Mario Cantone, the celebrated New York stage actor and stand-up comedian, gained critical acclaim with his Tony-nominated one-man show Laugh Whore, from its appearance at the Cort Theatre on Broadway to the Showtime Network special and is well known for his role as Anthony Marentino in HBO’s “Sex and the City.” Cantone has co-hosted and appeared as a guest on ABC’s “The View” multiple times. His additional television credits include appearances on “Late Night with David Letterman,” “Jimmy Fallon,” “Oprah,” “Conan,” “Martha Stewart,” “Meredith Viera” and “The Today Show.”
Cantone’s comedy performances have been featured on “The USO Comedy Tour,” “Comics Come Home,” “Chappelle Show,” “Denis Leary Roast” and “Joan Rivers Roast.” The network was also home to his first solo stand-up special “Comedy Central Presents Mario Cantone.”
He also starred on Broadway as SAM BYCK in the Tony-winning Assassins, by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, BUZZ in Terrence McNally’s Tony award-winning dramatic comedy, Love! Valor! Compassion! All three of these hit shows were directed by four-time Tony-winner Joe Mantello. His other Broadway credits include GIDGER, in The Violet Hour (original Broadway cast), and STEPHANO (opposite Patrick Stewart), in Shakespeare’s The Tempest.