Who is Tony Starlight?
Tony Starlight is an entertainer and entrepreneur. He is a musician, comedian, producer and venue owner. He specializes in song parodies, impressions of pop icons and tributes to pop culture phenomena. He is the owner and operator of The Tony Starlight Showroom where he writes and performs music and comedy. Tony impersonates everyone from Dean Martin to Axl Rose, Frank Sinatra to Tom Jones, Bob Seger and Elton John to Cat Stevens, but his specialty is Neil Diamond. Tony’s show lampoons pop culture with tributes to “Schoolhouse Rock” and “Solid Gold.” He is always creating new theme shows, and recently added a 007 James Bond Show, which is a spectacle to behold.
Tony Starlight performed in Portland from 1993-1999 at places like The 1201 Club, The Gypsy and nearly two years of Friday nights at Jimmy Mak’s. As a comedian he opened for Steven Wright in both Portland and Seattle. In 1999 he moved to Los Angeles where he unsuccessfully performed at the world famous Improv alongside Sarah Silverman and Zach Galifinakas and was a cast member of L.A. Connection Comedy Theater for three seasons where he was voted Best Writer by his peers.
TONY STARLIGHT’S SUPPERCLUB AND LOUNGE
In 2006, he and his wife, the lovely Mrs. Starlight, moved back to Portland and opened Tony Starlight’s Supperclub and Lounge at 3728 NE Sandy Blvd. The club was a throwback to the classic dinner clubs of New York in the ’20s and ’30s or Las Vegas in the ’50s and ’60s. Tony performed his own show at the club alongside a talented cast of other local entertainers who helped keep the music and spirit of this era alive. In recent years, Tony added ’70s and ’80s music to the line up with his Neil Diamond Tribute, AM Gold Seventies Soft Rock Show, The Eighties Experience with the Nu Wavers and the newly created Elton John Tribute, which have grown to be among the most popular events at the club. Tony shut the doors on the Sandy Blvd and opened the brand new Tony Starlight Showroom on Madison Street in August of 2014, and has set a new standard for live entertainment venues in Portland.
THE TONY STARLIGHT SHOWROOM
The Tony Starlight Showroom is the culmination of 25 years of work as an entertainer and venue owner. The Showroom is the premiere live music and comedy venue in the Northwest and will be the closest thing to a Vegas show in Portland. The room is stunningly beautiful, with plush blue velvet curtains, hand-stenciled walls, and state-of-the-art sound, lighting and HD video. We provide the audience with a truly memorable dinner and show package experience that you will want to share with friends and family alike.
In addition to performing regularly on his own stage, Tony tours his show to numerous theaters throughout the region such as the Old Liberty in Ridgefield, WA, Hillsboro’s Venetian Theatre and Portland’s own Alberta Rose. Tony has also become a popular emcee for numerous corporate and fundraising events and still performs a few weddings each year.
Tony As Master of Ceremonies:
Oregon Hall of Fame Inductions Ceremony 2010 – 2017
Ross Hollywood Veterans Day Parade 2009 – 2017
Human Solutions Annual Fundraising Gala 2010 – 2014
LEAP Adventure Gala 2014-2017
NW Dance Project Gala 2014 – 2018
NWDSA Buddy Walk 2011 – 2017
Ducks Unlimited 2013 – 2017
Molly’s Fund 2016 – 2018
Abby’s Closet 2016
LEP High School Investor Dinner 2011 & 2012
Grant High School Fundraising Dinner & Auction 2009, 2011 & 2013
Corporate Event Clients:
Elliot, Powell, Baden & Baker
Fabrication Products Inc
Oregon Medical Group Management Association
I.B.E.W. 100 year Gala
Oregon Cable Telecommunications Association
Food Services of America
The Women’s Clinic