Mr. Licari has logged over 4500 performances as an actor, host, writer, producer, singer, musician and director in Theater, TV & Film.
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Mr. Licari is the host of the new South Florida PBS Television show, On The Town. The show airs weekly across the State of Florida on WPBT2 and WXEL. Since 2006, he has also been the regular host of The Palm Beach International Film Festival and hosted The Florida Film Legend Awards in 2011.
Mr. Licari is a former Blue Man with the Obie and Drama Desk Award winning show Blue Man Group and performed with the troupe in NY, Boston and Chicago. He is the producer, co-founder and MainStage performer of The Jove Comedy Experience, an improv, sketch and musical comedy troupe which performs to sold-out crowds monthly in South Florida. From July 2012 to July 2013, Mr. Licari was the producer, director and backup singer for 9 Time Grammy winner, Jose Feliciano, on his world tour.
Film and TV
Frank recently appeared as Detective Mancuso on thelong-runningg CBS hit Blue Bloods. H was also seen on Season 1 of the new Fox TV show The Resident. Recently he appeared in Season 2 of Jessica Jones on Netflix and prior to that he was seen in Season 2 of Bloodline on Netflix. He had a recurring guest star role as the FBI Deputy Director on USA’s Graceland and appeared as Deacon’s Anesthesiologist on ABC’s Nashville. He currently appears in a supporting role opposite Tom Cruise in the film American Made and recently appeared in supporting roles in the feature films, Boy Friend Killer starring Patrick Muldoon and Kate Mansi, Walt Before Mickey starring Thomas Ian Nicholas and Jon Heder and PAPA starring Giovanni Ribisi and Minka Kelly.
In 1992, during his last semester at AMDA, he entered his winning play into The Village Gate One-Act Festival, with which he won again for Best One Act Play. He was selected to stage his production, which he directed and starred in, at the famed Village Gate Theater in the West Village opening up in the downstairs theater while Jacques Brel premiered on the main stage. Following this success, Mr. Licari went on to perform in over forty stage productions, fifteen films and two television shows in NYC. He was a cast member of the Obie and Drama Desk award-winning show, Blue Man Group for almost three years and one thousand shows. He also co-starred in the WWII film, The Fallen, winner of the Milan and Brooklyn International Film Festivals. Additionally, Frank made guest appearances on NBC’s Law and Order and CBS’s Dellaventura starring Danny Aiello. Performances with The Lincoln Center director’s lab followed and he was honored to grace the stage at The Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center two different times. Mr. Licari made guest appearances and performed at every theater on theater row with various theater companies. In 1994, he also established his own theater company, The Zolotus Ensemble, with which he directed and produced five different productions on theater row including the New York premiere of The Boogeyman by Edward Clinton and the musical Round for Four at The Arielle Theater. Along with the aforementioned, he performed at Primary Stages and Riverside Shakespeare Company, production managed two musicals for Fred Vogel Productions at The John Houseman Theater as well as production stage managed the film, The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, for Entertainment USA.
Upon leaving the cast of Blue Man Group, Frank moved to Palm Beach County, Florida and established his own performing arts school and theater. Atlantic Arts Academy and The Atlantic Theater were established in August of 2000 and Mr. Licari served as the Artistic Director and Producer for twelve years. The school had over 15 instructors and trained over 5000 students of all ages in dance, drama, musical theater, musical performance and vocal technique. With The Atlantic Theater, Mr. Licari directed and produced over sixty productions ranging from plays, improv & sketch comedy, live music, dance, indie film, live comedy, children’s theater and more. In 2010, he stage directed and musical directed an experimental musical theater production entitled, “Angel In The City”, for producer Steve Leiber, producer of Jesus Christ Superstar, Beatlemania, Transiberian Orchestra).
While being in Florida, Frank has also starred in and co-produced three award winning films (House of Heartbreak, Film Contest? and Kundalini by director V. Alex Marquez) as well as over twenty theatrical, musical and dance productions. He was the face and co-writer of two regional commercials for Duffy’s Sports Grill‘s and RJ Gator’s. In 2004, Mr. Licari co-founded The Jove Comedy Experience, an improv and sketch comedy troupe, which has won two Impy Awards and two Addy Awards for their sketch comedy and commercial work. They have performed all over South Florida including at the world famous Improv Comedy Club in West Palm Beach.
Additionally, Mr. Licari is a corporate trainer and master instructor.
Currently, he is the COO/Creative Director and Lead writer/producer at Kvibe Productions, LLC in Jersey City. He currently has 5 feature film projects and countless TV Pilot projects in the works.