Thanks, R11. I always thought he had a great voice, albeit, over controlled by others. I lost track and haven''t listened to him for a few years.%0D\
I''ll look it up.
Never really paid attention to him until he tried to be Kelly's co-host (and should have won). But he's all over this week promoting his new record and I gotta say I'm crushing on it. I bought his new single called "Brave". It's a big production like Jim Steinman used to do.
He has announced that he is retiring from the music industry to focus 100% on his first passion.
To be the lead in a big Broadway musical.
If he has to give up his music career to be a Broadway star, so be it.
Yes, OP, he's gay.
Technically true, R9, perhaps, but this is a more accurate description of his ethnicity (pulled from the same article, btw; thanks).
[quote]Groban's father was born Jewish, and is a descendant of Russian and Polish immigrants; he converted from Judaism to Christianity when marrying Groban's mother. Groban's mother's ancestry includes Norwegian (from Toten), German, and English; one of her own grandfathers had been Jewish.
Can't stand his music but I always thought he was cute.
He's gotten a lot of snatch.
He wants to bring "Chess" back to Broadway. He did a concert version and sang the shit out of it. Of course tired old theater queens will bitch because he wasn't born in Shubert Ally and educated at Julliard.
As a teen he talked about "coming out of the closet as yourself." Do straight kids talk that way?
Groban dated actress January Jones from 2003 to 2006. After that relationship ended, he moved his primary residence to New York City, where he indicates that "dating can be very easy or very tough."
OMG, he's a "Chess" queen! Can't say that makes him gay for sure but he would have fit in perfectly with all the theater fags at my college (including myself here.)
Would love to see "Chess" revived on Broadway and Groban makes a perfect Anatoly. Just please, God, don't let Idina Menzel anywhere near the role of Florence. I loved her in "Wicked" but she's dreadful in "Chess In Concert." Actually, she'd probably be good as Svetlana singing "Someone Else's Story" but probably wouldn't want the smaller supporting role.
R13, that's good but I'd love for him to actually collaborate with Jim Steinman on some balls-to-the-wall power pop song. It's been too long since we've had a Steinman power ballad on the charts.
I doubt he is gay; he has been spotted hanging out with Joshua Bell at bars in the meatpacking district.
[quote]He said on Elvis Duran last week that he's half-Jewish, "the bottom half."
By which I think he was trying to indicate he's circumcised.