About Tony Chiroldes

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A bilingual, New York-based actor, singer, and voiceover performer, TONY CHIROLDES is an original Broadway cast member of the award-winning musical IN THE HEIGHTS by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes. Currently, he can be heard singing in the movie soundtracks of IN THE HEIGHTS, VIVO, and WEST SIDE STORY.

 

In a career spanning 37 years in the US and abroad, Tony has performed at Arena Stage (DC), Chatelet Theatre (Paris, France), Milwaukee Rep, Seattle Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Portland Center Stage, Broadway Sacramento, Westport Country Playhouse (CT), City Theatre Company (Pittsburgh), Geva Theatre (Rochester), Puerto Rico, Spain, and Venezuela.

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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 world premiere of Frank Loesser’s SENOR DISCRETION HIMSELF at Arena Stage. On television he's 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.

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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 Ricardo' -- performed in all media, including the Spanish-language premieres of MASS APPEAL and THE NORMAL HEART - and founded one of PRs premier theatre companies, Teatruras.

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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, BIOSHOCK and RED DEAD REDEMPTION. For 20+ years, he performed 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.

Little known facts: He was the first-ever Puerto Rican journalist to cover the Oscars in 1989, and he can bark on cue (go ahead, ask him).