August 2, 2019
Gary is entering his third year at Drexel, studying Entertainment and Arts Management with minors in Business Administration and Theatre. He has been working with Drexel Co-op Theatre Company since his freshman year as a performance scholar. He has worked on The Diary of Anne Frank (Hermann Van Dann), Godspell (John/Judas), Tartuffe (Valére) with Mauckingbird Theatre Company, She Kills Monsters (Miles/Monsters), and Be More Chill (The SQUIP).
Gary has been performing since he was 11 years old. He got his start doing his middle school productions and community theatre. He continued to pursue performing through high school and earned National Honors in his high school’s chapter of the International Thespian Society. Gary was honored to receive 2 Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Nominations, in which he won one of them for his performance as Jean Valjean in Les Misérables. As well as 3 Greater Philadelphia Cappie Award nominations, in which he won 2 for his performance as Jean Valjean and Antonio Salieri in Amadeus. His Rising Star nominations earned him a scholarship to Paper Mill’s esteemed summer conservatory, where he studied performance with broadway professionals at a Tony award-winning regional theatre. He was featured in their New Voices Concert and even became the face of their 2017 marketing poster. Gary is now a represented working actor under CPM Talent Management in NJ, where he has worked in film, television (Investigation Discovery, Oxygen), and theatre.
He is in the midst of his first co-op at Pig Iron Theatre Company as a Production Management and Administrative Intern. He is currently splitting his time between marketing and being a part of the Deck Crew for their 2019 production of Superterrannean. Superterrannean is a devised theatre piece that is a partnership between Pig Iron and Tony award-winning designer Mimi Lien, who is famous for her set design of Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 on Broadway. Gary has loved collaborating with so many wonderful industry professionals.
Gary makes an effort to stay an active member of the Drexel community and can be seen acting in over 10 student film projects, several senior capstone EAM productions (Plaid Tidings, We Have Apples), and he is a proud member of Drexel’s Premiere All-Male A Capella Group, 8 to the Bar and has served as their Public Relations Representative. He hopes to continue to be as active in the community in his final two years at Drexel!