Chazz wrote and performed his one-man show, A Bronx Tale, for the first time in 1989 before moving it Off Broadway. Mr. Palminteri went on to write the screenplay and co-star in the screen adaptation of A Bronx Tale alongside Robert De Niro. Mr. Palminteri has more than 55 movies to his credit as an actor, writer and director, including The Usual Suspects, Bullets Over Broadway (Academy Award® nomination), Analyze This, Hurlyburly, Mullholland Falls, Faithful (also written by Mr. Palminteri), A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, Yonkers Joe, Jolene and most recently Legend starring Tom Hardy. Mr. Palminteri had a recurring role on the hit show Modern Family and has starred in Blue Bloods. Mr. Palminteri directed the HBO series Oz (episode “Unnatural Disasters”), Showtime’s Women vs Men, and the feature film Noel starring Susan Sarandon, Paul Walker and Robin Williams.
Stage musicals: God Bless You Mr. Rosewater, Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and The Beast, A Christmas Carol, The Little Mermaid, Sister Act, Leap of Faith, Newsies, Aladdin, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz and A Bronx Tale. Film work: The Little Mermaid, Beauty and The Beast (Animated), Newsies, Aladdin, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Enchanted, Tangled, Sausage Party, Beauty and The Beast (Live Version). Television credits: Sesame Street, Lincoln, The Neighbors, Galavant, Tangled. Awards: 2012 Tony, Drama Desk; 8 Oscars®; 11 Grammy® Awards; 7 Golden Globes; London’s Evening Standard; the Olivier and Outer Critics Circle. Other: Songwriters Hall of Fame (both inducted and Johnny Mercer Award), Billboard’s #1 single and album, Disney Legend, star on Hollywood Walk of Fame. Doctorates from NYU and the North Carolina School of the Arts.
Glenn Slater (Lyrics) co-created Disney’s worldwide smash Tangled (Grammy Winner, Oscar and Golden Globe nominations), and is a three-time Tony nominee for the international hit musicals The Little Mermaid, Sister Act, and current Broadway sensation School of Rock. With longtime collaborator Alan Menken, he wrote all the songs for two seasons of the cult-favorite Medieval musical TV series Galavant (Emmy nominee), and a song for the recent animated hit Sausage Party, as well as Disney’s Home On The Range and Broadway’s Leap of Faith. In the West End, Glenn provided book and lyrics for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies. Glenn lives in New York City with his wife, composer Wendy Leigh Wilf, and their sons Benjamin and Daniel.
Internationally recognized choreographer and recipient of a 2015 Olivier Award for Choreography for Memphis, 2016 Tony Award nominee for On Your Feet. In 2011, Mr. Trujillo had the honor of having four shows simultaneously running on Broadway: Tony Award-Best Musical Memphis, (Olivier/Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk and Astaire Award nominations), Tony/Olivier Award-Best Musical Jersey Boys (Greenroom Award, Olivier, Drama Desk, Dora, Outer Critics Circle Award nominations), Addams Family, Next to Normal. Other Broadway: A Bronx Tale, Hands on a Hardbody (Drama Desk nomination), Leap of Faith (Drama Desk nomination), Guys and Dolls (Astaire Awards nomination), All Shook Up. Additional Theatre: Carmen (Helen Hayes Award nomination – Olney Theater), Invisible Thread (Second Stage), Gloria Estefan on Broadway (Minskoff Theatre), Flashdance (National Tour), Freaky Friday and The Wiz (La Jolla Playhouse), Public Theatre’s Romeo & Juliet. Internationally: Tarzan (Disney), Arrabal(Panasonic Theatre – Toronto), Peggy Sue Got Married (West End), The Sound of Musicand West Side Story (Stratford Festival), Kiss Me Kate (Tokyo). TV/Film; Jersey Boys (directed by Clint Eastwood), SYTYCD (Canada), Triple Sensation, The 14th American Comedy Awards, Broadway: The American Musical for PBS. Upcoming: Ain’t Too Proud(Berkeley Rep), The Donna Summer Project (La Jolla), Arrabal (ART).
Robert De Niro is considered one of the greatest American actors of all time, and has produced, directed and starred in many iconic films. Mr. De Niro won the 1974 Academy Award® for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Godfather: Part II and the 1980 Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Raging Bull. Mr. De Niro received Academy Award nominations for Taxi Driver, The Deer Hunter, Awakenings, Cape Fear and Silver Linings Playbook. Mr. De Niro is a four-time New York Film Critics Circle Award winner for his work on Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas and Awakenings. In addition to winning the 1981 Golden Globe Award® for his work on Raging Bull and winning the 2011 Cecil B. DeMille Award, Mr. De Niro was nominated for a total of seven Golden Globe Awards. Mr. De Niro was nominated for six British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards. Mr. De Niro starred in many other films including Mean Streets, Bang the Drum, Analyze That, Meet the Fockers and more. Mr. De Niro made his Broadway debut in the 1986 play Cuba & His Teddy Bear. Mr. De Niro founded his own production company, Tribeca Film Center, and made his film directorial debut in 1993 with A Bronx Tale.
Jerry Zaks is currently represented on Broadway by Hello, Dolly! and Meteor Shower. Mr. Zaks has directed more than 30 productions in New York. He has received four Tony Awards and been nominated eight times. He has also received four Drama Desk Awards, two Outer Critics Circle Awards, and an Obie Award. His credits include Shows for Days, Sister Act, The Addams Family, Guys and Dolls, Six Degrees of Separation, Lend Me a Tenor, The House of Blue Leaves, The Front Page, A Funny Thing…Forum, Smokey Joe’s Café, Anything Goes, La Cage aux Folles, Little Shop of Horrors, The Man Who Came to Dinner, The Foreigner, A Bronx Tale, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, and the original production of Assassins. He began his career directing the extraordinary plays of Christopher Durang including Sister Mary Ignatius…, Beyond Therapy, Baby with the Bath Water, and The Marriage of Bette and Boo. He directed the award-winning film Marvin’s Room, starring Meryl Streep and Diane Keaton and Who Do You Love, which was featured in the Toronto Film Festival. Mr. Zaks is a founding member, and serves on the board, of the Ensemble Studio Theater. He graduated from Dartmouth in 1967, received an MFA from Smith College in 1969, and was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Dartmouth in 1999. Zaks received the SDC’s George Abbott Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre and is a 2013 inductee to the Theatre Hall of Fame.
Based on the critically acclaimed play that inspired the now classic film, this streetwise musical will take you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s—where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be.
A Bronx Tale is directed by two-time Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Zaks, written by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, with songs by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken and three-time Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo, and produced by music mogul Tommy Mottola, The Dodgers (Jersey Boys, Matilda) and Tribeca Productions, and Evamere Entertainment.
Nick is thrilled to be recreating this iconic role on Broadway. He played Earl in the smash hit Waitress, before that Cheech in Woody Allen and Susan Stroman’s Bullets Over Broadway, for which he earned 2014 Tony and Drama Desk nominations and Outer Critics Circle and Theater World Awards. He also appeared as Dennis in Rock of Ages on Broadway and the 1st national tour. Off-Broadway: Nice Girl (Labyrinth), Brooklynite (Vineyard), The Toxic Avenger (New World Stages). Film/TV: “Queer As Folk,” “Lilyhammer,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Blue Bloods,” “A Stand Up Guy,” “Going in Style.” Nick dedicates his performance to his father, Eduardo Cordero.
Broadway: Jersey Boys (Tommy Devito), Wicked (Fiyero), Legally Blonde (Warner), The Wedding Singer (Glen Guglia), Hairspray (Link), Aida (Radames), Saturday Night Fever (Tony Manero), Rent (Roger), Matilda (Sergei), The Prince of Central Park (Prince), Macbeth (Boy Macduff), The Sound of Music (Friedrich), Teddy and Alice (Archie). National Tours: Wicked (Fiyero), Saturday Night Fever (Tony), Footloose (Chuck Cranston), The Sound of Music (Rolf). Film: Life of an Actress, The Factory, Any Day Now, Red light August. Numerous TV, Off-Broadway, commercial and radio credits. His favorite roles to date are that of husband and father to his amazing wife and son. @richardhblake
Will is ecstatic to make his Broadway debut! National Tour: Matilda (Nigel). Regional: Billy Elliot (NCT), A Christmas Carol (TIP). Much love to his family, friends, and all his teachers especially Alison, Badiene, Chasta and Estes. Endless thanks to Nancy, Nora, Tara Rubin Casting and the entire creative team for making his dream come true.
Broadway: Les Misérables, Leap Of Faith. National Tour: Les Misérables 25th Anniversary. Off-Broadway: Godspell. Regional: Papermill Playhouse: A Bronx Tale The Musical, Les Misérables. NY: Radio City: Sinatra, Carnegie Hall: Noel Coward, Mad About The Boy, Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Series: Alan Menken, Live From Lincoln Center: Billy Porter, City Center: Randy Newman’s Faust, Mariah Carey’s Christmas Special. TV: 2016 Miss America Pageant with Vanessa Williams, David Letterman, America’s Got Talent, The Tony Awards®. Lucia is a proud member of The Broadway Inspirational Voices. For my Bella. www.LuciaGiannetta.com Twitter: @LuciaGNewYork Insta: lucia_giannetta_
Broadway: Rocky. Off-Broadway: Love’s Labour’s Lost (The Public Theater), School For Scandal (The Red Bull Theater). National Tour: Chicago. Regional: The Last Goodbye (The Old Globe). TV: “Mozart In The Jungle.” The Boston Conservatory. Endless thanks to my amazing family & friends, this incredible creative team, BRS/GAGE, BoCo 2013, and Tara Rubin Casting. @bradgibson13
Broadway: Newsies (Jack Kelly u/s), Show Boat (New York Philharmonic). National Tour: Kinky Boots (Charlie Price). Select regional: Flat Rock Playhouse and Music Theatre Wichita. Numerous concerts across the country and Japan, including a performance for the Obamas at the White House. TV: “Deception” (ABC), Live From Lincoln Center (PBS). Proud graduate of Elon University (BFA Music Theatre). Love and thanks to the Bronx Tale family, Merri, Tara Rubin Casting, Laura, Innovative, Katie, Courtney, Leela, and especially the entire extended Kaplan family. For Dad and Popi: two men who taught me to live with love. Carpe diem! @AdamSKaplan
Christiani is overjoyed to be making her Broadway debut. Recent credits include: Rent, Aida, Big Fish, and Cabaret. Film appearances include: Big Momma’s House 3, Like Father Like Son. Christiani holds a BFA from The Florida State University. She would like to give all the glory to God, and thank her family, friends and team for their tremendous support along this journey. FJE www.christianipitts.com IG @christianiworld.
Broadway: The Book Of Mormon. Off-Broadway: How The Grinch Stole Christmas (Young Max). Regional: The Scottsboro Boys (Ozie Powell/Ruby Bates, dir. Susan Stroman), The Color Purple (Harpo, dir. Mark Clements). Workshops/Readings: Pope (dir. Peter Flynn), Saint Joan (dir. Alex Timbers). Love my family. Love my Jessie.
Broadway: Danny, Grease. Vegas: Gyp DeCarlo, Jersey Boys. National tour: Grease! Off-Broadway: Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, Nunsense. Regional: Guys and Dolls, Beauty and the Beast. TV: “Another World,” Joe Carlino (series regular), “All My Children,” “Law & Order.” Voice: Grand Theft Auto IV. Film: producer, Migraine (short), 2012 Tribeca Film Festival.
Excited to make his Broadway debut. National tour: Man Of La Mancha. Regional: A Bronx Tale The Musical (Paper Mill Playhouse). Film: The Amazing Spider-Man, Career Opportunities In Organized Crime. TV: “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Gotham,” “Unforgettable.” Manager: Cyd Levin & Associates. Thanks Mom, Dad & Bre.
Broadway Debut! This Ohio native’s credits include: National Tours: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (swing); Flashdance The Musical (KiKi); Regional: Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Cinderella); TV: Fox’s “American Idol” 11-13. Enormous thanks to Mom, Dad and Auntie Tee for their continuous love and support. Special thanks to SW Artist. Isaiah 40:28-31
Broadway: Amazing Grace, Spamalot, Titanic, Sally Marr…and her escorts, Me and My Girl. Tours: Mary Poppins, Spamalot, Funny Girl, My Fair Lady. Off-Broadway: Pirates!, Gimpl Tam, Theda Bara & the Frontier Rabbi, Eating Raoul. Regional: 39 Steps, Diary of Anne Frank, Lost in Yonkers, Animal Crackers, Hamlet.
Original: .22 Calibre Mouth, Avenue X, Falsettos, Assassins. Film: Parralax, Murder 101, Two Bits, The Associate, Crossings, Anastasia. Directors: James Foley, Donald Petrie, Diane Paulus, Mark Brokaw, Graciela Daneille, Jerry Zaks. Exec Prod/Creator: Fox Pilot “Inside Jokes.” Award-winning coach/teacher of actors, directors, producers. Uta Hagen protégé. Love to parents/actors Ted & Betty Brunetti.
Broadway debut! National Tours: Matilda (Original Cast), Beauty and the Beast (Silly Girl). Favorites: Rock of Ages (NCL, Constance, Dance Captain, u/s Regina); WSS (Clarice, Dance Captain, u/s Anybodys), A Bronx Tale (Dance Captain), Elf, Hairspray (Paper Mill); The Music Man (Zaneeta, Maltz Jupiter Theatre). Endless thanks and love to this incredible creative team, Tara Rubin Casting, Tommy, Dodgers, Bloc, friends and family. Dreams do come true!
Kaleigh is thrilled to be back in the Bronx! Broadway: Cabaret (Lulu u/s Sally). National Tour: Jersey Boys (Lorraine). Regional: Sacramento Music Circus’ Cabaret (Sally), Music Theatre Wichita’s Sunset Boulevard (Betty Schaefer) and Paper Mill Playhouse’s A Bronx Tale. Alum of CMU and TV’s “ZOOM!” Love and thanks to all involved! @kaleigh_cronin kaleighcronin.com
Broadway debut! National Tour: Dirty Dancing. Regional: Saturday Night Fever (Merry-Go-Round), Ordinary Days (Round House Theatre, Helen Hayes Nom.).TV: “Law and Order SVU.” American University. Thanks to Harden Curtis, Robert, Merri Sugarman and Ang. For Mom and Dad.
Janelle is thrilled to rep her hometown of the Bronx in her Broadway debut! Off-Broadway: Soul Doctor. Int’l Tour: HAIR. Regional: Fulton Theatre, Maine State Music Theatre, 11th Hour Theater Co. UPenn grad. Infinite thanks to God, my loving family, and my incredible friends. Jeremiah 29:11 www.janellemcdermoth.com @janellemcdrmth
Broadway Debut!! National Tours: Rock of Ages (Sherrie), Legally Blonde (Brooke Wyndham/dance captain), Hairspray (Tammy). My heart explodes with gratitude for this incredible team, Tara Rubin Casting, TPG, and my Stoops and Family who taught me how to choose love over fear. @smullen312
Jonah is excited to be making his Broadway debut. Credits include: Gypsy (Newsboy-Gallery Players and LaGuardia), Ragtime (Edgar-Gallery Players). He’s also a champion Ballroom Dancer. Thanks to Mom, Dad, Talia, Barry Kolker, Tara Rubin Casting, Creative Team, Amelia DeMayo, Acting Out!, Mark, Justin, Family & Friends.
Broadway: Smokey Joe’s Cafe. National Tour: Aida (Zoser). Over 50 Televison and Film roles including the upcoming Ben Stiller directed Showtime miniseries, “Escape at Dannemora” with Benicio del Toro and Patricia Arquette. For Natasha, Selah and Canaan; you are every breath I take. All Glory to God!
Broadway: Motown The Musical, Jersey Boys (Tommy DeVito, 1st Replacement). Off-Broadway: Piece of My Heart, New York Stage and Film, Vassar. Regional: Jersey Boys (World Premiere, La Jolla Playhouse), A Bronx Tale The Musical (World Premiere, Paper Mill Playhouse). Founding member of The Doo Wop Project. @nolfi28
Broadway debut. Off-Broadway: Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding (Vinnie). Regional: A Bronx Tale The Musical, Paper Mill Playhouse. Favorite productions include Chicago (Billy Flynn), The Fantasticks (El Gallo), The Producers (Max Bialystock), Sweeney Todd (Sweeney), and Taming of the Shrew (Petruchio). www.paulsalvatoriello.com
Broadway: Nice Work If You Can Get It; How To Succeed…, Drowsy Chaperone, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Follies (2001 Revival). Off-Broadway: Saturday Night, Summer of ’42. National Tours: Anything Goes, Happy Days, Thoroughly Modern Millie. Regional: MUNY, Williamstown, Gulfshore Playhouse, Goodspeed, Ogunquit, Phoenix Theatre, TUTS. Film: Providence, New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, Audrey, Contradictions of The Heart. TV/Web: “Person Of Interest,” “The Knick,” “Numb3rs,” and “Alphabet Boys.” www.joeysorge.com
Cary’s a proud graduate of Pebblebrook High School and The University of Michigan. Broadway: The Times They Are A-Changin’, Memphis, Big Fish, Honeymoon In Vegas, Dames At Sea. National Tour: West Side Story. Regional: St. Louis MUNY, Pittsburgh CLO, Music Theatre Wichita, North Shore Theatre, The Alliance, GEVA, Arrow Rock Lyceum.
Broadway debut! Raised in Georgia and California, Keith moved to New York after training in Boston. Other credits include Jersey Boys 2nd National (Knuckles) and A Bronx Tale at Paper Mill Playhouse (Slick). Thanks to my incredible family and friends, BRS, Emily Gates and Lisa Sheldon. Art brings people together!
Broadway: Rocky (Angie, OBC), Jersey Boys, A Chorus Line (Trisha, OBC). National Tours: West Side Story (Anita 2010), Jersey Boys (Vegas, Chicago, 1st Nat), Les Misérables, Mamma Mia. Other: Old Globe, Goodspeed, Bucks County, ATL, Walnut Street, Olney. 2015 Jeff Award for her portrayal of Anita at Drury Lane. Stewart Talent NY.
A Chorus Line and Peter Pan on Broadway. (Lippa’s) Wild Party Off-Broadway. Starred in Swing! for Jerry Zaks then took brief 15-year break to build buildings in Harlem. Thanks to Tara Rubin Casting for opening my email and making this happen. For Taylor and Jillian, the most amazing kids…in the world…ever!
Broadway debut!! Regional: Little Shop of Horrors, Avenue Q, Rent. Off-Broadway: Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School, Pete the Cat. Love to Mom, Armen, my family & friends. Thank you creative team, Tara Rubin Casting, JC William Agency, and CBU Management. For Ian!
Broadway/NYC: Phantom of the Opera; Irma La Douce, Zorba!. Tour: West Side Story (Riff). Regional: Hunchback of Notre Dame (Paper Mill), Little Dancer (Merante) (Kennedy Center). Concert Dance: Merce Cunningham, Mark Morris, Twyla Tharp. Juilliard grad, ’04. www.JosephJSimeone.com
Broadway Debut! Regional: The Wiz, Guys & Dolls (Oregon Shakespeare Festival). NYC Workshops: Ain’t Too Proud: The Temptations Musical. Other credits: Tap: The Show (Matt Davenport Productions). Thank you Mom, Dad, Cory & Tara Rubin Casting. @CyoungOnStage