Ronnie Magri is a noted American actor, drummer, music producer and DJ who can be heard and seen in many different circles. His style of drumming and music is varied and he has been associated with artists in the Rock, Jazz, Punk, Rhythm & Blues and Burlesque genres. 

As an actor for television and films, Magri has appeared in Bel Canto (supporting role featuring Julianna Moore), The Kitchen, Gotham, The Deuce, The Get Down, Vinyl, The Irishman and more.


"Welcome to my website! As I continue to record and perform with a wide range of groups and projects, please check back for my latest going-ons. I hope you enjoy this site, find it useful and keep checking back for updates or to discuss future projects and collaborations". 

Ronnie Magri 
New York, NY



Three songs (The Mooche, Black and Tan Fantasy, Oyster Girl) from Ronnie’s debut solo album “Shim Sham Revue” were used in the Noël Coward comedy, PRESENT LAUGHTER starring Oscar & Tony Award winner Kevin Kline, and an all-star cast, ON BROADWAY! 

PRESENT LAUGHTER ran from March 10th til July 2, 2017 at the St. James Theatre, 246 W. 44th Street NYC. 

Kline earned his third Tony award for Best Leading Actor in a Play for his performance in the show.




BurlyCon Burlesque Education & Social Convention announced Ronnie Magri as 2015 Guest Of Honor, for his work as a a Neo-Burlesque Pioneer & Music Historian. 

Along with being BurlyCon - 2015 Guest Of Honor, Ronnie hosted a series of workshops over the course of the convention titled “Risqué Rhythms – Working With Music in Burlesque”. He shared pointers & advice for dancing and working with live music, as well as working with pre-recorded music for shows and acts. Discussions including: “owning” your act with original music, choosing the right music, for your performance, how song keys and tempos can affect your act, working with different genres of music (jazz, latin, rhythm & blues, rock…) and more. Plus, tips and lessons passed on to him from the striptease queens, comedians, and musicians from the Golden Age of Burlesque. 

BurlyCon Burlesque Education & Social Convention

November 12-15 2015

Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center, Seattle, WA.

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Want to hear Ronnie's latest music and going on's in the studio? Join him at SoundCloud and hear them first. From Lounge Grooves and Brazilian Beats to Cinematic Raunchiness, Funky Fusion and more... you’re not going to want to miss a beat! 




 ⭐️Now Available!⭐️

The Critically Acclaimed Solo Album From Drummer Ronnie Magri

"Shim Sham Revue" 

"Music of New Orleans Burlesque Shows of the 30's, 40's & 50's"

"The music on the CD is uniformly excellent... Magri and associates swing and they have fun doing it. You may have heard 'Moonglow' or 'Stormy Weather' or 'Mood Indigo' before, but never with such a sweltering, scintillating sense of satiny sleaze. "Offbeat Magazine New Orleans"  


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"Magri shuffles, struts, and swings with understatement and slushy propulsion... And his slower beats could corrupt youth.".

Modern Drummer Magazine