Josh Groban

American singer

Joshua Winslow "Josh" Groban (born February 27, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, and record producer. He has won many Tony and Grammy awards throughout his career, including one for Natasha, Pierre and the great Comet of 1812.

Josh Groban
Groban, February 2009
Groban, February 2009
Background information
Birth nameJoshua Winslow Groban
Born (1981-02-27) February 27, 1981 (age 41)[1]
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresEasy listening, vocal, operatic pop, pop rock
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, musician, actor, record producer
InstrumentsVocals, piano, drums, percussion
Years active1997–present
Labels143, Reprise
Websitejoshgroban.com

Early lifeEdit

Groban was born in Los Angeles, California. His parents are Lindy (nee Johnston), a school teacher, and Jack Groban, a businessman.[2][3] He has a younger brother, Chris, who shares the same birthday, but four years younger.[4] Groban's father was born Jewish, and is a descendant of Russian and Polish immigrants;[5] he converted from Judaism to Christianity when marrying Groban's mother.[4] Groban's mother's ancestry includes Norwegian (from Toten), German, and English; one of her own grandfathers had been Jewish.[6][7][8] Groban's parents are Episcopalians.[9]

Groban debuted as a singer in the seventh grade. As of 2023, he stars as Sweeney Todd in Sweeney Todd on Broadway. He last played the Beast in Beauty and the Beast on ABC. He has recorded many albums and has now made a soundtrack for Beauty and the Beast alongside H.E.R. as Belle.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Monitor". Entertainment Weekly. No. 1248. Mar 1, 2013. p. 25.
  2. "That Josh Groban Guy". That Josh Groban Guy. Retrieved 2014-01-07.
  3. Thrills, Adrian (January 5, 2007). "The popera boy struts his stuff". Daily Mail. London.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Dave 'Til Dawn". Groban Archives. 2002-12-13. Archived from the original on 2017-07-13. Retrieved 2014-01-07.
  5. "Josh Groban – Biography". Biggeststars.com. Archived from the original on 2008-12-24. Retrieved 2014-01-07.
  6. Cidoni, Michael (January 21, 2008). "Josh Groban to sing at Sundance festival". USA Today. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
  7. "Josh Groban article". Grobanarchives.com. 2006-11-07. Archived from the original on 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2014-01-07.
  8. "Megan Smolenyak: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Josh Groban's Family Tree". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2014-01-07.
  9. "Bio". AJT Enterprises. Joshgrobanlive.com. April 12, 2008. Archived from the original on December 7, 2010. Retrieved January 7, 2014.