Josh Groban may be a Broadway baby soon! The Grammy-nominated singer appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on January 5 and hinted that the Great White Way is in the future (the near future!). Asked when he will hit Broadway, Groban said, “Hopefully in the next year or two.”
Is the “You Raise Me Up” singer eyeing anything specific? Groban revealed to Cohen, “Ideally I’d like to do something brand new. There’s a lot of shows that I grew up really loving, but I think it’s always fun to workshop something and work with people fresh and to kind of develop a character and a story. It’s always been a dream of mine and I got kind of sidetracked into this extraordinary, very lucky life that I’ve had. I’ve never left my passion for that so I would love to.” Cohen responded, “You could fill some seats, my brother. Let’s do it; let’s sell some tickets!”
We couldn’t agree more! Groban is no stranger to theater—he attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, Interlochen Arts Camp and was slated to attend Carnegie Mellon University’s drama program before being discovered by megaproducer David Foster. In 2008 he performed as the Russian in Chess in Concert at Royal Albert Hall in London alongside Rent alums Idina Menzel and Adam Pascal. Check out the videos below to get a sampling of Groban putting that voice to some good musical theater use!
"Endgame" from 'Chess.'
"Music of the Night" from 'The Phantom of the Opera' at the Kennedy Center Honors.
"Not While I'm Around" from 'Sweeney Todd' at Jazz For A Cause.