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Thursday, March 25 • 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Thursday Closing Session with Tony Plana, Director, Actor and Education Advocate

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José Antonio Plana[1] (born April 19, 1952), better known as Tony Plana, is a Cuban American actor and director.[2] He is known for playing Betty Suarez's father, Ignacio Suarez, on the ABC television show Ugly Betty and also for voicing Manuel "Manny" Calavera in the video game Grim Fandango. While he is known to a broad audience for his roles in feature films and television, Plana is also known for his skills in acting and directing for the stage. He has created and directed a number of productions of the works of Shakespeare for minority audiences and he has been active in the Los AngelesWashington, D.C. and New York City theater communities, including leading appearances on Broadway and at New York City's Public Theater. He originated the role of Rudy in the L.A. production of the Luis Valdez play Zoot Suit, going on to play Rudy in the film version as well.[5].  Plana has acted, directed and written for television in seriesmini-series, and specials such as Hill Street BluesStar Trek: Deep Space Nine, Resurrection Boulevard, Commander in Chief, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The West Wing, 24Cagney & Lacey and many others.

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Tony Plana

Actor , Director, Diversity, Arts & Education Advocate

Thursday March 25, 2021 6:30pm - 7:00pm PDT
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