Tommy Tune Lists a Penthouse on the Far East Side

Tommy Tune, the Broadway song-and-dance man, is selling a penthouse at the Southgate, a prewar co-op complex designed by Emery Roth on a quiet cul-de-sac facing the East River.

Mr. Tune, 85, owns another penthouse in the building, but “now that I have retired, I really only need one of these apartments,” he said in an email.

Both apartments are on East 52nd Street, near First Avenue. The unit up for sale, in building No. 414, is a one-bedroom, one-bathroom penthouse with an expansive wraparound terrace and stunning cityscape and river views. The asking price is $2.3 million, according to the listing agents, Leighton Candler and Bradley Comisar of the Corcoran Group; monthly maintenance is $3,197.

The living room/dining area, with stage lights on the ceiling, is anchored by a wood-burning fireplace.Credit…MW Studio for Corcoran

Mr. Tune, a Texas native who also has a home in Santa Fe, N.M., has owned a few places in Manhattan since coming to the city in the 1960s for his Broadway debut in “Baker Street.” He bought the first apartment at the Southgate, a tower penthouse in building No. 400, in 2007 for around $1.3 million. The neighboring penthouse at No. 414 captured his attention, he said, when he learned that it was once a ballroom with 12-foot ceilings.

“Well, that made me think of dancing,” he said, “and of course I had to have it!”

Mr. Tune purchased the second penthouse in 2013 for nearly $1.4 million and then rented out the first one to friends. (He will move back, he said, after the tenants leave and he fixes it up.)

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