Gian-Murray Gianino

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Gian-Murray Gianino is a critically acclaimed actor working in theatre, television and film. A member of Anne Bogart's SITI Company, he has originated roles in many of their groundbreaking shows and continues to perform and teach in NYC and throughout the world.

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Biography

Gianino is a member of SITI Company. His portrayal of the Pizza Boy in SITI's production of Chuck Mee’s bobrauschenbergamerica was described by the NY Times as "performance at the highest level...always a surprise". Since then he has helped create and further developed a number of SITI shows including Theatre is a Blank PagePersiansSteel HammerCafé VariationsTrojan WomenRadio MacbethbobrauschenbergamericaSystems/LayersFreshwaterIntimations for SaxaphoneWho Do You Think You Are and War of the Worlds – The Radio Play. In New York he has had the fortune to work with many wonderful directors including May Adrales, Tea Alagic, Daniel Fish, Lear deBessonet, Les Waters (Eurydice) and Al Pacino at venues such as BAM, Signature Theatre and Second Stage. Other companies include Yale Rep, Long Wharf, Arena Stage, Actors Theatre Louisville, Berkshire Theatre Group, Penguin Rep, Provincetown Rep, Getty Villa, The Court, Stamford Performing Arts, Krannert, Walker, Wexner, MC93 Bobigny (Paris, France), Bonn Biennale (Bonn, Germany), GIFT Festival (Tblisi, Georgia), Dublin Theatre Festival (Dublin, Ireland), and The Arts Center (Abu Dhabi, UAE). His TV/Film credits include The Affair, Limitless, White Collar, Law and Order, Law and Order: SVU, All My Children, Dead Canaries, Hospitality and Doctors of the Dark Side. B.A. Theatre, Wesleyan University. Gianino is the third generation of a NY theatre family - his grandmother acted with Orson Welles and parents continue to work in the family biz in NYC. He is a visiting faculty member at Bennington for fall 2017.