|Occupation||Actor, singer, dancer|
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.
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.
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.
Yazbeck is of Lebanese descent through his father, and has German, Irish, Ukrainian and Romanian ancestry on his mother's side.
|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|
|2000-01||Annie Get Your Gun||Ensemble (replacement)||N/A||National tour|
|2003||Thoroughly Modern Millie||Ensemble||N/A|
|2005||Doctor Doolittle||Matthew Mugg||N/A|
|2006||Fanny Hill||Charles 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|
|2010||Sycamore Trees||Andrew||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|
|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 Performance||Nominated|
|Astaire Award||Best Male Dancer||Won|
|Outer Critics Circle Award||Outstanding Actor in a Musical||Nominated|
|2018||Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical||Prince of Broadway||Nominated|
|Drama Desk Award||Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical||Nominated|
Patti Ann LuPone is an American actress and singer, who is best known for her work in stage musicals. She has won two Grammy Awards, two Tony Awards, and two Olivier Awards. She is also a 2006 American Theater Hall of Fame inductee.
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