Frank DiLella is the eight-time Emmy Award winning host of “On Stage” on Spectrum News NY1, the news channel’s weekly half-hour theater program.
DiLella’s celebrity interviews, along with his in-depth reporting of the theatrical scene, have helped make him a trusted friend and confidant within the theater and entertainment communities in New York City and around the globe.
Over the years, DiLella has acted as a contributing correspondent for the Tony Awards, the Olivier Awards at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Playbill, MANHATTAN Magazine and Broadway Direct. He has appeared as an entertainment correspondent for “Morning Joe”, BBC, The Tamron Hall Show, Andy Cohen’s “Watch What Happens Live”, AOL BUILD Series, Sirius XM, CBS, NBC, CTV, and Al Jazeera TV.
In January of 2022, Frank executive produced and hosted the documentary – “Reopening: The Broadway Revival” for Great Performances on PBS. He also hosted the NY1 and “On Stage” specials “25 Years of The Lion King” (2022), “Pride and Perseverance” (2021, NLGJA Award), and “The Phantom of the Opera: The Final Curtain” (2023).
He’s made multiple big and small screen appearances as “himself” including – Ryan Murphy’s “The Prom” – opposite Meryl Streep (NETFLIX), “Smash” (NBC), “The Little Voice” (APPLE TV+), “Gossip Girl” (HBO MAX) and “The Forty-Year-Old Version” (SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL / NETFLIX).
A strong advocate of arts education, DiLella currently serves on the board of The Roger Rees Awards and is a part of the selection committee for the annual Clive Barnes Award and Foundation – which honors talented young professionals in the artistic fields of dance and theater.
DiLella received a degree from Fordham University at Lincoln Center and has since returned to his alma mater as an adjunct professor teaching theater journalism.
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