One NY Artist: Actor Jonny Orsini

Jonny Orsini

There are thousands of artists is New York City. Some are famous internationally, and others are scratching out a living while perfecting their craft.  WNYC is bringing a few of them to the spotlight, in their own voices.

Here, Jonny Orsini, who has been acting for nearly 10 years.  This spring he made his Broadway debut in the Tony Award winning play "The Nance" starring opposite Nathan Lane.

Orsini said he didn't have a particular game plan to make it to Broadway.

"I just try to be open to whatever seems like the right thing to do," said Orsini. "With this, it just happened to be this story. And this story just happened to be being told on Broadway. You know, I just feel very honored."

Click on the audio link above to listen to the whole story about Orsini.

Jonny Orsini and Nathan Lane in a scene from Lincoln Center Theater's production of "The Nance" at the Lyceum Theater
Jonny Orsini and Nathan Lane in a scene from Lincoln Center Theater's production of "The Nance" at the Lyceum Theater ( Joan Marcus )
Jonny Orsini and Nathan Lane in a scene from Lincoln Center Theater's production of "The Nance" at the Lyceum Theater
Jonny Orsini and Nathan Lane in a scene from Lincoln Center Theater's production of "The Nance" at the Lyceum Theater ( Joan Marcus )
Jonny Orsini and Nathan Lane in a scene from Lincoln Center Theater's production of "The Nance" at the Lyceum Theater
Jonny Orsini and Nathan Lane in a scene from Lincoln Center Theater's production of "The Nance" at the Lyceum Theater ( Joan Marcus )
Lewis J. Stadlen, Cady Huffman, Nathan Lane and Jonny Orsini  in a scene from Lincoln Center Theater's production of "The Nance" at the Lyceum Theater
Lewis J. Stadlen, Cady Huffman, Nathan Lane and Jonny Orsini in a scene from Lincoln Center Theater's production of "The Nance" at the Lyceum Theater ( Joan Marcus )
Andrea Burns, Jenni Barber, Jonny Orsini and Cady Huffman in a scene from Lincoln Center Theater's production of "The Nance" at the Lyceum Theater
Andrea Burns, Jenni Barber, Jonny Orsini and Cady Huffman in a scene from Lincoln Center Theater's production of "The Nance" at the Lyceum Theater ( Joan Marcus )
Geoffrey Allen Murphy, Andrea Burns, Jonny Orsini and Mylinda Hull  in a scene from Lincoln Center Theater's production of "The Nance" at the Lyceum Theater
Geoffrey Allen Murphy, Andrea Burns, Jonny Orsini and Mylinda Hull in a scene from Lincoln Center Theater's production of "The Nance" at the Lyceum Theater ( Joan Marcus )
A scene from Lincoln Center Theater's production of "The Nance" at the Lyceum Theater
A scene from Lincoln Center Theater's production of "The Nance" at the Lyceum Theater ( Joan Marcus )
Lewis J. Stadlen, Cady Huffman and Jonny Orsini  in a scene from Lincoln Center Theater's production of "The Nance" at the Lyceum Theater
Lewis J. Stadlen, Cady Huffman and Jonny Orsini in a scene from Lincoln Center Theater's production of "The Nance" at the Lyceum Theater ( Joan Marcus )
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