Martin LaTierri, more commonly known as Sonny, is a character from Grease and a member of the T-Birds. His girlfriend is Marty Maraschino. In the original Chicago premiere cast, the character of Sonny was played by Gerald Bolnick .In the original Broadway cast, he by Jim Borrelli, in the 1978 film by Michael Tucci, in the 2016 live broadcast by Andrew Call and in the Options Theatre Company’s 2017 version performance by Alexander Coppleman (alongside his sign-language co-star and singer, Tanya Thurlby whom played Coppleman’s love interest).

Personality[edit | edit source]

Sonny is the funny smartass T-Bird, as he likes to joke around. He has a crush on Marty - member of the Pink Ladies - but she doesn't seem to reciprocate until the end of the movie.

Sonny is Italian, brash, and "takes no crap from nobody" - except for Principal McGee. He can be a bit of a jerk at times, razzing Rizzo when Kenickie and the T-Birds picked her up at Frenchy's house.

At the National Dance-Off, he spiked the punch with whiskey - replying "Washing my hands" when queried by Mr.Rudie.

During the Hand Jive scene, presumed to be a bit drunk, he cut in on Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsen, pulling her away from Danny, allowing Cha-Cha to cut in.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Sonny is a sturdily built young gentleman with curly hair and a cocky smile.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Quotes From Sonny[edit | edit source]

Sonny Geez! Every teacher I got this year has flunked me at least once!

Sonny, Hallway

Sonny Rizzo got a bun in the oven

Sonny, Drive-in theater

Danny I was hanging around down the beach, you know. You know.

Sonny I know what you mean, it's tough with all those chicks hanging around you.

Putzie Yeah, well, the only thing that hangs around you, Sonny, are the flies.

Sonny Hey, right here, Putzie, huh?!

Danny Zuko, Sonny, and Putzie., Front of the school

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