Jimmy Slonina is a multi-disciplined performer whose talents have been celebrated across the globe. Over the course of his career, he has received countless critical accolades for being a premier character actor.
Jimmy recently starred as the concert host/emcee of P!NK’s The Truth About Love Tour, entertaining tens of thousands every night in North America, Europe and Australia. Before that, he was the White Clown in Cirque du Soleil’s “O” at the Bellagio on the Las Vegas Strip and toured North America as a lead clown in Cirque’s KOOZA, directed by David Shiner. He created characters for and performed in Franco Dragone’s Vegas aquatic spectacle, Le Rêve. Jimmy has performed as a physical comic in several Vegas showrooms including MGM Grand and Planet Hollywood. When he’s not performing, Jimmy is teaching physical comedy, slapstick and stage combat workshops, as well as producing various popular video projects.
Originally from Chicago, Jimmy enjoyed many years as a critically-acclaimed actor in a broad variety of contemporary, classical and physical theaters. He has worked intimately with many world-renowned, award-winning Chicago theatre companies, including Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Redmoon Theater, and Defiant Theatre to name a few. He is also the recipient of two Joseph Jefferson Awards for acting.
“This wonderful performer,” the Chicago Tribune raved, “gives as distinctive a performance as any this year.” The Chicago Sun-Times described him as “an exceptional physical clown.” And the Las Vegas Review-Journal praised his solo show, “Slonina has the precision and control of a master mime, but he also has an actor’s sensibility… I can’t imagine anyone not having a good time.”
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