Photo Coverage: Tony Roberts Reads from DO YOU KNOW ME? at The Drama Book Shop
Actor Tony Roberts celebrated his new memoir "Do You Know Me?" -- which reveals the story of his legendary five-decade career on stage and screen -- with an in-store reading and book signing at The Drama Book Shop (250 West 40th Street) on yesterday, December 15.
Roberts became a household name through six movies with the iconic Woody Allen and his turn opposite Al Pacino in Sidney Lumet's film Serpico. His most recent major movie appearance is in The Longest Week with Jason Bateman. In addition, he boasts an accomplished theater career that includes two Tony Award nominations and five Broadway hits for impresario David Merrick. Equally at home in classical theater, he starred in Anton Chekov's The Seagull on Broadway opposite Ethan Hawke, Laura Linney, Jon Voightand Tyne Daly, as well as the first New York revival of Samuel Beckett's Endgame at The Irish Repertory Theatre. Roberts' talents extend to audio books as well, starring as Stone Barrington in over twenty five novels by best-selling author Stuart Woods.
In addition to documenting his illustrious career, the book serves as an educational guide to anyone pursuing a career in acting and success in the performing arts. With honesty and humor, he celebrates those who taught him his craft and the business of show business. "Do You Know Me?" also features over 20 photographs from Tony's personal collection.
Roberts was recently seen on Broadway in the Manhattan Theatre Club revival of The Royal Family, and in the Tony nominated musical Xanadu. These were preceded by the Broadway productions of The Tale of the Allergist's Wife; Victor/Victoria; Cabaret; The Sisters Rosenzweig; Doubles; Absurd Person Singular; They're Playing Our Song;Jerome Robbins' Broadway; Sugar; How Now, Dow Jones; Promises, Promises; Play It Again, Sam; Don't Drink The Water; Barefoot In The Park and a dozen others. He has received two Tony Award nominations, and was the winner of the London Critic's Poll Award for his performance in Promises, Promises. His versatility was on display at Madison Square Garden where he played Scrooge, as well as in the New York City Opera productions of Brigadoon and South Pacific.
His major film credits include the Academy Award-winning Annie Hall, as well as the original The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, the cult classic Amityville 3D, Radio Days, 18 Again! with George Burns; Star Spangled Girl withSandy Duncan; Switch and Le Sauvage (Lovers Like Us) opposite Yves Montand and Catherine Deneuve. Television highlights include Arthur Miller's "The American Clock," Saul Bellow's "Seize The Day," and his own series for NBC, "Rosetti & Ryan."
Mr. Roberts has recorded more than 50 audio books, including the popular Stuart Woods detective series featuring Stone Barrington. He recorded the audio versions of classics like The Jungle Book and The Maltese Falcon,and won Audio Book Awards for Bob Woodward's The Choiceand Rudolph Giuliani's Leadership.
The Tony Award-winning Drama Book Shop, currently celebrating its 99th Anniversary, is located at 250 West 40th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues. For more info, visit www.dramabookshop.com.
Photo Credit: Walter McBride
Tony Roberts memoir 'Do You Know Me?'
reads from his new memoir, 'Do You Know Me?' at the Drama Book Shop on December 15, 2015 in New York City.