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Person Place Thing is an interview show based on this idea: people are particularly engaging when they speak not directly about themselves but about something they care about. Guests talk about one person, one place, and one thing that are important to them. The result?  Surprising stories from great talkers.



THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2024 | 7:30 PM 
Sheen Center Shiner Theatre | 18 Bleecker Street

Randy Cohen’s first professional work was writing humor pieces, essays and stories for newspapers and magazines (The New Yorker, Harpers, the Atlantic, Young Love Comics). His first television work was writing for Late Night with David Letterman for which he won three Emmy awards. His fourth Emmy was for his work on Michael Moore’s TV Nation. He received a fifth Emmy as a result of a clerical error, and he kept it. For twelve years he wrote “The Ethicist,” a weekly column for the The New York Times Magazine. Currently he is the host of Person Place Thing, a public radio program.


Santino Fontana has cemented himself as one of Broadway’s foremost leading men as well as a formidable screen talent. In 2019, Santino won the Tony Award, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for his virtuosic performance as “Michael Dorsey”/”Dorothy Michaels” in Tootsie. He is widely known for lending his voice to the villainous ‘Prince Hans’ in Disney’s Academy Award winning animated feature, Frozen. He was also seen in Universal Studio’s Sisters, opposite Tina Fey & Amy Poehler. His independent film work includes the romantic comedy Off The Menu, psychological thriller Impossible Monsters, and comedy Papercop, for which he won a Best Actor Award at the Williamsburg International Independent Film Festival. On television, Santino was seen on the critically acclaimed “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” He also starred on CW’s comedy “Crazy Ex-Girldfriend” and NBC’s drama series “Shades of Blue,” opposite Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta, simultaneously. Other television credits include “Fosse/Verdon,” “Mozart in the Jungle,” “The Good Wife,” “Nurse Jackie,” and “Roayl Pains” as well as the popular web series, “Submissions Only.” He’s received the Tony, 2 Drama Desks, an Outer Critics Circle, a Lortel, an Obie, and the Clarence Derwent Award for his work in both plays and musicals. Santino received a Tony Nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of “Prince Topher” in Cinderella. Other Broadway credits include Hello Dolly! opposite Bernadette Peters, Act One opposite Tony Shalhoub, The Importance Of Being Earnest (Clarence Derwent Award), A View From The Bridge, Brighton Beach Memoirs (Drama Desk Award), Billy Elliot and Sunday In The Park With George. Off-Broadway, Santino was acclaimed for his performance in Stephen Karam’s Sons Of The Prophet. He also starred as ‘John Adams’ in 1776 and ‘Elliot Rosewater’ in God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, both for New York City Center Encores! 

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