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