Tony Roberts has appeared in six films for Woody Allen and five Broadway hits for David Merrick. He was most recently seen in the 2009 Broadway revival of “The Royal Family,” and the Tony nominated musical: “Xanadu.”
These were preceded by “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife,” “Victor, Victoria,” “Cabaret,” “The Sister’s Rosenzweig,” “Doubles,” “Absurd Person Singular,” “They’re Playing Our Song,” “Jerome Robbins’ Broadway,” “Sugar,” “How Now, Dow Jones,” “Promises, Promises,” “Play It Again, Sam,” and a dozen others.
He has received two Tony Award nominations, and was the winner of the London Critic’s Poll Award for his performance in “Promises, Promises.” He also starred in both the original, and the recent Broadway revival of “Barefoot In The Park.” His versatility was on display at Madison Square Garden where he played Scrooge, as well as in the New York City Opera productions of “Brigadoon” and “South Pacific.” He can be seen on screen in the Academy Award winning “Annie Hall,” “Play It Again, Sam,” “Serpico,” “The Taking of Pelham” (the original), “Amityville 3D,” “Radio Days,” “18 Again,” “Star Spangled Girl,” “Switch,” and many others. His television output includes Arthur Miller’s “The American Clock,” Saul Bellow’s “Seize The Day,” “The Carol Burnett Show,” and his own series for NBC: “Rosetti & Ryan.”
Mr. Roberts has recorded more than 50 Audio books including the popular Stuart Woods detective series featuring “Stone Barrington.” He won an Audio Book Award for Rudolph Giuliani’s “Leadership,” and starred in the 2005 revival of Samuel Beckett’s “Endgame” at The Irish Repertory Theatre. He is a New Yorker by birth and graduated from The High School of Music & Art, and Northwestern University.
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Lloyd Moss interviews actor Tony Roberts about his life and works; he has recently taken up the piano (including an appearance on WQXR). Mr. Roberts discusses the musical selections of his choosing.
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Gather 'round The Greene Space with the hosts of WQXR and WNYC for our annual radio play of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Featuring Broadway and screen veteran Tony Roberts as Ebenezer Scrooge. Directed by WQXR's Elliott Forrest. Audio play by award-winning playwright Arthur Yorinks. Watch a live video webcast at 7pm!
Gather 'round The Greene Space with the hosts of WQXR and WNYC for our annual radio play of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Featuring Broadway and screen veteran Tony Roberts as Ebenezer Scrooge. Directed by WQXR's Elliott Forrest. Audio play by award-winning playwright Arthur Yorinks.
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