Working on both sides of the camera, Tony’s style and success as a director has largely been informed by his accomplishments as a stage and screen actor. Tony forges unique collaborations with his casts, understanding where a performance begins and ends, and the impact an individual role has in shaping the larger arc of a story.
A political activist and socially-minded storyteller, Tony’s work plays at the intersection of mainstream entertainment and elevated drama. Tony’s comfort and fluidity directing actors only matches his visual dexterity with the camera, as seen on television series such as Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, Dexter and Justified, through his films, such as Conviction, starring Academy Award winners Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell, and A Walk on the Moon.
Tony’s latest film, Ezra, starring Emmy Award winner Bobby Cannavale and Academy Award winner Robert DeNiro, is a comedy-drama about a father attempting to find himself amidst balancing the devolving relationships with his own father and ex-wife while traveling cross country with his neurodiverse son.
As an actor, Tony has performed on stage opposite Tony Award winner Bryan Cranston in the acclaimed Broadway production of Network and has left his personal imprint on fictional roles, as well as characters who have already been defined in real life, such as sports agent Paul Cohen in the film King Richard. Most recently, Tony starred in the action thriller Plane alongside Gerard Butler and Mike Colter about a pilot landing a passenger flight on a war-torn island and their fight to survive. Recently, Tony starred in Christopher Nolan’s epic Oppenheimer, based on the novel American Prometheus by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin, as well as in Murder Mystery 2 with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston for Netflix. As a commercial director, Tony has worked with a varied collection of brands and companies helming campaigns for Olay, Toyota, Bank of America, Mediaset, Liberty Mutual, Garnier and Milk.