A late starter, Steven Maglio's career began in 2002, at the age of 43, as lead male vocalist for Joe Battaglia's New York Big Band, playing numerous dates at New York City's "Tavern On The Green" and "Rainbow Room."
Steven Maglio is "NOT" an impersonator, but he's so reminiscent of Frank Sinatra in voice and style, that audience members, requesting mostly Sinatra songs of him, consider Steven to be the world's premier Frank Sinatra tributeer.
Vic Damone overheard Steven Maglio singing live and said in amazement to his friends "I thought they were playing Frank's records." Steven has also been hailed by Johnny Maestro, Pat Cooper, Brad Garrett, Dennis Farina, Danny Aiello, Lisa Lampanelli, New York Magazine, The New York Daily News, The New York Post, Variety, most of the cast of "The Sopranos," and The Sinatra Society Of Japan, just to name a few.
He has performed at Feinstein's at Loew's Regency Hotel in New York, The Sands and Hilton Hotels in Atlantic City, The Paris Hotel and Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, and with The Symphony Orchestra of Quayaquil, in Ecuador, as well as The Blue Note in New York with Monty Alexander and Delfeo Marsalis, The New York Hilton with the Bill Gulino Orchestra, and The Dolphin Hotel in Florida's Disney World with The Duke Ellington Orchestra.
Every Saturday evening since 2004, backed by an eleven piece orchestra, Mr. Maglio has been selling out his two critically acclaimed shows, "Sinatra: Remembering The Sands," and "Sinatra Songs," at The Carnegie Club in New York City.
Steven Maglio's CD, "Songs For Sinatra Lovers," includes a voice/guitar rendition of "Nancy, With The Laughing Face," featuring the legendary Bucky Pizzarelli.
Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman chose Steven Maglio to be the official singer of "The Danny DeVito Limocello Song," a jingle Steven co-wrote with Bill Gulino and Jay Dittamo to promote Mr. DeVito's lemon flavored liquore for Harbrew Imports.
In films, Steven Maglio has starred as a Sinatra-like character in the short film, "Frank And Alice," (a clip can be viewed on the ACTING page at www.stevenmaglio.com), and as nightclub singer Joey Garone in "Once More With Feeling," starring Chazz Palminteri, Maria Tucci, and Drea de Matteo, featured at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. His version of Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen's "The Tender Trap," can be heard in the Kate Hudson/Dane Cook/Alec Baldwin romantic comedy, "My Best Friend's Girl," released in September, 2008. In 2009, Steven will be seen singing the title song in the docu-drama, "The Last Resort," by Dante Liberatore.
Here's what the critics have been saying:
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: "If Frank Sinatra could have seen Steven Maglio's show, he would have chosen him to continue singing his songs."
NEW YORK POST: "You can practically hear the whirring of the slot machines while Steven Maglio channels the Chairman of the Board in 'Sinatra: Remembering The Sands" at The Carnegie Club.
VARIETY: "Maglio never attempts an imitation, though some of the body language, swagger and mannerisms that we've come to know surface as a kind of jaunty salute to the master. A polished and confident singer who knows the musical terrain well, he phrases and puctuates with Sinatra's flair."
CBARET SCENES: "He reflects Sinatra's taste for good songs. On stage, he echos 'Ol Blue Eyes' audacious cool."
THE EPOCH TIMES: "A crooner of the old school."
THE ITALIAN DAILY NEWSPAPER: "Very highly recommended."
ON & OFF BROADWAY: "His voice is strong, phrasing as neat as Ol' Blue Eyes."
BROADWAY WORLD.COM: "What's most impressive about Steven Maglio is that while tributing a singer he so obviously admires, he manages to make the evening his own. You may walk in because of Frank Sinatra, but you'll leave with an appreciation for a terrific entertainer named Steven Maglio."
A proud memeber of The New York Friars Club, The Society Of Singers, The Screen Actors Guild, The Manhattan Association Of Cabarets And Clubs, and The National Italian American Foundation.
What's the most common compliment paid to Steven Maglio? If Frank Sinatra could hear you sing his songs, he'd be proud."