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Bob Colonna

Nazarian Center (NC)
(401) 456-9883


Bob Colonna has been an actor, director, narrator, announcer and performer professionally for over fifty-five years, beginning on the British Variety stage with his father, the beloved comedian Jerry Colonna. He has been seen in Boston at The Huntington Theatre, Lyric Stage and Speakeasy Stage, in Providence at Trinity Rep, at Milwaukee Rep (WI), the Old Globe (CA), the Bread Loaf School of English (VT) The Theater at Monmouth (ME) and Festival 56 (IL). He is founder and artistic director since 1971 of The Rhode Island Shakespeare Theater. He has also directed at RIC and several other Rhode Island colleges, as well as at The Theater at Monmouth, 2nd Story Theatre, New Stage, Epic Theatre, and many other venues. His voice has been heard in over 5000 radio commercials in the New England area. His recently released biography of his dad is available at Outside He was a recipient of the 2007 Claiborne Pell Award for Excellence In The Arts.​​

Page last updated: January 23, 2017