Michael Longoria Releases BROADWAY BRICK BY BRICK, A Latin-Influenced Collection of Broadway Classics on May 5! @LONGORIASINGSMay 2nd, 2016
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April 28, 2016 –New York, NY – Anticipation is building for Original “Jersey Boy” Michael Longoria’s solo project, BROADWAY BRICK BY BRICK, which hits May 5th on Broadway Records. Huffington Post has premiered Longoria’s unique version of “Over The Rainbow,” while Playbill ran the exclusive premiere of “Being Alive” from COMPANY, on the 46th anniversary of the show’s opening night.
Time Out New York highlighted Longoria’s album release shows on May 2 & May 3 at Joe’s Pub at the Public, and raved about BROADWAY BRICK BY BRICK. “Longoria applies soaring vocals to John McDaniels’s arrangements of showtune standards, including big ballads (“Corner of the Sky,” “Over the Rainbow”) and a Latin music–inflected take on “The Sound of Music.” To purchase tickets, go to Joe’s Pub Ticket Link. To pre-order the album, head to Broadway Records. Longoria’s wardrobe for the shows will be HOMME by Malan Breton.
The album has also received glowing feedback from Broadway’s biggest and brightest, including Betty Buckley who claims, “Michael Longoria has a wonderful voice and shares his love for the Broadway Songbook supported by the great John McDaniel as his Arranger. Love his new recording!” Donna McKechnie, the Tony Award-winning singer and actress who performed the original version of “Music and the Mirror” from A CHORUS LINE shares, “Michael Longoria lifts this song out of a classic Broadway show and truly makes it his own with a fresh and exciting interpretation.”
For BROADWAY BRICK BY BRICK, Longoria has partnered with a dream team of musical greats including: Grammy winner John McDaniel (Patti LuPone), who music directed and arranged, Grammy winning producer Jeffrey Lesser (Barbra Streisand, Kristin Chenoweth), and orchestrator Jesse Vargas (Clay Aiken). The release offers Broadway’s biggest songs, featuring Longoria’s soulful voice and incorporating his Latin roots.
Longoria began his career as a Mariachi singer in his hometown of Los Angeles, before moving on to stage productions. At age fourteen he was accepted to the prestigious Los Angeles County High School of The Arts, and then earned a scholarship to NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He is best known for his portrayal of Frankie Valli in the acclaimed production of Jersey Boys. Longoria is currently performing in The Midtown Men, the subject of two PBS specials including “Meet The Midtown Men.”
BROADWAY BRICK BY BRICK Track Listing:
“Home” from The Wiz
“The Sound of Music” from The Sound of Music
“Maria” from West Side Story
“Music and the Mirror” from A Chorus Line
“The Impossible Dream” from Man of La Mancha
“Corner of the Sky” from Pippin
“Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” from Jersey Boys
“Being Alive” from Company
“Tell Me on a Sunday” from Song and Dance
“Thank You for the Music” from Mamma Mia!
“As If We Never Said Goodbye” from Sunset Boulevard
“Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz
BROADWAY RECORDS is one of the preeminent record labels in its industry and has produced cast albums for many major Broadway shows (i.e. the Grammy® nominated Matilda The Musical, Fiddler on the Roof (2016), Allegiance, The Color Purple (2015), the recently released The Visit, Doctor Zhivago and Side Show Original 2014 Broadway Cast Recording) as well as the preservation of shorter run Broadway shows (i.e. Bonnie & Clyde and Big Fish) and NBC’s television events, The Wiz Live! and Peter Pan Live!. Broadway Records believes in delivering the best cast recordings to its customers, while also striving to innovate with the critically acclaimed “Live at Feinstein’s/54 BELOW” series featuring top Broadway stars including Patti LuPone, Aaron Tveit, Annaleigh Ashford, Norbert Leo Butz, Sierra Boggess, Laura Benanti, Micky Dolenz and many others. BroadwayWorld.com has nominated 19 of Broadway Records’ albums for their Album Awards, all of which can be found by visiting www.broadwayrecords.com.