Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

Lorenzo Lamas Sings

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

Before he starred in Falcon Crest, The Bold and the Beautiful, and Renegade, Lorenzo Lamas sang in the glee club.  He returns to his roots in this free-ranging and irreverent cabaret show at the OC Performing Arts Center’s Samueli Theater where his steady baritone proves surprisingly capable of Broadway bombast, Rat Pack slick, and passionate Spanish crooners like “Besame Mucho,” during which the soap actor leans on memories of his father, Argentinean singer and actor Fernando Lamas.  ” A lot of people have been shocked that I have a voice, and that makes it really fun for me,” says Lamas.  Any panties thrown at the tuxedoed heartthrob?  “Not yet,” he jokes, “but hopefully next show.”

Originally published in the LA Times

Jesus Christ Superstar

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Talk about eternal resurrection.  Since he first slipped into his sandals to star in the 1973 film version of Jesus Christ Superstar, Ted Neeley has sung his way to the crucifix longer than the Savior walked the earth.  Now 65, but with a voice as gentle and strong as ever and an matured insight into Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s morally-conflicted musical blockbuster, Neeley’s ready to hang up his crown of thorns after this farewell tour swinging through the Orange County Performing Arts Center.  “My whole career is an imitation of [original Judas] Carl Anderson,” says Corey Glover of the thrashing funk band Living Colour, now belting the stormy role himself in tribute to the rock opera that inspired his own rock stardom.

Originally published in the LA Times