Notre Dame High School
Class of 1958
I have received so many comments about Bob Colonna that I am trying to contact him about our blog. So far this is some of the information I have found about him. I haven't edited it, so enjoy it coming your way as I have gleaned it on the web.
Bob Colonna has been an actor, director, narrator, announcer and performer professionally for fifty years, beginning on the British Variety stage with his father, comedian Jerry Colonna. Most recently he has worked at 2nd Story Theater in Warren, Rhode Island as Willy Loman in Death of A Salesman and Vladimir in Waiting For Godot, among other roles. He has been seen in Boston at The Huntington Theatre and Lyric Stage, in Providence at Trinity Rep, at Milwaukee Rep, the Old Globe (CA), the Bread Loaf School of English (VT) and The Theater at Monmouth (ME). He was founder and artistic director of The Rhode Island Shakespeare Theater from 1971 to 1990. He has also directed at several Rhode Island colleges as well as The Theater at Monmouth, 2nd Story Theatre, New Stage, and many other venues. His voice has been heard in more than 5,000 radio commercials in the New England area. Bob is currently an Adjunct Professor of Theatre at Rhode Island College. His book of children's show business stories, Zoe's Vaudeville Act, is available at PublishAmerica.com and he is about to publish a biography of his dad.