which Tony won an AudioFile Magazine Earphone Award; and video games such as GRAND THEFT AUTO: VICE CITY, in which he voiced frantic DJ Pepe Espantoso. He regularly performs simultaneous translation into Spanish on HBO's REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL.
Chiroldes takes full advantage of his ethnically-ambiguous features to play Latino, Italian, and various other ethnicities.