The Lancaster Symphony Orchestra and Millersville University present Broadway, Our Way starring Will and Anthony Nunziata on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM at the Ware Center, located at 42 N. Prince Street in Lancaster.[pullquote align=”right” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]”It would be an injustice if the performer wasn’t singing a song they could find the truth in,”[/pullquote]
Will explains he and his brothers’ childhood over the phone during an interview:
“A lot of our training started with recordings, movies, and musicals that our parents played for us growing up.” In fact, Will and Anthony didn’t start professional training until college. However, the musical directors who the Nunziata brothers encountered throughout elementary, middle, and high school always took the young boys aside to privately coach them through their roles on stage.
“I started singing first,” Will explains. “High school is when Anthony blossomed and truly found his voice.”
The moment the two knew they wanted to work together in the music industry as a career happened in high school. The school put on a production of The Secret Garden, where the Nunziata brothers sang “Lily’s Eyes” as a duet, for which they won the tristate area Tony Award (Helen Hayes Award). They sometimes sing “Lily’s Eyes” in their shows today!
Many of us can’t imagine working so closely with a family member, let alone a sibling. But Will and Anthony work well as business partners, too. “At the end of the day,” he says, “we are brothers first… but we are always business partners.” Although the brothers many times have different thoughts about dialogue within or the order of a show, they always respect one another and pride themselves on their efficient communication.
The duo, though extremely talented singers, are also very talented and comedic actors. Being a good actor shines through a singer’s performance as well, and is the basis of affecting your audience. Singers must be story tellers, basing their intentions in sharing a truth and a story with their audience. “It would be an injustice if the performer wasn’t singing a song they could find the truth in,” Will explains.
This isn’t the first time the Nunziatas have visited Lancaster. They have in fact performed at the Ware Center several years ago. “If you see someone with a black hat who looks lost, it’s probably me wandering Lancaster.”
And if you see this gentleman, by his request, tell him he better get back to the performance hall because, and I quote, “I would never want Anthony to have a solo show!”