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 is a three-time Tony nominee for the international hit musicals The Little Mermaid, Sister Act and School of Rock, and a co-creator of Disney’s worldwide smash Tangled (Grammy winner, Oscar and Golden Globe noms.). With frequent collaborator Alan Menken, he wrote all the songs for both seasons of ABC-TV’s cult- favorite “Galavant” (Emmy nominee), and the Disney Chanel’s “Tangled: The Series”, as well as Seth Rogen’s animated comedy Sausage Party, 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. Other work includes the critically acclaimed revue Newyorkers at MTC, and most recently the book for Beatsville at Asolo Rep, with a score by composer/lyricist/wife Wendy Wilf. Twitter: @SlaterLyrics
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.