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At the same time as oil executive Anthony Petrello is known as one of the top paid CEOs in the United States, he is also appreciated for his kindness, generosity and philanthropy.
He and his wife, Cynthia, recently hosted a welcome home reception for Tommy Tune with 50 friends and the Miller Outdoor Theatre advisory board members.
Tune was in Houston to stage “Tommy Tune Tonight” at the theatre where he entertained some 5,000 of his hometown fans.
While at the reception, Tune enjoyed a stroll around the grounds as well as the music, the cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
Tune was born in Wichita Falls, Texas in 1939 and started producing theatre works in his family’s garage. After graduating from Lamar High School, Tune headed for New York City to launch his Broadway career.
He is recognized worldwide for his work which includes his debut as a chorus dance in Baker Street and performances in Hello Dolly and Seesaw, in which he received his first Tony Award. Tune also won awards for his dancing and for choreography and directing in Grand Hotel, None, The Will Rogers Follies, and more.
Petrello has always been interested in giving back to the community. He grew up in a blue-collar neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey where he developed a strong work ethic. He went on to graduate from Harvard University with a J. D. degree after receiving his BS and MS degrees from Yale University.
He married his college girlfriend soon after graduation. Both he and Cynthia are well-known for their charitable works. They have donated $5 million and guaranteed another $2 million to advance new medical research. About Anthony Petrello visite HERE.
What’s more, the Petrello’s launched the Petrello Family Foundation to advance education, medical resources and they both advocate for research for the scientific community in the Houston area.
They also set up the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute which focuses on neurological conditions in children.
Before taking on the position of Chief Operating Officer at Nabors Industries, later becoming president, Petrello started his career with the law firm of Baker & McKenzie. He went on to become CEO of Nabors in 2011 and chairman of the board since 2012.
The original stories can be found at:
(www.broadwayworld.com/houston/article/Tony-Petrello-Welcomes-Tommy-Tune-Home-To-Houston-20180104 and https://gazetteday.com/2017/07/the-real-story-behind-anthony-petrellos-success-as-ceo-of-nabors-industries.