Brandon Santoro

New York, New York, United States

Hi there! I’m Brandon Santoro, and I am addicted to crafting magical experiences that allow audiences to escape the commotion of their lives. (That’s a fluffy way of saying that I’m an emerging director and show writer, specializing in the development of theatre and immersive attractions.)

That’s right, I’m the kid that destroyed his backyard at 10 years old to stage a night-time spectacular inspired by Disney’s “Fantasmic!” No space was safe from my extreme makeovers; I turned my school into a haunted house, my basement into a dark ride, and my living room into Radio City Music Hall. I take pride in being the only pre-teen I know that asked his grandmother for fog machines and strobe lights as Christmas presents.

Over the years, my pensions for details and effective storytelling have landed me positions ranging from stage and event management to hosting and live performance. I am nothing if not adventurous, so I’ve become known as “one of those people that just does everything.” One moment I’ll be whipping up a mean graphic design for a show’s posters and playbills, and the next I’ll be writing a full-length musical for the children’s theater program I started in high school. In my spare time, I love to rave about the latest movie and theme park news, while pitching new attractions to anyone silly enough to listen.

Ultimately, I’m an intrepid wanderer, always in search of my next project.

If you’d like to say hello or hear about the time I nearly died while adjusting an intelligent light 40 feet up in the air, please send a carrier pigeon or an email to brandon.c.santoro@gmail.com.

Specialties: Directing, acting, singing, show writing, teaching, team-building, event hosting, stage managing, interviewing, proof-reading, graphic design for print and web.

  • Education
    • New York University Tisch School of the Arts