"Donnie's ability to seek out and identify talent is undeniable. I mean he found me, didn't he?"

- Jay Mitchell

Cabaret & drag performer

Trans and Non-Binary Actors To Know

August 07, 2019

Donnie Cianciotto is interviewed by Anna Altheide for The Ensemblist at thensemblist.com. 

The Ensemblist Celebrates Trans and Non-Binary Performers

August 07, 2019

The popular platform paid tribute with a photoshoot by THEGINGERB3ARDMEN. By Nathan Skethway for Playbill.com.

Why Trans Representation in Theater Lags Behind Hollywood

July 11, 2019

Just a handful of trans actors have made it to theater’s most important stages. This cabaret company is uplifting their voices. By Kate Sosin for Them.com.

Voice Therapy Helps Trans People Sing at a Different Pitch

November 27, 2018

Actor Donnie Cianciotto of Staten Island had a very high voice before he started taking hormones in 2012. By Colleen Zewe for IntoMore.com.

Trans Voices Cabaret Will Be Filmed For Upcoming Documentary

October 29, 2018

Trans Voices Cabaret, the downtown concert series featuring transgender and gender non-conforming musical theatre performers, will return to the Duplex November 3 in celebration of its one-year anniversary. By Adam Hetrick for Playbill.com.

The Unexpected Challenges of Musical Theatre for Trans Performers

June 29, 2017

For Donnie Cianciotto, transitioning meant choosing between his career—a lifelong dream—and his happiness. By Olivia Clement for Playbill.com.

15 Trans* Actors You Should Know

March 01, 2016

There is a wonderful group of trans* actors who are forming a creative community dedicated to furthering positive trans* visibility. By Em Grosland for Backstage.com. 

NY Times Review of Southern Comfort

March 13, 2016

In 'Southern Comfort", a family not bound by blood. By Charles Isherwood for the NY Times.

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My Whitelist Cabaret Raises Visibility For Trans Performers, Disabled Performers, and Performers of Color

August 07, 2017

My Whitelist Cabaret hopes to raise awareness of the career challenges faced by actors from underrepresented groups. On BroadwayWorld.com. 

Third Installment of Trans Voices Cabaret Will Return to The Duplex

April 26, 2018

The sold-out concerts showcase up-and-coming transgender and non-binary performers. By Adam Hetrick for Playbill.com. 

Songs In They Key of Equality Benefit Concert

March 27, 2017

Songs in the Key of Equality is proudly teaming up again with Swish Ally Fund for a night of inspirational performances by Broadway and NYC cabaret performers. By BroadwayWorld News Desk.

Longtime Tucsonan Donnie Cianciotto Back Onstage

June 24, 2017

Veteran actor Donnie Cianciotto is back in Tucson to do a cabaret at The Screening Room. By Kathleen Allen for the Arizona Daily Star. 

Musical Mayhem Cabaret Celebrates Their 7th Anniversary

January 12, 2018

It’s been seven years since Donnie Cianciotto first made mayhem of Broadway’s greatest hits with a cast of actors and improvisers in Phoenix, Arizona. By Linda Ray for the Tucson Weekly.

Local Trans Actor Lands Role in NYC

March 17, 2016

Donnie Cianciotto, a transgender man with an extensive performance career in Arizona, has been cast in a new musical in New York City. By Richard Schultz for Echo Magazine.

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15 Trans Actors You Should Know on Backstage.com: Click here

Why Trans Representation in the Theater Industry Lags Behind Film and TV on Them: Click here


The Unexpected Challenges of Musical Theatre for Trans Performers on Playbill.com: Click here

Southern Comfort review in The NY Times: Click here

Longtime Tucsonan Back Onstage and "Feeling More Myself Than Ever" in the Arizona Daily Star: Click here

Queering Theatre Criticism on Howlround: Click here

   Transgender Life, Love, and Heatlh in The Tucson Weekly: Click here

Voice Therapy Helps Trans People Sing at a Different Pitch on Medill Reports Chicago: Click here