introduction into the musical world began at a very young age, when
Christian songwriter Terry Romano wrote a song specifically for him
entitled “If I Die Before I Wake.”
The song was incorporated into a show at Upper Room Christian
World Center called “If I Die,” and was performed by Vincent and his
mother. His brother
performed the role on alternate nights.
high school Vincent could be seen performing in plays at Deer Park High
School, Upper Room, and The Cultural Arts Playhouse.
By his senior year, he was accepted into Nassau BOCES Cultural
Art Center’s Musical Theater program, where his real training began.
Grouped with some of the most talented young performers on Long
Island, including Heather
Matarazzo (“Welcome to the Dollhouse,” and “The Princess
Diaries”). Vincent began the journey of developing his
the fall of 2000, Vincent entered Adelphi University’s Theater and
Music Program, where he studied both modern and classical forms of
Acting, Music History, and Theory.
He was taken under the wing of vocal coach Beverly Myers of the
Metropolitan Opera, at this time, and he began to hone his skills as a
singer and an actor.
his 5 years at Adelphi, Vincent could be seen in many shows, both
Musical and Dramatic. His
penchant for character parts and his ability to create character voices
allowed him to play many interesting roles.
However, it was his role in the 2002 Cultural Arts Playhouse
Production of “Jekyll and Hyde” that really turned heads and served
as a pivotal point in his pursuit of a career in entertainment.
only 19 years old, Vincent was cast as the understudy to the leading
role, played by Broadway actor Richard Todd Adams.
Vincent made a name for himself
among the “Jekyll and Hyde” fan base, and even received praise from
David Weitzer, a local actor known to have also performed the role at
several venues. Aside from
the success of the run, Vincent was also fortunate to meet friend and
arranger Jackson Walker.
Jackson’s guidance, Vincent was introduced to the world of the
recording artist, and by the end of 2003; he finished recording a 15
track Demo CD. The CD
consists of Broadway, pop, and opera songs and has been circulating
around the New York Entertainment community ever since.
2003 also saw Vincent in the Long Island Premier of “The Melody
Lingers On: The Songs of Irving Berlin,” and his first Off-Broadway
performance in the musical review “Broadway Blockbusters Take II.”
the next few years Vincent rounded out his performance credits to
include the Player King in “Hamlet No,” an abridged version of
William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” and Rev. Buckhorn in the
well-received production of “Holy Ghosts.”
“Holy Ghosts” received the ACTF award for Outstanding
Ensemble, as well as an honorary award for leading actor Adam Gallo.
Vincent also appeared on the concept albums for the musicals
“Greed/Generations” by Barry Libin, and “The Whole Story,” by
Jack Walker. He can also be
heard singing with local rapper and cousin, Sharky Conway on the song
“I Need Affection.”
the spring of 2005, Vincent gained 25 Lbs for his role of Frankie in the
world premiere of the Mafia Comedy “All Dolled Up,” produced by
Colin Quinn of SNL and written by Bobby Spillane,
son of Mickey Spillane. The
show was well received and currently in negotiations for another run.
late, Vincent has returned to music and has begun recording a new album
of original music to be released later in 2006.
With the help of Jack Walker and others he hopes the album will
help him further his dream of a career in entertainment.