Tommy Tune is an actor, dancer, choreographer, singer, theatre director, and producer from the United States. He has eleven Tony Awards to his name, among other honors, for his accomplishments to the stage.
Tommy Tune was born on what date? His Height and Age
Tommy Tune was born on February 28, 1939, and stands at a towering 6 feet 612 inches tall (1.99 meters).
The now-81-year-old was born and raised in Wichita Falls, Texas, as the son of Jim Tune, an oil rig worker, horse trainer, and restaurateur, and Eva Mae Clark. He went to Houston’s Mirabeau B. Lamar High School and then Lon Morris College in Jacksonville, Texas. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama from the University of Texas at Austin in 1962. He graduated from the University of Houston with a Master’s degree in Directing.
Tommy Tune first appeared on Broadway in the musical Baker Street in 1965. The next year, he appeared in A Joyful Noise, another musical. He went on to star in How Now, Dow Jones, a 1967 comedy musical.
Tune received his first Tony Award as a performer in Seesaw, 1973 musical in which he also made his associate choreography debut. With 1978 musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, he ventured into directing and choreography. His choreography earned him a Tony Award.
He went on to direct and/or choreograph eight Broadway shows, winning a total of ten Tony Awards in the process. He’s also received eight Drama Desk Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards.
Tune made his cinematic debut as Ambrose Kemper in the 1969 musical love comedy Hello, Dolly!
He also appeared as Sir Thomas in a few episodes of Fred Rogers’ educational children’s show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, which he produced and hosted.
In the fourth and fifth seasons of the resurrected Netflix series Arrested Development, Tune made frequent cameos as Argyle Austero.
Is Tommy Tune a homosexual?
Tommy Tune stated that he was gay in his 1997 memoir, Footnotes, which was not kept a well-guarded secret. He also discussed his friendship with choreographer David Steiger Wolfe, who died in 1994 from AIDS-related issues.
His romance with actor Michel Stuart and their dramatic breakup was also mentioned in the memoir.
What is Tommy Tune’s net worth?
Tommy Tune is said to have a net worth of $20 million as of July 2020. His fortune stems from his illustrious theatre career. He has worked as a theatrical actor, director, choreographer, and producer, and has won ten Tony Awards.
|Date of Birth:||1939, February-28|
|Age:||82 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Height:||6 Feet 6 Inch|
|Birth Name||Thomas James Tune|
|Mother||Eva Mae Clark|
|Birth Place/City||Wichita Falls, Texas, USA|
|Profession||Actor, Dancer, Singer, Theatre Director, Producer, Choreographer|
|Net Worth||$20 million|
|Boyfriend||David Steiger Wolfe, Michel Stuart|
|Education||Mirabeau B. Lamar High School, Lon Morris College, University of Texas at Austin, University of Houston|
|Awards||Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award|
|Movies||Hello, Dolly!, The Boy Friend|
|TV Show||Nanny and the Professor, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, The City, Arrested Development|