Actor, singer and storyteller Lou Del Bianco has been performing for audiences of all ages since 1982. According to the New York Times, Lou’s dramatic approach to storytelling “puts pow into passivity!” The Parents Choice foundation states that “few performers excel as both storyteller and musician, but Lou Del Bianco is one who does.” Lou’s PARENTS CHOICE award winning recordings have garnered high praise from Billboard Magazine, NAPPA, T.V. GUIDE, BOOKLIST, CHILD Magazine, Family Fun and others!

Lou has performed all over the country, from the Tastes of Chicago to the Kravis Center to Carnegie Hall. His music video, “A Little Bit Clumsy”, was featured on the Learning Channel. He has traveled the Northeast for 30 years, performed in San Diego at the International Reading Association’s annual convention and served as keynote speaker on arts / character education from North Carolina to Massachusetts.

Lou has been an artist-in-residence since 1987 and has worked in many schools alongside teachers to help improve literacy in the classroom. His Around the World and Make a Good Choice! one man shows have reached thousands of elementary school children all over the tri-state area.

At 6’4”, Lou’s portrayal of Abraham Lincoln has been endorsed by the Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. He has also been the go to “Lincoln” for THE TONIGHT SHOW with Jimmy Fallon. Jimmy loves Abe!

Lou’s grandfather, Luigi, was the chief carver on Mount Rushmore  and was honored by TLC’s CAKE BOSS. His one man show about his grandfather was performed to rave reviews at Mount Rushmore. On September 16, 2017, a plaque was unveiled at Rushmore honoring Luigi’s unique contribution. Lou’s 25 year journey to get Luigi recognized culminated with a CBS SUNDAY MORNING story as well as the publication of Lou’s award winning book, “Out of Rushmore’s Shadow”. CNN historian Douglas Brinkley says this groundbreaking book “…turns orthodox history on its head.” Since then, Luigi’s unique role has been featured on several prime time TV shows like “The UnXplained” with William Shatner and “Ancient Aliens”.

Lou’s latest career pivot is in the wonderful world of audiobook narration. His 37 year career as an actor/storyteller has served him well. Lou’s latest work includes the titles, “Running from the Dreamland”, “The Last Storyteller”, “The Catcher”, and “Out of Rushmore’s Shadow”.

“Give Me a Hit”
Here I am practicing my stance, wearing a pair of groovy Greg Brady pants (circa 1971).

My mom, Angie (circa 1971). What can I say? An extraordinary lady. 
Raising seven kids certainly agreed with her!

“I have Six Sisters”
My five sisters and I (circa 1966). 
Back row: Andrea, Nancy, Linda, Maria. Front row: Amy and yours truly. The one yawning in the other photo is Valerie, the "baby", who arrived in 1967.

Giovannini Bruni, my mother's father, who was my roommate for three years. 
Not a day goes by that I don't think about him.

“Nikki” “Kalie”
Here's the infamous Nikky who I think deserves his own page. The beautiful black sheep dog is Kali, who Nikky got to be good friends with when he wasn't busy "terrorizing" the neighborhood.

My mother's uncle who inspired the story.

“Build That Clubhouse!”
The clubhouse my friends and I built and loved. This shot was taken on the day our beloved haven had to come down. Oh well, all good things have to come to an end!

“My Father’s Friends”
My father and his buddies. From left to right: Caesar "Czar" Del Bianco (my uncle); Bobby "Bob" Salerno; Chester "Gumps" Bonnell; Vinny "Weed" Del Bianco (dad); Casper "Junior" Iasillo. A great bunch of guys!

“Big Ned"
The one and only "Big Ned". 
At age 13 I was already six foot one inch. Just to give you an idea of how "Big" Ned was!

“Luigi Del Bianco”
My grandfather, Luigi Del Bianco, was the Chief Carver on Mount Rushmore. 
You can find out more about him at www.luigimountrushmore.com

Here I am with my favorite kind of audience, just a group of kids. 
For me it doesn't get any better than that.

In the studio with Producer Extraordinaire Marshall Toppo and Engineer Dennis Rivellino.

Here I am with my wife, Camille Linen. Camille is an amazing teacher and inspired me to work with children back in 1982. Whatta woman!