5 Fast Facts: Santino and Jessica Fontana

5 Fast Facts: Santino and Jessica Fontana

Show-stopping Broadway duo Santino and Jessica Fontana (yes, they are husband and wife!) return to the Houston Symphony to join Principal POPS Conductor Steven Reineke on May 28, 29 & 30 to close out the 2020–21 Bank of America POPS Series performing quintessential show tunes by Rodgers and Hammerstein.

From New York City to Houston, get to know the power couple bringing Broadway tunes to the Jones Hall stage.

  1. From the Stage to the Silver Screen
    Besides performing in on- and off-Broadway productions, Santino voiced Prince Hans in Disney’s 2013 animated feature Frozen.
  2. No Strangers to Rodgers and Hammerstein
    Both Jessica and Santino appeared in the 2013 Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. She joined the show in the title role towards the end of Fontana’s yearlong contract as Prince Topher. They even shared a dance together!
  3. Winning Gold
    In 2019, Santino won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical for his lead performance as Michael Dorsey in the Broadway’s Tootsie.
  4. In The Times
    The Fontanas’ 2015 nuptials were featured in The New York Times wedding section. In an interview, they expressed how the “glowing piece in the Times is something they’ll cherish for their lifetimes.” Read more about their wedding.
  5. Back in Houston
    Santino and Jessica Fontana made their Houston Symphony debut during the 2016–17 Season in that year’s Very Merry POPS performance led by Steven Reineke back when they were newlyweds.

Don’t miss Santino and Jessica Fontana perform hit songs by dynamic Broadway duo Rodgers and Hammerstein in our final concert of the 2020–21 Bank of America POPS Series, led by Principal POPS Conductor Steven Reineke. Learn more & get tickets.

Mireya Reyna

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