Tommy Tune: Spotlight Interview: QPAC
Over the past 50 years he has enchanted audiences and critics with his charisma, vision, and innovation. A native Texan, he began his Broadway career as a dancer in three musicals, Baker Street, A Joyful Noise, and How Now Down Jones. He would soon step out of the chorus and into a principal role in the Broadway musical Seesaw which garnered him his first Tony Award for Best Featured Actor. Less than a decade later, he won the Tony Award for Best Actor in the Gershwin musical My One and Only co-starring Twiggy. However, Mr. Tune's talents are not limited to his onstage performances. Throughout his career he has won seven more Tony Awards for his directing and choreography of such shows as the Will Rogers Follies, Nine, Grand Hotel, A Day In Hollywood, and My One and Only. He has collected eight Drama Desk Awards one year winning both, The Best Director of a Musical (Nine) and Best Director of a Play (Cloud Nine). He is the recipient of the country's highest honor for Artistic Achievement, The National Medal of Arts, presented by the President of The United States in a private ceremony in the Oval Office. He has been honored with his own star on the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame and on November 4th, 2009 he was officially designated as a New York City Living Landmark. Join us for a rare Q&A followed by refreshments.
May 23, 2013
Queensborough Community College
222-05 56th Avenue