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Josh Breckinridge is a triple threat, a singer, dancer, and actor, and he excels at all three. He's best known for his standout roles on Broadway and appearances on hit TV shows the Blacklist, Bluebloods, and FBI. Currently, he's a part of the Apple Original Films live filming of the award-winning Broadway hit, Come From Away, and will rejoin the cast when it returns to Broadway this September.
J. was living and working in New York City when the pandemic hit. As the shutdown stretched from days to weeks to months, he found himself alone in his apartment with restless, creative energy and a lot on his mind. So he picked up his ukulele and a writing pad and began to compose some songs. His passionate originals, expressive arrangements, emotional delivery, and fresh yet familiar melodies call to mind influences as wide-ranging as the classic R&B of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and Smokey Robinson, and the current sounds of Bruno Mars, Michael Bublé, and John Legend.
In our wide-ranging conversation, you'll hear how a production of the musical Annie changed the trajectory of Jay's life from troubled kid to focused, driven, musical theater performer. You'll also hear how his time at the Cincinnati School of the Arts prepared him for the competitive life as a performer, the kinds of relationships essential to have in show business, and the importance of mental health for performers.
After listening to this episode, you'll want to check out J.'s videos to see this triple threat in action. Just head to my website, valeriedaysings.com/podcast, for more.
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The songs from today’s episode are MONOTONY (Reprise), Y.O.U., NOT FORGIVING YOU, HOME IS WHERE THE ART IS, and MONOTONY, and are from J.’s CD Monotony (used with permission.) To listen or download, go HERE.
Theme music for the Podcast was composed by John Smith. He helps me edit all the podcast episodes too. (Thanks honey!)Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/livingvocally)