There's a huge amount of production design in the show. Nancy Opel, Alvin Ing, John Conlee, Rob Bartlett, and Deborah Lew also took part in the workshop, which was directed by Gary Griffin.. I don't want to miss any performances. Tony Danza — best known for his work on TV's "Taxi" and "Who's the Boss?" I said, "Paul, I'd work for you in half a scene." He can't help himself. I mean, he is, but he's a nice guy. I almost got chased out of there. There is a $25 food/drink minimum for this event. So [director] Paul Haggis said, "I got one scene and I'd love for you to be in the movie." Actually, I think Max is more New York than Jewish. Tony Danza is an American actor, perhaps best known for starring on some of television's most beloved and long-running series, including Taxi (1978-1983) and Who's the Boss? Odds & Ends: Nick Cordero's Final Public Performance Released and More, Get a Burst of Broadway Joy as a Slew of Stars Perform 'Seasons of Love' & 'Let The Sunshine In', What To Do (Without Broadway! I can't wait to go do it tonight. So [director] Paul Haggis said, "I got one scene and I'd love for you to be in the movie." The musical held a workshop and backers auditions in October 2011, with T.R. (1984-1992). He can't help himself. Tony Danza says "I do" to "Honeymoon in Vegas... 03:10 Elvis Presley-impersonating sky-divers will soon make their landing on Broadway with Tony Danza along for the ride. I almost got chased out of there. Speaking of which, congratulations on being in last year's Best Picture winner, Crash. Well, watching it again, I noticed there's not that much reference to the character's ethnicity. I've decided I'm not going to do that anymore. I put it right up there with the rest of that stuff. It's just a great team to be a part of. Speaking of which, congratulations on being in last year's Best Picture winner, Crash. I said, "Paul, I'd work for you in half a scene." [Somers' Malibu home was destroyed in a wildfire on January 8.] No… I should be able to do this. I ran into Nathan [Lane, the show's original Max] last night in a bar and he started screaming, "How dare you!" He also starred in the comedy series Hudson Street (1995) and The Tony Danza Show … I'm sitting in my window looking out on the city...there's something about this place. Danza, whose Broadway credits include "The Iceman Cometh" and Arthur Miller's "A View from the Bridge," was initially resistant to another film-to … I'm 56 years old. He was there on opening night. You mean miscast? "I just walk up," Danza says. And when you're living here and working on a great show on Broadway, that's about as good as it gets. Prior to that, Danza made his Broadway debut in Arthur Miller's Tony award winning play A View From The Bridge. You mean miscast? I really do have a different attitude about the way I approach work now. No… I put it right up there with the rest of that stuff. And by the way, Italians, Jews—it's pretty close, isn't it? I don't care who sees it. I just figured, what the heck? He was there on opening night. I had no designs on it. My house is near Suzanne Somers' and I almost lost it. The real adjustment is that you do so much of it. Well, Broadway belting a little bit different, but singing is singing. Yes, I got to work with Susan, and then the assistant choreographer, assistant director and stage manager put you into the show with all the swing people who work with you. I'm 56 years old. Antonio Salvatore Iadanza a.k.a. I'll tell you something. Miscast? star isn't exactly shy about sharing the news that he's starring in the new Broadway musical "Honeymoon in Vegas" and nudging folks to his theater. Tony Danza is pictured with daughter Emily Danza on his Cafe’ Carlyle debut. Miscast? Marc Danza: Marc is derived from Latin ‘Marcus’ which means ‘God of War’. Learn more at www.tonydanza.com Tony Danza Overview - The BEST Broadway source for Tony Danza tickets and Tony Danza information, photos and videos. It almost seems like fate. It's more "Hi-Diddly-Dee, an actor's life for me." Have there been any funny ad-libs yet? Not all the time, but sometimes. Has Mel Brooks seen your performance? I put it right up there with the rest of that stuff. How about that? The guys came out and moved it and we went right on. Productions. You even have a line saying, "I don't speak Yiddish." Have you ever encountered a situation with your ethnicity in which people said, "No way will we see this guy for that!" I'm not denigrating what Nathan did. I'm in shape. Yes, the response now at the end of "'Til Him" is positively beaming. Ernie Sabella was there, and he said, "That's what we're all doing." It's evolved. Another great in-joke was part of the original script. That's not much time! My house is near Suzanne Somers' and I almost lost it. It's just a great team to be a part of. I'm unabashedly Italian, and I think that sometimes it's easier to be successful if you are "non-labelable." That was pretty funny. I'll be honest with you: I had guys that work with me in my live act who said, "Ya know Tony, you might be biting off more that you can chew." Has Mel Brooks seen your performance? Tony Danza says "I do" to "Honeymoon in Vegas... 03:10 Elvis Presley-impersonating sky-divers will soon make their landing on Broadway with Tony Danza along for the ride. You have to be careful with yourself. You've become known for your singing, but do you find a musical different from performing a club act? How about that? It's more "Hi-Diddly-Dee, an actor's life for me." Tony Danza loves convincing people to watch Broadway show (AP) Filed on January 12, 2015 ... don’t be surprised if you get a visit from Tony Danza. In fact, a friend of mine was sitting behind him...I had a spy...and he said that Mel was laughing a lot. I ran into Nathan [Lane, the show's original Max] last night in a bar and he started screaming, "How dare you!" [Somers' Malibu home was destroyed in a wildfire on January 8.] I just figured, what the heck? Remember in the first scene Leo says he had a secret desire to become a Broadway producer? Danza, whose Broadway credits include "The Iceman Cometh" and Arthur Miller's "A View from the Bridge," was initially resistant to another film-to … I really don't have anything else to prove, even to myself. [Danza played a TV producer who asks the TV director played by Terrence Howard to amp up a sitcom character's ethnicity.] [laughs]. Roger [Bart, formerly Leo] said, "I was always afraid to ride one!" You go through this rigorous eight hours a day of rehearsal. You have to be careful with yourself. His mother was a bookkeeper, and his father worked as a waste collector. I was thrilled. [laughs]. BROADWAY SHOWS SUSPENDED THROUGH MAY 30th. And they were, if I could be in it by December 19. I'm not denigrating what Nathan did. Especially your opening number, "The King of Broadway," and the big second-act aria "Betrayed."