BEN TOSTADO

AEA

Height: 5’8             Weight: 160          Eyes: Brown         Hair: Black

TELEVISION

General Hospital

Port Charles

Joe (U/5)

Waiter (U/5)

ABC-TV

ABC TV

THEATRE

OFF-BROADWAY

Seussical (OOBC)

Wickersham ("Monkey Around" lead vocals)

Lucille Lortel/Marcia Milgrom Dodge, dir.

*Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording

Jay Records

NEW YORK

IBM Centennial (Industrial)                                  Actor                                                Moises Kaufman, dir./Jerry Mitchell, dir.

Seussical (Tour)                                               Wickersham                                       TheatreworksUSA/Marcia Milgrom Dodge, dir.

Once On This Island                                      Ensemble                                            Gallery Players

Brecht’s Life of Galileo (Workshop)                       Various                                              Tectonic Theatre Project/Moises Kaufman, dir.

Opening Night Gala at Theatre Row                Soloist                                                Acorn Theatre/Gregory Mosher, dir.          

Slut The Musical                                            Roger/Josh (originated roles)                  American Theatre of Actors

Hair                                                            Tribe Member                                     Gallery Players

Good Driving, Amelia Bedelia (Tour)                 Lead                                                  Story Salad Productions

Roots of Rap: Poetry (Tour)                               Lead                                                  Interborough Repertory Theatre

LOS ANGELES and REGIONAL

TRAINING

                                                       Ithaca College, BFA Acting

                                                       Manhattan School of Music, Professional Musical Theatre Workshop 2007

                                                                                                                      Song Study: Paul Gemignani

                                                                                                                      Voice: Carolann Page

                                                                                                                      Vocal Coaching: Paul Ford

                                                                                                                      Scene Study: Austin Pendleton

                                                                                                                      Audition Technique: Joanna Merlin

                                                                                                                      Dance: Ginger Thatcher      

                                                                                                                      Hair/Make-Up: Phyllis Della

                                                                                                                      Theatre History: Robert Kimball

                                                                                                                      Career Management: Jim Carnahan

 

                                                       Andrew Byrne, Voice

                                                       Gwen Hillier, Daytime Drama (General Hospital)

                                                       Julie Tucker, Primetime Drama (Law & Order: SVU)

                                                       Terry Schreiber, Scene Study

SPECIAL SKILLS

Voice: Baritone to G

Dance: Hip Hop/Funk, Jazz, Theatre, Swing, Basic Ballet, Modern, Cheerleading

Other Stuff: Director, Choreographer, Teaching Artist, Stage Combat, Rod Puppets, Great with Children…and I make a killer martini!

Joseph…Dreamcoat                                      Asher                                                  Hangar Theatre /Dan Knechtges, choreo.

Five Guys Named Moe                                 Eat Moe                                              Bristol Valley Theatre

The New Yorkers (West Coast Premiere)                  Ensemble                                             La Mirada Civic Light Opera

Bye Bye Birdie                                             Teen Chorus                                         Music Theatre of Southern California

Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All…                 Aloysius                                               Firehouse Theatre

Godspell                                                     Jesus                                                   Starlight Amphitheatre

Guys and Dolls                                            Rusty Charlie                                         Glendale Centre Theatre                 

Joseph…Dreamcoat                                       Judah                                                  Glendale Centre Theatre