Director/Choreographer Tony Charmoli Writes New Memoir STARS IN MY EYES
From his early Broadway days to the beginnings of dance on television, Tony's career encompassed over five decades of working with the most famous people in entertainment.
A child of immigrant parents, who arrived in Minnesota from Italy at the turn of the last century, Tony reached the top of show business, with his clever direction and choreography. Tony started as a teen at Jacob's Pillow as a dancer and choreographer and moved to NYC, where he realized his dream. Tony got his first break on Broadway. Tony soon became a part of a New Medium called television. He was the first to choreograph the early screen tests to see if a "TV screen picture would hold with dancing movements." It did, leading to his television success on "Your Hit Parade." And Tony won his first Emmy.
Tony continued to work on the most important musical variety shows in television history, directing and choreographing the Who's Who of Showbiz. From Dinah Shore, Raquel Welch, Danny Kaye, Bob Fosse, Carol Channing, Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse, Juliet Prowse, Julie Andrews, Lily Tomlin, Martha Graham, Bette Midler, Cher, Elton John, Rudolf Nureyev and Debbie Reynolds. Tony has directed and choreographed the Who's Who of Showbiz.
Tony was also choreographer of the 1981 "Woman of The Year" on Broadway, starring Lauren Bacall.