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.
Azito was nominated for a 1980 Tony Award for his role of the Sergeant in "The Pirates of Penzance". He later reprised the role on film in The Pirates of Penzance
Double-jointed, marionette-style movement