MICHAEL LONGORIA – MUSICAL THEATER, ROCK, POP, STAGE & VOCAL PERFORMANCE
Michael Longoria is best known for his star turn on Broadway as Frankie Valli in the Tony Award-Winning Musical Jersey Boys. Currently starring in The Midtown Men concert tour and Meet The Midtown Men (a live concert/documentary for PBS), Longoria has been crooning across the world in a rock concert celebrating the 60s. Their self-titled debut album, THE MIDTOWN MEN: Sixties Hits was met with critical acclaim and was followed by their first radio single “All Alone On Christmas” with producer Steven Van Zandt and backed by members of The E Street Band.
In 2016, Longoria’s solo debut Broadway album, Broadway Brick By Brick, reached #2 on the iTunes Vocal Album Chart. Longoria’s second solo studio album, Merry Christmas Darling, was released in November of 2018 to critical acclaim, followed by a 16 song collection of movie soundtrack hits with his third release in 2019, Like They Do In The Movies.
Michael made his Broadway debut in the smash hit musical Hairspray (2003 Tony award for Best Musical), later creating the role of Joey in the original Broadway cast of Jersey Boys (2006 Tony Award for Best Musical) before taking over the starring role of Frankie Valli. In 2017, Longoria created the role of Freddy in the original Off-Broadway cast of The View UpStairs and can be heard on the original cast album.
He has appeared on television as the lead vocalist for Cirque du Soleil on the Season 9 Finale of America’s Got Talent, Broadway Under The Stars: A Tribute To Harold Prince, the Opening Ceremonies at The U.S. Open and as animated characters on Dora the Explorer.
As a singer-songwriter, Longoria has performed his original songs at Joe’s Pub, The Cutting Room, CB’s Gallery, and Caroline’s on Broadway. Longoria was nominated for Best Male Vocalist and Best Cabaret by The Glam Awards in 2016.
Michael trained at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts followed by New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.