Hello, my name is Weston Pytel and I am an actor, which you probably already know. But I digress...
Born and raised in Meriden, CT my performance journey started at the age of 10 with a YMCA arts program, Meriden Youth Theatre, in my hometown. It sparked my interest in the performing arts and helped set the foundation for my development as the performer I am today.
Most recently, I graduated from Nazareth College, now Nazareth University, with my B.F.A. in Musical Theatre in the Spring of 2023. I have since then performed at Cortland Repertory Theatre as The Cowardly Lion in the Wizard of Oz for which I received a "Best Performer in a Musical" nomination for Broadway World's 2023 Central New York Awards.
In my daily life, I enjoy rewatching episodes of the greatest sitcom of all time (Frasier) with my family, cooking something new in the kitchen, as well as reading lots and lots of books.
I am incredibly grateful for all the family, friends, and mentors who have influenced me as a person and their contribution to my life as an artist.
The Wizard of Oz
"Weston Pytel as the Cowardly Lion is the standout of the show. Half the age of Bert Lahr when he played the role in the MGM classic film, Pytel has a rich clear voice and a sure sense of comic timing, and his bluster in the role, while hinting at Lahr's performance, has a style all its own."
- Linda Lowen, Syracuse.com
Priscilla Beach Theatre
Most recently I performed in PBT's last show of their 2023 season as young Tom of Warwick.
I recently spent my summer in Murder on the Orient Express (Waiter, u/s Poirot), and The Wizard of Oz (Lion).
During the spring I directed a student-led production of Assassins.