Every once in a while, a true triple-threat performer comes along, one who can sing, dance and act. Tony Yazbeck excels at all three. Having been cast at the age of 11 in the Broadway production of Gypsy (with Tyne Daly), Yazbeck grew up on Broadway and on the road, in shows like Chicago, White Christmas, A Chorus Line, Oklahoma! Gypsy (with Patti LuPone) and recently replaced Matthew Morrison in Finding Neverland.
Last year, Yazbeck received a Tony Award Nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his performance as “Gabey” in the Broadway revival of On The Town. A semi-staged version of the show was reprised by the San Francisco Symphony this past spring, to thunderous ovations and ecstatic reviews. The Hollywood Reporter has described Mr. Yazbeck as: “Just the right mix of masculinity and vulnerability and floating-on-air grace.” In his brilliant one-man show, The Floor Above Me, Mr. Yazbeck tells his compelling story through songs ranging from Irving Berlin and the Gershwins to more modern compositions by Coldplay and Jamie Cullum. Mr. Yazbeck’s Bay Area Cabaret performance will celebrate the release of his first solo CD and mark the West Coast solo concert debut of our generation’s Gene Kelly.