"The two leading roles make all the difference. Anthony Festa must be about the best Tony ever, and Jessica Soza is very impressive as Maria. They sparkle together: you can actually feel the chemistry which is so indespensable in West Side Story."
-Guy Van Vliet
"Festa has a reserved confidence in the role, a wisdom and solidity beyond the character’s youth. He also possesses a staggeringly beautiful voice. Although the entire cast succeeds in making Bernstein’s extraordinary melodies and Sondheim’s clever and moving lyrics soar with power and majesty, none accomplish this better than Festa. I have heard these songs countless times; never before have they triggered such chills.
"Anthony Festa is true in the role of Tony. With its charming, peaceful manner, he conquered not only of Maria, but also the heart of the audience.""
- Iris Moebius
"There is a strong Tony in Anthony Festa — the role has sometimes seemed namby pamby when set against the testosterone-fuelled gang members but not here"
– Howard Loxton
British Theatre Guide
Welcome to Anthony's new website! Anthony is currently performing as Tony in West Side Story on the International Tour. The tour is scheduled to sit down in London at the Sadler Wells Theatre from August 7th - September 22nd. For tickets please visit http://www.sadlerswells.com/
BuzzFeed backstage pictures with Anthony
Playbill.com photo exclusive on Anthony!
Anthony is cast as a Swing in BARE Off-Broadway at New World Stages.
Interview with Theater in the Now.
How Deep is the Ocean? Review mentions Anthony!
Article on playbill.com
Anthony will perform in How Deep is the Ocean at this years New York Musical Theatre Festival.
Anthony finished a reading of How Deep is the Ocean with Tony Danza!
Anthony Is performing in a reading of How Deep is the Ocean by Peter and Pia Cincotti.
International Tour/West End
Dir: Joey McKneely
Swing (all tracks performed)
New World Stages
Dir: Stafford Arima
Chor: Travis Wall
Ensemble (Dance Captain)
Ensemble (u/s Nest/Herle)
Play Room Theater
Ricky Rooster/Daddy Long Legs
Original Cast Album
Featured Guest Entertainer
Royal Caribbean Productions
Cortland State University - Bachelor of Arts Degree, Musical Theatre
Voice - William Demaniow, Bob Marks
Dance – Jazz (Andrea Brown, BDC), Tap (Andrea Leah Smith, CSU)
Puppet Training - Mark Martino (Avenue Q)
On-Camera Intensive - Tiffany Little Canfield (Telsey + Co.)
Sight Singing; Fitness Freak; Piano, Guitar; Lead Singer in a Band; U.S Passport; Wiggle Ears; Elephant Sounds
420 Lexington Ave, Suite 628
New York City