The Screening Room: 2015 Tony-Nominated Best Leading Actor in a Musical, On the Town's Tony Yazbeck

News   The Screening Room: 2015 Tony-Nominated Best Leading Actor in a Musical, On the Town's Tony Yazbeck
 
Tony nominee Tony Yazbeck has been nominated for a 2015 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for his role as Gabey in On the Town. Playbill.com looks back at his career with clips of his Broadway outings, concert and TV appearances and more. 

Yazbeck first appeared on Broadway as a Newsboy in the Tony-winning 1989 production of Gypsy starring Tyne Daly. He then made the leap to smooth-talker Billy Flynn in the Broadway revival of Chicago in 2011. This was followed by roles in Oklahoma!, A Chorus Line and once again in Gypsy, this time as Tulsa. 

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Yazbeck sings a tune from On the Town while dancing and strolling the streets of New York

Yazbeck featured in Royal Albert Hall's concert presentation of Kiss Me, Kate singing "Bianca" 

Yazbeck and Megan Fairchild perform the dream ballet from On the Town

Yazbeck sings "Cheek to Cheek" at Joe's Pub in Manhattan in Jan. 2014

Yazbeck performs "Nowadays / Hot Honey Rag" from Chicago in the 2014 Broadway Backwards

Aaron Lazar and Yazbeck perform "A Boy Like That/I Have a Love" from West Side Story in the 2015 Broadway Backwards 

Yazbeck behind the scenes at the 2014 New York City Center Encores! production of LIttle Me

Yazbeck challenges former Adult World Champion of Tap Dancing, Jason Luks in a tap-battle

Highlights from On the Town during its pre-Broadway run at the Barrington Stage Company

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