A few things about me...
My journey as an actor began at 5 years old,
when I was cast as “the Ringmaster” (the only speaking part!) in our kindergarten Circus play.
After graduating from Notre Dame, I completed the Actor Training Program at the Shakespeare Theatre of NJ,
and went on to play “the White Rabbit” and “the Dormouse” in their World Premiere of WONDERLAND.
I was one of the lead producers on the NYMF production of SMOKING BLOOMBERG
[Recipient of the Festival’s Audience Award, Honorable Mention for Best Book of a Musical],
while simultaneously originating the roles of “Mayor Bloomberg (and others)” onstage.
Other notable New York credits include:
“Burrs” in Michael John LaChiusa’s THE WILD PARTY at Columbia Stages, directed by Saheem Ali;
"Old Major" and “Benjamin the donkey” in George Orwell's ANIMAL FARM
[Drama Desk-nominated New York premiere].
One of my favorite experiences was playing “Sam (and others)" in FULLY COMMITTED, directed by David Alpert,
[Recipient of the Wilde Award for Best One Person Show].
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Francis performed onstage for the first time since the pandemic started, as Charles Dickens (playing “everyone but Scrooge”) in James Armstrong’s 2 person adaptation of A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Passage Theatre Company, directed by Artistic Director C. Ryanne Domingues.
Filmed before the pandemic and released in the middle of it, Francis appears as Jeff in the Award-winning web series, RUNNING LINES, created by Dani Marcus and Tim Werenko.
Francis had the pleasure of playing the delightful Tony Whitcomb in the hilarious whodunnit SHEAR MADNESS up until March of 2020, when the pandemic interrupted its historic run at The John F. Kennedy Center for The Performing Arts.