[laughs]. Like you said, I've been around a long time. Tony Danza was born on April 21, 1951, at Brooklyn, New York. You mean miscast? Once you study Brooks, once you get into this part and this play, you quickly find out it's very intricate, smart and funny. The real adjustment is that you do so much of it. Productions. Yeah, but I'm getting itchy. Tony Danza makes Broadway very personal FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2014 file photo, Tony Danza attends the Metropolitan Opera 2014-15 season opening production of … It's the greatest. Well, before he says that now, he says, "I saw you when I came to see Bialy's in 1942; I still have the ticket stub. Not only are you going to have to be singing six hours a day, you have to take care of your voice. Have you ever encountered a situation with your ethnicity in which people said, "No way will we see this guy for that!" [laughs] I've decided I'm not going to do that anymore. Prior to that, Danza made his Broadway debut in Arthur Miller's Tony award winning play A View From The Bridge. And when you're living here and working on a great show on Broadway, that's about as good as it gets. The backstage choreography is harder than the front! You have to think about it, like, "Can I have a couple of drinks?" NEW YORK (AP) — When you're standing around in Times Square trying to decide which Broadway show to see, don't be surprised if you get a visit from Tony Danza.The "Taxi" and "Who's the Boss?" I mean, he is, but he's a nice guy. I said, "I'm just trying to be you." Well, we had a motorcycle breakdown one night. Tony Danza is an American actor, perhaps best known for starring on some of television's most beloved and long-running series, including Taxi (1978-1983) and Who's the Boss? And that's an original line! It's a daunting task to learn it, but you do have the benefit of the movie so you can get the Cliffs Notes version [laughs]. Marc Danza: Marc is derived from Latin ‘Marcus’ which means ‘God of War’. I'm just looking for jobs that excite me. You have to be careful with yourself. Tony Danza Videos including on stage appearances, live events, award shows, concerts, tv shows and more from BroadwayWorld TV and our extensive Stage Tube coverage. Big show. EXCLUSIVE: To get to Tony Danza’s dressing room at the Nederlander Theatre, where he stars in the new Broadway musical Honeymoon in Vegas, you walk a … The real adjustment is that you do so much of it. It almost seems like fate. [Danza played a TV producer who asks the TV director played by Terrence Howard to amp up a sitcom character's ethnicity.] You even have a line saying, "I don't speak Yiddish." You go through this rigorous eight hours a day of rehearsal. It's just a great team to be a part of. Rob McClure, Brynn O'Malley and Tony Danza Star in Broadway's Honeymoon in Vegas. They're all so talented, and they're all playing three or four parts in the show. I was really hot after Matt Dillon's part [as a casually racist, morally dubious L.A. cop] and it came down to financing; they could get money with him and they couldn't get it with me, basically. I heard "miscast" all the time. Learn more at www.tonydanza.com Knight, Mary Faber, and Tony Danza in the leads. I put it right up there with the rest of that stuff. [Somers' Malibu home was destroyed in a wildfire on January 8.] Then, later on, he calls me "husky," and it's very funny. How about that? When you're standing around in Times Square trying to decide which Broadway show to see, don't be surprised if you get a visit from Tony Danza. [laughs], No… So [director] Paul Haggis said, "I got one scene and I'd love for you to be in the movie." Well, watching it again, I noticed there's not that much reference to the character's ethnicity. Antonio Salvatore Iadanza a.k.a. That's not much time! I should be able to do this. You even have a line saying, "I don't speak Yiddish." "Betrayed" is so much fun to do, oh my God! I said, "Paul, I'd work for you in half a scene." I want them to root for the two guys to get together. And I go, "Never fat! In fact, a friend of mine was sitting behind him...I had a spy...and he said that Mel was laughing a lot. Danza received an Emmy nomination for a guest-starring role in The Practice (1997) and acclaim for his performance in the Broadway revival of "The Iceman Cometh" by Eugene O'Neill. [laughs] "I just walk up," Danza says. It does, doesn't it? My house is near Suzanne Somers' and I almost lost it. It does, doesn't it? I'm really loving living in New York. Bring on the parachuting Elvis imitators: Honeymoon in Vegas, the Jason Robert Brown musical starring Tony Danza that should have come to Broadway this season, will open this fall at … When you offer a label for people to put on you, in some circumstances it could tend to hold you back. And I loved it. And he said, "The phone call." The thing that it taught me—because I always try to learn something—is that for 30 years I've been chasing what people think and doing it. Not all the time, but sometimes. When you offer a label for people to put on you, in some circumstances it could tend to hold you back. I'm really loving living in New York. It would hard to call Tony Danza the Liv Ullmann of “Honeymoon in Vegas,” but he’s for sure its Jerry Orbach, or Robert Alda (both of whom played Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls on Broadway) — in other words, a man who belongs on stage. Now Danza has stepped into the very big shoes of theater impresario/blowhard Max Bialystock in the long-running hit The Producers, his first-ever Broadway musical. I'm just looking for jobs that excite me. ‘Thoughts of a Colored Man’ Heads to Broadway. The biggest thing is that I proved to myself I could do it. Tony Danza Pictures, Tony Danza Photos. I'm 56 years old. Listen. But a lot of times, when things scare you, those are the things you should do, you know? Because I wasn't sure. Roger [Bart, formerly Leo] said, "I was always afraid to ride one!" The guys came out and moved it and we went right on. "Honeymoon In Vegas" answers gloomy Gotham's crying need for some good old lowbrow farce -- the kind of show with silly songs, mindless physical comedy and towering showgirls in feather headdresses. Have there been any funny ad-libs yet? I've decided I'm not going to do that anymore. I really took that hard. He also starred in the comedy series Hudson Street (1995) and The Tony Danza Show … Nicolas King to Release New Album Featuring Liza Minnelli, Tom Selleck, Norm Lewis and More Act One: Celebrating 25 Years of Recordings will be released on Friday, January 22. I had no designs on it. Not to degrade any other community, but when you're on Broadway, everybody around you can do so many things. Odds & Ends: Nick Cordero's Final Public Performance Released and More, Get a Burst of Broadway Joy as a Slew of Stars Perform 'Seasons of Love' & 'Let The Sunshine In', What To Do (Without Broadway! [laughs]. There's a huge amount of production design in the show. See Tony Danza in The Producers at the St. James Theatre. Tony Danza says "I do" to "Honeymoon in Vegas... 03:10 Elvis Presley-impersonating sky-divers will soon make their landing on Broadway with Tony Danza along for the ride. Tony Danza and his band combine timeless music with wit, charm, storytelling, and a dash of soft shoe and ukulele performances in his Feinstein’s/54 Below solo debut! The musical had been originally scheduled to premiere in November 2012 in Toronto and to premiere on Broadway … Obviously you've been hugely successful on television, but how does that play out when you're being considered for stage roles? We do have a new line now, yes. You have to be careful with yourself. "Betrayed" is so much fun to do, oh my God! The thing that it taught me—because I always try to learn something—is that for 30 years I've been chasing what people think and doing it. [laughs] I was thrilled. I'm not denigrating what Nathan did. I'm not denigrating what Nathan did. I want people to root for him. This is the official Facebook page of Tony Danza. [laughs]. The musical held a workshop and backers auditions in October 2011, with T.R. I really do have a different attitude about the way I approach work now. I'm 56 years old. Tony Danza, Actor: Don Jon. The play will open in the spring of next year, and Danza … 3,783 talking about this. For this edition of LLNYC, we sat down with Tony Danza, who’s become a regular on Broadway and recently wrapped up a six-month stint starring in … Yes, the response now at the end of "'Til Him" is positively beaming. And taking this play was part and parcel to that because I just wanted to have the experience. We do have a new line now, yes. I'll tell you something. Associated Press. Draw a Broadway dream, and I'm having it. This is the official Facebook page of Tony Danza. He was there on opening night. I can't wait to go do it tonight. How did the opportunity come your way? My house is near Suzanne Somers' and I almost lost it. In fact, a friend of mine was sitting behind him...I had a spy...and he said that Mel was laughing a lot. [Somers' Malibu home was destroyed in a wildfire on January 8.] I was thrilled. You go through this rigorous eight hours a day of rehearsal. Not all the time, but sometimes. I said, "I'm just trying to be you." Yes, I got to work with Susan, and then the assistant choreographer, assistant director and stage manager put you into the show with all the swing people who work with you. Prior to that, Danza made his Broadway debut in Arthur Miller's Tony award winning play A View From The Bridge. Productions. When I got the call about The Producers, I didn't know if I wanted to do it. The great thing about this is that I proved to myself I could do it. Yeah, but I'm getting itchy. He studied at the university with a wrestling scholarship, because his friends made him take up New York City Golden Gloves where he unexpectedly reached finals, where he lost ultimately. Actually, I think Max is more New York than Jewish. Then, later on, he calls me "husky," and it's very funny. Your approach to Max seems a bit different. He was there on opening night. Tony Danza — best known for his work on TV's "Taxi" and "Who's the Boss?" And when you're living here and working on a great show on Broadway, that's about as good as it gets. 82K likes. All together now: What? It's really great. You have to think about it, like, "Can I have a couple of drinks?" I always wanted to do a Broadway musical, and then I got offered this. They're all so talented, and they're all playing three or four parts in the show. I'm really loving living in New York. Ernie Sabella was there, and he said, "That's what we're all doing." Honeymoon in Vegas… Once you study Brooks, once you get into this part and this play, you quickly find out it's very intricate, smart and funny. The great thing about this is that I proved to myself I could do it. There really isn't that much [that's specifically ethnic]. star isn't exactly shy about sharing the news that he's starring in the new Broadway musical "Honeymoon in Vegas" and nudging folks to his theater. What's the difference between doing a Mel Brooks musical and the classic plays you've done, such as The Iceman Cometh and A View from the Bridge? And by the way, Italians, Jews—it's pretty close, isn't it? [Somers' Malibu home was destroyed in a wildfire on January 8.] Nancy Opel, Alvin Ing, John Conlee, Rob Bartlett, and Deborah Lew also took part in the workshop, which was directed by Gary Griffin.. And they were, if I could be in it by December 19. When you accepted the role, did anyone comment on the fact that you're a well-known Italian playing one of the most Jewish roles ever? Actually, I think Max is more New York than Jewish. I noticed that there had to be a line change for you when Leo says, "You used to be a fat, fat fatty!" Knight, Mary Faber, and Tony Danza in the leads. So that's it; I went and I did it. Learn more at www.tonydanza.com And taking this play was part and parcel to that because I just wanted to have the experience. The guys came out and moved it and we went right on. When the old woman says, "What a strange title for a play: Cash!" Tony Danza loves convincing people to watch Broadway show (AP) Filed on January 12, 2015 ... don’t be surprised if you get a visit from Tony Danza. Listen. I'm unabashedly Italian, and I think that sometimes it's easier to be successful if you are "non-labelable." My house is near Suzanne Somers' and I almost lost it. Obviously you're not a fat, fat fatty. He says, "Okay, well… husky." I just came off the biggest setback professionally in my career, my talk show getting cancelled. The office scene, "We Can Do It"… And then there's the 11 o'clock number, you know! I put it right up there with the rest of that stuff. It's more "Hi-Diddly-Dee, an actor's life for me." star isn't exactly shy about sharing the news that he's starring in the new Broadway musical "Honeymoon in Vegas" and nudging folks to his theater. The first 30 minutes of the play are a sprint for me. Yes, the response now at the end of "'Til Him" is positively beaming. Tony Danza makes Broadway very personal. He says, "Okay, well… husky." I'll tell you something. I can't wait to go do it tonight. There's a huge amount of production design in the show. How about that? (1984-1992). Well, we had a motorcycle breakdown one night. I said, "Paul, I'd work for you in half a scene." I was out in L.A. doing a little Bernard Slade play called I Remember You at Garry Marshall's theater [the Falcon Theatre]. You've become known for your singing, but do you find a musical different from performing a club act? The "Taxi" and "Who's the Boss?" Tony Danza’s Children – Name Meaning. Remember in the first scene Leo says he had a secret desire to become a Broadway producer? Your approach to Max seems a bit different. I don't care who sees it. Did you work with director Susan Stroman? Obviously you're not a fat, fat fatty. Remember in the first scene Leo says he had a secret desire to become a Broadway producer? There is a $25 food/drink minimum for this event. Max replies, "So is The Iceman Cometh! Now, when Leo Bloom, played with zest by Roger Bart, descends into one of his many bouts of hysteria and hisses venom at Max, he abuses his partner as a … Had you expressed interest in playing Max before? [laughs]. Has Mel Brooks seen your performance? It’s Friday night on Broadway, 6:45 p.m. So that's it; I went and I did it. How about that? And I go, "Never fat! https://gazettereview.com/2016/02/tony-danza-doing-now-update I was thrilled. And taking this play was part and parcel to that because I just wanted to have the experience. It's a daunting task to learn it, but you do have the benefit of the movie so you can get the Cliffs Notes version [laughs]. Indeed. Broadway Records to Release Ahrens and Flaherty Song Cycles. Tony Danza is Broadway-bound, starring in a musical based on the movie "Honeymoon in Vegas." See Tony Danza in The Producers at the St. James Theatre. Well, you know, the first thing is the phone call…, That all-important phone call. Not only does he act on stage and screen alike; he also sings and tap-dances, and even has a cheese shop. When I put my head on Leo's shoulder they just let out a huge "Awwwwwww!" I almost got chased out of there. Danza was a professional boxer with a record of 9–3 (9 knockouts, 7 in the first round), with all but one of his fights, wins and losses, ending in a knockout, including three technical knockouts. I heard "miscast" all the time. In Performance | Tony Danza Mr. Danza sings a number, and does some tap dancing, from the new Broadway musical “Honeymoon in Vegas,” now at the Nederlander Theater. And by the way, Italians, Jews—it's pretty close, isn't it? The backstage area at the Nederlander Theatre, where Jason Robert Brown and Andrew Bergman’s new musical, Honeymoon in Vegas, has been running since November, is buzzing as stagehands ready the set and actors warm up before their 8 p.m. curtain. Did you work with director Susan Stroman? You have to be really disciplined. Well, Broadway belting a little bit different, but singing is singing. Has Mel Brooks seen your performance? It's definitely not a small role. The great thing about this is that I proved to myself I could do it. 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