Young italian actor, he distinguishes himself by the flexibility of his interpretations ranging over the tragic roles of classic theatre (Sofocle, Anouihl, Hoffmannsthal, Beckett), the grotesque and farcical colors of modern drama (Cechov and Campanile) and approaching the unconventional style of the variety theatre (Offenbach, Milloecker, Lehàr, Kalman) to land with confidence in the world of jazz improvisation (Honsinger).
For the german television, he plays in a few series of the police fiction “Il commissario Laurenti” (one of the most successful recent production in Germany), while for the Italian RAI, he stars in “I colori della Gioventù”. His last appearance in a movie was for “Diverso da chi” with Claudia Gerini and Luca Argentero.
His activity also includes cooperations with italian lyric and symphonic institutions (Toby in Menotti’s Medium, Le Chef des bandits in Massenet’s Don Quichotte - in French - but, above all and in more than one occasion, The Narrator in Prokoviev’s Peter and the Wolf).
He will soon perform in theatres leading the piece dedicated to Luigi Tenco’s final year.
He was directed, among others, by Federico Tiezzi and Gino Landi and worked with actors such as Stefano Gragnani, Gianluigi Pizzetti, Elio Pandolfi.
Written about him: “… capable of portraying his characters with refined emotional intensity without using the way of an exaggerated emphasis….” (Torino,2006) or “Cancelli manage to jump, crawl, struggle with a power that takes your breath away…(Firenze, 2004).