Carl Del Buono is a proud graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Manhattan, and has been performing professionally in New York City, Rochester and across the country for several years.
With a strong background in classical music, Carl was drawn to the Musical Theatre at a young age, attending programs at Eastman School of Music and Nazareth College Arts Center. Otherwise, rock, punk and folk music were vital influences on his career, having recorded with the band Paramore on their Grammy Award-winning album RIOT!
At AMDA-NY, Carl was trained by such Broadway regulars as Evan Pappas, Elaine Petricoff, Ray Virta and Regina O' Malley. After completion of the Integrated Program, he went on to co-write and perform new works of sketch comedy and song in BOYS OF SUMMER and CABARET II with New Face Theatre, which led to co-producing his own cabaret act A WORD OF ADVICE with Stupid Little Pig Productions.
On his return to the Rochester area, Carl immediately landed the lead role of Joe in Tennessee Williams' THE LONG GOODBYE, part of the Centennial Festival honoring the author. He continues to work in Rochester, appearing in such roles as George in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE with Blackfriars Theatre; Britt Craig/Young Soldier in PARADE with JCC CenterStage; and Max in BENT with the Readers Theatre Series.
Carl appeared in MY FAIR LADY at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse as a member of the Quartet for the summer before returning to Rochester to reprise his role as Prior in the long-awaited conclusion of Tony Kushner's ANGELS IN AMERICA: PERESTROIKA, with Method Machine at Geva Theatre Center's NextStage.
Weeks later, he performed as Hedwig/Tommy Gnosis in the cult classic HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH as a part of the Rochester Fringe Festival in front of a packed and enthusiastic house.
In October, Carl was honored to be a vocalist for the world premiere of MELANIE AND THE RECORD MAN, featuring legendary folk music icon, Melanie Safka. An original cast recording is in production.
Rounding out 2012, Carl recreated the role of the beloved elephant Horton in SEUSSICAL: THE MUSICAL with Rochester Children's Theatre, and was a featured vocalist in AN EVENING OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER at Blackfriars Theatre.
2013 began with Carl joining with other vocalists for ENCORE! BROADWAY FAVORITES OF THE AMERICAN SONGBOOK at JCC CenterStage Theatre in February. In April, he portrayed Claudio in the Shakespeare Players of Rochester's production of MEASURE FOR MEASURE, then was honored to portray Preston in the world premiere of MORE THAN THIS, featuring the music of Vanessa Carlton, with DVC Players.
In October, Carl performed his "dream role" of Jamie in THE LAST FIVE YEARS at JCC CenterStage. He ended 2013 as the endearing Smudge in C-R Productions' FOREVER PLAID: PLAID TIDINGS in Albany, N.Y.
2014 brought new opportunities for Carl as an instructor and coach at RAPA in Rochester, specializing in audition coaching and vocal interpretation. In August he played Jon in Jonathan Larson's tick, tick...BOOM! at RAPA, and in September was Dr. Henry Jekyll/Edward Hyde in Webster Theatre Guild's production of JEKYLL & HYDE THE MUSICAL. He reprised the role of Jamie in THE LAST FIVE YEARS as part of the Rochester Fringe Festival, also in September, and finished the year as Liam in BAD JEWS at the JCC CenterStage.
In 2015, Carl was thrilled to play Student #3 (Mercutio, Lady Capulet, Friar Laurence) in the highly acclaimed SHAKESPEARE'S R&J at Blackfriars Theatre, with author Joe Calarco in attendance. He recently played the role of the Bus Driver/Ensemble in VIOLET at Blackfriars - marking the final production of Artistic Director Jack Haldoupis's storied 35 year career.
Theatre Arts Education Experience
- Classical and Contemporary Acting
- Vocal Production and Speech