It all started with Tony’s Mom & Dad of course! Tony was born and raised in New York. His Mom loved to sing and his grandparents were Dance Champions and performed at the Apollo Theater. He started entertaining at five years old off-off-Broadway in "Ain't She Sweet." Acting, singing and tap dancing were just the beginning for this talented young man. He later became a Ballroom Dance Champion, earned his BA in Fine Arts at NYIT, and attended The Lee Strausberg Theater Institute where he studied Method Acting.
Tony has performed to millions of people to date and is a true “Renaissance Man.” He has performed to audiences for almost 40 years. Tony has been in print, live on stage, heard on the radio and all your devices, seen or heard on TV and on the big screen both in the U.S and abroad. Tony has Emcee’d and Hosted hundreds of events and benefits to date. He spent many hours on the mic for Woodstock Reunion “Freedon Fest” back in 1994. One of the things we are all most proud of him for is when hurricane Sandy hit the east coast, Tony flew home immediately and produced a benefit show that raised money for the locals in Long Beach, Long Island and helped the Fire Department provision up. If you ever met Tony or saw an interview you would know he is passionate about everything he does. But he gets exceptionally excited when he talks about working on “Titanic” with James Cameron for almost two years in Baja.
Tony has performed and made appearances all over New York City most of his life. During the late 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s he was making appearances and performing at all the legendary hot spots like Wa Wa Hut, Red Lion’s Den, Bitter End, Back Fence, Kenny's Castaways, Kelly’s Magic Moment, just to name a few. By the 90’s and 2000’s Tony was bi-coastal and on the west coast playing to audience’s at many of the hot spots while taking acting work. He played some of the coolest places in Hollywood like The Mint, The Joint, The Gig and even the legendary landmark El Cid. Some of his most notable shows were at the BB King Club at Universal City Walk. Tony also opened for Carl Verhein/Super Tramp at the Key Club with an All-Star cast of musicians in the early 2000’s.
Tony’s music has taken him from rock and blues to a country influence now. He has been spending some time since the pandemic in the south writing songs for his upcoming album.
Tony has performed "standup" in LA at some of the top venues such as The World Famous Comedy Store on Sunset Strip, Hollywood Improv and Flappers Comedy Burbank to name a few. In Tony’s hometown of NYC he has performed at the legendary Dangerfield's, Broadway Comedy, New York Comedy Club, Greenwich Village Comedy Club and many other clubs all over the east coast.
Tony Milazzo & Friends All-Star Headliner Show. Tony is producing and hosting these shows from LA to NYC with America's funniest and most talented comedians and performers. From fundraisers and benefits to big auditoriums and venues, Tony has been producing these shows since 2004.
A podcast really “live and onboard” a boat on the water! Tony's relaxed and unique interviewing style asks the questions no one else will, and gets answers no one else does. Tony’s guests are some of the most talented and funniest in America. Check it out on iTunes & YouTube and many other platforms.
Tony Milazzo has been a member of the SAG/AFTRA for over almost 40 years. He has performed in many stage productions. Musicals, comedies and drama's. He has appeared on many major network TV shows such as, "
Tony has appeared on the big screen in big studio films such as, "
Tony has also appeared in some cult horror films such as "Blood Bath" & "Scum of the Earth".
Tony started writing television cable scripts right out of high school and into college. About 50 or so were produced at a local cable station. Over the years Tony has written game show scripts such as "Luck of the Draw" & "To Be or Not". As for TV Series and Film scripts he wrote everything from thrillers, westerns, comedies and sci-fi just to name a few genres. He is currently working on a ScIence Fiction series called "I.G.T.A." Inter-Galatic Transit Authority. The pilot episode and several others are completed and Tony will be looking to produce these with such companies as Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime. Stay tuned for updates.
In Tony's upbringing he was always taught to leave things better than you find them. Tony takes that with him whether he is on set, on stage, the studio or in his daily life. He tries to remain inspiring, positive and funny. He loves to collaborate with others. He is approachable and open to new ideas and projects. When he is in charge, "watch out" because he is a fearless leader that brings things across the finish line no matter what the obstacles are in his path.
Tony says, "The most important thing right now is to respect yourself and each other and we can all get through anything together."