Andrew Bongiorno

Lee Leslie Management now represents Andrew Bongiorno, a ​WAAPA graduate currently studying with Ivana Chubbuck in Los Angeles.
 
  • Last year ​Andrew wrapped 5 weeks shooting the character “Fasani”​ in Warner Bros. “Live By Night”, written,directed and starring​ Ben Afflec​k​​.
  • ​He has had ​f​eatured roles on NCIS & NCISLA for CBS/Paramount and Mistresses for ABC/Disney.
  • Andrew had a recurring role on the USA tv show “True Nightmares” (2015).
  • ​When in Australia he appeared on “Rush”, “Satisfaction” and Simon Wincer’s “The Cup”.
  • Andrew starred in the world premiere of “The Red & The Black” in Melbourne, receiving rave reviews forcing an extension to the season; “A theatrical triumph… Bongiorno surfs on tides of self-deprecation. It’s a fabulous performance that ripples with intelligence, sensuality and rakish charm, underscored by a current of social paranoia.” – 4.5 stars – Cameron Woodhead – The Age
  • Andrew starred​ as Peter Allen in the USA West Coast Premiere of “The Boy From Oz” (the fastest sold out show in the 33 year history of the company, forcing two extensions to the run). ​T​he following are what Los Angeles critics were saying and as a result I’ve been an Ovation Award and Los Angeles Critics Circle Award recipient:

 

“Bongiorno, who makes the entire audience feel as if he’s addressing us individually, is a star on the ascendant” – David C. Nichols, LA Times

I’m not a big fan of awards in theatre, but I’d be willing to make an exception for Andrew Bongiorno. It’s a huge role, the equivalent of running a marathon, with only a few moments off stage. Mr. Bongiorno not only sings and dances up a storm and acts convincingly, but also projects a tremendous likability throughout. He captures the essence of Peter Allen… It’s a bravura performance, and deserves the standing ovation I’m sure he’ll get at every show.” -Dan Berkowitz, Los Angeles Post

 

Bongiorno is unbelievably charismatic, energetic and affable, matching Allen to a tee.” – Don Grigware, Broadway World

 

…extraordinaire Bongiorno radiating charisma, charm, sex appeal, and powerful acting chops in a star turn that will have audiences asking themselves, “Hugh who?”” – Steven Stanley, Stage Scene LA

 

Bongiorno splendidly masters the role’s huge demands from dancing, to belting out a huge array of songs and playing out emotionally demanding scenes.” – Neal Weaver, Stage Raw

Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award & Ovation Award recipient, Andrew Bongiorno, is best known for his role of “Fasani” in Ben Affleck’s “Live By Night” & for his critically acclaimed portrayal of “Peter Allen” in “The Boy From Oz” – “Bongiorno, who makes the entire audience feel as if he’s addressing us individually, is a star on the ascendant…” – Los Angeles Times.

Securing a Green Card allowed Andrew to move to Los Angeles & further his international career. He has since refined his acting skills already gained at the prestigious West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) 3 year acting intensive (alumni includes Hugh Jackman & Frances O’Connor), by attending the Ivanna Chubbuck acting studio in L.A. As a result Andrewfound himself going from strength to strength, shooting numerous roles in feature films & TV (NCIS, Lethal Weapon, Mistresses etc…).

Another highlight from Andrew‘s career includes performing the lead in the world premiere of “The Red and the Black”, for which he received further critical acclaim: “A theatrical triumph. Bongiorno surfs on tides of self-deprecation. It’s a fabulous performance that ripples with intelligence, sensuality & rakish charm, underscored by a current of social paranoia.” – The Age (Australian Newspaper).

Having lived in London, Sydney & Los Angeles, Andrew has worked for many respected international directors, including “Academy Award” winners Sam Mendes, Ben Affleck & Nick Enright and “Emmy Award” winners Lane Shefter Bishop & Robert M Wise.

His passion for acting came from Andrew‘s encouraging early beginnings. His debut role at 13 was recognized as “Best Under Sixteen Actor” by the Guild Awards. By seventeen he’d been named by the Shakespearean Globe Centre as “Young Shakespearean Artist of the Year” for the second consecutive year. As a result of his achievements in the arts, Andrew was then nominated for a “Young Australian of the Year” award.