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Constantine Maroulis To Guest On The Jimmy Star Show Wednesday March 30th, 2016
American Idol/ Broadway Tony Award Nominee Constantine Maroulis will be a guest on The Jimmy Star Show live radio/tv show Wednesday March 30th, 2016 from 3-5 pm ET | 12-2 pm PT at w4cy.com Radio | Visit www.jimmystarshow.com
Constantine first came to prominence as the beloved rock n' roll underdog on American Idol. He then secured his place in pop culture as a Broadway superstar, best known for his TONY-nominated role in Rock Of Ages. Now, for his third act, he begins an invigorating and promising new era with a bevvy of intriguing projects, including putting the finishing touches on his most assured and swaggering solo music to date.
Despite his vocal prowess and his magnetic presence onstage, Constantine bounced around the New York music scene through most of his 20s having put in a lot of hard work with little to show. In 2004, an old friend convinced him to try out for American Idol. Previous to his fateful appearance on the show, Constantine had studied musical theater at Boston Conservatory, spent years in the theater scene, and slogged it out on the thankless NYC rock n' roll club circuit. At the time of his Idol audition, he was fresh from touring with the musical Rent and out of touch with the popular show, as this was before social media. The rest is history, one Constantine is grateful for. "Basically, my life changed the moment I stepped on the property. I had cameras in my face all time. It was the right time and I was ready to play," he recalls.
Constantine Maroulis became a household name through his memorable run as a finalist on the fourth season of American Idol. His charisma, rock n' roll edge, and astounding vocals entranced the judges, along with the 30 million viewers watching the show at home. His triumphant performances on Idol included some of the show's most electrifying moments on TV, including his rendition of Queen's epic "Bohemian Rhapsody".
Constantine knew after American Idol he had a relatively limited window of opportunity to fortify his career. "I went into survival mode-I knew nothing would be handed to me," he confides. It was by hustling, flying back and forth between New York and Los Angeles, working 12-hour days, that he began to make headway. A show called Rock Of Ages with an unknown cast and unknown creatives came knocking. It had a great program of classic songs and a Constantine was instantly drawn in by the concept, and signed on. The show enjoyed a very successful run as one of the highest-grossing Broadway shows of all time, culminating in a myriad of awards and critical acclaim for Constantine including a TONY-Award nomination, and firmly establishing him as a world-class performer. Constantine then went on to receive a Drama League Award Nomination for a Distinguished Performance Award for Rock Of Ages, as well as his work on the show Jekyll and Hyde.
One on-going area of focus for Constantine is recording a new album. It's the album he has always wanted to make -a brash, fun, big rock record, oozing attitude and big hooks. Constantine has been writing and collaborating with Killer Deluxe, the acclaimed production and writing duo Andy Waldeck and Chris Reardon (Daughtry, David Cook, Scott Stapp). Anticipation is high for the new album, and two new songs are slated for release in early 2016 through Noble Steed Music, an independent imprint run by former Warner Music impresario Jason Spiewak. The songs "Here I Come" and "She's Just Rock N' Roll" showcase infectious tuneage, dripping innuendo, arena ready choruses, and irresistible classic rock grooves. The content is playful, raunchy, and uplifting. "The track 'Here I Come' is my love letter to a rock n' roll New York night," Constantine reveals.
The Jimmy Star Show is pleased to showcase the expertise and talent of Constantine Maroulis and all anticipate a fun and informative time talking with him about his career and the entertainment industries at large. Join King of Cool Jimmy Star, and Cool Man about Town Ron Russell as they have a playful and sometimes wild time with the talented featured guest!
To hear/watch Constantine Maroulis live on The Jimmy Star Show tune in to W4CY Radio on Wednesday March 30th, 2016 from 3-5 pm ET and 12-2 pm PT online at www.w4cy.com from anywhere in the world.
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