Air date: Nov 1, 2013
Show # 141
Stan Seidenberg is in his 60th year as an agent, manager, and producer, upon leaving the U.S. Air Force in 1954. He embarked on a theatrical career. He followed in the footsteps of his Father, who produced shows for the Jewish Theater. Stan started out as an agent with Shaw Artist. This agency represented such artist RAY CHARLES, STEVIE WONDER, FATS DOMINO and THE SUPREMES.
Stan was instrumental in organizing the March for Freedom for MATRIN LUTHER KING, JR. in Alabama. In 1963, he brought the above-mentioned artist to Birmingham to help raise the money for six organizations that Dr. King was involved with. Because of his efforts, Stan was honored by the American Guild of Variety Artist and was written up in the Congressional Record in Washington.
After leaving Shaw Artist Stan went to work for GAC, WILLARD ALEXANDER and ABC. He booked performances all over the world – from the Poconos to Puerto Rico to Germany. For these major agencies, he was responsible to many famous nightclubs such as the Latin Quarter, Copacabana, Basin Street East and the Rainbow Grill. In 1981 Stan left ABC to start his own business called, STAR-ON ENTERPRISES, INC. It is now a very successful management and production company. In recent years, acting as a talent buyer-producer, he put on many variety shows at the Rainbow Grill in New York City and the Colonia Theater in Latham, New York. He used the talents of BOB HOPE, TOM JONES, HAL LINDEN, MEL TILLIS, and PEARL BAILEY AND ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK.
As manager, he has represented many artists big and small. This list includes BOBBY RYDELL, SHECKY GREENE, CONNIE STEVENS, SANLER & YOUNG, TRINI LOPEZ, JERRY VAN DYKE and the FOUR ACES, ANTHONY NEWLY.
Because Stan loves his work, he tries to help the lesser-known artist get good jobs as well as the major stars. He is one of those managers who give freely of his time and expertise to the artist whom he represents. He only asked that the audience appreciate and respects his clients when they perform. He is NOW writing a book about his 60 years in show business.
Stan has other varied interest besides his career in show business. He participates in many charitable events and is a great spectator sports fan. If he is not found at a charity dinner at the Waldof he can be found at Shea Stadium rooting for the METS and Yankee Stadium rooting for the Yankees.
Stan is also a devoted and loving Family man. He lives happily in Florida with his wife of 45 years and he has two beautiful daughters and three fabulous grandsons. He is semi-retired but still does booking locally & has an account booking shows in the casino in Erie, PA.