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Desi Arnaz

 
Date of Birth: March 02, 1917
Date of Death: December 02, 1986 (69)

Birth Place: Santiago, CUBA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1939
Manuelito
Manuelito

Photos

Lucie Arnaz & Desi Arnaz Photo

Lucie Arnaz & Desi Arnaz

From: 
Date:
03/05/2017
Lucie Arnaz & Desi Arnaz Photo

Lucie Arnaz & Desi Arnaz

From: 
Date:
03/05/2017
 BARBARA WALTERS, DESI ARNAZ, JR., LUCIE ARNAZ (ABC/ CRAIG SJODIN) Photo

BARBARA WALTERS, DESI ARNAZ, JR., LUCIE ARNAZ (ABC/ CRAIG SJODIN)

From: 
Date:
09/15/2012

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1939
Manuelito

Manuelito






Desi Arnaz News

Review: Danny Bolero Livens Up Don't Tell Mama Audience With THEY CALL ME CUBAN PETE Photo Review: Danny Bolero Livens Up Don't Tell Mama Audience With THEY CALL ME CUBAN PETE
by Stephen Mosher - Jul 13, 2022

They Call Me Cuban Pete: The Music and Genius of Desi Arnaz is a tribute show that has the right leading man playing the titular character.

Review: ON YOUR FEET: THE STORY OF EMILIO & GLORIA ESTEFAN is a Triumphant Homage to  Photo Review: ON YOUR FEET: THE STORY OF EMILIO & GLORIA ESTEFAN is a Triumphant Homage to Trailblazing Icons at The Garden Theatre
by Albert Gutierrez - Jul 12, 2022

These are the moments that make ON YOUR FEET such a strong musical, and the Garden Theatre's production such a monumental one. Within the intimacy of this theatre, through this masterful direction of performance and light and sound, we've been transported.

Danny Bolero To Return To Don't Tell Mama With THEY CALL ME CUBAN PETE Photo Danny Bolero To Return To Don't Tell Mama With THEY CALL ME CUBAN PETE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2022

Singer-actor Danny Bolero will bring his show They Call Me Cuban Pete, The Music and Genius of Desi Arnaz to Don't Tell Mama on Monday, June 20 at 7 PM. Directed by Madeline McCray, with musical direction by Drew Wutke.

ABC News Announces LEAVE NO TRACE Documentary Photo ABC News Announces LEAVE NO TRACE Documentary
by Michael Major - Jun 6, 2022

Peabody and Emmy®-winning and Oscar®-nominated director Irene Taylor (“Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements,” “Beware the Slenderman”) of Vermilion Films, Imagine Documentaries and ABC News Studios investigate the downfall of an American institution in the powerful and timely documentary, “Leave No Trace.”

THEY CALL ME CUBAN PETE Returns to Don't Tell Mama By Popular Demand Photo THEY CALL ME CUBAN PETE Returns to Don't Tell Mama By Popular Demand
by A.A. Cristi - May 18, 2022

They Call Me Cuban Pete, The Music and Genius of Desi Arnaz musical revue celebrating the personal and professional life of Desi Arnaz returns to Don't Tell Mama 343 West 46th Street, June 20th at 7 pm, Doors open at 6:45 pm.

Danny Bolero's THEY CALL ME CUBAN PETE Premieres On Monday, April 25 At Don't Tell Ma Photo Danny Bolero's THEY CALL ME CUBAN PETE Premieres On Monday, April 25 At Don't Tell Mama
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 20, 2022

Danny Bolero's, They Call Me Cuban Pete: The Music and Genius of Desi Arnaz, premieres on Monday, April 25 at 7 PM at Don't Tell Mama. The show is directed by Madeline McCray with musical direction by Drew Wutke.

THEY CALL ME CUBAN PETE Cabaret Comes to Don't Tell Mama Photo THEY CALL ME CUBAN PETE Cabaret Comes to Don't Tell Mama
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 8, 2022

They Call Me Cuban Pete, The Music and Genius of Desi Arnaz comes to famed NYC cabaret location Don't Tell Mama, located at 343 West 46th Street. The musical revue of the personal and professional life of Desi Arnaz is set for April 25th at 7 pm. Doors open at 6:45 pm. 

BWW Review: A Fun Getaway at Palm Canyon Theatre's PALM SPRINGS GETAWAY Photo BWW Review: A Fun Getaway at Palm Canyon Theatre's PALM SPRINGS GETAWAY
by Audrey Liebross - Mar 1, 2022

Palm Canyon Theatre's (PCT's) PALM SPRINGS GETAWAY is the world premiere of a handclapping, foot-stomping revue that describes the history of Palm Springs, California in a funny, mostly wholesome way. I enjoyed myself immensely at this high-quality getaway from events in the world. Judging from other audience members, so did they.

Javier Bardem Receives the Inaugural International Icon Award at the 5th Annual HCA F Photo Javier Bardem Receives the Inaugural International Icon Award at the 5th Annual HCA Film Awards
by Michael Major - Mar 1, 2022

Presenters at the 5th Annual HCA Film Awards included Robin de Jesús, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Brian d'Arcy James, Ron Perlman, Tia Carrere, Sandra Mae Frank, Alexandra Shipp, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Marlee Matlin, Doug Jones, Reinaldo Marcus Green, Kaitlyn Dever, and more.

BWW Review: CHANGING CHANNELS at The Fulton Theatre Photo BWW Review: CHANGING CHANNELS at The Fulton Theatre
by Rich Mehrenberg - Feb 6, 2022

Changing Channels, by John Reeger, is a story of 1950's television, the Red Scare, and the costs of standing your ground. Peter Bisgaier and Kate Fahrer star as Eddie Gilroy and Maggie Carlin, stars of 'For Pete's Sake' (the play's equivalent of The Honeymooners). When their show gets transferred to the CBS network, everyone involved is destined for fame and fortune, with one small hitch. Maggie is accused (inaccurately) of being a Communist sympathizer during the height of McCarthyism.

Desi Arnaz Videos

VIDEO: Nicole Kidman Talks Not Being 'Strong Enough' to Sing on Broadway VideoVIDEO: Nicole Kidman Talks Not Being 'Strong Enough' to Sing on Broadway
by Michael Major - Dec 8, 2021

While on Andy Cohen's Sirius XM Radio show, Nicole Kidman was asked if she would ever perform in a Broadway musical. Although she has sung in movie musicals like The Prom and Moulin Rouge, Kidman stated that her voice is not strong enough to sustain a Broadway run. Watch the full interview clip now!

VIDEO: Gloria Estefan Talks About Her Grandmother on GOOD MORNING AMERICA VideoVIDEO: Gloria Estefan Talks About Her Grandmother on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Stage Tube - Sep 15, 2020

The hitmaker honors her husband, Emilio Estefan, Desi Arnaz, Sonia Sotomayor and more for Hispanic Heritage Month.

VIDEO: CBS Airs I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL Tonight
by TV News Desk - Dec 7, 2014

Start the holiday season with laughter when the I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL will be broadcast tonight, Dec. 7 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

VIDEO: CBS to Air I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, 12/7
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 3, 2014

Start the holiday season with laughter when the I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL will be broadcast Sunday, Dec. 7 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

VIDEO: LOVE LETTERS' Carol Burnett Shares Iconic Tarzan Call & More on Bravo!
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 15, 2014

Comedy legend Carol Burnett, currently appearing in Broadway's LOVE LETTERS, stopped by this week's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE on Bravo and looked back on her time on 'The Carol Burnett Show'.

VIDEO: First Look - I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL in Color on CBS
by - Nov 22, 2013

The I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, a one-hour special featuring two newly colorized back-to-back classic episodes of the 1950s series, will be broadcast Friday, Dec. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

STAGE TUBE: Esparza, Arnaz, Pettiford and More in BABALU - Sneak Peek!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 7, 2010

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County presents the special engagement of BABALU, a loving tribute and phenomenal stage show celebrating the extraordinary musical legacy of Desi Arnaz from July 8 - July 11. Created, directed, and hosted by Lucie Arnaz, BABALU's engagement at the Adrienne Arsht Center multiple Tony Award-nominee and Miami native Raúl Esparza, Broadway's Tony-nominated diva of dance Valarie Pettiford and in a rare, special guest appearance, Desi Arnaz, Jr. playing percussion on his father's classic hits.


Desi Arnaz Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Desi Arnaz been in?
Desi Arnaz has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Desi Arnaz been in?
Desi Arnaz has not appeared in the West End