Afterglow Festival

Gene Dante

June 30th, 2019  |  Published in Artists

Both an actor and a musician, Gene co-wrote and starred in the one-man show GOD SAVE THE QUEEN: PAUL LYNDE ’79.  He recently appeared in PROVINCETOWN MURDER MYSTERY. He also appeared as Dionysus in THE BACCHAE at American Repertory Theater’s Oberon Nightclub.  Previously at A.R.T. Gene appeared in both THE LILY’S REVENGE and THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (Brad Majors, Elliot Norton Award nomination).  He also was the title role in the critically acclaimed New England Tour of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. Previous roles include Elton John & Tim Rice’s AIDA (Radames), BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON (Andrew Jackson), THE BOYS IN THE BAND (Larry), THE FANTASTICKS (El Gallo), and Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (The Beast), and several appearances in productions by Ryan Landry’s Gold Dust Orphans.  Gene writes and performs original music with his band The Future Starlets. He is very stalkable.

“Dante is an anomaly in Boston’s music scene: an artist who has refused to pigeonhole his talents.  Yes, he’s a singer – and quite a good one, with a laconic croon reminiscent of Bryan Ferry and Lou Reed – who fronts a glam-rock band called Gene Dante & The Future Starlets.  And yes, he’s an actor, but he’s never defined himself strictly as one or the other.”
– Boston Globe

“In concert, Gene Dante is the Chiseled White Duke.  Leading his Future Starlets, Dante mixes Bowie’s makeup, Iggy Pop’s shirtless-ness, and Freddie Mercury’s theatrics into a glammy groove.”
– Boston Herald

“A renaissance man [who] may have come up with a new style: streamlined theatrical rock.”
– All Music Guide

“Dante’s vocals and songwriting style conjure up visions of a mad scientist’s experiment where Dean Martin and Alice Cooper were made into one slick monster of a crooner”
– Elmore Magazine

“Gene Dante, oozes sex and power. Like Dr. Frank N. Furter meets Hedwig meets a longhorn, his presence in Oberon is captivating. He makes heavy eye make up and a crimped wig from THE GRUDGE look divine. He’s not the kind of deity you’d take home to Momma, but you’d certainly try to take him home anyway.”
-New England Theatre Geek

Social media and Video links

Twitter, Insta: @genedante

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