ARMANDO ACEVEDO

 

Armando Acevedo is welcoming new adventures in 2019.  Although not returning to Greece to guide this summer, he gets to enjoy a little bit of the Greek island magic in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he is currently appearing in Mamma Mia! at American Stage in the Park through May 12.  Get your tickets at www.AmericanStage.org


He recently collaborated with Miami’s Arca Images to provide live translation in English for Nilo Cruz’s production of Sotto Voce at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium.  Earlier in 2017, Armando joined a talented cast of theatre artists at FAU’s Theatre Lab in a reading of new works by Cruz.  In the spring he returned to TheatreZone in Naples for his second run, playing the wayward Dick in 9 to 5, the Musical.


Armando made his Maltz Jupiter Theatre debut in their production of Peter Morgan’s Frost/Nixon in 2016.  The previous fall he made his GableStage debut in Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer-winning Disgraced.  Once again he donned the suit of the lawyer, this time as Amir---the successful corporate attorney who has turned his back on the Muslim faith of his parents. 


Taking a break from leading international tours with Adventures by Disney in 2015, Armando lead local tours at Miami’s renowned Coral Castle, recounting the story of the diminutive lovelorn Latvian who created the mysterious abode in Homestead.  In the spring he joined the cast at TheatreZone in Naples for their 10th season closing show, They’re Playing Our Song


Armando spent the summer of 2014 leading groups of intrepid adventurers all over Greece with Adventures by Disney, with stops in Athens, Delphi, Santorini and Crete.  With no time even to brush his hair, he started rocking the shaved head look and got hooked.  Previous travels have featured Costa Rica, France, the Mediterranean and Peru, where he has visited the fabled Incan city of Machu Picchu fifteen times!


He made his television debut in Univision's popular telenovela Acorralada, which aired worldwide.  As el comisario Gomez, he lays down the law in the twisted, lawless world of the soap opera.  He first made friends at Telemundo when he played Nurse Enero in their hit El Rostro de Analia and was rewarded by being beaten, tortured and killed last year in the popular Reina de Corazones.  After completing his graduate degree in theatre at the California Institute of the Arts, Armando began his professional acting career on stage as the unfaithful Palomo in Nilo Cruz’s Pulitzer-winning Anna in the Tropics at the Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville, Florida.  His most recent Hippodrome appearance was as Ben in the theatrical adaptation of the cult classic Night of the Living Dead.  Other credits include 8-Track: The Sounds of the 70's and Dracula.  Locally Armando played to a demanding children’s audience at Miami’s Playground Theatre, enjoying such roles as The Steadfast Tin Soldier and Nannasuen, god of the moon, in Inanna and the Huluppu Tree.  He has appeared in such films as Bad Boys II, Pit Fighter and The Year of Getting to Know Us, and he has several voice-over credits in English, Spanish and French. He has worked for the Walt Disney Company since 1998 in Florida, in California and in France, and occasionally supported the cast of Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular at Disney’s California Adventure, where he was suspended eighty feet above the stage by a steel cable.  Armando is a proud member of Actors Equity Association.