Lekker Bio – Anthony Veneziale
Having attended Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT and graduating with a BA in Film Studies, Anthony moved to New York City and started a production company with three friends called Back House Productions. After five years of blood, sweat, and tears our first musical IN THE HEIGHTS went Off-Broadway and then a year later to Broadway (where it went on to win the Tony Award for best new musical of 2008). He has helped five new plays get openings Off-Broadway as a producer and developed over thirty new plays with readings and workshops.
Anthony has acted in two feature length films (CHE!), five television shows (ALL MY CHILDREN, SEX and the CITY), and done numerous commercials (both featured in and voice over work). He helped to develop the relaunch of children’s television show THE ELECTRIC COMPANY that is now airing on PBS (as a creative producer, writer, lyricist, and actor). Anthony also created an internationally renowned improvised hip-hop show called Freestyle Love Supreme and done shows all over the world.
In San Francisco, he founded a comedy improv troupe, CRISIS HOPKINS and a west coast version of FLS called THE FREEZE. When not auditioning he is a film editor, writer and freelance cinematographer. He also gets paid to help develop viral videos, write songs, and create new shows.
His partner, Caricia and he started a non-profit participatory documentary film project called The VideoVoice Collective. They’ve worked with communities throughout California, New Orleans, New York City, and with Kiva.org in Indonesia. The concept is to give marginalized communities the skill sets and equipment to make their own videos which can influence change in their neighborhoods.