The Cuban-American Noroņa graduated with honors from Carnegie Mellon University's world-renowned bachelor of fine arts program. Only a few months after receiving his degree, he made his Broadway debut opposite Tony Award-winning actors Nathan Lane and John Glover in Love! Valour! Compassion!
Noroņa left Broadway to star in Twisted, an indie deconstruction of Oliver Twist, followed by several Off-Broadway and regional productions. His portrayal of Irving Berlin in The Tin Pan Alley Rag, which he performed both at the Pasadena Playhouse and Coconut Grove Playhouse, garnered him a Los Angeles Ovation Award nomination. However, the role's true highlight came when one of Berlin's daughters traveled from Paris to see his performance and commented, You reminded me of my father.
Soon after, Noroņa departed for Los Angeles for a leading role opposite Angela Lansbury in the TV movie musical, Mrs. Santa Claus. This was followed by a long string of other television appearances on such series as NBC's Frasier and ER, as well as in NYPD Blue, Boston Public, Popular and Stark Raving Mad. For the past two seasons, Noroņa has portrayed the compassionate high school guidance counselor on the critically acclaimed Six Feet Under.
Noroņa has written four original screenplays -- including Alligator Alley, an independent film in which he starred and produced. That experience began his collaboration with world-renowned, classical composer Eric Whitacre. The pair produced and co-composed five of the soundtrack's original songs for which Noroņa also supplied vocals.
Their latest creation, Paradise Lost: Opera Electronica, -- loosely inspired by Milton's epic poem -- is the first serious opera to combine classical singing with ambient, trance and dance electronica, utilizing Noroņa's 10 years of experience in film, television, music and theater.
Noroņa currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Lisa.
David Norona Facts
|Birthday||December 14, 1972 (43)|
|Birthplace||Miami, Florida, USA|
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