Leo Manzari
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Leo Manzari

Brooklyn, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2018

Brooklyn, New York, United States
Established on Jan, 2018
Solo Hip Hop

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Called a ‘triple threat sensation’ in 2019 by The Philadelphia Inquirer, professional tap dancer and actor Leo Manzari seems to have unlimited talents. So it’s no surprise that the 24-year-old New York City artist has ventured into the world of music.

Combining his on-stage experience, talent, and charisma with his own music, vocals, and even tapping to his own beats, Manzari is doing something completely familiar yet different at the same time.

When was the last time anyone remembers a skilled dancer tapping and rapping to hip-hop – not to mention writing his own compositions and adeptly combining elements of experimental R&B and soul?

The release of Manzari’s debut album, Clockwork, reveals a collection of compelling, well-honed and thoughtful songs that the Washington, DC native says are “the rhythmic and melodic embodiment” of his thoughts and values.

“I use music as a means of exploration – it’s the exploring of my morals, my family ties, my hopes and dreams,” he adds. “The depth of the music demands your focus and leaves you walking away with a sense of empowerment and ease.”

In 2019, Leo became the first tap dancer to perform with the Philly Pops Orchestra in its 40-year history.

In 2017, at the prestigious Kennedy Center, Manzari and his brother John performed during the Marvin Gaye gala celebration that was attended by dozens of VIPs including President Obama. He also is a Lucille Lortel award- nominated tap dancer.

As part of his duo act called The Manzari Brothers, Leo has headlined in the touring and Off-Broadway productions of Maurice Hines’ ‘Tappin’ Thru Life,’ with appearances on So You Think You Can Dance, The Mo’nique Show, PBS News Hour, Jerry Lewis Telethon, and ABC’s The View.

He has also had a recurring role in Showtime’s television show Homeland and even created his own genre he calls ‘tap rap.’

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