Hi there! I am Ian Laudano and I am a NYC/NJ based actor, singer, and dancer. I was born and raised in Central Jersey [yes, it is a real place; and it is Pork Roll, not Taylor Ham]. Brought up in a family of artists, I had a childhood full of music, paintings, and theatre. The beginning of my own journey as an artist began at two years old, sitting on my grandfather’s lap while he played the piano and I tried to babble along. My first live performance was when I gathered the entirety of my Mother’s family in the living room and sang “Zip-ah-dee-doo-dah” for them all. Subsequent performances included Britney Spears’ “Oops I did It Again” in my Father’s Parent’s home while wailing away at a guitar [with ZERO experience]. From there my performances were limited to school choir concerts until my mother, unbeknownst to me, signed me up for a three week theatre camp where I performed in my first “musical”. If you’re wondering, it was a bizarre mashup between Wicked and The Wizard of Oz where I played the Cowardly Lion. From then on I appeared in every single musical or play my school produced [personal favorites were Guys and Dolls and The Wedding Singer]. Senior year I was stuck between pursuing my passion for theatre in college, and playing it safe and going into school for biology. I decided to apply for both and if my first choices for theatre accepted me it was a sign that the theatre was where I belonged. Sure enough I found myself at Montclair State University and have never looked back.
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September 01, 2019
Just Be! Ian will be joining the cast of Kinky Boots at the historic Ogunquit Playhouse
Helmed by the original Broadway Dance captain, Nathan Peck, Ian will be performing as Richard Bailey in the Ogunquit Playhouse's production of Kinky Boots. The production will feature all of the original Broadway choreography, as well as the the original set and costume design, including those iconic red boots!
June 04, 2019
Ian will be "Singin' in the Rain" as Don Lockwood at the Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts
Opening on June 19th Ian will be returning to the Wagon Wheel to perform as Don Lockwood, the iconic Gene Kelly role, until June 28th.
February 04, 2019
Ian will be joining the cast of My Fair Lady at
The Fireside Theatre
Ian will be playing Freddy Eynsford-Hill in My Fair Lady at The Fireside Theatre under the direction of Ed Flesch.