Kris Kringle Is In The House!
Posted by: Pia Haas on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 12:00:00 am
Tony Triano as Kris Kringle
Meet Tony Triano who is Kris Kringle in our Production of the beloved classic Holiday Musical! After playing SCROOGE for many years during the Holidays... He is thrilled to portray an everyday kind of guy who just happens to be SANTA!
I'm an "army brat". My dad was a career Army man- my mom a housewife. I have lived all over- I was born in the Panama Canal Zone. My Dad was a part of the NATO team in the early sixties- we lived in Orleans, France. I went to an International School there. I Learned to speak French. He also did two tours of duty in Vietnam, while my mom, my sister and I stayed NJ. I have a younger sister who is a photographer in the Orlando, FL area. I have two nieces.
I've always felt comfortable "pretending"- As a kid I would listen to (and sing along with) Mario Lanza albums- especially The Student Prince. Of course, I was too shy to sing in front of anyone. It wasn't until I was in HS that I felt secure enough to get in front of people and perform. I was terrible at sports, so my HS English teacher, Charlotte Spillane, encouraged me to get on stage. I would consider her my mentor. My first role was Og the leprechaun in Finian's Rainbow. I didn't start performing onstage until I was in High School in NJ- from then on, you couldn't keep me off the stage.I went to Rutgers and Columbia University
I knew that there were a couple of musical versions of Miracle on 34th Street- I've never done any of those versions.
I love the classics- Hello, Dolly!, Gypsy, Guys and Dolls, Man of La Mancha, Fiddler on the Roof, and yes, The Sound of Music. I would love to play Tevye in Fiddler On The Roof one day.
I am truly boring! Love reading, watching TV, going to the movies and the theatre. As a recent returnee to NYC, I enjoy rediscovering the city.
I have a pretty eclectic collection on my Ipod- from ABBA to Streisand, Donna Summer to Adele.