Donna Castellano (Angela) - Donna is excited to be joining the cast of “My Big Gay Italian Funeral”  and continuing her role in the “My Big Gay Italian Wedding”.  In addition to many Off-Off Broadway and Cabaret performance roles, Donna has also performed comedic characters on- camera and voice over roles on the Late Show With David Letterman; Saturday Night Live; Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and The Soprano’s.  Donna is represented by Bohemia Management Group.
Anastasios Mikroulis  (Peter) "Being honored with the artistic achievement award upon graduating with this degree in Film/Theater at Deree University(The American College of Greece), Taso Mikroulis recently wrapped his Off-Broadway debut as King Thoas in “Iphigenia in Tauris.”  Shortly there after, he produced his first theatrical production while playing the role of Bradley in Academy Award winner, John Patrick Shanley’s, “Four Dogs and a Bone”, at WILD PROJECT. Theatre: RENTFiends, Showgirls! The MusicalI Hate Hamlet, Golden Boy, The Importance of Being Earnest, Into the Woods, Hello Dolly, GOD, and The Outsiders. Film: the award winning, Shades of Love, which also features one of Taso’s original songs.  Other Film: OtherSide, Ten-Buck Baton, Papillon, Trifles for a Massacre, The B.T.S., IndigoA Past a Future and Destiny, Calibri. TV: award winning, “The RAs”, ”Fame Story”, and “In Between Men”. He is currently preparing for the role of Radames in the hit musical AIDA this spring! Taso is excited to be apart of such a talented cast.

Debra Toscano (Aunt Toniann) -Debra is delighted to join the cast of the MBGIF.  Credits include “Sister” in Sister’s Christmas Catechism, “Carol” in Girls Night, Singing the National Anthem for all the major NY/NJ sports teams, and was a winning contestant on “Don’t Forget the Lyrics.”  Too many credits to mention, so checkout her website   Thanks to my family for all their love and support.
Hugh Hysell (Maurizio) National Tours: Phantom of the Opera, Pippin, Pirates of Penzance, The Fantasticks. Off Broadway: All-Male Importance of Being Earnest (also adapted), Young Abe Lincoln. Regional: Tintypes (Seven Angels), Greater Tuna (Encore Stages), Buddy (Gateway), 110 in the Shade (Dorset). Producer: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.
Katherine Pecevich (Ondine) - originally from the Boston area and a graduate of The Boston Conservatory. Credits include: National Tour: Annie - 30th Anniversary Tour (Mrs.Pugh/Hannigan US). Regional: Beauty and the Beast (Mrs. Potts); Chicago (Mama Morton); Hello Dolly (Dolly); Parallel Lives (Kathy); 42nd Street (Maggie); Pippin (Berthe); The Full Monty (Vicky) and countless productions of Nunsense. Musical Satire: The News in Revue; Ludwig Live; Mass Hysteria. Film: Payday (Sundance Film Festival Selection). TV: Law and Order: SVU; The Onion's Sports Dome for Comedy Central. Recordings: Annie: The 30th Anniversary Album (featured soloist). 
Liz Gerecitano (Lucia) – Got her BFA in acting from Montclair State University.  Other Off-Broadway credits: “Tina” in Tony and Tina’s Wedding and “Teresa” in Italian American Reconciliation. Most recently, Liz played the role of Theresa in "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas", a film by Ed Burns that debuted at the Toronto Film Festival. Love to her amazing family and soon to be family, for always being her biggest fans.
Chad Kessler (Howie, Lou, Pontessa) Chad is ecstatic to be reunited with his Big Gay Italian Family, having originated the role of Father Rosalia in “My Big Gay Italian Wedding” and the dual role of Carmine/Pontessa in Boys Just Wanna Have Fun.  Most recently he co-wrote and produced The Groove Factory, a sold out hit at the 2012 NY Musical Theater Festival and currently work shopping his solo show “Shiva Makes You Fat”, mentored by St. Luke’s “alum” Judy Gold. Training NYU/Tisch and RADA.
Erik Ransom (Diamondelle, Vidal) – Erik is a performer/composer/playwright.  NY STAGE: “The Groove Factory”, “Boys Just Wanna Have Fun”, “Coming: A Rock Musical of Biblical Proportions”, “Saddam: The Musical”, “Christopher Columbus: The Musical”  FILM: “McCanick”  For more visit
Meagan Robar- (Connie/Eva/Aunt Donna) Meagan is thrilled to be apart of the fantastic cast of MBGIF! No stranger to the St. Luke's Theatre, Meagan has portrayed 'Connie' in the prequel My Big Gay Italian Wedding since it opened in 2011.  Meagan has earned her BFA in Acting from the University of the Arts and has also trained in London at the British American Drama Academy.  Film/TV: "Step Up 3D", "Gossip Girl", "The Onion News Network", "Girlhattan", "MTV's The College Humor Show". Theatre: My Big Gay Italian Wedding, Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre NYC, A Midsummer Nights Dream (London).  Meagan continues to write and perform comedy around Manhattan. Check her out at
Anthony Wilkinson (Anthony/Writer)

Is a graduate of NYU’s College of Arts and Sciences, three time Daytime Emmy Award winner, and four time recipient of the Directors Guild of America Award for his work on ABC’s “One Life to Live.”  Anthony’s original production of My Big Gay Italian Wedding opened Off-Broadway in 2003 at the Actor’s Playhouse before moving to Theatre Four.  In 2006, Anthony wrote and played the role of Rio in the Off-Broadway musical Boys Just Wanna Have Fun.  Anthony restaged My Big Gay Italian Wedding in September 2009 at the St. George Theatre in Staten Island, which immediately transitioned to a sixteen month run Off-Broadway and now continues to play here at St. Luke’s where he still plays his original role.  Anthony is extremely excited to launch “My Big Gay Italian Funeral” and dedicates this show to the memory of his late father, Rab Wilkinson.  Anthony currently resides in Dallas, Texas and can be found on Twitter (@tonypinn) and on Facebook.

Maximo Sorrentino (Dominick) - Reality star Maximo Gianfranco Sorrentino , AKA "Frank ", the older brother to Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino from Jersey Shore, began acting at the age of eight in the film Sleepaway Camp. He studied acting at the Susan Batson Studio in NYC. Maximo later made his return on the reality television series "The Sorrentinos"on PoP Network, "I Killed My BFF" on LMN. He also participated in national "NOH8" campaign. Upcoming Feature Films, Wretched, The House That Wept Blood, & Love Bites. He Check him out at 

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Marissa Rosen (Maria)

Marissa is so excited to be back with her Big Gay Family! Most recently she was seen as the leading lady in the Off Broadway production of Bedbugs the Musical. She has toured regionally and internationally with some of her favorite credits including JAWBREAKER, Grease, Legally Blonde, Bare, Footloose, Urinetown, Smokey Joe's Cafe & Into the Woods. You can catch her every Monday night with Marty Thomas Presents DIVA at Industry Bar & Fridays at New World Stages. Forever for my family. @themarissarosen