My goal is to speak as eloquently as my husband. . I said “I’m going to light her on fire.” . He said this ♥️ ・・・ My journey with dance began at the age of seven. I remembered seeing Mikhail Baryshnikov in #Whitenights and felt like I had been stuck by the lightening of purpose. Up until that point I had never seen something so masculine, athletic and so rich with art. It was then I began my love affair with dance. It was in dance class that I learned what work ethic really meant. I also learned compassion, an understanding and acceptance of my body, mind, soul and how to communicate with women as an equal. I am now a grown man with a beautiful wife (who I met through dance) and the most amazing son a father could ask for. I’ve never had a job that didn’t have something to do with dance and my ability to do so. It has afforded me the most happiest of beings and somehow the ability not only to lift an audience figuratively and literally😜 but also for me/us to purchase and live in a dream home just about an hour north of Manhattan. Over 30 years later, 8 Broadway shows and countless beautiful experiences to last 10 lifetimes I still wake up thankful for demanding that my mother “also signed me up for #Ballet” @lara.spencer @goodmorningamerica @joannechapmandance @performingdancearts
Yesterday was the 12 year anniversary of opening the revival of Grease! on Broadway. Boy, did we laugh. Here’s a little trip down memory lane. #Marty #FreddyMyLove #Myrtle #McDonalds @lindsaymendez @kirswyatt @maxcrumm @lauraosnes @kevenq @joshuaandrewfranklin @lauraosnes @matt_saldivar @restrepo.jose @matthew_hydzik
#TBT - Roxanne in Boston, coming out of our floor spin. This snarling shot taken by King @murphymade is in our gorgeous souvenir program. I’m so happy this was captured. This is my singular favorite moment in the show. A. Because it feels so good coming up out of it like a snake. B. It’s the end of my show. Hard stuff is over. Rest of the show is vaca party time byeeeeeeeee. @moulinrougebway
All I want to be is a spec of @beyonce and @theartofolu is taking me there one step at a time. Happy Saturday Night on Bway lovebugs.
I remembered to take a picture of my new Roxanne frock last night. I wear it for a split second in the dark, it’s never photographed, and the design is just so luscious....so here she is. Also - new fave nickname for Nini, given to me by @susanstriplingphotography.... . BDSM Tinkerbell. . #🧚🏻♀️ #🚨
It was #internationalmotherartistday yesterday. For the first time ever, Hudson got stuck at the theatre with me last night. The village came (thank you @rickyrojas1272 and Nat). It was really hard for me to be onstage last night, knowing my son is usually in his bed asleep at this time, but instead he’s upstairs...anyway...Then I carried him 15 minutes to the car after my show. He’s 45 pounds, but you see his sweet sleepy eyes and he’s koala’d around you and keeps saying “I just want to go to bed”....mama carries the 45 lbs. This is real life yo. Being a mother and showgirl is hard. Also, his hand isn’t on my boob....it looks like it is, but it’s not. It’s just a gloved jazz hand.
When I celebrate my friends, I make them do things. @mattfdoyle nailed it in one. ♥️
Yup...looks about right. #instagram . Thanks @kristaschlueter for capturing these moments while we knocked out the @moulinrougebway cast album this past Monday. You all are not ready. @justinlevine @mstine27 @cianmccarthy the entire MR band... and of course @bazluhrmann are actual musical unicorns. 🦄 🎶 💃🏼
Nini and Santiago arriving at the Opening Night Party of @moulinrougebway. @caitlinmcnaney shot these for @broadwaycom and she is a GD genius. Do yourself a favor and go check out the gallery. I get work with the most ridiculously beautiful people. ♥️
Here’s a little opening night album with some of my favorite people. Opening nights are always overwhelming. They are so large, so much energy, and you often don’t even get to see most of your cast. I took out my phone twice that night. I’m super grateful for the one and only @bruglikas of @gettyimages for capturing the first 5 images. You have been shooting the Alves’ mugs for over a decade now and we love you. Favorite people included in these photos. 1. My incredible husband @alvesface 2. My soul, my best, my @maxmclayton 3. Hubs and sis in law @bananatessa 4. The STUNNING cast of @moulinrougebway 5. My beloved @murphymade 6. Michael Pressaro. He was my very first Broadway PSM 14 years ago on Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. I almost cry every day seeing his face, I love him so much. 7. My Santigago @rickyrojas1272 8. The delicious @tartick of RPM (our BRILLIANT marketing agency) 9. Last but absolutely not least, my best friend of 16 years @katesecon. I love you.
This dress was the dress of my dreams. Thank you @yaeloosh25 for introducing me to her. Thanks to Michelle my dresser for her magical alterations. And a huge thank you to @morganmabrymakeup for beating the shit out of this face and making me feel like a literal diamond. 💕. . AND @emiliomk for taking the these first two shots!!! AND @wmcb15 AND @abrunkus!!! I love you all!!
Head to @voguemagazine to get a behind the scenes look at the @moulinrougebway photo shoot. It was an absolute dream to be able to work with the King @bazluhrmann and Queen @catherinemartindesigns for the day.
Alves/Hanson theme night. . Mad Men. . That is a receipt rolled up. It’s not a cigarette. I don’t smoke. But Betty isn’t Betty without it.
You and me could write a bad romance. . New production shots by the perfect @murphymade. . @moulinrougebway @rickyrojas1272
Congratulations on your 17 Emmy Nominations @fosseverdonfx. I still can’t believe I was able to contribute to telling a story about a man and a woman I have idolized for 25 years and a style that has become my first language as a dancer. Forever grateful. . . . #bobfosse #gwenverdon #chicagothemusical #fosseverdonfx @verdonfosselegacy