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Frank Pagliaro: Actor, Director, Playwright, Producer

Let's make the thing!

Thanks for visiting my website. Here you'll find information about my background, skill sets, and recent/upcoming projects. My passion is classical/early modern theatre - I'd be happy to alternate between Shakespeare and Chekhov for the rest of my life - but I also enjoy working on new plays or in front of a camera.

Please reach out if you have a project in can check out my Actors Access profile here and my  Backstage profile here.

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About Me

Born in Massachusetts, I cut my teeth on the stage of the Harwich Junior Theatre, America's oldest children's company (it's now known as the Cape Cod Theatre Company). My mom enrolled me in HJT's Creative Movement class when I was five, and I found my first, my truest, my most maddening passion. 

I continued my love affair with the theatre at Williams College, where I led the school's improv troupe and worked for the Theatre Department Scene Shop while majoring in English, History, and Jewish Studies. Upon my graduation cum laude, I received the Louise J. Ober '64 Theatre Award in Creativity for my outstanding contribution to the performing arts at Williams. I then moved to Brooklyn, enrolling in programs at UCB and the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. I graduated from Adler's evening conservatory in 2019, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, I trained at the Double Edge Theatre Company in Ashfield, Massachusetts.

More recently, I've been exploring directing, and was thrilled to helm a multilingual production of The Cherry Orchard that ran at the end of January in the East Village (read about it here, or listen to a podcast that featured us here). In an effort to be of service, I'm also participating in an acting class at Phoenix House, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Long Island City. This class is taking place under the auspices of the Arts Justice Division at Adler.

Goodwill Hunting - Chuckie
Horrible Bosses - Bobby
Love's Labour's Lost - Berowne
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About My Career


Iphigenia in Tauris


American Thymele Theatre

Three Sisters

Nikolai Lvovich Tuzenbach

Columbia University

The Cherry Orchard

Leonid Andreivitch Gaev

Williams College

The Cherry Orchard

Director & Co-Producer

Under St. Mark's Theater

Measure for Measure


Curtain Call

The Winter's Tale


Williams College

The Lobby (World Premiere)

Miles O'Riordan

The Dressing Room Theatre at Curtain Call

Waiting for Lefty

Director & Producer

The Institute for the Musical Arts

The Landstuhl Chronicles (World Premiere)

Sgt. Lee Harris

Kraine Theater

Escape from Happiness


Stella Adler Studio of Acting (postgrad job-in)

Between Riverside and Crazy

Lieutenant Caro

Stella Adler Studio of Acting (postgrad job-in)

The Obituary (World Premiere)


Nutley Little Theatre

Broken Glass

Stanton Case

Williams College


Assistant Director

Stella Adler Studio of Acting

Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde

Sir Edward Clarke

Williams College

The Miracle Worker

Jimmy Sullivan

Cape Cod Theatre Company

A Streetcar Named Desire


Williams College

Antigone (Modern Adaptation)

Ghost of Eteocles

Theater Dionysus

Move the Logo (World Premiere)


New York Theatre Festival

Halloween Prom Night (World Premiere)


AlphaNYC Theater Company

The Lark

Joan's Brother

Cape Cod Theatre Company

Contact me for information about my film, TV, improv, and sketch comedy experience.