As a review critic wrote, “With a powerful voice and magnetic stage presence, Lou Villano has received praise from the great songstress Julie Budd as saying, ‘You are a fabulous singer – a major talent.”
In 2010, Lou performed with the Sy Sugar Pops & Hallendale Pops Symphony Orchestras. 2011 is just as big as he completed major performances at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in New York City on June 8th and at the Dix Hills Performing Arts Theater on August 6th doing Catskills at Dix Hills. He has been performing to rave reviews in any setting that you see him in. Lou’s extensive background as a performer covers over 40 years in entertainment and the performing arts.
He has performed with comedians Maureen Langan, Tom Cotter, Steve Solomon, Bobby Kelton, Peter Fogel, Brad Zimmerman, Lee Stanley, Ben Kurland, Barry St. Ives, Alan Prophet, Carl Guerra, Rocky LaPorte and the great comedianne Wendy Liebman. Wendy had this to say about Lou, “It was great to work with you Lou. Your show was fabulous and you’re such a great performer.” Lou’s shows are entertaining and full of excitement. His “Luck, Love & Romance” themed show, along with his tribute to Sammy Davis, Jr., has become one of his signature performances. For 2011 he has added his new show “Legends of the 60’s with a touch of Broadway”. This show features hits from Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell, Paul Anka, Bobby Darin and showtunes from The Jersey Boys, Man of La Mancha and West Side Story.
Every time you see Lou perform you can expect to hear & see a special type of a show, whether it be his tribute to Sammy Davis, Jr., Tom Jones, a musical suite of Michel Legrand hits, or featured selections by Sinatra, Michael Buble, Matt Monro, Engelbert Humperdinck and many more great singers. Lou is an exciting entertainer with a fresh and upbeat style, generating an electric charge into the audience and leaving you with a lasting impression. Formerly a well-known band leader in New York / Long Island under the name of Mark Stuart, Lou charms his way into his audience’s hearts by creating a night club atmosphere with his personality, hot arrangements and themed shows. Since he started his shows in Oct. of 2006 Lou has established himself as one of the major entertainers in Florida.
He began his career as a night club performer working in the Catskill Mountains, Dangerfield’s, The Rainbow Room in New York City, San Souci on Long Island, The 802 Club in Brooklyn, and The Moulin Rouge on Staten Island. He still goes back to his roots in New York every year performing around the tri-state area including the Catskill Mountains. During his career, he has also enjoyed playing small extra parts in television’s “Law and Order,” “Third Watch,” “Deadline,” “The Sopranos” and the new USA Network series “Burn Notice.”
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Lou relocated to Florida from Long Island in 2005. Among his many accomplishments, he is especially proud whenever he is asked to sing the “National Anthem” at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida. Whatever the arena Lou performs in, he is dynamic, has great style, and is the ultimate entertainer. His show is “A MUST SEE”.