About My Sinatra
Cary Hoffman turns his celebrated PBS Special into a biographical, often hilarious, and poignant one-man musical play about his love and idolization for this hero Frank Sinatra and the perils of wanting to become somebody else.
Hoffman captivates the audience with his intimate journey of what it was like growing up fatherless with three musician uncles, who played on some of Sinatra's greatest recordings, turning Sinatra into a fantasy father. Hoffman authentically sings Sinatra "Dead On!" (The New York Times), as he weaves in over 20 classic Sinatra songs, creating a musical score about his lifelong obsession.
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CARY HOFFMAN (Playwright/Actor) is finally achieving his dream with his autobiographical one-man memoir musical, My Sinatra, about his Sinatra obsession, opening Off-Broadway this spring. Ironically, the story is eerily similar to Ray Romano's Men of a Certain Age, on TNT, of which Hoffman is an Executive Producer; the premise tracks the changing lifestyles and dreams of three 50+ men.
Hoffman has performed the music of Frank Sinatra for the past eight years in over 55 Performing Arts Centers around the World, including a performance for the President of Singapore. He is New York's premiere Sinatra interpreter. His compelling blend of vocal performance and stories led to a National PBS television special, produced by Albert Tapper, which has aired in over 70 cities around the country and was viewed by more than 2 million people.
Before returning to the stage to sing the great songs of Frank Sinatra, Hoffman was a very successful songwriter/producer, co-writing a hit Off-Broadway musical What's A Nice Country Like You, Doing in a State Like This with Ira Gasman, co-wrote two top 20 country hits and some of the country's most well known jingles. As a personal manager, Hoffman discovered the R&B crooner Luther Vandross and the comedy actor Zach Galifianakis. He also manages A-list stand-up comedians such as Lynne Koplitz, co-star with Joan Rivers on We's hit reality show Joan and Melissa: Mother Knows Best, and TV Writers such as Tom Hertz, creator of CBS's Rules of Engagement and Mike Royce, creator and executive producer of TNT's Men of a Certain Age. Hoffman, and his former wife Suzanne, opened Stand-UP NY Comedy Club – a landmark club on the Upper West Side – and ran it for the past 21 years.