Acting History

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2014:  Throughout the year, Antoinette performed the original one-woman show, I LOVED, I LOST, I MADE SPAGHETTI, directed by Rob Ruggiero, to sold-out houses and rave reviews at the following regional theaters:  George St. Playhouse, Asolo Rep and Cincinnati Playhouse.
 
October 2014:  Appeared as “Adriana March” on Law & Order SVU (“Holden’s Manifesto”)
 
July 2014: Appeared as “Serafina” opposite Eric Bana and Joel McHale in the premiere of the Jerry Bruckheimer/Scott Derrickson feature film, DELIVER US FROM EVIL.

December 2013: Antoinette LaVecchia played opposite Bill Geisslinger in Bruce Graham’s STELLA AND LOU directed by Charles Towers.

November 2013: Antoinette LaVecchia played Lady Bird Johnson in National Geographic Channel’s KILLING KENNEDY, directed by Nelson McCormick. Also, filmed as Elaine on CBS’ Blue Bloods episode “Lost and Found” and co-starred on new TV series Taxi Brooklyn.

October 2013: Antoinette LaVecchia as Catherine in Jeffrey Jackson’s TWO POINT OH, directed by Michael Unger. (NY TIMES critic’s pick) Best 10 off-off Broadway plays of 2013. Culturequake: The 10 Best Off Off Broadway Plays of 2013.

June 2013: Wrapped as Serafina in Jerry Bruckheimer’s DELIVER US FROM EVIL (aka BEWARE THE NIGHT) opposite Eric Bana and Joel McHale, directed by Scott Derrickson.

April – May 2013: Played Natalia in THE ELECTRIC BABY, written by Stefanie Zadravec and directed by May Adrales at Two River Theater Company.

January 2013: Named BroadwayWorld.com’s 2012 CT Best Actress for I LOVED, I LOST, I MADE SPAGHETTI at Hartford TheaterWorks.

Fall 2012: played Medea in a new adaption of MEDEA directed by Christopher Scott at The Baruch Performing Arts Center. Filmed as Vicky Savecchio for CBS’s BLUE BLOODS.


May – July 2012:
World Premiere of I LOVED, I LOST, I MADE SPAGHETTI, written by Jacques Lamarre and directed by Rob Ruggiero at Hartford TheaterWorks. (Adapted from Giulia Melucci’s memoir of the same title.)

April 2012: She performed as Anna Magnani in MAMMA ROMA, directed by Rob Urbinati for the Cherry Lane Mentor Project.

Spring 2012: She played Annabelle in the critically acclaimed two-person comedy, YOU SAY TOMATO, I SAY SHUT UP! which hit 5 cities in 5 1/2 months. The smart and screamingly funny comedy is written by real-life married couple, Annabelle Gurwitch and Jeff Kahn.

Summer of 2011: She played Mrs. Alving in GHOSTS in the Secret Garden of the Merchant’s House Museum.

 Spring of 2011 saw her “sparkling” performance as Officer Randy Osteen in SUPERIOR DONUTS at the Pittsburgh Public Theater, directed by Artistic Director, Ted Pappas with “perfection.”

February 2011: She played Mother Augustina with “beauty, delicacy and intelligence” in the world premiere of A WORLD APART at The Flea Theater, written by Susan Mosakowski and directed by Jean Randich.

Fall 2010: She was quite busy this past fall with readings and workshops of new plays (and new translations): GOLDOR and MYTHYKA by Lynn Rosen directed by Shana Gold @ New Georges, The Germ Project. DOG AND WOLF “Meets The Community” by Catherine Filloux, directed by Jean Randich @ various locations throughout NYC. A DOLL’S HOUSE by Henrik Ibsen, directed and adapted by Eric Krebs @ Baruch Performing Arts Center and Rutgers College. DIVIDING ASHES by Chiori Miyagawa, directed by Erica Gould @ New Dramatists. WILL SACRIFICE by Julie McKee, directed by Jean Randich @ EST’s Octoberfest. WE USED TO BE FUN by Carole Real, directed by Giovanna Sardelli @ EST’s Octoberfest. A THING OF BEAUTY by Sherry Kramer, directed by Jean Randich @ Hedgebrook Women’s Playwright Festival. Plus, she made two short films: Sophie Gets A Head (Adrian Grenier, Exec Prod) playing Ellie Banes (Lead), directed by Damien Paris/Reckless Productions, and the short film, Lily of the Feast, playing Ann (Lead) directed by Federico Castelluccio.

Summer 2010: Antoinette played The Narrator in the “thrilling production” (Boston Globe) of THE PAVILION, directed by Giovanna Sardelli.

Winter 2010: she played Mrs. Lipari and covered the role of Beatrice in the Broadway revival of A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, opposite Liev Schreiber and Scarlett Johansson.

Fall/Winter 2009: her critically-acclaimed one-woman show, HOW TO BE A GOOD ITALIAN DAUGHTER (In Spite of Myself) directed by Ted Sod, had sold out audiences at The Cherry Lane Theatre in NYC.

Spring 2009: Wrapped as Kate (lead) in the independent film THE DAVID DANCE, written by Don Scime and directed by Aprill Winney.

Fall 2008: THE EUROPEANS at Atlantic Theatre Stage 2 in which she played a shiny Empress. Prior to that, she played Deborah Harford opposite Daniel J. Travanti and Ellen Crawford in Friendly Fire’s A TOUCH OF THE POET which was in the Wall Street Journal’s Best of 2008 theater review; Terry Teachout included this production as one of three revivals that warranted his praise in 2008. She also played Ariadne in the “impeccably acted” (NY Times) HEARTBREAK HOUSE at Two River Theatre Co., and was thrilled to be in the world premiere of MAX & THE TRUFFLE PIG, written by Suzanne Bradbeer and directed by Erica Gould, one of the elite selections of the New York Musical Theater Festival (NYMF) in which she played La Comtesse and various other roles.

Spring 2008: she played Diane in the extended run of THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED directed by Portland Center Stage’s Artistic Director, Chris Coleman. Favorite reviews describe her performance “as a smart-ass Mephistopheles in a white pantsuit” and “the heart and empty soul of the play.”

antoinette-lavecchia-actressShe has been seen at The Public Theatre in THE BOTTLE HOUSE, a new piece directed by Maria Vail and adapted by Sheila Tousey from Sam Shepard’s poetry and short stories; at Playwright’s Horizons for a reading of Michael Watson’s new play, SAFE AND SOUND with a cast led by Karen Ziemba. She has done many workshops and readings at The Culture Project, NYTW, EST, the Abingdon Theatre, and the Lark Theatre including Shirley Laura’s ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT, Richard Vetere’s LADY MACBETH’s LOVER, and Ted Sod’s THE LOST ART OF CONVERSATION. She also joined Denis O’Hare, Bebe Neuwirth, Bobby Cannavale and others for The Fire Department’s AT WAR: AMERICAN PLAYWRIGHTS RESPOND TO IRAQ directed by Erica Gould at 45 Bleecker Street Theater. Antoinette created the role of Rachel in Richard Vetere’s latest play, THREE SISTERS FROM QUEENS which has been workshopped as part of the NY Playwright’s Lab festival led by Israel Horowitz at The Cherry Lane Theatre and more recently at NJ Rep. Company.

Antoinette can be seen opposite Steve Buscemi in Tom DiCillo’s latest film, DELIRIOUS which won Best Director in the San Sebastian Film Festival. The film is an Official Selection at the Sundance Film Festival. If you pay close attention, you can also hear Antoinette singing in the dance club scene between the two young leads

In 2007, she began “Storytime with Antoinette” – evenings in which she shares stories from her recent spiritual and physical travels over an eventful period in her life, beginning with unexpected surgery which leads her to decide to go to Ethiopia to work with HIV+ orphans then to Florence and back to NYC where she came home to unexpected visitors.

Most outrageously fun gigs: Debuting at Carnegie Hall as the Italian Narrator in PUCCINI: A COMPOSER’S JOURNEY; playing opposite Steve Buscemi in Tom DiCillo’s DELIRIOUS, being directed by the legendary Kathleen Turner in a reading of CRIMES OF THE HEART at the Williamstown Theater Festival, performing a slew of characters in the critically-acclaimed STRING OF PEARLS at Primary Stages opposite Ellen McLaughlin, Mary Testa and Sharon Washington and playing opposite Michael Rispoli and Ralph Macchio in Arje Shaw’s much-loved MAGIC HANDS FREDDY.

Antoinette has worked extensively with Andre Gregory in an invitation-only Chekhov/Growtowski project, Philippe Gaulier, Christopher Bayes, Jim Calder and members of Theatre de Complicite on different styles of physical theatre. She received her MFA from NYU’s Graduate Acting Program, has studied at the Moscow Art Theatre. She has taught improvisation, theatre games and various workshops at NYU’s Grad Acting Program and The Actor’s Center.

AWARDS: BroadwayWorld.com 2013 CT Best Actress Award. She is a recipient of a Fox Fellowship and was awarded an Anna Sosenko Assist Trust Grant. Also awarded Urban Stages’ Award for Valuable Contributions of Italian-American Artists to New York Theatre.

She is a member of Actor’s Equity, SAG and AFTRA.

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