About

Charles Del Rosso was born in a small suburb of Pittsburgh that is also hometown to two other well known entertainers, Perry Como and Bobby Vinton.

He and his family moved to New York City while his father, (Charles Sr.) attended Teachers College Columbia University to receive his Ph.D. in music education.
After moving to New Jersey, Charles developed his love for the performing arts while attending Jefferson Twp. High School.  During that time, he starred in many musical/drama productions and became interested in the “Art of Magic” through a friend’s father who was a well-known professional magician (and also taught a young David Copperfield, with whom Charles became friends).

By the end of high school, Charles had become a well-known professional magician in the NJ/NY area and had won many talent competitions.   It was while attending Fairleigh Dickenson University that Charles, at the age of 20, won top prize in “The Bob Hope Search for the Top in Collegiate Talent” national competition performing his award winning magic act. As a result, Charles made his first of many television appearances as Mr. Hope’s guest on “The Mike Douglas Show” in 1978.

30 years later, Charles is regarded as a professional entertainer of the highest caliber.  He has been appearing on stage at some of New York City’s top society affairs and exclusive nightspots as well as performing for country clubs, colleges and many of the country’s leading corporations.

Beginning in the mid 90’s,  Charles began presenting his one-man-show entitled “Out of Your Mind”.  His public performances at the 12 Miles West Theatre in Montclair sold out quickly and proved to be a critical success. By popular demand, he was asked back for repeat engagements 5 consecutive years, ending in 2003.

Having studied piano since the age of 8, Charles is an accomplished pianist and vocalist as well, playing a diverse repertoire of music ranging from classical, show tunes, popular songs, jazz and ragtime.  His musical selections and unique piano stylings are a perfect compliment for a fine dining atmosphere.
Charles has appeared weekly as a solo musical  artist at several of the area’s most well known restaurants and clubs for the last 25 years, and is in constant demand to perform for private parties and cocktail hours.
Charles lives in nearby Totowa with his wife, and has two grown daughters.

One Response to About

  • Keith C Whitehead says:

    My wife and I studied at Fairleigh , late 70’s – early 80’s .
    We both had your Dad ” Doc ” for many a class , rehearsal , and concert .
    I remember at least two pieces he wrote for the ensemble , quite fondly .
    I replaced a starter in his Volkswagen Beetle and even met Spookie the dog .
    If you can , send our love
    Keith and Belinda – Hartley Whitehead

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