After arriving in Manhattan on a Friday, he auditions for his first Broadway show on Monday. Bingo! After three call back auditions he snags his first dancing role in the soon to be mega hit HELLO, DOLLY! directed and choreographed by Gower Champion and starring Carol Channing.
Armed with three music degrees and lots of enthusiasm he embarks on his career on Broadway. His resumé includes working with some of the legends of the theater: Ethel Merman, Shirley Booth, Angela Lansbury, Tommy Tune, Bernadette Peters, Joel Gray, Chita Rivera, Sandy Duncan, Georgia Engel and many others. He appeared in a host of shows: MAME, GEORGE M!, THE BOY FRIEND, MY ONE AND ONLY, A CHORUS LINE and the films HAIR and ANNIE.
THE ONLY BOY WHO DANCED is a series of compelling, riveting stories about Ronald Young’s personal quest to make it on Broadway. If you or a friend have hidden aspirations to make it on the New York theatrical scene, you will enjoy his tips and suggestions on how to break through this tough barrier.
“With wit and charm, my friend Ron Young tells his amazing story.”
Angela Lansbury – Kennedy Center Honoree
Tommy Tune – 9 Time Tony Award Winner
“A wonderful read… fun and inspiring.”
Valerie Harper – 4 Time Emmy Award Winner
“Ron Young’s “Journey” inspires and empowers.”
David Hartman – Original Host of GMA on ABC
“What a remarkable career Ron has had…”
Chita Rivera – Kennedy Center Honoree
“By the end of the personal and inspiring book, I wanted to know this man. Then I remembered I do! This is by my friend, Ron, who makes everyone’s life he touches richer, as certainly his book will make yours.”
Sandy Duncan – Actress
“Have always known that Ron makes an art of friendship. He’s made an art out of his life’s journey, also. Inspiring!”
Georgia Engel – Actress