An accomplished tenor and musician, Chianese has released two albums – Hits (2000) and Ungrateful Heart (2003), which features 16 classic Neopolitan songs. Chianese will perform Italian and American songs during the Italian Heritage event.
Chianese was a two-time Emmy award nominee for his portrayal of Corrado “Junior” Soprano on The Sopranos, which aired from 1999-2007. He recently has appeared on Damages, Boardwalk Empire and The Good Wife and had several roles in major motion pictures, including The Godfather: Part II, Dog Day Afternoon and All the President’s Men.
A native of the Bronx, Chianese is the founder of Joy Through Art, whose mission is to improve the quality of life for residents of nursing homes through regular interaction with professional artists trained in music and theater.