Producer/host Bonnie D. Graham [r] welcomes Bob Spiotto, Artistic Director of Community Arts Programs at Hofstra University and Executive Producer at Hofstra Entertainment. This is a must-see interview!
Bob's credits include director, producer, actor, singer, choreographer and teacher in the NY and Washington, D.C. metro areas, and abroad for the USIA.
At Hofstra, Bob has directed acting luminaries Lainie Kazan, Robert Davi, Talia Shire, Susan Sullivan, Tony Lo Bianco, and Tovah Feldshuh in an array of productions. His own regional acting credits include imaginative and passionate performances as M.C. (Cabaret), John Adams (1776), Guido (Nine, the musical), Tateh (Ragtime), The Cat in the Hat (Seussical), Fagin (Oliver!), Ganesha (A Perfect Ganesh), Jim (Pump Boys and Dinettes), Bill (Me and My Girl) and Clov (Endgame).
Bob has created and starred in one-man shows exploring the lives and works of Sholom Aleichem, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Alexander Pushkin, Primo Levi, Michelangelo, P.T. Barnum, and composer Harry Warren. Recently he created and appeared in Shades of Grey: A musical tribute to Joel Grey, and Courting the Jester: A Salute to Danny Kaye. He serves on the board of directors of the NY State Theater Institute, and the LI Arts Council Advisory Board.
Thank you to our dedicated studio crew: George Cutler, Desiree O'Kane, and Colette Thaw; to Jason Hodge of Cablevision; and Erica Bradley, Technical Director at Public Access TV of Great Neck/ North Shore.
Photo credit: Desiree O'Kane.
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