It was a terrific night at the Lorcan Otway’s Historic Theater 80 Saint Marks, when actor, artist, gardener, and voice-over king Joe Sirola joined the likes of Gloria Swanson, Myrna Loy, Ruby Keeler, Alan Cuming and others who have been immortalized in cement with his signature and handprints for “New York’s Sidewalk of the Stars.” The show opened with emcee Maximilion St. James introducing a video presentation complete with Clint Eastwood shooting him dead in “Hang Em High,” to Joe in “Get Smart,” “Quincy,” “Man From U.N.C.L.E,” “Wolf,” “Club Med” commercials and with Jimmy Cagney in his final film “Terrible Joe Moran,” among other gems.
There were performances from the fabulous Steve Ross, Shana Farr, Leslie Middlebrook, Brian Drutman, Karin Oberlin, Jon Weber, N’Kenge, Joy Brown, and the incomparable KT Sullivan.
Lee Pfeiffer conducted an on-stage interview with the man of the hour with Joe regaling the audience with stories of Richard Burton, “Molly Brown” his entry into show business and other wonderful stories that only this brilliant raconteur can deliver.
Among the guests in the audience were Jack Scalia (Sirola’s co-star in the tv series “Wolf,” Jamie De Roy, Riki Kane Larimer (The producer of ‘Cagney The Musical’ with De Roy and Sirola). It was a wonderful evening celebrating a great good generous man and friend.