Tommy Tune

as Himself - Performer & Winner: Best Direction of a Musical & Best Choreography in the movie The 45th Annual Tony Awards

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Real name is Thomas James Tune
Was born at 28 February 1939 (now is 79 years old) in Wichita Falls, Texas, USA

Tommy Tune is possibly the tallest dancer in the country. He was in theNew York Company of "How Now Dow Jones" when 'Ernest Lehman' engaged him to play Ambrose Kemper in the film, "Hello, Dolly!". Hisfather is a Texas restaurateur. Tommy acted in, directed andchoreographed school productions, arrived in New York St.

Patricks day,1964 and, 24 hours later, had a role in the road company of "Irma LaDouce". For a year, he was featured dancer in "Baker Street" onBroadway. He has his Masters Degree in Fine Arts which he received atthe University of Houston. .

There is some small facts about Tommy Tune:
  • Recipient of a (USA) National Medal of Arts, 2003.
  • Has won nine Tony Awards: in 1974, as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Musical), for Seesaw;" in 1980, as Best Choreographer (with collaborator 'Thommie Walsh' ) for "A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine;" in 1982, as Best Director (Musical) for "Nine;" in 1983, as Best Actor (Musical) and Best Choreographer (also shared with Walsh) for "My One and Only;" in 1990, as Best Director (Musical) and Best Choreographer, for "Grand Hotel, The Musical;" and in 1991 as Best Director (Musical) and Best Choreographer for "The Will Rogers Follies." He was also nominated five other times, for a total of 14 nominations: in 1979, as Best Director (Musical), shared with 'Peter Masterson (I)' , and Best Choreographer for "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas;" in 1980, as Best Director (Musical) for "A Day in Holywood/A Night in the Ukraine;" in 1982, as Best Choreographer for "Nine;"and in 1983, as Best Director (Musical), again shared with Walsh, for "My One and Only." His additional record of winning four Tonys in four different categories has recently been tied by 'Harvey Fierstein' .
  • Despite the fact that he and 'Sandy Duncan (I)' had worked so well together on stage in "My One and Only," they failed to get a theatre adaptation of the 'Judy Garland' and 'Fred Astaire' film classic Easter Parade (1948) off the ground in the late 1990's. This was primarily because 'Irving Berlin (I)' 's daughters (who control his estate) were unhappy with workshop productions.
  • He majored in drama at the University of Texas (BFA) and the University of Houston (MFA).
  • Recipient of eight Drama Desk Awards, two Obie Awards, Dance Magazine's Award for Lifetime Achievement; the 1990 American Dance Award (presented by the National Academy of Dance); the 1990 Drama League Musical Theatre Award for Direction and Choreography; the Astaire Award in both 1990 and 1991; the George Abbott Award for Lifetime Achievement, the University of Texas' Distinguished Alumnus Award; and the Jean Cocteau International Style Award. He was also named to the Top 10 International Best Dressed List of 1992.
  • In 1991, he was inducted by 'Gwen Verdon' into the Theatre Hall of Fame in Broadway's Gershwin Theatre, and three years later was honored with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • His dream of playing Las Vegas finally came true in 1999 when he debuted as the star of EFX at the MGM Grand Hotel.
  • Once worked as assistant choreographer on TV's "The Dean Martin Show" (1965) .
  • In Houston, Texas, the Tommy Tune Award recognizes excellence in high school musical theater.
  • His autobiography, Footnotes (1997), details his personal relationships with stage manager 'David Wolfe (I)' , who died of AIDS in 1994, and actor/costumer 'Michael Stuart (I)' (1943-1997), with whom Tune lived for seven years.
  • Tommy and 'Sandy Duncan (I)' tried to put a musical version of the classic MGM film Easter Parade (1948) together but it never got off the ground. What they did do is star in "Two for the Show" in 1998. They presented a double bill of their musical touring acts into a single evening. Tommy took the first act and Sandy Duncan most of the second act. They then joined for the big finale which showed some of their numbers from the abandoned "Easter Parade". Tune worked with Duncan before -- in "My One and Only" in 1985 and, before that, as a 19-year-old dance partner to the 12 year old Duncan in Texas.
  • Attended Lamar High School in Houston, Texas.
  • Sister, Gracey Tune, is an award-winning dancer and owner of a popular multi-arts studio in Fort Worth, Texas.
  • He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Live Theatre at 1777 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
  • (January 2006) In the title role of Doctor Dolittle at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts in Houston, Texas.
  • Was the mentor of Broadway actress/singer 'Susan Egan' . While performing in the revival of "Bye, Bye Birdie" he told her how much he loved the way she sang her first song and would often sing along with her as a vocal warm-up while he was in a costume change. The song was "How Lovely To Be A Woman". Although Egan considered that to be a great compliment she could not get the image of him singing that song in his underwear backstage out of her mind.
  • As a joke he often says that he is 5'18½" tall.
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There is the list of movies, where Tommy Tune was taked part:
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1 All-Star Salute to Fords Theater movie All-Star Salute to Fords Theater 1986 as Himself
2 Carol Channing: Larger Than Life movie Carol Channing: Larger Than Life 2012 as Himself
3 Happy Birthday, George Gershwin! movie Happy Birthday, George Gershwin! 1995 as Himself
4 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History movie Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History 2008 as Himself
5 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure movie Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure 2008 as Himself
6 The 37th Annual Tony Awards movie The 37th Annual Tony Awards 1983 as Himself - Performer, Nominee: Best Direction of a Musical & Winner: Best Actor in a Musical & Best Choreography
7 The 43rd Annual Tony Awards movie The 43rd Annual Tony Awards 1989 as Himself - Presenter: Best Leading Actress & Actor in a Musical
8 The 45th Annual Tony Awards movie The 45th Annual Tony Awards 1991 as Himself - Performer & Winner: Best Direction of a Musical & Best Choreography
9 The Songwriters Hall of Fame 20th Anniversary... The Magic of Music movie The Songwriters Hall of Fame 20th Anniversary... The Magic of Music 1989 as Himself
10 The Yellow Brick Road and Beyond movie The Yellow Brick Road and Beyond 2009 as Himself
11 Dream Girl of 67 movie Dream Girl of 67 1966 as Himself - Bachelor Judge
12 50th Annual Drama Desk Awards movie 50th Annual Drama Desk Awards 2005 as Himself - Presenter
13 5th Annual TV Academy Hall of Fame movie 5th Annual TV Academy Hall of Fame 1989 as Himself - Dancer
14 All Talking... All Singing... All Dancing movie All Talking... All Singing... All Dancing 1971 as Himself
15 Americas Dance Honors movie Americas Dance Honors 1990 as Himself
16 Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age movie Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age 2016 as Himself
17 Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There movie Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There 2003 as Himself
18 Happy Birthday, Bob movie Happy Birthday, Bob 1978 as Himself
19 Hello, Dolly! movie Hello, Dolly! 1969 as Ambrose Kemper
20 Hollywood Singing & Dancing: A Musical History - 1960s movie Hollywood Singing & Dancing: A Musical History - 1960s 2009 as Himself
21 Hollywood Singing & Dancing: A Musical History - 1970s movie Hollywood Singing & Dancing: A Musical History - 1970s 2009 as Himself
22 Hollywood Singing & Dancing: A Musical History - 1980s, 1990s and 2000s movie Hollywood Singing & Dancing: A Musical History - 1980s, 1990s and 2000s 2009 as Himself
23 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1930s: Dancing Away the Great Depression movie Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1930s: Dancing Away the Great Depression 2009 as Himself
24 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing movie Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing 2009 as Himself
25 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1950s: The Golden Era of the Musical movie Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1950s: The Golden Era of the Musical 2009 as Himself
26 Irving Berlins 100th Birthday Celebration movie Irving Berlins 100th Birthday Celebration 1988 as Himself
27 Live from the Red Carpet: The 2015 Tony Awards movie Live from the Red Carpet: The 2015 Tony Awards 2015 as Himself
28 Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade movie Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade 1983 as Himself
29 Presidential Inaugural Gala movie Presidential Inaugural Gala 1989 as Himself
30 Shirley Temple: Americas Little Darling movie Shirley Temple: Americas Little Darling 1993 as Himself - Host
31 The 28th Annual Tony Awards movie The 28th Annual Tony Awards 1974 as Himself
32 The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards movie The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards 1991 as Himself
33 The 33rd Annual Tony Awards movie The 33rd Annual Tony Awards 1979 as Himself - Nominee: Best Choreography & Best Direction of a Musical
34 The 34th Annual Tony Awards movie The 34th Annual Tony Awards 1980 as Himself - Winner: Best Choreography & Nominee: Best Direction of a Musical
35 The 36th Annual Tony Awards movie The 36th Annual Tony Awards 1982 as Himself - Winner: Best Direction of a Musical & Nominee: Best Choreography
36 The 41st Annual Tony Awards movie The 41st Annual Tony Awards 1987 as Himself - Performer & Presenter: Best Featured Actress in a Musical
37 The 44th Annual Tony Awards movie The 44th Annual Tony Awards 1990 as Himself - Winner: Best Direction of a Musical & Best Choreography
38 The 47th Annual Tony Awards movie The 47th Annual Tony Awards 1993 as Himself - Presenter: Best Featured Actor in a Musical
39 The 49th Annual Tony Awards movie The 49th Annual Tony Awards 1995 as Himself - Performer
40 The 52nd Annual Tony Awards movie The 52nd Annual Tony Awards 1998 as Himself - Presenter: Best Choreography
There is the list of interview of Tommy Tune:
  • "Cleveland Plain Dealer" (USA), 24 November 2013, pg. D4, by: Andrea Simakis, "Tommy Tune gets intimate"
There is the list of some articles of Tommy Tune:
  • "Reader's Digest" (USA), August 1998, pg. 156, by: Dennis Wholey, "Personal Glimpses"
  • "Playboy" (USA), August 1991, Vol. 38, Iss. 8, pg. 22, by: Mark Healy, "Guest Shot: Tommy Tune"
There is the list of some quotes of Tommy Tune:
  • My idea of gambling was walking through Central Park, whistling show tunes.
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