This book is an anecdotal memoir spanning Tony Roberts' 55 years as a professional actor. During that time, Roberts has appeared in 23 Broadway shows, 25 films, three television series, and recorded numerous audiobooks and voice-over commercials. He explores the sources of his ambition and describes the ups and downs of a career in show business. While not a "how-to" book, it provides the inspirational guidance taught by one of America's greatest acting teachers: Alvina Krause. Oh, there's also a lot of stuff about Woody Allen and other people you've probably heard of.
Roberts has been in six films for Allen and five Broadway hits for David Merrick. He has been nominated twice for a Tony Award and was the winner of the London Critics Poll Award for his performance in the hit Promises, Promises in the West End. His other Broadway credits include The Royal Family; Xanadu; The Tale of the Allergist's Wife; Cabaret; Victor/Victoria; Jerome Robbins' Broadway; They're Playing Our Song; Absurd Person Singular; Arsenic and Old Lace; Sugar; How Now, Dow Jones; Barefoot in the Park; and a dozen others. He appeared on screen in the Academy Award-winning Annie Hall, and in Play It Again, Sam; Serpico; The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3; Amityville 3D; Radio Days; 18 Again; Star Spangled Girl; Switch; and many others. His television output includes Arthur Miller's The American Clock, Saul Bellow's Seize the Day, and his own series for NBC, Rosetti & Ryan. Mr. Roberts has recorded more than 50 audiobooks, including the popular Stuart Woods detective series featuring Stone Barrington. A New Yorker by birth, he graduated from The High School of Music & Art, and Northwestern University.
"[T]he two-time Tony nominee explains all with honesty and humor in his delightful autobiography Do You Know Me? Throughout Roberts' backstage adventures, his undying passion for the craft only grows stronger - showing you just how technical of an actor Roberts is. You'll learn a lot, while also laughing as Roberts dishes on working with Woody Allen in six major motion pictures (including Annie Hall) and the writer's first Broadway venture, Don't Drink the Water. Moreover, Roberts' touching account of the serious head injury he suffered a few years back will bring tears to your eyes. This legendary performer is hard not to love." (Dave Quinn, NBC)
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Life a Working Actor
Much more than I expected
Loved the book. Great stories and insights in the theater. Not sure what to expect but I live memoirs and this was a real pleasure.
Tony and Woody
It is his story so there is a real sense of being there.
Not that kind of book but the Woody Allen relationship was very interesting.
Recommend this to anyone. Thank Tony for a great experience.
- Paul Courter