Donnie is a musical theater actor, cabaret performer, and comedian who also happens to be transgender. Much like a Patronus, trans-masculine musical theater performers are hard to manifest, but Donnie has been singing and dancing since he was a little girl. (That's a joke. You can decide which part.)
He made his off-Broadway debut in "Southern Comfort" at The Public Theater (dir. Tom Caruso) in 2016, and has since been "that trans guy" in several cabarets, concerts, musicals, and videos. His resume includes Prospect Theater, The Secret Theater, NowThis, BuzzFeed, Broadway For Orlando's What The World Needs Now dance remix video, tons of improv comedy shows, and an Emmy award-winning documentary short film called "Donnie" that highlights his experience as a transgender man.
Donnie speaks openly about his transition, and currently produces a bimonthly show called Trans Voices Cabaret at The Duplex in Manhattan featuring a cast of all trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming entertainers. He speaks on panels stressing the importance of inclusive casting in the industry, and is a staunch advocate for LGBT rights, and adequate and affordable transgender healthcare.
"DONNIE CIANCIOTTO IS A VERY FUNNY, CHARMING, AND TALENTED GUY. I GUESS IT MUST RUN IN THE FAMILY."
- Nick Cianciotto,
"DONNIE WILL DARE YOU $20 TO BREAK THE STAGE, AND PAY YOU $10 WHEN YOU ONLY MANAGE TO BREAK THE SET."
Musical Mayhem Cabaret
"DONNIE ONCE CAST ME IN A MUSICAL DESPITE MY COMPLETE LACK OF ANY SINGING ABILITY."
Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed