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.
(For another article by Stephen & complete photos of this event go to Broadwayworld.com)
(For complete photo coverage of this event go to Broadwayworld.com)