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An Evening with Constantine Maroulis, Star of the Upcoming Broadway Show, ROCK OF AGES!
Ocean County Library: Toms River Branch, NJSaturday, Feb. 14, 7 p.m. or call 732-349-6200 / .
Constantine Maroulis, Star of the Upcoming Broadway Show, ROCK OF AGES, helped make American Idol’s Season 4 one of the most memorable to date. His delivery of the Queen classic “Bohemian Rhapsody” electrified audiences and became that year’s must see performance and caught the attention of Brian May, who personally asked him to sing the song on the “Killer Queen” Tribute CD (Hollywood Records).
In addition to headlining the Idol’s sold out Live Summer Tour with that year’s winner Carrie Underwood, Constantine has continued to tour extensively around the country solo since the show. However Idol wasn’t his first stage experience, having graduated The Boston Conservatory and apprenticed at the The Williamstown Theatre Festival in 2002, Maroulis had performed in several productions prior to landing the lead role of Roger in the national tour of the hit musical RENT just before making it as a finalist on Idol and beating out millions of hopefuls auditioning. Maroulis made his Broadway debut in the Tony Nominated 2007 production of “Wedding Singer” and after quickly followed up co-starring in Off Broadway’s critically acclaimed production of “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.” Television came back into his life with CBS’s “The Bold and The Beautiful,” in a role specially created for him and based in part off his real life. The show featured new songs from his debut album “Constantine” which he was released last year on his very own Record Label, “Sixth Place Records” via (SONY/Red) to critical acclaim. Prior to that his version of “My Funny Valentine” helped make the CD, American Idol “The Showstoppers” RIAA Certified Gold (RCA). Constantine is currently developing new material for a ’09 release.
Other credits include, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Tonight Show, Ellen, The Today Show, Howard Stern, Fox n’ Friends, Regis & Kelly, Mike & Juliet, MTV and many more. He has also served as Co-Host on GDNY, Yahoo Buzz Session, MTV’s Little Talent Show and American Idol Extra on The FOX Reality Channel. In addition, Constantine has done extensive work with many charities and non profits including Make a Wish, Hellenic Scholarship Fund, The Actors Fund, Broadway Cares and many others. Visit http://www.myspace.com/constantinemaroulis and http://www.constantinemaroulis.com
Wait! Hold the phone! He headlined that Season 4 Idol tour with Carrie Underwood? The guy has some mighty good spin doctors writing his copy, I’ll say that for him.