About this Artist
Originally from Bucks County, Pennsylvania (near Philadelphia), ROY ABRAMSOHN is a film, television and stage actor who lives in Los Angeles with his wife (actress/singer Betsy Gardner), his two teenage children Benjamin and Madeline, and their two rescued dogs.Trained as a pianist since the age of six, he is a graduate of the Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music, where he studied under Lydia Frumkin. At Oberlin, he began studying his other passion, theater; doing as many plays as possible. Since moving to Los Angeles in the early 1990's, Roy has been in over 200 television shows, commercials and films, having starred in movies that won awards at both Roger Ebert's film festival and the Sundance Film Festival.He has performed in hundreds of plays, including World Premieres at many major theaters in the United States as well as abroad (Hong Kong). West Coast Theaters include: The Oregon Shakespearean Festival (Ashland); Berkeley Rep, Portland Center Stage and the Vita Shakespeare Festival. In Los Angeles he's worked at many theaters including the Mark Taper Forum, Pasadena Playhouse, Falcon Theater, Colony Theater, Laguna Playhouse, Odyssey Theater, Fountain Theater, the Annenberg Theater (Palm Springs) and the New American Theater.He has done almost everything an actor can do in show business; from musical direction to melodrama, musicals to indie films, piano teaching and acting coaching (still does both!); one-man shows and performing with orchestras. He and his wife created and perform a 45-minute show about the life and music of Irving Berlin, called From Ragtime to Riches: the Irving Berlin Story. His last Youth Concert was with the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center where he hosted a concert on Classical Romantic Music, where he also did a solo pre-show performance he created called ROMANTIC MAN!