One of Broadway’s foremost leading men, Santino Fontana has cemented himself as a formidable screen talent with his numerous and recognizable roles in film and television. He is perhaps best known to broader audiences for lending his voice to the character ‘Prince Hans’ in Disney’s Academy Award winning animated feature Frozen. He was also seen in Universal Studio’s Sisters, starring opposite Tina Fey & Amy Poehler.
On television he's starred on The CW’s critically acclaimed hour-long musical comedy series Crazy Ex-girlfriend, as Greg, the adorable bartender pining for Rachel Bloom’s character. He can also be seen as a young police officer opposite Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta in NBC’s drama series, Shades of Blue. His other television credits include guest spots on The Good Wife, Nurse Jackie, Brain Dead, and Royal Pains, and he can be seen in the popular web series, Submissions Only.
On stage, Santino most recently starred in God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater and 1776, as part of the New York City Center’s ‘Encores’ series, and received rave reviews across the board. He portrayed ‘Moss Hart’ in Lincoln Center’s production of Act One, an autobiographical play written and directed by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning playwright James Lapine which was filmed for PBS. In 2013, Santino received a Tony Award nomination for his leading role as ‘Prince Charming’ in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, and, in 2012, won every major off-Broadway theatre award for his acclaimed performance in Sons of the Prophet. Santino’s other theatre credits include The Importance of Being Earnest, A View from the Bridge, Brighton Beach Memoirs (Drama Desk Award), Billy Elliot, Zorba, and Sunday in the Park with George.
As a concert artist, he has sung with orchestras, big bands, and smaller ensembles. Some of them have included the New York Philharmonic, NY Pops, Houston Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Collegiate Chorale, Westchester Philharmonic, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Sesame Street Muppets, Phoenix Symphony, Alabama Symphony, Buffalo Symphony and at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, The Kennedy Center, The Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, NJPAC, and the Bravo Festival at Vail. Santino plans to release a full length big band album soon.
Next, Santino will be starring with Dania Ramirez in the romantic comedy Galileo, directed by Jay Silverman.