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My View: Tony Danza – Sticking To And Making Standards For New York City Teens

My View: Tony Danza – Sticking To And Making Standards For New York City Teens

Tony Danza is the “Peoples Choice” not only because he won that award (among many).  He is also the choice for hundreds of New York City kids for whom he is a role model  in his capacity as Board Member of the NYC Police Athletic League (PAL).  Tony recently launched PAL’s first acting program under the philosophy  “when you teach a kid how to act, you teach them how to act.” Alongside PAL’s other athletic, academic, and artistic programs, the Acting Program has become an instant favorite.  Last night students were showcased in their stage debut at the Gerald w. Lynch Theater in Manhattan in a variety show which was developed over the last few months.   The Gerald W. Lynch Theatre, located in the John Jay College (CUNY) was filled with New Yorkers who support the work of The Police Athletic League. The organization, together with NYPD and the law enforcement community, support and inspire NYC youth to realize their full individual potential as productive members of society.  Tony Danza, born in Brooklyn, award winning actor, entertainer, professional boxer, college grad, TV, Film and Broadway star, has inspired many and wowed the audience with a concert version of his acclaimed Cabaret Act last night.  The punch line of a joke Tony tells in his act is a good mantra for all of us….”stick to the standards” and Tony is keeping the standards up for lots of New York City youth.

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Tony Danza & PAL

Tony Danza

Tony Danza & Donna Soloway

Steven & Debi Maglio, Ronaldo Nistico, Dominic Chianese, Stephen Sorokoff

Eda Sorokoff & Tony Danza

Tony Danza & Sunny Sessa

Tony Danza & Jamie deRoy

Donna Soloway, Tony Danza, Richard Soloway, Stephen Sorokoff

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Stephen studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Besides being a pianist, Stephen’s business career was in the Fashion Industry. He was CEO of a textile manufacturing facility and President of an international textile machinery company. Stephen was on the Board of Directors of the “First All Children’s Theatre” which brought the Stephen Schwartz musical The Trip and Captain Louie to the Kennedy Center in Wash DC. His wife Eda, an interior space designer and classical pianist was on the Board of Barrington Stage Company and is still active at BSC. Stephen’s photographs, videos and articles appear on, and The New York Observer. He is active in the entertainment events at the Friars Club, where he is a member. Stephen is thrilled to be the cabaret/ music and co-theatre editor. email:

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