Young Anthony Pierini has an impressive resume, even if he's only 10 years old. How many 6th graders have an IMDB page?
Well, if you're in the Pierini family, you're not really that much of a standout.
Anthony's older sister Marisa, a senior at Half Hollow Hills High School West, got the acting bug at age 8. His younger sister, Nicolette, is also an actress. How many Long Island families can boast that three out of four kids have such impressive acting credentials? (OK, there are the Baldwins but let's keep it to the grade school set.)
"I'm very proud," said Elisa Pierini, mother of the acting brood and manager of the aspiring stars, along with her other daughter Stephanie, who has no aspirations to be a movie star but helps out with her siblings.
Ms. Pierini is a Mom and a Manager: a "Momager." It is, she insists, a thing.
Anthony, who will attend Candlewood Middle School this year, is set to star in the Broadway musical "Big Fish," based on the 2003 film starring Ewan McGregor and Albert Finney about a disbelieving son who learns about his dad through his tall tales. Anthony will play the part of a young version of the son. He shares the role of "Young Will" with another boy.
The Broadway version of "Big Fish" will be previews on Sept. 5 and opens sometime in October, according to Ms. Pierini. Anthony will appear on stage in the Wednesday afternoon and Saturday matinee performances.
According to Ms. Pierini, who is a native of the area, herself acting in plays and singing when she attended Half Hollow Hills Highs School, Anthony is used to the footlights of Broadway. "He was Mary poppins on Broadway before it closed," she said.
Ms. Pierini said that "Big Fish" isn't to be missed."This musical is amazing and a must see for the entire family," she said.