Photo Coverage: Chazz Palminteri Portrait Unveiled at Tony's
On November 27, 2007, Academy Award-nominated actor Chazz Palminteri, currently starring in A Bronx Tale (though performances have been closed during the strike) revealed his very own portrait at theatre district hangout, Tony's DiNapoli Times Square.The portrait was created by artist Daniel May. Radio personality Valerie Smaldone hosted the event.
Chazz Palminteri made his Broadway debut in A Bronx Tale, directed by Tony Award-winner Jerry Zaks. Opening night was Thursday October 25 at The Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48th Street), his one-man show will play a limited 18 week engagement through February 10, 2008.
A Bronx Tale was first mounted off-Broadway in 1989 and helped establish Palminteri as a writer and actor with a distinct voice. "In A Bronx Tale, Palminteri brings 18 characters to vivid life, depicting a rough childhood on Bronx streets populated by a cast of friends and enemies," state press notes.
Tickets are $96.50, 76.50 and 26.50 and are now available through www.telecharge.com or call 212-239-6200. Premium tickets and Group Sales are also available through www.telecharge.com. For details visit www.abronxtaleonbroadway.com.
Tony's is the Times Square restaurant that has begun a tradition of having original oil painting portraits of performers hung all around the restaurant. Visit www.tonysnyc.com for more information.
Photos by Linda Lenzi
Owner of Tony DiNapoli NYC Restaurants Herb Wetson welcomes Chazz Palminteri to his portrait unveiling
Herb Wetson and Olga Neulist
Chazz Palminteri's long time friend Philip Foglia
Director Jerry Zaks
Chazz Palminteri and Philip Foglia
Chazz Palminteri and Herb Wetson