Gary Colombo was born in Rochester, NY and grew up around theater. His parents, Tom and Dolly Colombo, were professional dancers and his grandparents on his mother's side were in Vaudeville. He attended Nazareth Hall Cadet School - Military Academy for boys until the 4th grade, transferred to a private Catholic school and while in the 6th grade, caught the attention of two Summer Stock directors who offered him the title role in "Oliver" the musical. That was his first in a series of breaks. He continued as a regular leading actor with that company for 4 years and eventually took over the directorship of that company during his senior year of high school. He received a scholarship to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and went to NYC aiming for Broadway. He soon transferred to the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and was able to land roles off on and Off Broadway. His next big break came with being cast in an original off-Broadway musical - "Spoon River Anthology the Musical" written by John Franceschina and directed by Sue Lawless (both Drama Desk winners) at the National Theater Company, along with playing The Boy in The Fantasticks! - both off Broadway and on a national tours. His career has taken him from Broadway to concert stages, night clubs, Television , Film, Radio, and new media.
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