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 won four Tony Awards®, four Drama Desk Awards, two Outer Critics Circle Awards and an Obie Award. Mr. Zaks has directed many Broadway shows including the current production of Hello, Dolly!. Also, Sister Act, The Addams Family, Guys and Dolls, Six Degrees of Separation, Lend Me a Tenor, House of Blue Leaves, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Anything Goes, Little Shop of Horrors, and more. Mr. Zaks received SDC’s Mr. Abbott Award for lifetime achievement and an honorary doctorate of fine arts from his alma mater, Dartmouth College. Mr. Zaks is a 2013 inductee to the Theater 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.
Coming straight from playing ‘Earl’ in the Broadway smash hit Waitress, Nick is thrilled to be recreating this iconic role in A Bronx Tale. Nick played ‘Cheech’ in Woody Allen & Susan Stroman’s Bullets Over Broadway, for which he earned 2014 Tony® & Drama Desk nominations, and Outer Critics Circle and Theater World Awards. Nick also appeared on Broadway as ‘Dennis’ in Rock Of Ages, as well as the 1st National Tour. Other NY theater includes Nice Girl (LAByrinth), Brooklynite (Vineyard), The Toxic Avenger (New World Stages). Film/TV credits include “Queer As Folk” (Showtime), “Lilyhammer” (Netflix), “Law & Order: SVU” (NBC/Universal), A Stand Up Guy (2B Films), Going In Style (Warner Bros.).
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
Broadway Debut. New York: My Fair Lady (Bay Street Theatre), Starting Here, Starting Now (York Theatre Company). Regional: all-male A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Two River Theater), world premiere of Ken Ludwig’s A Comedy of Tenors (McCarter Theatre Center/Cleveland Play House), Grease (Paper Mill Playhouse), Les Misérables (MUNY), The Light in the Piazza (Farmers Alley Theatre). Concerts: Feinstein’s/54 Below, Venetian Room at San Francisco Fairmont, Symphony Space, Carolina Philharmonic. Training: BFA University of Michigan, RADA. @bcontethor
Ariana is thrilled to join the incredible cast & creative team of A Bronx Tale, fresh off of her run as #theBullet in the original company of Hamilton An American Musical. A Raleigh, NC native, her other Broadway credits include Bring It On (Nautica), Motown (Mary Wilson) and Pippin. Film/TV: “Blue Bloods,” VH1’s “The Breaks” (Yvette), Company on screen with the NY Philharmonic and “SYTYCD” S6 top 20. Now an Astaire nominee, Grammy winner, and member of a Tony Award-winning cast, she is a proud product of public arts education and a firm believer that #ArtWorks. She received her dance training at CC & Co. Dance Complex in Raleigh, NC. Follow her on Instagram & Twitter @arianadebose or like her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArianaNDeBose/.
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. @bradgibson91
Hudson is thrilled to make his Broadway debut in A Bronx Tale! Other credits: Ragtime on Ellis Island; Kinky Boots National Tour (Young Charlie); A Christmas Story, PMP (Randy). TV: “Superwings” (Jett).
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: 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
JOHN GARDINER (Ensemble). Jersey Boys (Tommy DeVito) trifecta: Broadway, 1st national tour, and Las Vegas. International tour: The Lion King (Timon). Favorites: Geva Theatre, Flatrock Playhouse, St. Michael’s Playhouse, Alabama Shakespeare Festival. BFA: N.K.U. / MFA: A.S.F. Love you, Kyli. @GardinerNYC
Rory is truly humbled to be a part of this original Broadway cast. Broadway: Jersey Boys (Hank/Tommy u/s). TV Commercial: “Jersey Boys” (Tommy DeVito). Cruise Ship: Rock of Ages (first cast Joey Primo). Regional: Chicago (The MUNY), Jesus Christ Superstar (PCLO). Voiceovers: Pokémon (Cameron). Love to my family. www.soundcloud.com/rorymaxkaplan
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. Member of RANGE a cappella. Infinite thanks to God, my loving family, and my incredible friends. Jeremiah 29:11 www.janellemcdermoth.com @janellemcdrmth
After being in the workshop of A Bronx Tale he’s honored to rejoin this family! Favorite Credits: Jersey Boys Broadway (Swing/Frankie Valli), Tarzan, Hairspray, Legally Blonde. Many thanks to The Dodgers, The Creatives and Merri Sugarman for their endless faith & support! “Family is Everything.” Instagram “imaMessina”
Robert Neary comes back to Broadway after 20 years. Since then, dozens of TV and film roles. Most recent, Independence Day: Resurgence. Robert gives ALL Glory to God. Natasha, Selah and Canaan: you are every breath I take. I love you!
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
Christiani is overjoyed to be making her Broadway debut in A Bronx Tale The Musical. She is an Atlanta native whose recent credits include: Rent, Aida, Big Fish, Cabaret and Legally Blonde. Film appearances include: Big Momma’s House 3 and Like Father Like Son. Christiani holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from The Florida State University. www.christianipitts.com, IG @christianiworld
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
Athan made his Broadway debut at age 7 in Les Misérables as the youngest Gavroche in Broadway history. Other credits: Fritz in NYCB’s The Nutcracker, A Day By the Sea (Off-Broadway), “The Knick,” “Odd Mom Out,” “Butterbeans Café.” AthanSporek.com @athansporek
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/NYC: Cinderella (Dance Captain), Trip of Love, Zorba (Associate Choreographer). Tours: West Side Story (Dance Captain), A Chorus Line (Bebe), Cinderella (Assistant Choreographer). Favorite Regional: A Bronx Tale, Les Misérables (Eponine), 42nd Street (Peggy Sawyer), Saturday Night Fever (Annette). Glory to God! Thanks to this team, CESD and my incredible family!
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.
Gerald is ecstatic to be making his Broadway debut! Previous credits: Hairspray (MUNY); Aida, South Pacific (Pittsburgh CLO); How to Succeed, West Side Story, Les Misérables (Connecticut Rep); R&J (Virginia Stage Company). Gerald thanks his family and friends, Dan Callaway and DGRW for their unwavering support and guidance. BFA Elon University.
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, Hallelu! Past credits: Second National/International tour of Sister Act: The Musical plus productions at Maine State and North Shore Music Theatre. Additional credits: Hairspray, All Shook Up, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, among others. Endless gratitude to the creatives, KMR, Dodgers, Tara Rubin Casting, and loving friends and family.
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