Anthony WilkinsonAnthony J. Wilkinson is the author and star of the hilarious, international off-Broadway smash hits My Big Gay Italian Wedding and My Big Gay Italian Funeral.

After graduating from NYU’s College of Arts and Science, Wilkinson began his professional career in 1996 as an Intern Writer at ABC Daytime’s One Life to Live. During those early days at One Life to Live, Wilkinson served as a production assistant to Emmy-winning producer Sonia Blangiardo. During his 14 years at One Life to Live, Wilkinson worked his way up to the position of Associate Director, earning three Daytime Emmys and four Directors Guild of America Awards.

Wilkinson’s personal story as a gay teen growing up in Staten Island is compelling, heart-breaking, and empowering and forms the basis of his storyline in Tainted Dreams.