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Dominic Chianese to Make Cafe Carlyle Debut, 4/2

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Dominic Chianese to Make Cafe Carlyle Debut, 4/2

Dominic Chianese has long been a man of many talents. While he is best known to most for his role as Corrado "Junior" Soprano on "The Sopranos," he is an accomplished singer and guitarist. He has released two albums and performed live throughout his remarkable acting career, which includes roles in numerous films and TV shows, and on Broadway and Off-Broadway stages. Chianese will make his Café Carlyle debut April 2 in An Evening with Dominic Chianese, which will also feature guitarist Mark Sica and and a pianist TBA. Chianese will perform songs running the gambit of American music, from country to the Great American Songbook, as well as standards in Italian and Spanish.

An Evening with Dominic Chianese will take place Wednesday, April 2 at 8:45pm. Tickets are $50 ($100 for premium seating, $30 for bar seating). Reservations can be made at www.thecarlyle.com or by phone at 212.744.1600. Café Carlyle is located in The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel (35 East 76th Street, at Madison Avenue).

Actor/singer Dominic Chianese gained widespread recognition for his portrayal of Corrado Soprano on "The Sopranos." His career, however, dates back to 1952, when he landed a part in the chorus of a touring company of Gilbert and Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore, his first professional acting and singing job. Through the 1960s, while seeking acting parts, he also joined the folk music boom, playing an acoustic guitar and singing in Greenwich Village. He became an MC at the famed nightclub Gerde's Folk City in 1964, continuing to appear there off and on into the late '70s. His acting parts gradually became more important and included Broadway stints in Tennessee Williams' The Rose Tattoo and David Mamet's The Water Engine. He broke into the movies in 1972 with Fuzz, and since then has appeared in a string of notable films including The Godfather: Part II (1974), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), All the President's Men (1976) and several others; as well as making frequent guest appearances on a variety of television series, most recently HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" and CBS's "The Good Wife." On the final episode of the third season of "The Sopranos" in May 2001, Chianese made his national singing debut, presaging the release of his first album, Hits, in June. Ungrateful Heart followed two years later.

Photo by Walter McBride


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