Veteran actor Tony Roberts pens memoir, stars in ‘Carousel’ at Lyric Opera

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Veteran film and Broadway actor Tony Roberts has arrived in Chicago to join the cast of Lyric Opera’s upcoming production of “Carousel” (April 10-May 3).  Roberts stars as The Starkeeper in the iconic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.

You may know him from his frequent film roles with his close pal Woody Allen (“Annie Hall,” “Hannah and her Sisters,” “Radio Days” and more).

In a conversation today, the actor revealed for the first time that he’s just penned his memoir, “Do You Know Me?,” set for release in May or June.

Woody Allen, Diane Keaton and Tony Roberts stars in “Play It Again Sam | FILE PHOTO

Woody Allen, Diane Keaton and Tony Roberts stars in “Play It Again Sam | FILE PHOTO

“It’s a memoir of sorts, the successes and failures in my journey as an actor and 55 years in show business,” Roberts said, adding with a chuckle, “I don’t know if it will sell more than 10 copies.”

Roberts said writing the book was a 15-year process because “there have been so many versions and so many things I would write about then decide to not include them, and so forth. It’s all about going backstage, behind the scenes, a lot of particular things of interest for people in love with the Golden Age of Broadway [laughing] — if they’re still alive.”

More of my conversation with Tony Roberts coming soon to this site and the Sunday Chicago Sun-Times.  For tickets to “Carousel,” visit lyricopera.org

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