1930 – Born on September 26th in Jersey City, New Jersey. American stage actor.
1948 – Graduated from Saint Peter’s Prep School in New Jersey.
1951 – Served as a private in the U.S. Army Signal Corps.
1957 – Graduated from the Catholic University of America, A.B.
– Received the Shakespeare Society of Washington, D.C. Award.
– Married to Nancy Ann Dunkle on January 2nd.
1961 – He won the Variety New York Drama Critics’ Poll for his performance as Heracles in "The Rape of the Belt".
– He received a Tony nomination for "The Rape of the Belt".
1989 – Won Broadway’s Tony Award as Best Actor (Play) for "Lend Me a Tenor".
1996 – Nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor in ‘Moon Over Buffalo’.
2003 – Made his debut with the New York Philharmonic in April in the role of Leonardo, in the concert staging of Berlioz’s opera Beatrice and Benedict.
2006 – Was the commencement speaker and receive an honorary doctorate from St. Peter’s College in Jersey City, New Jersey.