TONY HERNANDEZ

TONY HERNANDEZ

Artistic Associate

Since 2001

A rare life-long career in entertainment, Tony Hernandez was born into a family of circus performers (not a euphemism) and made his debut onstage at ten months old. At age six, he was featured on Captain Kangaroo and at age 21, Tony ran away from the circus to join a home—that home was Chicago, IL to pursue acting, where he became an Artistic Associate of Lookingglass .

Tony has acted in several productions with Lookingglass and other well-known Chicago companies. Having a 38-year circus and theatre career under his belt, Tony is now focusing on film and television. He has written a feature length screenplay, has a TV pilot in the works, and a few other fun projects cooking.

Bio as of 2017

All the more reason that credit has to go to co-creator, co-director and co-star Tony Hernandez, who ensures the acrobatics comprise a worthy part of the main course…[he] manages to combine comedy with a high-wire act, which is pretty rare. It’s a great routine.

Variety (on Cascabel)

ARTIST MEDIA

CREDITS AND AWARDS

  • THEATRE CREDITS

    • Last of My Species (Redmoon Theatre)
    • The Skriker (Defiant Theatre)
    • Up (Steppenwolf Theatre Company)
    • All the Time in the World (The Actors Gymnasium)
    • Ringling Bros. Circus (5 years)
    • Circus Sarasota
    • Garden Bros Circus
    • Flying Griffin Circus
    • Circus Flora, Tivoli Park (Japan)
    • The Midnight Circus
    • Absinthe (Caesars Palace, Las Vegas)
    • Pippin (Gypsy Snider of Seven Fingers)
  • FILM CREDITS

    • Caulraphobia (Velton Productions)
    • Hall of Superheroes (Lasalle Industrial Film)
    • Shallow Waters (Northwestern Student Film)
    • Kids World (Behrens Company Inc.)
  • TELEVISION CREDITS

    • Captain Kangaroo (CBS)
  • AWARDS

    • Jeff Award for Choreography for The Baron in the Trees (Lookingglass Theatre Company)
    • Jeff Award for Choreography for Hard Times (Lookingglass Theatre Company)
    • Jeff Award for Choreography for Lookingglass Alice (Lookingglass Theatre Company)
    • Jeff Award for Choreography for The All Night Strut (The Marriott Theatre)
    • 3Arts Award for Choreography (2014)
    • Illinois Theater Associations Award of Honor for Outstanding Contributions (2015)