THE MANZARI BROTHERS
The Yard Performances
as part of The Yard's Tap the Yard Festival
"A Reason to Reach"
"The Temporary Escape"
THE MANZARI BROTHERS
LEO MANZARI (dancer, choreographer) previously appeared in Arena Stage’s production of Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies starring Maurice Hines at the Lincoln Theatre. He was seen in the 50th Anniversary of the 35th Pres-ident of the United States at the Kennedy Center, Ellington Songbook and Sacred Concert at the Strathmore Theater and Great American Songbook at The Palladium in Indiana. Leo appeared in the 2013 production of Apollo Club Harlem at the famous Apollo Theatre in Harlem. Leo received a Helen Hayes nomination- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Resident Musical 2010 for So-phisticated Ladies, and recently won the Shirley Chisholm trailblazer award. His TV credits include Mo’Nique Show, special guest on So You Think You Can Dance, BeBe Winan’s special America America, Jerry Lewis Telethon and PBS NewsHour. Leo’s musical endeavors consist of three online released Hip-Hop albums, and one alternative album currently in the works. He has performed with Michael Bowie and his band, Sine Qua Non, at the Atlas Theatre, the Artscape festival in Baltimore, and Blues Alley.
JOHN MANZARI (dancer, choreographer) has performed in renowned theaters across the nation. He was seen in the 50th Anniversary of the 35th president of the United States at the Kennedy Center, Ellington Songbook and Sacred Concert at the Strathmore Theater, Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies at Arena Stage, and Apollo Club Harlem at the famous Apollo Theater. His television credits include the Mo’Nique Show, Jerry Lewis Telethon, BeBe Winans’ special America, America, and So You Think You Can Dance where he was invited by Nigel Lythgoe to appear as a special guest on the shows finale. He is currently touring with the show Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life. John has received a Helen Hayes award nomination for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Resident Musical” and was recently awarded the Shirley Chisolm Trailblazer Award. www.manzaribrothers.com