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 2014 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.

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[edit]

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, actress, dancer, singer, choreographer.[1]

Yazbeck is of Lebanese descent through his father and German, Irish, Ukrainian and Romanian ancestry on his mother's side.[2]

Broadway[edit]

Year Title Role Location
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

Other theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Location Notes
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

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kennedy, Mark (2015-06-07). "Theater: Tony Yazbeck finds perfect role — and wife". Retrieved 2015-06-28.
  2. ^ Joseph F. Panarello (June 25, 2015). "BWW Interview: ON THE TOWN's Tony Yazbeck on His Birdland Concert and Debut Album!". broadwayworld.com. Retrieved June 28, 2015.

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