His hospitality was legendary, his charm mythical, his prowess unstoppable, his power formidable and his fortune … unsurpassed. Now, celebrated actor, Anthony Skordi, brings this larger than life persona to the stage in his one-man production of “Onassis.” Aristotle Onassis’ life has been referred to as both a storybook existence, as well as a Greek tragedy. Skordi has exhaustively researched the man who entertained everyone from business tycoons and royalty to the icons of stage and screen, as well as Presidents … and their wives, to offer a glimpse into the opulent world of the man who made and lived by his own rules as he went along. The billionaire who faced scandals, deaths and what many would call the “Onassis Curse.”
Critics raved about Anthony Skordi in his tour de force as Edgar Allen Poe in “Poe,” saying ”Skordi’s full bodied, sinuous performance is the soul of Poe,” “Riveting performance as the haunted creative genius,” and “Skordi does a stunning job of walking the fine line between genius and insanity,” declared Daily Variety.
Anthony Skordi (Onassis) - Born in London, UK, Skordi had a choice between RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) and Drama Centre, London. Anthony chose The Drama Centre, London. He worked at The Royal Shakespeare Company 1990-92 and became a member of Vanessa Redgrave's 'Moving Theatre' company. Skordi has successfully conquered the stage in the UK, Athens, Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Spain and Brazil. He has proven his versatility by crossing over to the small screen where he was a series regular for six television shows including both drama & comedy. His more recent work includes guest star spots on MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE, DETROIT 187, and the upcoming video games of GOD OF WAR 4 and MASS EFFECT. Anthony has gotten a lot of notice for his lead work on the new Kevin Spacey feature film, ENVELOPE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tFcQOJvSCc). This fall he returns to his roots to perform a one-person play about Onassis, which will premiere at the Stella Adler Theater.
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Added by LisaE on September 13, 2012