PRLog - Nov. 30, 2012 - Will & Anthony Nunziata - "Christmas in Italy!"
December 8th @ 3PM - The Rrazz Room in San Francisco
The Rrazz Room at Hotel Nikko • 222 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 • Tickets: 415.394.1189
artist site: www.willandanthony.com
Dubbed by The New York Times as "displaying an engagingly brassy professionalism,"
W&A - PRESS
“Blessed with strong voices and leading man looks, Will & Anthony are exuberant and upbeat!” —The Wall Street Journal
“The brothers play off each other in a way that Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra bounced off one another in those irreverent Rat-Pack days of another era.” —Theater Scene Magazine
“They pack a one-two punch!” —NY 1 News
“The attractive singers display an engaging report with each other and the audience and perform with an energy and spirit with an emphasis on tenderness in their harmonies. There have been lots of duo performers on the concert stages, but Will & Anthony Nunziata are charting new territory.” —Sarasota Herald-Tribune
“Young, attractive, charming and funny, Will & Anthony put a fresh spin on the Classics!” —Playbill
“You feel like you’re part of a big, loving Italian family with their brotherly rapport. Robust singing, impressive range, genuine, and down-to-earth, Will & Anthony sing songs that let their individual personalities shine through!” —The Orlando Sentinel
W&A - UP CLOSE
Will and Anthony have been performing since they were children.
“Our mom said we had been singing since the womb,” Anthony said. “There’s a photo of my Dad teaching us a song when we were 4 months old. He was our first musical director.”
Will added, “One of my earliest memories is having a karaoke machine. Mom was filming while Will and I were singing, and Dad was wrapping our Christmas presents behind our backs. We were singing ‘Jingle Bells.’”
“Growing up, while other kids were listening to Madonna and other pop artists, we were listening to Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald.”
Both sang in high school musicals at Pelham Memorial High School. One of their early professional jobs was singing in a commercial for Honey Nut Cheerios. A real turning point came when they both went to Boston College.
“We were on our way to try out for the Division I tennis team,” Anthony said. “We are both very competitive. We saw a poster for tryouts for Godspell and decided to try out. I got the part of Jesus and Will got the part of Judas. We were able to revel in our individuality yet share the stage as brothers.”
Dubbed “a dynamic duo with beautiful voices and charming personalities”
Some of their recent television appearances include ABC’s “Good Morning America,” NBC’s “Columbus Day Parade” and “The Rachael Ray Show.”
The brothers have performed stand-up comedy at Caroline’s Comedy Club & Gotham Comedy Club in NYC. They have trained in improv comedy at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre in NYC.
Will & Anthony’s debut album, “Make Someone Happy,” is an intimate collection of some of their favorite songs from Broadway and the American and Italian Songbooks. The CD has been picked up by Barnes & Noble stores around the country.
One achievement they are proudest of is their “Double Duty” program.
“Double Duty” is an educational outreach program where the brothers travel to colleges, high schools and elementary schools and speak to students about the importance of arts education and about their personal journeys in music and the entertainment business.
While on tour, they work with a venue’s education director to take time to speak with students. They offer advice to students while engaging them in a dialogue about the arts and living out their dreams. Arts education and radiating a positive outlook for the arts and in life are of prominent importance to both Will and Anthony.
“One of my biggest thrills as a child was when performers came to school to talk about the arts,” Will said. “The motto of Boston College is, ‘Men and Women for Others,’ and we want to inspire kids to follow their dreams.”
The brothers had their own teachers along the way.
“We had mentors to help us,” Anthony said. “We tell them to look for mentors and to do what they love. Especially today, with arts education being cut, kids need to find the people who can help them make their dream come true. And since we are not much older than they are, we can show them that we are still on a journey and we enjoy it.”