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Anthony Laciura

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Birth Place: New Orleans, LA

Birthday: September 27, 1951, Libra

Profession: Opera singer, Actor

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Fast Facts

  • Began his opera career at age 12, singing the role of the newsboy in Charpentier's Louise.
  • Known for being an operatic tenor who often played comprimario (second-banana) roles.
  • Debuted at New York City's Metropolitan Opera in 1982, where he went on to appear in more than 800 performances; and support such stars as Luciano Pavarotti, Kiri Te Kanawa and Jessye Norman.
  • Retired from performing opera in 2007. 
  • Teaches opera at the New Jersey City University.
  • Selected for Boardwalk Empire, his first non-opera acting gig, by executive producer Martin Scorsese, whom he first met after a production of Janacek's The Makropulos Case.

Awards

  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2011, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Jerry Laciura — Brother
  • Christopher Laciura — Son
  • Anthony Laciura Sr. — Father
  • Rosemary Laciura — Mother
  • Pam Laciura — Sister
  • Shirley Laciura — Sister
  • Joel Laciura — Wife

College

  • Loyola University, New Orleans, LA (B.A. in Music Education, 1974); Tulane University (MFA)