Original Jersey Boys star Michael Longoria will release his solo album on the Broadway Records label May 6 titled Broadway Brick By Brick. Through a selection of musical theatre favorites, including “Maria” from West Side Story and “Home” from The Wiz, the album chronicles Longoria’s journey from Los Angeles to the Broadway stage.
“I didn’t dare look back as I turned to walk down a long hallway at Los Angeles International Airport to board a plane headed for New York City,” said Longoria in a statement. “I kept telling myself to keep walking as tears streamed down my face, knowing that it was time to go find myself in the Big Apple. It feels like a lifetime since I was that kid, claiming his destiny, boarding pass in hand. I wanted to tell that story... how a little mariachi boy chased the impossible dream and found a home onstage in New York City.”
See the full track listing below:
“Home” from The Wiz
“The Sound of Music” from The Sound of Music
“Maria” from West Side Story
“Music and the Mirror” from A Chorus Line
“The Impossible Dream” from Man of La Mancha
“Corner of the Sky” from Pippin
“Can't Take My Eyes Off You” from Jersey Boys
“Being Alive” from Company
“Tell Me on a Sunday” from Song and Dance
“Thank You for the Music” from Mamma Mia!
“As If We Never Said Goodbye” from Sunset Blvd
“Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz
The production team on the album includes John McDaniel, who directed and arranged, producer Jeffrey Lesser and orchestrator Jesse Vargas. To purchase Broadway Brick By Brick, visit broadwayrecords.com.
The singing actor will celebrate the release with a concert performance at Joe’s Pub May 2. Visit joespub.publictheater.org/ for more information.