Ronnie D'Addario was born and raised in Manhattan, in the heart of the theater district, across from the Ed Sullivan Theater. He started playing guitar at the age of ten after seeing The Beatles on Ed Sullivan. He began singing and playing, including bass guitar, professionally in his early twenties. He grew up listening to 1960s pop music.
Ronnie played guitar with Tommy Makem, of The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem fame, for two decades, in concert, recordings, TV shows, and the stage.
His credits include an appearance on the Rosie O'Donnell Show, TV commercial jingles, and six PBS shows with Tommy Makem (where he performed with Judy Collins. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Guinness Fleadh at Randall's Island, Lisner Auditorium, Wash. DC, and Mechanic's Hall, Worcester, MA. Ronnie also produced the album, "Live At the Irish Pavilion," a favorite among Makem fans, and several other artists.
His song, "Falling for Love," was recorded by The Carpenters in 1981.
His song,”Take In a Show” was featured on the TV Sitcom, “New Girl” in 2017.
Another song,”Here We Are Again” was featured on the Netflix show, “The Sinner” also in 2017,
and in "Loot" on Apple TV+.
"Yesterday's News" by Ron was prominently featured in the movie, "The Clovehitch Killer" in 2019,
and in Hulu's"The Only Murders In the Building".
The TV Show, "High Fidelity" (2019) features his song, "Not Today".
Hulu's "Four Weddings and a Funeral" features Ron's "Nice Meeting You--Again".
"Don't Get Me Started" can be heard in the Apple 2021 series, "The Shrink Next Door."
Ronnie lives in New York, with his wife, Susan, a neuropsychologist.
Their sons are Brian, age twenty-six, and Michael, age twenty-four.
Brian played "Flounder" in "The Little Mermaid" on Broadway and is featured singing the lead vocal on "She's In Love" on the original cast album.
He also played "Gavroche" in the Broadway 2006 revival of "Les Miserable."
Michael played the role of "Bert" in "All My Sons" on Broadway, which starred Katie Holmes, Dianne Wiest, John Lithgow, and Patrick Wilson.
Michael also played "Charles Adams" in the HBO mini series, "John Adams," starring Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney.
He played a major role in the movie, "People Like Us" starring Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde, and Michelle Pfeiffer.
He was also in the Ethan Hawke movie, "Sinister." Check him out in the TBS TV sitcom "Are We There Yet?" reruns.
Brian and Michael aka The Lemon Twigs, are receiving accolades from everyone from Elton John to Gilbert O'Sullivan to Iggy Pop. They record for Captured Tracks records. They've been on The Tonight Show, Conan, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers, Jools Holland, and CBS Saturday Morning, and have garnered many great reviews in The Guardian, Newsday, and many others. They have toured the US, Europe, and Japan.
They recently brought out Todd Rundgren for their last song at Coachella. Todd also sang on their second album, "Go To School". Rod Argent and The Zombies gave them shout out at The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2019.
The Lemon Twigs have performed their dad's song, "Love Stepped Out," from his first album, "Take In a Show."
Ronnie has just finished a brand new 2023 album entitled, "All Gathered In One Room".
His music is available at Homburg Records in the US, and at YouAreTheCosmos Records (outside of USA)
Drawing by AKIRA MURACCO