Playwright and actor Cary Hoffman finally achieved his dream with his autobiographical one-man memoir musical, “My Sinatra,” about his Sinatra obsession, which played several months Off-Broadway in 2011 and is now touring the country. Ironically, the story is eerily similar to Ray Romano's Men of a Certain Age, on TNT, of which Hoffman was an Executive Producer; the premise of that show tracks the changing lifestyles and dreams of three 50+ men.
Mr. Hoffman has performed the music of Frank Sinatra for the past 13 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, Mr. 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, Mr. 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 tv's hit reality show Joan and Melissa: Joan 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.
Cary Hoffman and his former wife, Suzanne, opened Stand UP NY Comedy Club – a landmark club on the Upper West Side – and have run it for the past 26 years.