Seasons of Showboating
Top among the 2012 highlights in local theater included:
L ocal actor makes it big, No. 1. Kentucky-born Steve Kazee was languishing in Southern California when Salt City Center’s Pat Lotito said he could play leads in Central New York. That he did, for the Lotitos and also for Chris Lightcap’s Talent Company, collecting a scrapbook of glowing notices. He took those to open doors in New York City, which they did. Last spring he won a Tony Award for his performance in the musical Once .
Local actor makes it big, No. 2. Fayetteville-Manlius High School junior Nick Ziobro won the Great American Songbook Competition in June. In November and December he was a special guest with Michael Feinstein’s show at Loews Regency in Manhattan. Previously he was known for a half-dozen local roles, notably his Syracuse New Times Syracuse Area Live Theater (SALT) nomination for Frankie in Appleseed’s