“A Day in the Life” with Montreal Actor Alexandre Iannuzzi

Alexandre Iannuzzi was one of the first friends I made going into college. A multi-talented bilingual artist from Montreal, this man would study at one of the best schools in Canada for Music Theatre while carrying kindness and compassion in his heart for many things.

Alexandre makes it his goal to leave whatever he comes across, whether it’s a room or a person, better than how he found it. I remember in his very first semester at Sheridan, Alexandre took it upon himself to make sure the room was always reset to neutral. He would offer his couch if I needed a place to crash, and he trained and worked fiercely and fearlessly throughout his four years at Sheridan. Upon graduating, he would continue to maintain this respective work ethic by working and touring the world with companies such as MONLOVE, Ombres Folles and Cabaret Décadanse, staying involved in his community while playing goalie for the gay hockey league Les Dragons, and finding time within his schedule to keep up friendships from school through phone calls, travels to Ontario, and Dungeons and Dragons. I’m so very grateful for Alexandre and am glad that our connection has only strengthened outside of school despite being a province away, and am honored to call him my friend.

-Written by Rylan Allen

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The Prom’s creative team from left to right: Melanie Desjardins, Alexandre Iannuzzi, Rose Doresca, Julie Reckziegel, Julianna Astorino, Malika Pharand, Cat Preston, Brianna Bagshaw-Stocks
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Alexandre talking to The Prom’s cast
Alexandre and his team partner (Center) when they won the Olympiade competition at Gym Du Plateau
Alexandre (Right) and Maude Gareau (Left) during a technical run of Quichotte with Ombres Folles
Alexandre and a random cat that came and layed on him backstage for Majestique! in Aalborg, Danemark
Alexandre (Right) and his friends Bryan Kling (Left) and Connor Briggs (Center) playing games while waiting for their plane, on tour for Scooby-Doo!: And the Lost City of Gold
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Alexandre finding a piece of home in the USA while on tour for Scooby-Doo!: And the Lost City of Gold
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Craig Dalley (left) and Alexandre (right) after hosting Broadway Café at The Segal Center last year

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Which ’hood are you in?

I grew up in the West Island, Pierrefonds to be exact, so yes I am a suburb boy! But I am currently residing in the Plateau.

What do you do?

I am an actor for theatre and film, as well as working at Gym Du Plateau. I love the gym so much I made it my second job!

What are you currently working on?

As you can see on two of the images I am working on The Prom with the West Island Theatre Association as co-choreographer, and I am also in the rehearsal process for the fantastic project Bataille Royale in Jonquière at the end of July with Cabaret Decadanse and the incomparable drag queen Barbada, where we will be facing off against each other to see who is the best entertainer! In between, I will also travel to Washington for a few performances of Quijote with Ombres Folles.

Where can we find your work?

I post a few images and video on my Instagram and Facebook, and during the pandemic I made a series of video of me singing in my closet surprisingly, and brilliantly entitled “Closet Singing” which you can find on YouTube.

 

 

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