Sal Viviano

Birth Place: Grosse Pointe, MI

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Sal Viviano BIO

A Detroit native, began his career opening for Comedy Greats of the last generation. After completing degrees (Eastern Illinois University), he taught High School, while earning Union cards as an actor in Chicago. Moving East, Sal made his Broadway debut in THE THREE MUSKETEERS (1984); followed-by starring roles in the Broadway hits ROMANCE / ROMANCE, CITY OF ANGELS, FALSETTOS, THE LIFE, and THE FULL MONTY. Off-Broadway, Mr. Viviano's co-starred in THE BIG TIME, as well as GOLF, THE MUSICAL * (Backstage Award), BEAU JEST, CATHER COUNTY, WEIRD ROMANCE *, CATCH ME IF I FALL *, BROADWAY JUKEBOX, and HAMLET, THE OPERA for Joseph Papp.

On-tour, he's starred in EVITA , ANYTHING GOES!, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, HAIR; and received a H E L E N! H A Y E S! A W A R D (Best Actor) nomination for his title-role portrayal in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE (Washington, D.C.); having also appeared regionally at more than two-dozen theatres, Nationwide. In New York this Summer, he starred in the 20th Anniversary Production of Maltby and Shire's CLOSER THAN EVER, directed by Mr. Maltby; and also recently co-starred as Billy Flynn in the smash hit CHICAGO. Viviano's Film credits include LEGALLY BLONDE 2 *, BLACK ROSES * (newly released on DVD), THE JITTERS, SPIKE OF BENSONHURST *, and LIFE WITH MIKEY's * title song (for Disney). His Television guest appearances have included LAW AND ORDER, THE COSBY MYSTERIES, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW, RYAN'S HOPE, ONE LIFE TO LIVE, ALL MY CHILDREN; narration for THE WORLD OF FILM (PBS); his critically acclaimed portrayal of VanGogh on Disney's OUT OF THE BOX; serving as 'Opener' for COMEDY CENTRAL'S FRIAR'S CLUB ROAST OF CHEVY CHASE; and guesting on PETER JACOBSON'S UNPLUGGED (The Golf Channel). In-Concert: Mr. Viviano has sung with nearly 150 Orchestras (many for several return engagements) including: The National Symphony, The San Diego Symphony, The Hartford Symphony, The Delaware Symphony, The Youngstown Symphony, The Albany Symphony, The Anchorage Symphony, The Colorado Symphony, The Dallas Symphony, The Pittsburgh Symphony, The Virginia Symphony, The New Haven Symphony, The Conroe Symphony, The Spokane Symphony, The Cape Symphony, The Indianapolis Symphony, The Stamford Symphony, The Southwest Florida Symphony, The Arkansas Symphony, The Sioux City Symphony, The Harkness Festival Symphony, The Reading Symphony, The Princeton Symphony, The Alabama Symphony, The Syracuse Symphony, The Kansas City Symphony, The Milwaukee Symphony, The Midland - Odessa Symphony, The Annapolis Symphony, The Farmington Valley Symphony, The Gulf Coast Symphony, The Rockford Symphony, The Tucson Symphony, The Eastern Connecticut Symphony, The Pueblo Symphony, The North Carolina Symphony; The Minnesota Orchestra, The New York Pops, The Cleveland Pops, The Rhode Island Philharmonic, The Florida Sunshine Pops, The Reno Philharmonic, The Virginia Arts Festival Big Band, The Buffalo Philharmonic, The Westfalen Philharmonie (Dortmund, Germany), Orchestra del Teatro Massimo (Palermo, Sicily), The Royal Philharmonic (London, UK), and Orchestra di Teatro Verdi (Trieste, Italy) . . .

He's also appeared in-Concert at such intimate venues as The Russian Tea Room, 92nd Street Y (LYRICS AND LYRICISTS - 15 seasons), The White House (for the Reagans), The Inaugural Concert (Clinton / Gore), Carnegie Hall, Town Hall (BROADWAY BY THE YEAR - 1955*); and at such NYC outdoor venues as: Arthur Ashe Stadium - U.S. Tennis Open, Bryant Park, Snug Harbor, Prospect Park, World Trade Center Plaza, Union Square, Wolf's Pond Park, and NJ's Liberty State Park. Sal's (over 60 ) recordings include: his newly released, Solo CD entitled THE STANDARDS OF LOVE, a LIVE album recorded with full Orchestra on The FRIARecords Label, *'d titles above; several other Original Cast Recordings; a dozen Compilations for the Varese-Sarabande Label: LOST IN BOSTON (series), UNSUNG MUSICALS (series), A BROADWAY CHRISTMAS, UNSUNG IRVING BERLIN, SHAKESPEARE ON BROADWAY, PRIMETIME MUSICALS, THE PAUL SIMON ALBUM; Richard Simmons’ BROADWAY SWEAT, TONE-UP ON BROADWAY, BROADWAY BLAST- OFF, PLATINUM SWEAT; Harbinger Record’s 'TIS THE SEASON, FAMILY, WHEN I GROW UP, and LATE NITE COMIC, BROADWAY BY THE YEAR - 1955; and JAY Records’ BRAVO BROADWAY II . . . among others.

As a proud member of the legendary FRIAR'S CLUB, Viviano annually participates in many notable fund-raising events for worthy charities. Recently, he served as 'the opener' for THE FRIAR'S CLUB CELEBRITY ROASTs of The Smothers Brothers, and Friar’s Club Abbot, Jerry Lewis; and joined the 'infamous dais' for Celebrity Roasts of Donald Trump, Pat Cooper, and Don King. He's sung our National Anthem (and God Bless America) at Sports Arenas across the continent; including 27 seasons for New York's Mets (Shea Stadium and Citi Field).

Sal Viviano resides in New York City with his wife, actress Liz Larsen, and their boys, Alessandro Gian and Joseph Dante.

Sal Viviano Photos


York Theatre Company Production, 2012

Original Off-Broadway Production, 2003

Original Broadway Production, 2000
Reg Willoughby [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 1997
Jojo (Standby) [Replacement]

[Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 1997
George (Act One)

George (Act Two)

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1992

Johnny Beaumont

Original Broadway Production, 1992
Whizzer [Replacement]

Marvin (Standby) [Replacement]

Whizzer (Standby) [Replacement]

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1990
Peter Bennington

Off-Broadway Revival, 1990

Original Broadway Production, 1989
Jimmy Powers [Replacement]

Broadway Transfer, 1988
Alfred Von Wilmers (Standby)

Him (Standby)

Lenny (Standby)

Sam (Standby)

Broadway Revival, 1984

One of The Cardinal's Guards

The Cardinal's Guard

The Duke of Buckingham (Understudy)

Sal Viviano Awards and Nominations

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Charity Angel Dawson, Dee Roscioli & More to Perform in BROADWAY MEMORIES at The Argyle Theatre

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Cindy Williams Final TV Project SAMI To Premiere On Amazon Prime Video April 23

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Charlotte d'Amboise, Brian Stokes Mitchell & More to Take Part in Memorial Celebration of the Life of Jacques d'Amboise

National Dance Institute has announced the Memorial Celebration of the Life of Jacques d’Amboise will take place at New York City Center on June 1, 2022, at 7pm.  General admission tickets are free to the public and available on a first-come/first-served basis.

New York City Street Named in Honor of Legendary Ballet Dancer Jacques d'Amboise

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WE'RE BACK! Comes to 53 Above Broadway Next Month

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The York Theatre Company Announces Show Only Single Tickets for 29th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala

The York Theatre Company has announced show-only tickets are now available for the 29th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala, honoring musical theater legends Richard Maltby, Jr. & David Shire on Monday evening, November 1, 2021 at The Edison Ballroom.

JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS Continues With 'Family TIES'

Show business tour de force and seven-time TONY Award-winning producer Jamie deRoy’s long standing program, aptly titled, Jamie deRoy & friends, has announced the theme for this week’s program, “Family TIES”. 

Teresa Fischer & Mary Sheridan Will Return to 53 Above Broadway with WE'RE BACK!

Two of NYC’s award-winning singers join forces to interpret songs of love and belonging that reach into the rich history of Broadway and pop gems from yesterday and today.  2019 MAC Hanson Award recipient Teresa Fischer and recent NY Independent Theater Award winner Mary Sheridan come back to the cabaret stage with an evening of musical delights.  

Norm Lewis, Kelli O'Hara, Sierra Boggess, Santino Fontana & More to Appear at 29TH OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN AWARD GALA

The York Theatre Company has announced the roster of performers for a concert celebration at the 29th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala, which will honor musical theater legends Richard Maltby, Jr. & David Shire, and Elisa Loti Stein.

BWW Interview: Kritzerland's Multi-Talented Bruce Kimmel �" A Man Wearing Many Hats

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BWW Previews: Jamie deRoy & Friends Holiday Show: Part 1 Airs Sunday, December 20

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The New Works Virtual Festival Begins Tonight

The first-ever New Works Virtual Festival kicks off tonight! Every evening from December 5th - 25th of 2020 at 8PM EST/5PM PT, the New Works Virtual Festival will stream video readings of 20 new scripts of non-musical pieces (19 plays, 1 teleplay) as well as an 21st (a 'Christmas Special') featuring the work of a diverse group of writers and all-star cast members.

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New Works Virtual Festival Announces New Plays And Dates

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MAC Announces 2020 Winners of the Burman and Wallowitch Awards

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Santino Fontana, Eva Noblezada and More Announced for New Works Virtual Festival

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Sal Viviano has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

Sal Viviano has not appeared in the West End

Sal Viviano has been nominated for the Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical category at the Helen Hayes Awards for his performance in "Sunday in the Park With George".

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