Philip J. Mastrelli
Philip is fifty-five, originally from New York, and has been pursuing acting for thirty-five years. Philip's regional theatre credits include Dames at Sea, Mame, Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, Social Security, The Boyfriend, Twice Around the Park, Lovers and Other Strangers, Company, Once Upon a Mattress, and Anything Goes. In dinner theatre he has performed in I Do, I Do, A View from the Bridge, Fiddler on the Roof, Catch Me If You Can, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. His television credits include Edge of Night, Poor Man Blues (cable), New York News, and Central Park West. In film, Philip's credits include Eraser, Sleepers, First Wives Club, The Devil's Own, and Ransom.
When I was seven years old, I had the opportunity to see the tail end of Vaudeville. At the end of the feature at the Loew's 86th Street movie theatre in Manhattan, there would be a variety stage show, and I remember how I couldn't wait to hear the live orchestra start to play its theme as the sheer, glittery show curtain parted and the emcee appeared in the brightest, whitest spotlight. I knew then how much I loved theatre. I always knew I was a creative person and very musical. As a kid,