Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Positively Haunting...

Come join the Christmas Spirits!

 I'll be playing Jacob Marley...
"A striking adaptation of a classic written and directed by Stephen Wargo, starring veteran stage and film actor Robert Ian Mackenzie and a cast of 20 through past, present and future to learn once again the true meaning of Christmas."

Previous incarnations of this adaptation have been met with significant critical acclaim. “In this Christmas Carol there are no fireworks or flying ghosts, but amazing acting, hypnotizing scenes, and beautifully sung Christmas melodies woven expertly throughout the narrative.”
says Off-Off Online. Blogger Deidre McFayden agrees, calling it a “holiday treat”. “You’ll leave the theater in high spirits, humming under your breath and thinking better of the world than it probably deserves for the rest of your day or night.”

Written & Directed by: Stephen Wargo
Composer: Diane Adams MacDowell

Performance dates 12/14-12/22
12/14, 12/17, 12/18, 12/20, 12/21 @ 8pm
12/15, 12/22 @ 2pm & 8pm
12/16 @ 2pm

Tickets are $18
Long Island City residents:$15 ticket with code LOCAL
For tickets: 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The LINE has been crossed - Do Not Enter

I’m so sorry to have to announce this, but the producer for the production of LINE that I’ve been directing has chosen to not honor the AEA Union agreement she signed.   AEA is looking into the matter.  The entire cast and I have chosen to leave the production.  I don’t know if the performances will be cancelled. 
I would suggest that you do not buy tickets.  If you have bought tickets already I hope you can be reimbursed.   I have no further information at this point.  The ticket link and phone number are still listed the previous post.   
Thank You. 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

LINE -NYC, Killer Comedy, Directed by Bill Toscano

Israel Horovitz’s classic, existential, dark comedy explores these questions in this biting, absurdist allegory, that perfectly satirizes the human frailty of win-at-all-cost attitude of being in 1st place. 
Tickets for LINE  Or Call 347-413-7539 to RSVP
Be first.  

Monday, July 30, 2012

Bill Toscano's Reel - Bert's Plan (Scenes)

Scenes from Bert's Plan - for Bill Toscano's Reel

with Dave Rosner as Bert
Bill Toscano as Victor

Directed by Yair Shvartz  
...on Facebook

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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Bill Toscano's Character Actor Collage #1

Bill Toscano's Character Actor Collage #1

Come Visit & LIKE the Page on Facebook!

If you poke around you may find that you're already there!
If you are, feel free to "Tag" yourself.  It'll feel good.
If you've got a pic or video of us working together, post it!

If you've got a show going on...
tell us about it!

If I can help you with something, let me know. Ask!
Share the page with your friends.
And if you've got a role I'm right for... let me know that too!
You never know...
Let's Work!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Come join my classes at Malisa Theatre Academy!

I'm so thrilled to be teaching again. 
We're working hard and having so much fun!
Great students! Great studio! Great midtown location!

Check us out!

Malisa Theatre Workshop Schedule

Thursday, July 12, 2012


Be careful out there...
It's not just Soylent Green.
LionSnax are people... 'n maybe just eat you alive. 
#beTasty  #YouLookDelicious.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Piano Players...

Piano players at auditions can be like 
...a box of chocolates. 
Today's was wrapped in foil ...and a little nutty,
...but he played deliciously!
So, that was fun.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

A Snarky Moment post today's EPA

Dear Casting Director,

I know it’s your job, and all, and you get to do it the way you want but, please ...look up on occasion. It's at least the polite thing to do. This way, today, you might have realized that I coughed during my monologue because a bug flew into my mouth and scrambled down my throat. It was delicious! Certainly I carried on an...
d surely it was impressive, perhaps you even heard it as a “real” moment? Who knows? Anything's possible. ...I think maybe you might have heard it.

Now, it's not like I was watching you; I wasn't. That's not my job. I was actually quite busy and focused and present, thank you very much. You should realize, however, that we can often feel your presence there in the room with us… like a ghost. So...

In any event, I thank you for spending so much time with my resume! At least I'm hoping that may have been my resume.

All My Best!
And thanks again from the periphery…
…me ...that guy, him.

EPA = Equity Principal Audition

Thursday, January 5, 2012

After School Drama on Kickstarter

Jeffery Keilholtz, a great friend and former student of mine, has mounted a Kickstarter campaign to fund "After School Drama" a documentary he intends to make about the importance of keeping the Arts in schools and in kids’ lives.

Jeff plans on using my time directing and running the Theater Department at Gov. Thomas Johnson High School (TJ), and the wonderful work we did there, as a centerpiece of the documentary. 

Now, I’ve directed many shows, with professionals and amateurs alike, but my all time favorite directing experiences were in that High School.  Much of the work we did there was simply extraordinary.  I challenged those students daily and they, so, rose to the occasion.  It was thrilling and inspiring, and occasionally drove me nuts, but I appreciate each and every one of them to this day… and their very patient parents.  

Much of “After School Drama”, will likely focus on me, but it’s not really about me at all; it’s about them and the work we achieved.  It’s about inspiring confidence in young creative artists that will hopefully last a lifetime, confidence that they can pass on to a new generation.

Many of Jeff’s contemporaries, and my other former students, are still in touch via Facebook and other social outlets, you may be one of them.  In fact, a long thread of a group conversation on Facebook about “City of Angels” (a show we did) apparently inspired Jeff to jump start this project on Kickstarter.

Please help him achieve this goal to mount this film and let’s all inspire other students together!

Please, do it.  Donate.  Do it now.

My Best to You,