Tony Abatemarco, Skylight Theatre

Tony Abatemarco

An award-winning actor, director, writer, producer and teacher and co-Artistic Director of Skylight Theatre Company 

Tony is a Broadway director recognized for his work on Lucifer’s Child directing Julie Harris in both the Broadway production and film for A & E TV. Regional directing credits include work at Pasadena Playhouse, The Taper, Too, Santa Fe Stages, La MaMa ETC, and Theatre Grévin in Paris. At the Arts Theatre in London’s West End, Tony directed Robyn Peterson’s Catwalk Confidential.

A graduate of The Juilliard Drama Division, as an actor he has won top honors for his lead performances in The Mystery of Irma Vep (Ovation & LA Weekly Awards), Bach at Leipzig (LA Drama Critics’ Circle Nominee), La Bete (Ovation Award nominee), Slow Motion (LA Weekly and LA Drama Critics’ Circle Award Nominee), and his original Four Fathers (LA Weekly and Dramalogue Awards), as well as for his direction (6 LA Weekly and 18 Dramalogue Awards).

Tony received the first Ted Schmitt “Innovation in Small Theatre Award” from Theatre LA and he was the recipient of the first DGA/ SSDC George Stevens Observership. He served as Director of LA Live! at the Natural History Museum and was Artistic Director of Jacques D’Amboise’ National Dance Institute at The Mark Taper Forum, for Center Theatre Group. He is an award-winning playwright. His plays Beautified and Forever House received their world premieres at Skylight. His latest short story, Schwinn, was recently published in Great Britain’s Boneshaker Magazine.