Anthony Caldarella was born in Sicily and raised in New York City from the age of 13. His first passion in the arts was music. In his early years, he was a guitarist and singer/songwriter. Several of his songs were recorded by various artists. As an actor, he trained with Lee Strasberg and Sanford Meisner.
His film directorial debut was “My Brother Jack”, starring Marco Leonardi and Freddy Rodriguez.
His stage credits include “A View from the Bridge”, starring Burt Young (Best Director Award from Drama Logue and LA Weekly, “Detective Story” (Best Director Award from Drama Logue), the English classic “A Taste of Honey”, “The Price” by Arthur Miller the West Coast premiere of “The Beauty Queen Of Leenane”, Harold Pinter's “The Lover” and “The Collection” which won the 2002 LA Weekly Best Director Award.
Mr. Caldarella was the founder and served as Artistic Director of the Washington Market Playhouse, a non-profit theater group in New York City's Tribeca, where he directed such plays as The Hostage by Brendon Behan, Small Craft Warning by Tennessee Williams and The Time of Your Life by William Saroyan.
Mr. Caldarella’s acting credits include the Los Angeles critically acclaimed production “The Dodo Bird” at Theatre West, for which he won the LA Weekly Best Actor award and also “The Drama Logue”. Before moving to Los Angeles, Mr. Caldarella compiled an extensive list of off-Broadway stage credits, including “Out Cry” by Tennessee Williams, which he played the lead and co-produced with the participation of Mr. Williams. He also played the lead in the West Coast Premiere of “Modigliani”. His film credits include “Blood Red” with Giancarlo Gianini and Dennis Hopper, “Friends and Enemies” with Dean Stockwell and “The Patriot” with Leslie Neilsen.
CALDARELLA, Anthony [19??, Sicily, Italy - ] – producer, director, writer, songwriter, theater, film, TV actor
Blood Red – 1988 (Di Angelo)