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Tony Yazbeck and Friends

Tony Yazbeck and Friends

December 13, 2018

Thursday 12/13

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:45 pm

Birdland Theater

New York, NY

$40.00 - $60.00

Tony Yazbeck and Friends
Tony Yazbeck & Friends Holiday Special
Thursday, December 13 at 9:45pm
Birdland Theater

Birdland Theater is proud to announce that Tony nominee Tony Yazbeck will bring a holiday-inspired musical variety show to the new stage on Thursday, December 13 at 9:45pm.

Tony nominee Tony Yazbeck invites you to join him and some of his most talented friends to toast the holiday season. He and his musical buddies, including Isabel Leonard (Marnie at the Metropolitan Opera), Clyde Alves (On The Town), and Robyn Hurder (Nice Work If You Can Get It), and many more, will perform some of your favorite holiday tunes and a few beloved Broadway favorites.

Born in Riverside, CA, Tony Yazbeck moved to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania at age 4, when he first saw Fred Astaire dance on a black and white TV screen. Tony danced around the living room, pretending he was Mr. Astaire, so his mom and dad put him in dance class right away. At age 11, he auditioned to be a replacement “Newsboy” in the Tyne Daly Gypsy, directed by Arthur Laurents. For the next two years, his mother drove him two hours in each direction, six days a week, from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to the stage door of The St. James Theater. A year after closing Gypsy, at age 14, his family moved to The Poconos, where Tony worked on a farm to make extra money. He moved to Orlando at age 16, where he studied at Dr. Phillips Performing Arts High School. He attended Point Park University in Pittsburgh for two years, working at Disney his first summer and in the ensemble at the PCLO his second. He then transferred to Cincinnati Conservatory of Music for his third year of college. In April of 2000, he was cast in the national tour of Annie Get Your Gun. In 2001, Tony made the dream of being a true New Yorker a reality, when the tour closed and he officially moved to the city. Various Broadway/Off-Broadway/Encores!/Regional Theatre/Television/National Tours/London Concerts have subsequently ensued culminating in a Tony Award Nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his turn as Gabey in the Broadway revival of On The Town. He has been seen on Broadway as Al in A Chorus Line, Tulsa in Gypsy, Phil Davis in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Billy Flynn in Chicago, J.M. Barrie in Finding Neverland and as one of the co-stars in Prince of Broadway. Tony is exceedingly passionate about directing, choreographing and writing in new and creative ways for stage and TV. The first incarnation of these efforts is his solo show The Floor Above Me. Tony is also a devoted teacher, most frequently at the National Young Arts Foundation.

Tony Yazbeck & Friends Holiday Special
Thursday, December 13 at 9:45pm
Birdland Theater, 315 West 44 Street, NYC
www.BirdlandJazz.com or 212-581-3080
$40 cover, $60 VIP (preferred seating, backstage meet and greet), $10 food/drink minimum