Dec. 27, 2012
-- Gina Bonati studied as a child at ACT Young Conservatory, and with Lewis Campbell and Nicholas Kazan. She came to nyc in 1981 with a scholarship to the dance department at The Juilliard School and with special permission from Harold Stone, studied in the drama department and with private acting teachers John Stix and Sharon Chatten. She was accepted to The Royal National Theatre’s International Studio Lab in London by John Russell Brown and turned it down afraid she would never return to matriculate at Juilliard. A decade later she went to London when she had the unbelievable fortune to be asked again. She has been a professional actress and modern dancer working in theatre, dance, music, film and television. Directors include, SuZanne Barabas, Ronit Muszkatblit, Robert Woodruff, Jane Comfort, Kenneth King, Merce Cunningham, Chris Komar, Alan Good, Lee Grant, Nic Phillipou, Francesca Zambello, Jackson Gay, Alison MacLean, Elizabeth Kemp and Constantine Makris. Companies and Theatres include, New Jersey Repertory Company, The Metropolitan Opera, LaJolla Playhouse, The Actors Studio, PS122, DTW, The Magic Theatre, DIA, The Knitting Factory, X Teresa in Mexico City and Strindberg's Intima Theatre in Stockholm . She was lead singer in art/rock bands, Boner Petite with Edwin Torres, Sean G. Meehan and Ladislaw Cznernick and The Farm with marc dale, K.L. and Scott Sotto. She has sung and been the recorded voice for projects that have been seen and heard all over the world. She studies voice with Kirsten Sorteburg, Marc di Minno and Liz Fleischer. She is a member of The Actors Studio and has had her work seen and moderated there by Ellen Burstyn, Estelle Parsons, Lee Grant. Stephen Lang, Alec Baldwin, Elizabeth Kemp, Carlin Glynn and Harvey Keitel among many others . She was honored to be chosen to read for The Sidney Lumet Tribute by The Director's View with Celeste Holm, Lee Grant and Ossie Davis. She teaches classical and contemporary acting. She is a poet and a playwright. She has been an artist's model most of her life and models for artists from all over the world and for many of the great art schools. As a result she is a visual artist and has had her work curated and shown at galleries and odd spaces. She lives on the lower east side nyc for many years.
Gina makes her return to The Sissy Gamache Show this Friday night 7:30pm EST on MNN (Manhattan Neighborhood Network) Channel 56 and on our website www.thesissygamacheshow.com