Tall, skinny, and rubber-limbed, he had a rare gift for physical comedy and appeared frequently in the New York theatre, often in cutting edge Off- and Off-Off-Broadway productions. Joseph Papp
, head of the New York Shakespeare Festival was an admirer of his talents and cast him in several productions -- most notably, the hit ...
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6' 3" (1.91 m)
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When I started out, I thought I was going to be a Shakespearean actor...Then I decided I was too weird-looking, too tall and thin - I'm 6 foot 3. But that's helped me as a dancer. I've known a lot of dancers who were ten times better than me, but who were short. Turns out the market wants 'em tall and thin, so I got jobs and they didn't.
In the 1976 New York production of "The Threepenny Opera" by Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival, Azito gave a memorable performance in a role not written into the script, a choral figure who had no lines, but appeared in most of the scenes doing a kind of visual commentary on the action.
Double-jointed, marionette-style movement