Photo Coverage: Mario Lopez Portrait Unveiled at Tony's DiNapoli

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On July 24th, 2008 Mario Lopez had his very own portrait unveiled at the popular theater district Italian eatery, Tony DiNapoli's. Tony DiNapoli's is located at 147 43rd Street.

On Tuesday, April 15, 2008 Lopez made his Broadway debut in A Chorus Line and was met with rave reviews. He will play the role through Sunday, September 7, 2008 at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Lopez plays Zach, the demanding director who is casting the chorus roles for a new Broadway musical.

At the age of 16 Lopez became a star, known as high school jock A. C. Slater on the hit NBC comedy series "Saved by the Bell." He currently can be seen as the host of "Extra TV" and MTV's "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew," and recently starred in the highest rated program ABC Family history "Holiday in Handcuffs." He also starred in the made for TV movie "Husband for Hire," which was the most watched program ever on the Oxygen Network. Mario appeared on ABC's hit reality series "Dancing with the Stars." He produced and starred in the feature film Outta Time. Other film credits include King Rikki, Colors, Depraved, and Eastside. Mr. Lopez's other television work includes roles on "Pacific Blue," "Nip/Tuck," "The Bold and the Beautiful," "George Lopez," "Mind of Mencia," "Name Your Adventure," "Popular," "The Golden Girls," "Kids Incorporated," and the TV Film "Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story."

Now in its second year on Broadway, the new, critically acclaimed production of A Chorus Line opened October 5, 2006 and continues to be a singular sensation at the box office having recouped the show's entire $8 million investment in 157 performances (19 weeks). A Chorus Line is directed by its original Tony Award winning co-choreographer Bob Avian, conceived and originally choreographed and directed by Michael Bennett, with a book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Edward Kleban, with the original choreography re-staged by Baayork Lee. A Chorus Line is produced by John Breglio for Vienna Waits Productions. Masterworks Broadway's 2006 Broadway cast recording of A Chorus Line is available in stores nationwide.

Photos by Linda Lenzi

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