MARIO CANTONE DOES LE PETIT
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3
COMIC ACTOR, SINGER, IMPRESSIONIST IN A BENEFIT
AT LE PETIT THEATRE DU VIEUX CARRE
Mario Cantone, best known as Anthony Marentino, the wedding planner and decorator to character Charlotte York on SEX AND THE CITY, and for his one-man LAUGH WHORE on Broadway and Showtime, will appear in a one-night, benefit performance Saturday, November 3 at 8 p.m. at Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, 616 St. Peter St. on Jackson Square in New Orleans.
Peter Marks of The New York Times wrote of Mario Cantone: "In the realm of outrageously joyful stand-up, there is the shrieking, windup-toy sensibility of Mario Cantone, a comedian of extravagant tantrums and extravagant gifts who is a proponent of the comedy of outrage."
Over the years, the stage, screen and television star’s routines have included musical parodies of Judy Garland, Jim Morrison, Peggy Lee, Bruce Springsteen and Liza Minnelli.
Tickets to the one-man musical show are $60 per person and on sale now at the Le Petit box office, (504) 522-2081 and at the theater’s web site, www.lepetittheatre.com
Mario Cantone, New York stage actor and stand-up comedian, gained critical-acclaim with the Tony-nominated LAUGH WHORE from its appearance at the Cort Theatre on Broadway to the Showtime Networks special. Mr. Cantone starring in the Tony-winning Assassins by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman. Four-time Tony-winner Joe Mantello directed both hit shows.
An accomplished stage actor, He has appeared on Broadway in the role of Buzz in Terrence McNally's award-winning dramatic comedy, LOVE! VALOR! COMPASSION! and as Stephano in Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST at the Public Theater.
Off-Broadway, Mr. Cantone was the original Terry in THE CRUMPLE ZONE, Benny in JUNE MOON and Grumio in the Shakespeare in the Park production of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW.
He starred in Sony's animated film, SURF'S UP, and appeared in the hilarious documentary film, THE ARISTOCRATS, with a legion of comic legends.
On television, Mr. Cantone went syndicated as Charlotte's wedding-planner-with-attitude when SEX AND THE CITY was launched on TBS. He will also be seen in the big screen release of the HBO hit series, which is currently filming in New York with Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kristen Davis, Kim Cattrall and Jennifer Hudson.
His stints are frequently featured on THE VIEW.
On Comedy Central, Mr. Cantone's performances have been featured on "The USO Comedy Tour," "Chappelle's Show" and "Premium Blend," as well as his own special, "Comedy Central Presents: Mario Cantone.
Mr. Cantone has performed his irreverent stand-up comedy at a wide range of venues including Carnegie Hall, where he warmed up jazz great Shirley Bassey, to performances at Atlantic City "Resorts" and Caroline's on Broadway.
Cantone got his start hosting the local New York children's show, "Steampipe Alley," where the comic slipped in sly pop culture innuendo that adults could enjoy. His other television credits include appearances on "Late Night with David Letterman," "Oprah," "Martha," "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" and NBC's "Ed." The actor was also featured in the films QUIZ SHOW and MOUSETRAP. Mr. Cantone's other film credits include CROOKED LINES (Cannes 2003) and LAST REQUEST.
F urther information about Le Petit Theatre: 522-2081, lepetittheatre.com