Alumnus Frank Ferrante named one of top 10 by Chicago Tribune

Alumnus Frank Ferrante

Frank Ferrante BA '85 (Photo by Larae Lobdell)

It’s circus meets cabaret meets burlesque with some vaudeville sprinkled on top — and Frank Ferrante BA ’85 is at the center of it all. The SDA alum was recently named as one of the top 10 performances by the Chicago Tribune at the end of 2019 for his role as Caesar in Teatro ZinZanni’s Love, Chaos and Dinner.

Ferrante previously made another top 10 performances list when he was selected by the Wall Street Journal as one of the best in the country for his work in Walnut Street Theatre’s production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, which he also directed.

The alumnus is also known for his one-man show An Evening With Groucho — which he first performed at the Bing Theatre as a student at SDA, and subsequently performed off-Broadway and London’s West End in Groucho: A Life in Revue. His role earned him a New York Theatre World Award for Outstanding New Talent, as well as nominations for the Laurence Olivier Award and NY Outer Critics Circle Award.