Tony Petrello throws A Party For Tommy Tunes To Welcome Him Home
Tommy Tune resides in New York City but is originally from Houston and recently, he was welcomed home with a party being thrown by Tony Petrello and Cynthia Petrello at their home in Shadyside estate. Tommy Tune attended Lamar High after which he trained with Houston’s very own Patsy Swayze in the area of dance and footwork. After learning his fancy footwork, he set out or New York, and he has made a name for himself especially for the Broadway show. He was in Houston to perform at the Miller Outdoor Theatre where about 5,000 fans from his hometown enjoyed a “Tommy Tune Tonight” performance. Guests at the homecoming event enjoyed a variety of treats ranging from dessert, cocktails and some music from the Divisi Strings Amp’d. Tommy Tune launched the Tommy Tune Awards in the year 2002 to honor and give awards to those that excel in teaching and performing arts in the high schools in Houston.
Tony Petrello has been an active participant in the efforts to make the Houston community a better place regarding education, health, and social cooperation through arts. Cynthia Petrello is a model and an actress who also shares the same passion with Tony Petrello, philanthropy. Anthony Petrello came from a humble background, and despite his hardships in life, he has achieved enormous success and feels complete when he shares his success with others through philanthropy. Tony and Cynthia Petrello have had a keen interest in donating funds to aid studies that would broaden the knowledge on neurological disorders in children. The Petrellos have a special connection to the research about neurological diseases in children mainly because their daughter that was born at 24 weeks was diagnosed with periventricular leukomalacia. Anthony and Cynthia Petrello was touched by the act that there was not so much research in the field of neurological diseases that affect children. The couple donated $7 million and oversaw the fundraising of $500 million that was handed over the children’s hospital in Texas to facilitate the research. The Petrellos find comfort in the fact that more research would now be available and parents that have children with medical conditions same as their daughter can be able to access better options. Tony is an alumnus of Yale and has been involved actively making contributions to the endowment fund that was established in the commemoration of his mentor, trainer, and friend Serge Lang.