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Release Date:
 February 5, 2016


what the critics are saying
 

“Tony Yazbeck is a modern theatre star in a rewarding and refreshing solo debut so striking that you might be swept away.”
–Talkin' Broadway

“Yazbeck's love of standards is palpable as he croons his way through Gershwin and Berlin. He positively belongs to these incredible tunes. His voice is velvety and expressive and listening to him tap up a storm on this extraordinarily well-produced refreshing recording is exhilarating.”
–Stage and Cinema

“Tony Yazbeck is nothin' but class. The Floor Above Me is a master class in tap and the art of elegant crooning.”
–Theatermania

An autobiographical show and all of it amazing!
–New York Arts

Tony Yazbeck is that rare commodity, a true triple threat he can act, sing, and dance with equal skill and passion.
–Backstage

Tony Yazbeck exhibits unforced charm and grace, channeling Fred Astaire.
–Variety

We're reminded both of the transporting power that musicals once held and the vulnerability that still accompanies and feeds showbiz dreams.
–USA Today

 


Tony Yazbeck
The Floor Above Me

Having conquered Broadway with a string of acclaimed roles – from Gypsy to White Christmas to On the Town – triple-threat Tony Yazbeck sets his sights on reinventing the solo album with his new studio recording, The Floor Above Me, adapted and expanded from his one-man show. Blending song, dance and personal narrative, Yazbeck breathes new life into not only the time-honored tale of the Broadway dreamer but the solo album as well, with ecstatic tap dancing and a moving story that deepens the emotional impact of Yazbeck's carefully curated program. Yazbeck, whose "easy, warm, open-hearted and touchingly real performance" as Gabey in the 2014 Broadway revival of On the Town "provided the show with a firm emotional center" (The New York Times), brings his openness, charm and boundless energy to his own story as a hardworking kid growing up in Pennsylvania who dreamed of making it on Broadway – and did. Comprising an eclectic mix of songs ranging from the classic tunes of Irving Berlin ("Let Yourself Go," "Cheek to Cheek") and the Gershwins ("Fascinating Rhythm," "Slap That Bass") to the more modern pop of Coldplay, Jamie Cullum and Martin Sexton, and featuring guest appearances by Clyde Alves (Yazbeck's co-star in On the Town) and Melinda Sullivan (So You Think You Can Dance), The Floor Above Me gives audiences the chance to join Yazbeck on his journey to Broadway.

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track listing
  1. On the Sunny Side of the Street
  2. Let Yourself Go / No Strings / Fascinating Rhythm / Can't You See It?
  3. "My mom and I drove into New York..."
  4. Pure Imagination
  5. "Flash forward to 2007..."
  6. All I Need Is the Girl
  7. "I was living out my dream..."
  8. Moses Supposes
  9. Till Kingdom Come
  10. Got to Get You Into My Life
  11. Dance Me to the End of Love / I Won't Dance
  12. Cheek to Cheek
  13. Change Partners / Let's Face the Music and Dance
  14. Nothing I Do
  15. Where Did I Go Wrong?
  16. "I was taught to be a fighter..."
  17. Both Sides Now
  18. "I'm backstage at the Drury Lane Playhouse..."
  19. Lucky to Be Me
  20. Hello, My Old Heart

 



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