Tony Gillan is a native New Yorker who attended Hunter College, The California Institute of the Arts, and studied privately with Robert Lewis and William Esper.
Broadway credits: CONVERSATIONS WITH MY FATHER by Herb Gardner, and TAKING SIDES by Ronald Harwood. He’s worked for such notable directors as: Daniel Sullivan, Doug Hughes, Nicholas Martin, and David Jones, among others. He’s performed many Off Broadway shows at theatres such as: Second Stage, Judith Anderson, West Side Theatre, Lion Theatre, West Bank. Regional work: Seattle Rep, Yale Rep, Ahmanson/Doolittle, Bay Street Theatre, Crossroads Theatre, and others.
Tony began to branch out creatively and joined the WGA after being hired to write a biopic about Sal Mineo for Revolution Studios. He continued by producing and directing short films and theatre. During this period, Tony would often be asked by colleagues for coaching which lead to his being hired as the acting coach on the first three AMERICAN GIRL movies for the WB.
His desire to delve deeper into teaching lead him to The Barrow Group where he spent nearly two years in their teacher training program under Seth Barrish and Lee Brock. He’s had the pleasure of being part of the Barrow community since 2011 as an actor, director, and teacher.
His work in television includes a lead role in the HBO movie, PATH TO PARADISE, and a recurring lead role in Sidney Lumet’s, 100 CENTER STREET for A&E, as well as guest spots in LAW AND ORDER and other network shows. Some film credits include: WHITE HOT, I’M NOT RAPPAPORT, TEN BENNY, and most recently, the indies: SWEETS, NO LETTING GO, and the 2021 Oscar nominated short THE LETTER ROOM.