Guest Director of Beethoven and the Misfortune Cookies (2013)
TJ Castronovo, an actor, he performed in over one hundred TV shows and for three years played Tommy the Bartender in TAXI. As a television and film producer, his work includes: forty-two episodes of the series TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE and CBS M.O.W. POLICE BRASS staring Carroll O’Conner; the feature films DOUBLE REVENGE, THE SHIPMENT, THE BOILER MAKER and most recently WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY. Castronovo received the Drama League Critics Award for directing BROOKLYN USA at the Actor’s Forum Theater. Other directorial credits of stage and film include: the feature film THE BIZ; two episodes of TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE and the off-Broadway world premiere production of WILD MUSHROOMS, which he directed at JPAS in New Orleans. His production company, CRC Entertainment, produced VIAGRA FALLS, a hit comedy that toured the United States and Canada and he directed the New Orleans production. CRC Entertainment is currently working on turning VIAGARA FALLS into a feature film.
Supported in part by a Creating Inclusive Excellence Grant from the MSU Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives.