Frank Fontana has performed on the stages of many San Francisco and New York City cabarets, including Fanny's, The Plush Room, The Duplex, Palsson's Supper Club, The Park Ten, Don't Tell Mama, Eighty Eight's, Danny's Skylight Room, The Encore and The Iridium.
He has appeared in the musical revues 4 The Fun Of It! and Put On Your Saturday Suit –– Words and Music by Jimmy Webb (both directed by Gerry Geddes), and has enjoyed featured roles in Robert Bendorff's Showstoppers!; Irving Berlin –– In Revue; Beach Blanket Babylon Goes Bananas!; and Berlin to Broadway With Kurt Weill, as well as countless trade shows, conventions and parties.
Mr. Fontana is also an accomplished voice artist. He was featured as the off-stage announcer for the 2004 MAC Awards at Symphony Space in New York City (presented by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs) and has been heard singing and speaking in numerous theatrical and industrial audio and video projects over the years.
In 2003, he was named a finalist for the first annual Nightlife Awards (in the category of Outstanding Cabaret Male Vocalist). He has functioned as an advisor, consultant and director on all manner of performance, from cabaret to theatre to stand-up comedy. And he has taught a jazz vocal class at The Helen Baldassare Cabaret Performance Workshop.
As a writer, his words have appeared in The San Francisco Examiner and The New York Times and his spoken words and lyrics (the latter with music by Michael Orland) have been featured in the acts of many New York cabaret performers, most notably Amy Ryder and Helen Baldassare. Mr. Fontana is also a writer, editor and consultant for Manhattan Live Performance which he co-founded with his husband James Millefolie. They reside in San Francisco.