Joaquin Phoenix will star in the new sci-fi romance HER, directed by Spike Jonze, about a man who falls in love with the voice of a new technological operating system (voice of Scarlett Johansson). It’s coming out December 18th. Talk about zeitgeist: I recently starred in a short film called BIRD IN A BOX. It’s about a guy who falls in love with the voice of his satellite navigation system. A good opening act …Read More
As Disney’s FROZEN gets closer to opening in late November I wanted to share a small part I had in its evolution.
Before Bobby and Kristen Anderson-Lopez were hired to write the score for this final version of the film, Alan Menken and Glenn Slater were slated to contribute the music and lyrics earlier for an earlier version. At that point the property was called The Snow Queen. This is a live recording of one of the tunes that Alan …Read More
I’m honored to join many of my extremely talented colleagues as ambassadors for the New York Pops and their outreach program to bring music education to schools in New York City. Read more about the program and who’s participating here: http://newyorkpops.org/popsed-ambassador-launch-partyRead More
Dreamworks and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment have just released the wide-screen, high-definition, original Broadway cast–version of SHREK THE MUSICAL on DVD/Blu-ray. It’s 131 minutes of pure fun for only $12.96 on Amazon. I’m so proud of this show and now you can watch it in your living room! You’ll love it.
Here’s a quick teaser:Read More
Congratulations to the Public Theater’s GIANT for garnering a Lucille Lortel Award Outstanding Musical nomination! (Full list of 2013 nominees here.) The awards, for best off-Broadway shows, take place on May 13th this year and members of the public are welcome to attend the ceremony.
Meanwhile, here is a fantastic video piece about the making of the upcoming GIANT cast album. (The album will go on sale on May 21. I’ll give …Read More
Very happy to say I’ve been cast as a guest star in the new NBC pilot of IRONSIDE starring Blair Underwood. Shooting has begun in New York City. SMASH fans will be happy to see me on the small screen again with Neal Bledsoe, from SMASH’s first season. Stay tuned about more information about the show and its future life on NBC! (May it be as successful as the original Ironside detective drama, which ran on NBC for eight seasons and nearly 200 …Read More
Some of this I’ve shared already on Facebook and Twitter, but am rounding it all up here:
Admission opens this Friday (March 22), starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd. I have a scene with Paul. Here’s a picture from the NY premiere:
I’m happy to report that Frank will be returning for the last two episodes of the second season! SMASH will soon be on Saturdays now. Here’s some info on the schedule change: Read More
Since the new year started, I’ve gotten a chance to participate in a number of wonderful projects that I don’t want to go by without mentioning. Here they are:
The American Songbook Series at Lincoln Center
I was asked to sing for The American Songbook Series: The music of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey. I was able to revisit that great score from Next to Normal and sing a brand new song of theirs called “Hey Kid.” But perhaps most fun of all was performing the …Read More
As I’ve written about about previously, one of my favorite ongoing projects is doing the narration for the award-winning Jameson’s Whiskey spots. The latest installment in John Jameson’s rather incredible adventures is out just in time for St. Paddy’s Day.Read More
I’m sorry to say that, due to scheduling conflicts, my Town Hall concert has been cancelled. We’re working with the venue to try and find another time to reschedule. In other concert info, read about my upcoming return engagement at 54BELOW in September!
Stay tuned for some exciting info on another concert coming up. I can’t announce it just yet, but soon!Read More