ALBERT INSINNIA made his Broadway debut in Joseph Papp's Tony Award winning musical Two Gentlemen of Verona following his performance in the acclaimed original production at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park. He was then cast as Donald in Broadway's The Me Nobody Knows and co-starred with the Village Gate cast in Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris. His favorite. He went on to play Sonny in the original production of Grease on Broadway and Caliban in Howard Ashman's musical version of Shakespeare's The Tempest, renamed Dreamstuff. Albert began his work in films and was featured in the film Rush It prior to taking his career to Los Angeles.
He then co-starred in the NBC series Last Chance and co-starred in Stockard Channing in Just Friends on CBS. He made guest appearances as Sgt. Ray Tornberg in M*A*S*H, as Mike with Adam Arkin and Erin Moran in Sweepstakes on ABC, and appeared as Deacon in the ABC Movie of the Week Crazy Times. He co-starred with Linda Blair in Roller Boogie and with Mark Hamill in Corvette Summer for MGM. He played the title role in Lenny at the Matrix Theater while still in Los Angeles, then returned to Broadway and toured as Mordred in the revival of Camelot co-starring with Richard Harris.
Albert took a break and helped to raise a family with his wife, Donna. He returned to the stage to play a leading role in John Guare's Landscape of the Body. Juan, in Trolls at the Actors' Playhouse and Lyle Britton in James Baldwin's Blues for Mr. Charlie. He played the troubled psychiatrist in the SLAMDANCE film festival nominated Indie, Over the GW, and created the recurring character Lt. Pizelli on Law & Order SVU.
Mr. Insinnia founded Oasis.nyTheatreGroup in 2009, providing an ongoing opportunity to share his experience and technique with upcoming talented actors who shared theirs with him. More importantly, to give us all the opportunity to work creatively with playwrights, character development and production. Working together to actively enhance our technique and artistry, while encouraging a productive work ethic. All without any financial strain to the actors. Oasis.ny's first production, Pieces of a Playwright, was written by Matthew Ethan Davis. The production was conceived, produced and directed by Albert Insinnia in its entirety and received very favorable reviews. Albert is always seeking new plays and screenplays to develop, and the opportunity to showcase upcoming actors, writers, musicians, technicians and designers.
His recent performance as Shamraev in an interesting adaptation of Chekov's The Seagull, on stage with Austin Pendleton, who also directed, and his co-starring turn as Don Severo in Temple of the Souls at Theater for The New City were very well received.
Albert recently made a guest appearance as Head Coach Jim Nash in a March Madness episode of The Mysteries of Laura for NBC/Universal.
He is currently producing with his company Oasis.ny and recently played the title role in the wonderfully funny Nick DeSimone play Murray and Curry. Diriected by Rick Mowat.
Just completed a great run as Peter Sorin in a reprise of Chekov's Seagull. A contemporary adaptation and adventure with Mississippi Mud and Austin Pendleton.
Albert appeared as Marcel opposite Byron O'Hanlon, in Marcel & Eddie at the West End Theater. A compelling and touching play. Directed by Rick Mowat.
Oasis.nyTheatreGroup recently presented Pieces of a Playwright II at Theater at 124 Bank Street, NYC. The show played to sold out houses and received excellent reviews. Albert Insinnia, Producer and Artistic Director also designed the production and directed several pieces. Rick Mowat also directed. The production presented a reprise of Marcel & Eddie with Albert Insinnia and Byron O'Hanlon, along with six other one-act plays featuring excellent New York actors having the time of their lives!
I'm in great shape and as grateful as ever to be an actor.
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