Tony Abatemarco


Twelve years as former Co-Artistic Director at Skylight Theatre Company.  Awards: Ovation for Lead Performance –THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, LA Weekly (multiple), two NEA Directing Fellowships. 3x LA Drama Critics’ Nominee (Lead Performance), most recently for: “Rothko” in RED at ICT, Long Beach, where he also appeared in BEAST ON THE MOON, THE PRICE, A WALK IN THE WOODS, and TRYING.  He starred as the “Pasha” in ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO, “Apoppolus” in LA Opera’s WONDERFUL TOWN, and in Long Beach Opera’s SOLDIER’S TALE.  Regional credits:  CTG, Geffen, South Coast Rep, Pittsburgh Public, Santa Fe Stages, Williamstown, Arena, Folger.  In NY:  Rattlestick, Public Theatre, Cherry Lane.  Director: on Broadway (Julie Harris, LUCIFER’S CHILD) & in London’s West End (CATWALK CONFIDENTIAL).  On camera: 68 appearances including the upcoming limited series The Shrink Next Door, How To Get Away With Murder, Beverly Hills Ninja 2, Town & Country, Sleeping with the Enemy, HBO’s Sacrifice,The L Word, E.R., Frasier, etc. and in 10 Nat’l commercials. Teacher: USC (retired) & SMC Emeritus College (endowed chair).  Playwright: LA Weekly & DramaLogue awards.  His play Beautified  premiered at Skylight in 2012, and Forever House premiered in 2016.  His volume of collected plays – “ACTION/ITEMS, The Collected Plays of –“ is available at

He is happy to be back at the Odyssey Theatre where he has worked four times – Twice as a director and twice as an actor.  Thanks, Beth & Ron!