Call Redialed: NEW Will & Anthony Interview: "The New Classics" returns to Feinstein's/54 Below
Everything old is new again! While I've done several interviews with Will & Anthony over the years as well as one about the debut of this concert The New Classics, we always find new things to talk about. This interview is no exception.
These acclaimed singer-songwriters & Carnegie Hall headliners are returning to Feinstein's/54 Below this June with another run of The New Classics. For those of you who saw this show in January, you still better get your tickets because this concert will feature new songs, new stories, as well as a few surprises I can't talk about!
In The New Classics, Will & Anthony bring their soaring tenor voices and soulful harmonies to the timeless songs of then and now. From Rodgers & Hammerstein and Billy Joel to Sinatra and Adele, The New Classics is an unforgettable evening of music and laughs where everything sounds new and always feels familiar, with hits like “Unchained Melody,” “New York State of Mind,” Adele’s “Someone Like You,” “The Prayer,” as well as brand-new soulful original tunes.
The New Classics will play at Feinstien's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on Wednesday, June 6 at 7pm. Click here for tickets!
1. This June, you are returning to Feinstein's/54 Below with your show The New Classics. How will this concert differ from January's show of The New Classics?
Anthony Nunziata: We will be including some never-heard-before original songs, as well as some Disney classics that we have been touring with our new Disney concert across the country!
Will Nunziata: We also have some more stories to share! As you know, we have been traveling across the country and around the world for the past six months on tour - from Ohio to Wisconsin to Beverly Hills to Palm Springs to Singapore!
2. This concert will be your last NYC show for 2018. How will you leave your fans hungry for your return in 2019?
Will Nunziata: This is our final NYC concert in 2018...for now! Perhaps some "breaking news" soon - stay tuned!
3. Press notes state you will be performing some of your Hollywood/movie-bound original tunes. What songs will these be? What upcoming films can we hear these songs featured in?
Anthony Nunziata: Yes! We will be singing original songs at the concert on June 6th. They include compositions I wrote with acclaimed songwriters Porter Carroll, Nina Ossoff, Jeff Franzel, and Maria Christensen who’ve written for the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, Josh Groban, et al. Excited to share them with NYC! And yes! There are some TV and films they will be appearing in SOON!
4. In our last interview we discussed you will be releasing an album of all original music sometime in 2018. What updates can you give us on this? (PLEASE let there be a release date! This FAN is dying for it).
Will Nunziata: We will be releasing the album in a few months! We will make an announcement on our Facebook and Instagram platforms @willandanthony...and most likely on June 6th!
5. One song you have started to perform in The New Classics concerts is "New York State of Mind." Whenever you return to NY from being out on the road, what are the first things you must do when back in the city?
Anthony Nunziata: I love walking through Central Park and find a quiet place to write. The peace and quiet and beautiful surroundings allow for the lyrics and melodies to flow to the page.
Will Nunziata: I love walking to the Hudson River, up and down the west side. It’s the most peaceful part of the “big apple” for me!
6. Another song you sing is "Unchained Melody" which had a second coming in the Oscar nominated film Ghost. It's played during the scene where Patrick Swayze & Demi Moore make pottery together. If you could re-create that scene with any celebrity, who would you want to make pottery with?
Anthony Nunziata: I'd love to make pottery with Catherine O'Hara. She is making such a great return in Schitt’s Creek - she’s a genius. How can you make this happen, Adam?
Will Nunziata: I’d love to make pottery with Oprah Winfrey. Adam, do you have her cell phone number?
7. Finally, this Mother's Day, you are re-releasing your song/music video for "The Gift Is You," which you wrote about your mom's breast cancer diagnosis. When you listen back to this song or watch the video, what goes through your mind now as opposed to when you first wrote it/filmed the video?
Will Nunziata: I’m so glad we re-recorded the song with brand-new vocals, and we also added a mini-orchestra with some of Broadway’s best musicians...
Anthony Nunziata: And most importantly, we’re both grateful for our Mom's health and the comfort that this song and music video has already brought to thousands of people from all around the world.
More on Will & Anthony:
International twin brother tenors Will & Anthony Nunziata are two of the most sought after young entertainers. Will & Anthony have performed over 400 concerts over the past five years headlining major performing arts centers, theaters and symphony concert halls across the country and around the world. The renowned singers, songwriters, Netflix-bound comedians and Carnegie Hall Headliners are the Brooklyn- born, classically trained singing and comedy brother duo hailed by The Huffington Post as “a nearly impossible pairing of talent, stage presence and charisma.” They recently headlined Carnegie Hall for two sold-out concerts with the New York Pops Symphony Orchestra.
The brothers have brought their distinct take on classic & contemporary songs as well as their movie-bound original tunes to performing arts centers and theaters, as well as intimate jazz clubs and symphony concerts with orchestras such as the New York Pops, Detroit Symphony, Cleveland Pops, Colorado Symphony, Lancaster Symphony, Annapolis Symphony, Cape Cod Symphony, Toledo Symphony, and Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. The brothers studied music, acting and directing at Boston College, and trained in improv comedy at the famed Upright Citizens Brigade in New York City.
The two will be featured in the upcoming Netflix comedy The Last Laugh starring Chevy Chase and Richard Dreyfuss to be released in 2018.