It's been a wild year for Steve Kazee, who starred in the hit musical Once, earned a Tony Award and was named the Broadway.com's Star of the Year. Now, the Kentucky-born singer is bringing his soulful country sound to 54 Below for two intimate concerts with his band, The Shiny Liars. The southern-infused engagement will give audiences an exclusive taste of original tunes to be released on his upcoming debut album. Below, Kazee dishes on his favorite artists, songs and albums, from Carousel to Frank Ocean. Read on to get a glimpse of what's on this Broadway fave's iPod and to find out his pick for song of the summer!
What record/album was your favorite growing up?
Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon.
What concert most influenced you as a performer?
Damien Jurado at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C.
What is your go-to audition song?
"If I Loved You" from Carousel.
What song are you most excited to perform in your show?
My song, "The Wolves."
What musical theater track is the most played on your iPod?
"Hasa Diga Eebowai" from The Book of Mormon.
If you could invite any performer onstage for a duet at 54 Below, who would it be?
What album was the soundtrack to your 20s?
Ok Computer by Radiohead..
What’s your favorite love song?
"We've Got Tonight" by Bob Seger.
What song makes you feel sexy?
"Pyramid" by Frank Ocean.
What is your favorite workout track?
"Can't Hold Us" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.
What’s the best hidden gem in on your iPod?
"Blood" by The Middle East.
Favorite break-up song?
"Werewolf" by Fiona Apple.
What song most makes you smile?
"Ho Hey" by The Lumineers.
When this song plays, I can’t help but dance:
"Dancing On My Own" by Robyn.
My vote for the song of summer is:
"Get Lucky" by Daft Punk.