Chatting With Broadway Veteran Jerome Vivona

In this episode of The Randy Report, I’m talking with veteran Broadway performer (and longtime LGBTQ ally), Jerome Vivona.

Jerome has recently returned to the stage in The Nutty Professor, a new musical based on the classic Jerry Lewis film currently in development at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine.

Jerome chats on his new show, his journey & perspective as an artist on Broadway and beyond, and how he came to what he calls the “third act” of his theatrical career. He shares about balancing family life with his creative endeavors, and the gratitude he feels for both.

Jerome Vivona backstage at The Nutty Professor
Jerome Vivona backstage at The Nutty Professor

His extensive credits include the Broadway productions of Curtains, Seussical the Musical, Kiss Me Kate, Dream, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Guys and Dolls, and Jerome Robbins Broadway. He has also toured the U.S. in the national companies of How to Succeed, Guys and Dolls, and Jerome Robbins Broadway as well as performing for audiences abroad in West Side Story.

Other credits include highly-acclaimed productions of The Producers, Sweet Charity, The All Night Strut, and Footloose.

TV credits include The Today Show, Late Night with David Letterman, The Rosie O’Donnell Show, The Tony Awards and The Kennedy Center Honors. He’s also appeared on the big screen in The Stepford Wives and Everyone Says I Love You.

On the other side of the table, Jerome wrote, directed, and choreographed the World Premiere productions of: An American Canteen in Paris and Spotlight Broadway, presented by Celebrity Cruise Lines.

Off-Broadway he conceived, produced, directed and choreographed the off-Broadway production of Just Feet From Broadway. Other off-Broadway credits include Start from Hello, Tallulah’s Party, and more.

The cast of The Nutty Professor at curtain call
The cast of The Nutty Professor at curtain call

Last year, he produced, directed and performed in the 21st Anniversary Concert of Seussical the Musical at Feinstein’s/54 Below.

He’s choreographed commercials for the Disney Channel, ABC Family and Nickelodeon TV, as well as Broadway.com commercials for the Tony Awards broadcasts.

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With his wife Michelle, another veteran Broadway actress and dancer, they are Co-Owners/Artistic Directors of the American Theater Dance Workshop – voted Best Arts School on Long Island in 2019. Together they train Long Island’s up-and-coming theatrical talents, giving back and passing on what they’ve learned throughout their long careers.

Jerome has also taught dance and music theater master classes at Indiana University School of Music, Carnegie Mellon University and Syracuse University.

For more info about Jerome head over to JeromeVivona.com

Randy Slovacek

Randy Slovacek is the owner & editor of The Randy Report covering the daily news cycle in terms of politics, pop culture and entertainment news of interest to the LGBTQ community. He's also a senior editor at Instinct Magazine.

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