Neil D'Astolfo
 
 

ABOUT Neil d'astolfo

Neil D’Astolfo (duh-STAHL-fo) is a New York-based actor, comedian and writer. Acting credits include The Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth (Classic Stage Company), Family (Pershing Square Signature Center Studio) as well as workshops at Abingdon Theatre, Atlantic Theater, Cherry Lane Theatre, EST, New York Stage & Film, New York Theatre Workshop, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, Soho Rep and WP Theatre. TV: The Path (Hulu), Understudies (dailymotion). Film: The Healer. Voiceover: ExxonMobil (original voice of the “Energy Lives Here” global campaign), Ford, Heineken, Kleenex, Marcus by Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan Chase, Viacord, etc.

Neil is a house performer at The Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) Theatre and appears on the Maude Night (house sketch) team Glamour College. He can also be seen improvising all over New York City with his indie team, Plastic Bones Comedy.

Neil’s first full-length play, Shameless, received a staged reading at Atlantic Stage 2 as part of PTP/NYC’s After Dark Series and made him a 2017 Semi-Finalist for a Creative Residency at SPACE on Ryder Farm. His second play, Mister Miss America, has made Neil a finalist at SPACE and was recently shared as a developmental reading at Playwrights Horizons South Studios.

Neil is currently an adjunct professor at Pace University’s School of Performing Arts. He is also a certified mindfulness meditation instructor and teaches at M N D F L Meditation.

Education: BA, Middlebury College; MFA, Acting, Columbia University.

 
 
 
 
 
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news

 
 
 
 

November 2018

UCBTNY’s Maude Night 2019

Neil is selected to join UCB Theatre’s Maude Night 2019 and perform on house sketch team PROFESS, KARIN! Their first performance will be Mon., Jan. 21st, 2019 @ 8 p.m. at UCBT Hell’s Kitchen.

December 2018

“Rice Pudding”

Neil writes, directs and acts alongside Liba Vaynberg in a comedic short, Rice Pudding.

 
 

November 2018

Plastic Bones @ UCB’s Cage Match

Following their retirement from UCB’s Indie Cage Match after three consecutive wins, Neil’s improv team, Plastic Bones, competes against Here & Queer at UCB’s Cage Match NYC. Nov. 1st, 2018 @ 11 p.m.

October 2018

Daniel K. Isaac’s “A Midsummer Night’s Wall” @ The Tank

Neil performs in Daniel K. Isaac's (Showtime's BillionsA Midsummer Night's Wall as part of Leviathan Lab's The Wall: A Benefit Performance for Immigrant Families Together at The Tank. Oct. 26th & 27th, 2018.

 
 

August 2018

"Ironweed" workshop @ atlantic

Neil performs alongside Mark Ruffalo, Carol Kane, Jessica Hecht and Kathryn Erbe in a week-long workshop of Ironweed by William Kennedy and Jodie Markell, directed by Jodie Markell, at The Atlantic Theater. Aug. 20th - 27th, 2018.

july 2018

"The secret Court" reading

Neil performs in a staged reading of The Secret Court, conceived and directed by Tony Speciale, at The Lucille Lortel Theatre. July 30th, 2018.

 
 

july 2018

52nd Street project: One-on-One

Neil writes for/appears in The 52nd Street Project's annual One-on-One series, Good Vibrations. July 20th - 22nd, 2018.

july 2018

plastic bones retired by ucb's indie cage match after 3 consecutive wins

Plastic Bones was retired from UCB's Indie Cage Match after three consecutive wins. They now move on to perform/compete at Cage Match NYC at UCB's Hell's Kitchen Theatre in Fall '18.

 
 

june 2018

Daniel K. Isaac's "Sex Play" Reading

Neil performs in a staged reading of Daniel K. Isaac's Sex Play directed by Carlos Armesto presented by Leviathan Lab on June 19th, 2018. 

MAY 2018

EST Bloodworks Reading

Neil performs in a staged reading of Michael Walek's "Queen of Angels" directed by Linsay Firman on May 22nd, 2018.

 
 

MAY 2018

SPACE ON RYDER FARM: finalist/WAITLIST

Neil was named a finalist, and subsequently placed on the waitlist, for a 2018 Creative Residency at SPACE on Ryder Farm with his second play, Mister Miss America.

 

April 2018

ny live arts: live ideas 2018

Neil performs in staged readings of Michelle Jones' The Duchess of Stringtown (dir. Elena Araoz) and Tony Speciale's The Secret Court (dir. Tony Speciale) as part of NY Live Arts' Live Ideas 2018: Radical Vision.

 
 

April 2018

mister miss america READING @ PH

Neil’s second play, Mister Miss America, is shared in a developmental reading, directed by Noah Averbach-Katz, at Playwrights Horizons South Studios. April 10th, 2018 at 3 and 7 p.m. For reservations, click here.

FEBRUARY 2018

ironweed Reading @ NYTW

Neil performs alongside Mark Ruffalo, Jessica Hecht, Kathryn Erbe and Carol Kane in a reading of Ironweed by William Kennedy and Jodie Markell, directed by Jodie Markell, at New York Theatre Workshop. February 26th, 2018.

 
 

December 2017

HIDDEN HATE / HIDDEN LOVE: PART II

Neil appears in Hidden Hate / Hidden Love: Part II directed by Elena Araoz at Anna Deavere Smith’s Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue at NYU. December 18th, 2017.

December 2017

52nd Street Project: PLaymaking

Neil appears alongside Bill Camp, Edie Falco and Greg Hildreth in The 52nd Street Project’s semiannual Playmaking series, Stirring The Pot: The Spicy Plays. December 8th - 10th, 2017.

 
 

november 2017

The new potato

Neil appears in a comedy short for The New Potato.

july 2017

mister miss america READING @ PTP/NYC

Neil will present his second play, Mister Miss America, at Atlantic Stage 2 as part of PTP/NYC’s After Dark Reading Series. Directed by Noah Averbach-Katz. Featuring Stephen M. Robertson. July 27th, 2017.

 
 

june 2017

new york stage & film: ironweed

Neil will perform alongside Jason Butler Harner, Kathryn Erbe, Jessica Hecht and Carol Kane in a public reading of Ironweed by William Kennedy and Jodie Markell, directed by Jodie Markell, at New York Stage and Film. June 24th, 2017.

april 2017

hulu's the path

Neil appears in the second season finale of Hulu’s The Path. Streaming from April 12th, 2017.

 

 
 
 

reel

 

To watch Neil D’Astolfo’s reel, click here.

To watch Neil D’Astolfo’s 2018 UCBTNY Maude Audition, click here.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 

resume

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voiceover

 

Neil has voiced projects for ExxonMobil (original voice of the “Energy Lives Here” global campaign), Ford, Heineken, Kleenex, Marcus by Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan Chase, Viacord, etc.

To hear his work, click here.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 

writing

 
 

Mister miss america (2018)

Neil’s second play, Mister Miss America, had its first reading at Atlantic Stage 2 in July 2017 as part of PTP/NYC’s After Dark Reading Series, and made Neil a finalist for a Creative Residency at SPACE on Ryder Farm. The play was most recently shared as a developmental reading at Playwrights Horizons South Studios on April 10th, 2018, and will next been seen off-Broadway in June 2019.

SYNOPSIS: Tonight. Is. The. Night. Y'all. It's the 85th Annual Miss Southwestern Virginia Pageant, and Derek Tyler Taylor is fightin' tooth and well-manicured nail to win the crown. But when the road to victory is bumpier than a sock fulla Skittles™, Derek must decide how dirty he's willing to play to make his lifelong dream come true.

 

Shameless (2016)

Neil’s first full-length play, Shameless, was presented at Atlantic Stage 2 in July 2016 as part of PTP/NYC’s After Dark Reading Series. The reading was directed by Scott Ebersold and featured Philippe Bowgen, Neil D’Astolfo, Kenard Jackson and Mark Junek. The play made Neil a semi-finalist for a 2017 Creative Residency at SPACE on Ryder Farm.

SYNOPSIS: Shameless is a comedy about fitting in after coming out that tackles and tickles the shame monsters under and in our contemporary gay beds. Nate is a 28 year-old, wide-eyed young man from Indiana who both came out and moved to New York City six months ago. Set in Hell’s Kitchen and on Fire Island, Shameless is a fish-out-of-water story that follows Nate’s first shaky steps through the gay experience -- both sexual and cultural -- in the hopes of discovering community, love and, ultimately, himself.

 
 
 
 
 
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CONTACT

 

MANAGEMENT

Bernard Bunye at SirenSong Entertainment

bernard@sirensonginc.com

 

COMMERCIAL

Tracey Goldblum (On Camera) and Billy Serow (Voice-Over) at Abrams Artists Agency

tracey.goldblum@abramsartny.com  &  billy.serow@abramsartny.com