Andy Karl loved being Rocky…so much.

As he prepares to bid farewell to the Italian Stallion, we look back at Karl's time embodying (and never fully stepping out of) the swarthy character. When the musical takes its final bow at the Winter Garden Theatre this Sunday, the actor will leave behind not only the role that gave him his first Tony nomination, but also a strict gym regimen and his go-to biceps-bearing pose. We're sorry to see it go.