Episode #192: Nick Fradiani – 2015 American Idol Winner, Now Playing Lorenzo in the National Touring Production of A Bronx Tale: The Musical, Playing Detroit’s Fisher Theatre Starting January 21st

Fresh is the Word Podcast - Episode #192: Nick Fradiani

Episode #192: Nick Fradiani – IN THIS EPISODE:

Hosted by music/pop culture journalist Kelly “K-Fresh” Frazier, Fresh is the Word aims to tell the stories from a variety of different voices including women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community through the artistic lens of pop culture. Joined by comic creators, authors, actors, comedians, photographers, sex workers, scientists, athletes, and even other podcasters, we talk about many topics including overcoming creative obstacles, representation in the arts, gender and sexuality issues, LGBTQ issues, and other topics adjacent to lifestyle and pop culture.

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The guest for this episode is Nick Fradiani, who you might know as the 2015 winner of American Idol, but it now playing the role of Lorenzo in the national touring production of A Bronx Tale: The Musical. Since his time on American Idol, Nick released his debut solo project, Hurricane, in 2016 along with a follow-up EP in 2017, Where We Left Off. Nick’s latest release is the single “Must Be Another Way”, available now on all digital platforms. During our conversation, Nick shared how he got the role of Lorenzo, his transition into musical theater, his experience on American Idol, and his meetings with Chazz Palminteri, who wrote the screenplay based off his life.

A Bronx Tale originally was a play written by Chazz Palminteri and later adapted as a film. This new production of this musical features a book from Palminteri, along with music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater.

A Bronx Tale: The Musical will play Detroit’s Fisher Theatre, January 21 – February 2, 2020. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit broadwayindetroit.com or bronxtalemusical.com.

Purchase/Stream “Must Be Another Way”: smarturl.it/MustBeAnotherWay

Follow Nick Fradiani:
Web: nickfradiani.com
Instagram: instagram.com/nickfradiani
Twitter: twitter.com/nickfradiani
Facebook: facebook.com/NickFradianiMusic

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Kelly "K-Fresh" Frazier
Kelly "K-Fresh" Frazier has been an online advocate for Detroit hip-hop, electronic, and rock music for over a decade now. As a tastemaker in the Detroit scene, he writes about the city's music and culture through various forms of social media along with publications both here in Detroit and internationally. Outside of writing, he is a well-respected DJ within the city who has played numerous gigs in many of Detroit's most legendary venues