Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Nelson Aspen Reveals Guest for First NYC Show: Anita Gillette

Anita Gillette
Fresh from his one-man show at the iconic Sydney Opera House, Nelson Aspen (ex-Albert, Search for Tomorrow) is returning for three performances (October 2, 9 and 16 at 7 p.m.), accompanied by his original music director, Gerry Dieffenbach. Aspen has promised surprises at all three shows and has now revealed the first guest: Broadway star Anita Gillette ((ex-Franki, The Edge of Night; ex-Wilma, Search for Tomorrow) will join the first show on October 2.

"Anita is a living showbiz legend and I can't wait to have her be a part of my opening night at Don't Tell Mama," Aspen tells We Love Soaps. "She starred in the first Broadway musical I ever saw, 'They're Playing our Song,' and I grew up watching her on Quincy, Password and Match Game. She can do it all! We worked together briefly in the mid '80s on Search for Tomorrow and then she became a bona fide movie star with Moonstruck. We reunited a few years on a Red Carpet for 30 Rock (she played Tina Fey's mother) and became NYC neighbors...truly full circle. Anita's unique talent, energy and charm continue to endear her to audiences of all ages."

To reserve your seats one of Nelson's upcoming shows at Don't Tell Mama in New York, call (212) 757-0788 (after 4 p.m. daily) or visit donttellmamanyc.com.

Currently enjoying his 12th year on Australia's #1 morning show, Sunrise, Aspen is also working on a new series with veteran soap scribe Janet Iacobuzio. Check out a teaser video for the show below, which includes daytime alums Anne Howard, Stephen Schnetzer, Colleen Zenk, Ryan Brown and Anna Holbrook.

- @NELSON'S Premieres! Nelson Aspen Interviews Anita Gillette
- WHERE ARE THEY NOW: Elvera Roussel, Anita Gillette, Denise Pence & Victoria Mallory
- Celebrating America's Birthday, My Own and My Mentor's


  1. So excited to share the stage with Anita! Every show is gonna be a party...please join us!