An Interview with Will & Anthony Nunziata!

An interview with Will & Anthony Nunziata, the dynamic twin duo who will be appearing at TMTC for one night only, Friday, August 10 at 7:30pm, direct from their hit show at Feinstein’s in New York City.

With Anthony:

When did you start singing?
Our parents say we started singing before we said Mama and Dada.

Date of birth?
November 23

Where were you born?
Staten Island. I spent the first 6 months of my life in Brooklyn, NY, then we moved to Pelham Manor, NY.

Where do you currently live?
Astoria, Queens.

Who was born first?
Me (Anthony)

How are you similar? How are you different?
Similar: DNA.
Different: Everything else.

Which song always excites you to sing?
Recently it’s been “The Way You Look Tonight”

Artists or performers you admire?
Tony Bennett, Barbra Streisand, Jerry Seinfeld, Joan Rivers.

Your favorite book?
The Secret.

Why did you want to perform at TMTC?
One of my closest friends in the world, Jessica Redish, invited us to perform our concert, and I am thrilled about it.

What was the last most inspiring piece of theatre or concert you saw?
Once

Best advice you’ve ever received?
Starting right now, live the life you’ve dreamt of living.

What the TMTC audience can expect Friday night August 10?
A fun show! Broadway, Standards, Sondheim, and some improv moments with the audience.

Can you give us a sampling of some titles you hope to perform?
Make Someone Happy, The Prayer, Being Alive, O Sole Mio, Once in a Lifetime…

What is your most exciting performance story or venue to date?
I truly treat every show and every audience just as special as the next. From a symphony hall to Feinstein’s at the Loews Regency to theaters and performing arts centers around the country. I love them all, each performance is special and exciting to me.

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With Will:

When did you start singing?
According to my Mom, I was singing since the womb.  But the earliest time that I can recall was in nursery school

Date of birth?
November 23

Where were you born?
At St. Vincent’s Hospital in Staten Island, New York.

Where do you currently live?
NYC

Who was born first?
Anthony, by one second (according to my Mom, but I think it was more like one minute).

How are you similar? How are you different?
I think I am a bit more outgoing than Anthony, while he is a bit more reserved.

What song do you love to sing/which song always excites you to perform?
I have a new favorite song every show.  Recently, I especially like singing the medley of “Who Can I Turn To/ What Kind of Fool Am I?” that was created for us by the great musical director, Tedd Firth.

Artists or performers you admire?
Both are no longer with us, but I’d say Sammy Davis, Jr. and Judy Garland, for they always performed with the utmost truth and with every fiber of their being, heart and soul.

Your favorite book?
The Secret.

Why did you want to come and perform at TMTC?
Jessica is a dear friend, and I came and saw her production of Merrily We Roll Along last year, and was BLOWN AWAY.  Better than most shows on Broadway.  And we came to talking about us coming to do our show at the theatre, and I am thrilled the stars aligned for us to do so.

What was the last most inspiring piece of theatre or concert you saw?
Merrily We Roll Along at both TMTC and City Center, Encores.  I still can’t get the productions out of my head.  Especially Jessie Mueller’s portrayal of Mary at TMTC.  After the show, I remember going up to Jessica and telling her that Jessie was going to be our generation’s Meryl Streep and Donna Murphy.  Who knew less than a year later she’d be a Tony Nominee!

Best advice you’ve ever received?
Never give up.  From my parents!

What the TMTC audience can expect Friday night August 10?
A blend of Broadway favorites, as well as fresh takes on the Classic Standards.  I feel like I was born in the wrong era.  While my friends were listening to Madonna and New Kids on the Block, I was listening to what my parents had playing in the house and in the car– the songs from the Golden Era of Broadway and those great songs from the American Songbook.

Can you give us a sampling of some titles you hope to perform?
Some favorites include Sondheim’s “Everybody Says Don’t,” Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley’s “Once in A Lifetime,” “Pure Imagination,” and a medley of their songs “Who Can I Turn To/ What Kind of Fool Am I?”  We are planning to do around 15-17 songs with interspersed stories and interaction with the audience.  It’s going to be a fun night!

What is your most exciting performance story or venue to date?
Most exciting venues include Feinstein’s at Loews Regency, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, and soon to be TMTC!