“Tony positively quivers with energy and drive — stillness and dynamism”
– Sara Holdren, NEW YORK MAGAZINE
Tony Aidan Vo is an actor and a Drama Desk Nominated musician based in New York City. He is a first-generation Vietnamese American originally from Boulder, CO.
Tony has performed around the country on stage and on television. His select theater credits include Atlantic Theater Company, Two River Theater, New York Stage & Film, Baltimore Center Stage, Naked Angels, Pan Asian Repertory, The Bushwick Starr, Local Theater Company, The Colorado Shakespeare Festival, and The Hangar Theater. He has developed new plays in select workshops with New York Theater Workshop, The Lincoln Center, Ogunquit Playhouse, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, New Dramatists, Ensemble Studio Theater, Ma-Yi Theater, Soho Rep, The Lark, Prospect Theater, Cape Cod Theater Project, and Naked Angels. His television credits include QUEEN SUGAR (OWN), INSTINCT (CBS), and TEENAGE BOUNTY HUNTERS (Netflix). Tony studied theater at Ithaca College and the National Theater Institute at The Eugene O’Neill Center.
A large part of his creative outlet is being a founding member and musician of the folk band/theater collective, The Lobbyists. Within the group, Tony writes music, sings, and is a multi-instrumentalist where he plays drums, percussion, and guitar. The Lobbyists have performed at some of NYC’s hottest venues including Joe’s Pub, 54 Below, Mercury Lounge, Ars Nova, The Bitter End, and Rockwood Music Hall. Alongside his bandmates, The Lobbyists were nominated for a 2016 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music in a Musical, SeaWife. SeaWife was developed in collaboration with Seth Moore, Liz Carlson, and had its world premiere Off-Broadway with Naked Angels in partnership with the South St. Seaport Museum, in the summer of 2015. SeaWife recently had its regional theater premiere in Nantucket, MA in the summer of 2017 with White Heron Theater Company. In fall of 2019, the team brought SeaWife to be presented at the National Alliance of Musical Theater.
After spending over 9 years as a professional actor, Tony noticed a lack of technology geared towards helping performers navigate their audition lives. In February of 2019, Tony and his business partner Ned Donovan officially launched a new start-up company called Audition.Cat, a collection of career management tools for the auditioning actor. They expect to release their public beta in summer 2021.