Stage and screen star Tony Danza, most recently on Broadway in the Jason Robert Brown musical Honeymoon in Vegas, is currently playing the intimate Manhattan nightspot Feinstein’s/54 Below with an evening entitled Standards & Stories; remaining show times are August 10 at 9:30 PM, September 8 at 7 PM and September 9 at 7 PM. Here, the star of Taxi and Who's the Boss? shares the performances that most affected him as part of the audience.
His work as the anti-hero, Rooster, foreshadowed the incredible work he is now doing in the movies. Right now he may be the best around.
This guy is always good.
I saw this performance up close every night. Kevin can do a 30-minute monologue in 15, and you would still hear every syllable. Verbal dexterity!
His stillness was stunning, and the play touched me even more than the other productions I have seen.
Vanessa Redgrave in The Year of Magical Thinking
I sat alone trying not to let anyone know I was crying and then gave up.
Tim Pigott-Smith in King Charles lll
I got to work with Tim in Iceman; in both performances his understated work makes one jealous.
His Max made me want to play it, which I got the privilege of doing on Broadway.
Mare Winningham in Picnic
She made life happen on stage. Real life!
I love this show, and her Adelaide was the best.
Lastly, I never saw Ethel Merman on Broadway, but I saw her do Call Me Madam in Florida. I'll never forget it. “You don't need analyzing!”