Actor.

Actor.


Ron Destro

non-union

age range: 50-70
  hair: grey   eyes: brown
   height: 5’6”   weight: 150
The Diamond Agency

Tel 407 830-4040


SELECTED THEATRE.

Twelfth Night (off-Broadway)                   Feste (Clown)              American Theatre of Actors, NYC

American Buffalo                                       Donny                         Finborough Theatre, London

  (Top Ten Show, Time Out)

Waiting for Godot                                      Estragon                      Shanghai University Theatre, China

A Midsummer Night’s Dream               Bottom                        Bancroft Gardens, Stratford-upon-Avon

All’s Well That Ends Well                         Parolles                        Kensington Gardens Bandstand London

As You Like It                                              Jaques                           Parc des Buttes Chaumont, Paris

Richard II                                                     John of Gaunt/

                                                                            Exton                         Flint Castle, Wales

Macbeth                                                        King Duncan/

                                                                            Siward                       Birnam Wood, Scotland

Hamlet                                                          Gravedigger                Hamlet’s Grave, Elsinore, Denmark

The Merchant of Venice                           Old Gobbo (Clown) Belmont Palace, Venice, Italy

Henry V                                                        Salisbury                      Azincourt Battlefield, France

Richard III                                                   Tyrell/Oxford             Bosworth Field, England

Caucasian Chalk Circle                             Nephew Judge            USC/John Houseman, director, L.A.

Three Penny Opera                                   Filch                               USC/John Blankenchip, director, L.A.

Measure for Measure                                 Pompey (Clown)         Oxford Shakespeare Company, NYC

Love’s Labors Lost                                     Costard (Clown)          Oxford Shakespeare Company, NYC

Romeo and Juliet                                       Clown/Apothecary   Oxford Shakespeare Company, NYC

Double Falsehood (US premiere)             Camillo                         Oxford Shakespeare Company, NYC

At Mama Taylor’s                                      Don                                SoHo Repertory Theatre, NYC

The Norman Conquests                          Norman                        Brooklyn College Theatre, NYC

A Day Picasso Mona Lisa Stole              Alfred Jarry                  CAP21 Studios, NYC (staged reading)

West Side Story                                           Chino                             Chautauqua Players, Jamestown, NY

Desire Caught by the Tail                        Big Foot                         BCC Theatre, Cocoa, FL

Indira’s Daughters (reading)                     Betielle                           Williamstown Theatre Festival, MA
   (w/ Allison Janney, Diane Venora, Peri Gilpin)    


FILM/TV.

O My Godfather     (TV pilot)                Maître d’                      Roz Clancy Productions 

Amazing Stories                                          Mobster Lawyer         Japanese Television

Dannon Yogurt Industrials                     4 leading roles             Deerfield Productions

Credit, and How To Get It                      Pet Store customer    Vision Films

Five-Minute English                                  weekly host/creator   Shanghai Television, China

I Wanna Hold Your Hand                       featured extra               Steven Spielberg/Paramount

Oh, God!                                                      day player                      Carl Reiner/Warner Bros

Law & Order                                               day player                      NBC Universal Television            

It Stalked the Night (short)                     lead                                  USC Cinema


COMMERCIALS.

HCA Healthcare                                        lead                                Miami

Dave’s Pest Control                                   lead                                A7 TV, Orlando

China Silk Ties                                            lead                                Shanghai, China


TRAINING.

Movement                     Laban technique, June Kemp, Royal Academy Dramatic Art (RADA), London.    

Acting & Improv         John Houseman, USC, Malcolm McKay, Ben Benison, RADA.

Shakespeare                   1 year at RADA. John Barton, Royal Shakespeare Co, private coaching,10 yrs.

Voice                               Kristin Linklater, Columbia Univ., Cicely Berry, RSC, Robert Palmer, RADA.

Comedy                         Lucille Ball, Sherwood Oaks Film School, Hollywood, CA.

Stage Combat               Henry Marshall, RADA.

Masterclasses                Derek Jacobi, F Murray Abraham, Fiona Shaw, Jeremy Irons, Glenda Jackson.


AWARDS & SKILLS.

Kennedy Center & National Forensics awards. Shakespearean acting, comedic timing and physicality, absurdist theatre, stand-up, improv, dialects, driver’s license, passport, acting teacher, author of The Shakespeare Masterclasses, Artistic Director, Oxford Shakespeare Co., team player.




Selected Theatre.

TWELFTH NIGHT             Feste

          off-Broadway, NYC


AMERICAN BUFFALO     Donny

  (Top 10 Shows, Time Out Magazine)

Finborough Th, London


WAITING FOR GODOT    Estragon

                                      Shanghai, China

 

MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM Bottom  

Stratford-upon-Avon


ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL   Parolles

Kensington Gardens, London


AS YOU LIKE IT                         Jaques

Parc d Buttes Chaumont, Paris


RICHARD II                   John of Gaunt/Exton

Flint Castle, Wales


MACBETH                      King Duncan/Siward

Birnam Wood, Scotland


HAMLET                                      Gravedigger

Elsinore, Denmark


MERCHANT OF VENICE     Old Gobbo

Belmont Palace, Venice


HENRY V                                       Salisbury

Azincourt Battlefield, France


RICHARD III                               Tyrell/Oxford

Bosworth Field, England


CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE

                                                           Nephew Judge

USC/John Houseman, dir.


THREE PENNY OPERA          Filch

USC/John Blankenchip, dir.


MEASURE FOR MEASURE   Pompey

LOVE’S LABOR’S LOST          Costard

DOUBLE FALSEHOOD           Camillo

ROMEO & JULIET          Clown/Apothecary

OSC, New York City


DESIRE CAUGHT BY THE TAIL  Big Foot

                     BCC Theatre, Cocoa, FL


WEST SIDE STORY                    Chino

Chautauqua Players


AT MAMA TAYLOR’S              Don

SoHo Repertory Theatre, NYC


THE NORMAN CONQUESTS      Norman

Brooklyn College Theatre, NYC



Film and TV.

O MY GODFATHER (pilot)   Maitre d’

Roz Clancy Productions


AMAZING STORIES            Mobster Lawyer

Japanese TV


DANNON YOUGURT (industrials)

4 leading roles

Deerfield Productions


FIVE-MINUTE ENGLISH       weekly host

Shanghai Television


Commercials.

Daves’s Pest Control                      lead

A7 TV, Orlando


China Silk Ties                                 lead

Shanghai, China


Training.

John Barton, Cicely Berry, John Houseman, Lucille Ball, Kristin Linklater, Ben Benison, Malcolm McKay, Henry Marshall, June Kemp.


Awards & Skills.

Kennedy Center & National Forensics awards. Shakespearean acting, comedic timing and physicality, absurdist theatre, stand-up, improv, dialects, driver’s license, passport, acting teacher, team player.


BACKSTAGE PAGE.

https://www.backstage.com/u/ron-destro/


ACTOR REELS.

https://www.backstage.com/u/ron-destro/media/videos