Peter Fanone is a New York based American Actor, Musician, and Songwriter from Alexandria, VA. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting in May at the American Conservatory Theater, consistently ranked as one of the Top 5 MFA Programs in the United States. Most recently, he was in a staged reading of Shockoe Bottom playing a queer slave owner in Civil War ravaged 1860s Virginia as a part of Normal Ave’s NAPSeries. Recent Regional Theater Credits Include: a Christmas Carol (A.C.T.) as Giles and Hamlet as Marcellus/Osric (opposite Tony Award Nominee John Douglas Thompson), where he not only acted on A.C.T.'s Geary Stage, but also composed the entire score for the play within a play section, which he performed live nightly on a sawed off piano and gong set using only mallets and fish string. Previous training includes The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, Yale University's School of Drama, and Georgetown University, where he graduated cum laude with a double BA in Theater and Performance Studies and Government with a minor in Italian. While at Georgetown, Peter performed in numerous shows with The Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society, studied abroad in Florence, Italy, and sang with the Georgetown Chimes, Georgetown's oldest all-male a cappella group, where he is a proud lifelong member. He is also proficient in Spanish and Italian.
Peter considers himself to be a character actor with a strong comedic wit who can also proficiently play (and look) the leading man. He has significant experience in classical work, physical comedy/clowning, improv, musical theater, and significant dramatic and transformational roles such as Judas in Last Days of Judas Iscariot.
As a songwriter and musician, Peter has professionally released 23 songs on Spotify and Apple Music, and his band (The Peter Fanone Band, or PFB) has performed at The Rockwood Music Hall’s Stage 2 in NYC, as well as numerous venues in Washington D.C., opening for acts including Misterwives and The Knocks. Peter will be releasing a brand new album of music to Spotify later in July.
Peter began taking piano lessons at age 4 and has performed in the prestigious Springfield International Music Festival, where he earned 3 gold cups (minimum of 3 years of participation with the highest point scores required to earn one gold cup). In addition, he taught himself guitar and began singing at a young age.