"Donnie's ebullient and righteous spirit transcends the stage."

- Emily Schorr Lesnick,

The Soul Glo Project

ABOUT DONNIE

Donnie Cianciotto is an actor, director, comedian, producer, cabaret performer, and transgender activisit. 

His resume includes The Public Theater, Prospect Theater, 54 Below, The Secret Theatre, Joe's Pub, NowThis, The Cutting Room, VICE News, Broadway For Orlando's What The World Needs Now video, Le Poisson Rouge, BroadwayCon, #IdentityWeek, tons of improv comedy shows, and a full length documentary film called DONNIE (dir. Ania Augustowska) that highlights his experience as a transgender man, currently available to stream on Vimeo. Donnie is also an accomplished drag performer under the name Anson Reign. 

Donnie speaks openly about his transition, and since 2017 has produced an on-going show called Trans Voices Cabaret at The Duplex in Manhattan featuring a cast of all trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming entertainers. Trans Voices Cabaret has chapters in Chicago and London, and strives to raise visibility of and create opportunities for the TGNC community. Donnie often speaks on panels stressing the importance of inclusive casting in the industry, and is a staunch advocate for the rights of the LGBTQIA+ community. 

In his downtime you can find him cooking, watching horror movies, painting, or attempting to adopt all the senior shelter dogs. He lives in Queens with his three cats and newly adopted senior doggo, Emma.

"DONNIE CIANCIOTTO IS A VERY FUNNY, CHARMING, AND TALENTED GUY. I GUESS IT MUST RUN IN THE FAMILY.

- Nick Cianciotto, 

Donnie's dad

"DONNIE WILL DARE YOU $20 TO BREAK THE STAGE, AND PAY YOU $10 WHEN YOU ONLY MANAGE TO BREAK THE SET."

China Young, 

Musical Mayhem Cabaret

"DONNIE ONCE CAST ME IN A MUSICAL DESPITE MY COMPLETE LACK OF ANY SINGING ABILITY."

Bill Fuller, 

Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed