Actor & Director
Originally born in Spain, Ignacio Garcia-Bustelo is a New York based actor and stage director. As an actor, Mr. Garcia-Bustelo has worked for the National Theater and some of the most prestigious venues in Spain; here in the US his list of New York and Regional theater credits is comprised of leading roles in classical and contemporary productions presented at La MaMa ETC, The Theatre Project, Olney Theater Center, Theater for the New City, Gala Theater and Spanish Repertory Theater among others. He received ACE, HOLA awards and an ATI nomination as best actor for his performance in Lope de Vega’s El Caballero de Olmedo (The knight from Olmedo). Film appearances include Pawn Sacrifice, directed by Edward Zwick. His role in Silencio, by Dee Paphangkorn, earned him an award as best actor at the European Film Festival in 2018. He also participated on the spanish prime-time TV series MIR and Hospital Central. Off-Broadway directing credits: Wearing Lorca’s Bowtie, at The Duke on 42nd Street, and the devised opera Signora Rossini, for The Loretto Theater at The Sheen Center. He also directed the American Premiere of Dias Estupendos, Ronensbourgh, An Invisible Piece of this World at IATI Theater in NYC, and more recently the immersive piece Theater to Circumnavigate the World, commissioned by the Embassy of Spain in Washintong DC and the series of filmed monologues Mini Micro Theater in Central Park, commissioned by the Consulate of Spain in NYC. Mr. Garcia-Bustelo serves as the Artistic Director of AENY - Spanish Artists in New York; he is a Fulbright Scholar, and holds a BFA from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in Madrid, and a MFA from The New School for Drama in NYC.