SOURCE: Joshua Gray

January 05, 2011 16:07 ET

Joshua Gray: 24-Year-Old New York Based Musical Theatre Veteran Blends His Dramatic and Operatic Training With a Wide Range of Pop-Rock Influences (From Michael Buble to Freddie Mercury) on His Self-Titled Debut EP

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - January 5, 2011) - For Joshua Gray, a funny and perfectly serendipitous thing happened on his way to being a Broadway performer -- he's become an emerging pop star instead!

After getting what seemed like a millionth callback a few years ago for the Tony Award-winning musical "Spring Awakening" and nearly as many for the latest revival of "Grease," the operatically-trained 24-year-old vocal powerhouse -- a onetime student at the Boston Conservatory of Music -- was told that his voice was simply "too pretty" to be on Broadway during this time of resurgence for rock musicals.

The charismatic, multi-talented upstate New York-raised Gray had his burgeoning careers as a model and actor to fall back on. He had worked the runway, done editorials and had appeared in commercials for MTV and Comedy Central. But he felt it was time to apply his lifelong relationship with music, including years of experience singing in musicals and working with Maria Callas-trained opera singer Marko Lampas, to a higher purpose.

Collaborating with his younger brother Travis, a rocker and songwriter with his own studio, Echo City Recording, in Queensbury, New York, Gray wrote and recorded the four dynamic, emotionally compelling tracks that comprise his self-titled Joshua Gray EP. He recently completed a stylish, dramatic black and white video for "Back To You Again," a heartrending, soaring power ballad about the hopeful sadness of a love that's not quite possible in the moment.

Travis Gray's latest group, Travis Gray and the Frontiers, has opened for numerous superstar bands, including a show for Third Eye Blind in New York City. Joshua Gray has also sung arias at big soiree events for members of the Florida Grand Opera and Classical South Radio in Miami.

While "Back To You Again" has an obvious Josh Groban influence, Gray has been equally inspired over the years by many classic and contemporary performers spanning a multitude of genres, from Michael Bublé and Frank Sinatra to Freddie Mercury and Luciano Pavarotti (and The Three Tenors), and current alt rock bands like Keane and Muse.

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