Valerie Interviews: Brenda Vaccaro and Chazz Palminteri

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On this Sunday’s “Bagels and Broadway” I feature two celebrities from the worlds of film and theatre, both New Yorkers, and both creative and passionate people.

As we see things opening up again, the awareness is front and center that just a few short months ago, we were in a completely different situation.

With that, I am replaying interviews I did with Brenda Vaccaro and Chazz Palminteri about what they did during the pandemic, personally and professionally.

Valerie Interviews: Brenda Vaccaro and Chazz Palminteri

Just a few weeks ago, Brenda was featured on CBS Sunday Morning in an interview done by Mo Rocca. CBS Sunday Morning featuring Brenda Vaccaro

Valerie Interviews: Brenda Vaccaro and Chazz Palminteri

Chazz’s “A Bronx Tale: The Musical” is being produced in Fort Myers, Florida through May 22 at Broadway Palm.

Also, there is a special appearance from a celebrity chef, and a surprise announcement that I make at the end of the show.

Tune in for “Bagels and Broadway” Sunday from 2-3 on WNYM Radio, and available to hear on podcast after the broadcast.


  • Five-time Billboard Award-winning media personality Valerie Smaldone is a theatre, food, lifestyle and entertainment enthusiast. She is a celebrity interviewer, accomplished voice-over artist and actress. Recent appearances on episodic tv include Law and Order, Criminal Intent, The Other Two (on HBO Max), Tommy, Manifest and Blue Bloods. She is an audiobook narrator and producer. A live event emcee, moderator, and "Voice of God" at events and award ceremonies, Valerie has joined The Story Plant Entertainment Company and is currently working on a film and Broadway play. Visit her website at

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