New York State of Mind: All the Hits of Billy Joel with The Uptown Boys®By Alexander Aguilar and John De Simini
With more than 40 years of cumulative work on some of Broadway’s biggest hits, The Uptown Boys use Billy Joel’s rich songbook as a way to share their stories of life, love, and trying to make it in New York City.
Whether you’re a fan of Billy Joel’s entire catalogue or just a casual listener, The Uptown Boys have something to satisfy everyone. Featuring such hits as “Only The Good Die Young,” “For the Longest Time,” “Piano Man,” and many more you know and love.
Charismatic tribute to The Piano Man himself
Hank Von Kolnitz
MICHAEL FASANO is so excited to take the stage again with The Uptown Boys, after performing in the High Seas Premiere of New York State of Mind onboard the Celebrity Edge this past winter! Most recent credits include “Frankie Valli” in Jersey Boys, and “Riff Raff/ u/s Franknfurter”, in The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Michael is also a CT Critics Circle Nominee for Best Actor for the role of “Ren” in Footloose. Other credits include, West Side Story, Out of This World, Louisiana Purchase, and the National Tours of Grease and Jesus Christ Superstar, starring Ted Neely. Michael is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory. Special thank you to Alex and John & FST for this wonderful opportunity, Todd & ATB, friends & fam, & Elliott. As always, Michael dedicates his performance to Dad. Follow @michaeldfasano
HANK VON KOLNITZ is thrilled to be soaking up the Gulf Coast sun for a few months performing these hits. Favorite credits: A Christmas Story - National Tour (Santa), West Side Story (Riff), The Little Mermaid (Prince Eric), Rocky Horror Picture Show (Eddie), Jesus Christ Superstar (Pontius Pilate), Seussical, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, and Mamma Mia. BFA Musical Theatre from CCM. HankvonKolnitz.com Agency: The Mine.
SERGI ROBLES | FST Debut. Sergi was born in Barcelona, Spain, and raised in Coral Springs, FL. Most recently, he spent 11 months at sea playing Corny Collins in Hairspray aboard the Symphony of the Seas. Other theatre credits include Aladdin in Aladdin, Hans in Frozen (Disney Cruise Line), Mickey & The Magical Map (Disneyland), Death of A Salesman (ETC Santa Barbara), Evita (New London Barn), Forever Plaid (Southern Colorado Rep), Floyd Collins (CMU), and The Student Prince (PCLO). He trained at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama.
Line Producers | Catherine Randazzo and Alex Price
Scenic Design | Bruce Price
Lighting Design | Nadirah T. Harper
Sound Design | Nicholas Christensen
Sound and Lightboard Operator | Jamie Thygesen