John Manzari — Dancer
John’s Little Island sets are high-energy experiences with tap dance as the focal point. It features selections from traditional and modern masters—spotlighting enduring connections between past and present. Following in the footsteps of his mentor Maurice Hines Jr., these shows aim to modernize the idea of the traditional song and dance man. The first of these shows on July 16 features Jonathan Thomas on piano, Jonathon Muir-Cotton on bass and Michael Ode on drums.
John Manzari is an Ovation Award and Helen Hayes Award-nominated artist. Broadway: Funny Girl. Off-Broadway: Maurice Hines: Tappin’ Thru Life. Off Off Broadway: The Tap Dance Kid, 42ND Street, The Wiz is 40, Sophisticated Ladies. Concert Dance: The First Set, Chasing Magic, Spoleto. TV: Law & Order: SVU, Black Broadway, The Kennedy Center at 50, The View, The Jerry Lewis Telethon. Film: To Everything I Love, Slip, Maurice Hines: Bring Them Back. Website: https://www.johnmanzari.com/