Who is Lou?

Attending the University of Hartford in Connecticut, Lou D’Angeli majored in English Literature and graduated in 1995. However, he found the majority of his education not coming from the classroom but from life itself and the extra-curricular activities he was involved in. D’Angeli was the Features/Music Editor for the school’s newspaper, The Informer, as well as the Promotions Director and General Manager for UHA’s radio station, WSAM.

While working for the paper and radio station, D’Angeli wrote features and conducted interviews with such rock luminaries as Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Rage Against The Machine, Nine Inch Nails, Guns N’ Roses, Green Day, and many others. He covered the M.T.V. music awards for two consecutive years, which was almost unheard of for a college newspaper writer. Additionally, he worked heavily on getting local bands shows and exposure as well as play throughout the college radio music scene.

Following college, D’Angeli began working immediately for the then upstart professional wrestling promotion, Extreme Championship Wrestling. D’Angeli was part of the rise of ECW to national television and pay-per-views while performing as Sign Guy Dudley (1995-1999) and Lou E. Dangerously (1999-2001.) D’Angeli also worked for E.C.W. as a promoter toward the latter years of the company which eventually went out of business in March of 2001. Lou is best known in the wrestling world for several confrontations with rock visionary Billy Corgan that took place in the ring and were covered nationally and worldwide by MTV, Rolling Stone, Launch.com, and countless other media outlets. D’Angeli cites Corgan as one of his biggest influences today in life and beyond.

From 2006 – 2010 D’Angeli worked for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) as Director of Promotions and Event Marketing where he oversaw all national media campaigns and experiential events including Fan Axxess.

Currently living in Las Vegas, D’Angeli is the Senior Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the wildly successful and unique Cirque du Soleil. D’Angeli has been at Cirque since leaving WWE in August of 2010 and focuses his efforts on the eight shows in Las Vegas.

D’Angeli was born on October 28, 1972 and is married to wife Brooke, and has two daughters, Karli and Emery.

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