Tony Yazbeck

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Tony Yazbeck
Born
Riverside, California
OccupationActor, singer, dancer
Spouse(s)
Katie Huff
(m. 2014)

Tony Yazbeck is an American actor, singer, and dancer best known for his work on the Broadway stage including the revival of On the Town for which he received 2015 Tony Award and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for lead actor in a musical. Yazbeck is also known for his principal roles on Broadway including J.M. Barrie in the Broadway production of Finding Neverland , Tulsa in Gypsy starring Patti LuPone, Billy Flynn in Chicago, Phil Davis in White Christmas, Al Deluca in A Chorus Line and the original casts of Broadway's Never Gonna Dance and Oklahoma (2002 revival). In 2014 he appeared in a concert version of Kiss Me, Kate with the John Wilson Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall, London as part of that season's Promenade Concerts. In 2020, Yazbeck will originate a leading role in the new musical Flying Over Sunset, directed by James Lapine. The production will begin in 2021 at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre. Production delayed because of the Covid 19 shutdown of Broadway. [1]

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Yazbeck made his Broadway debut at the age of eleven playing a newsboy in the revival of Gypsy starring Tyne Daly. On television he was featured on NBC's Smash , and he appeared in the feature documentary Every Little Step about the casting process for the 2006 revival of A Chorus Line on Broadway. Yazbeck is on the board of the YOUNG/ARTS program of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts.

Personal life

Born in Riverside, California, he grew up in Pennsylvania and Florida before moving to New York. He attended University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and Point Park University.

On October 20, 2014, Yazbeck married Katie Huff, an actress, dancer, singer, and choreographer. [2]

Yazbeck is of Lebanese descent through his father, and has German, Irish, Ukrainian and Romanian ancestry on his mother's side. [3]

Broadway

YearTitleRoleLocation
1989 Gypsy Newsboy Marquis Theatre
2002 Oklahoma! Swing Gershwin Theatre
2003-04 Never Gonna Dance Ensemble (replacement) Broadhurst Theatre
2006-07 A Chorus Line Al DeLuca Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre
2008-09 Gypsy Tulsa St. James Theatre
2009 White Christmas Phil Davis Marquis Theatre
2011, 2012, 2017 Chicago Billy Flynn Ambassador Theatre
2014-15 On The Town Gabey Lyric Theatre
2016 Finding Neverland J.M. Barrie Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
2017 Prince of Broadway Various Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
2021 Flying Over Sunset Cary Grant Vivian Beaumont Theatre

Other theatre

YearTitleRoleLocationNotes
2000-01 Annie Get Your Gun Ensemble (replacement)N/ANational tour
2003 Thoroughly Modern Millie EnsembleN/A
2005Doctor DoolittleMatthew MuggN/A
2006Fanny HillCharles Waneigh York Theatre Company Off-Broadway
2007 On The Town Gabey New York City Center Encores!
2009 Animal Crackers Wally Winston/Monsieur Doucet Goodman Theatre Chicago, IL
2010Sycamore TreesAndrew Signature Theatre Washington, D.C.
2011 My One and Only Billy Goodspeed Musicals East Haddam, Connecticut
2014 Little Me George Musgrove New York City Center Encores!
2018 A Chorus Line Zach New York City Center Annual Gala Presentation

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryWorkResult
2008 Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Gypsy Nominated
2015 Tony Award Best Actor in a Musical On the Town Nominated
Drama League Award Distinguished PerformanceNominated
Astaire Award Best Male DancerWon
Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Actor in a MusicalNominated
2018Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Prince of Broadway Nominated
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Nominated

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