This is Raul at my Chatterbox show where he hauled out his audition book and sang anything I pointed to. He had recently sung “Defying Gravity” in a benefit for the Manhattan Theater Club called “Miscast” where people sing songs that are wrong for them. I demanded he sing it and he sassed it!
You can get the whole DVD (all $ for BC/EFA) at www.SethsBroadwayChatterbox.com
Here’s a little history that someone posted on Broadway World
I work at the Richard Rodgers, here’s the short version of the story: Lin was a fan of this kid’s videos on Youtube, and posted supportive comments on his Youtube page. The kid’s mom emailed Lin, letting him know that they would be in town to see Heights for Thanksgiving week. So Lin invited them to the theater, and they filmed this between shows last Saturday before Thanksgiving. He bought everyone in the cast and crew dinner from Carmine’s–it was delicious, and Nicholas and his mom stuck around and saw the show Saturday evening. That’s why everyone’s in street clothes in the video–it was extracurricular, and totally worth it. Happy holiday
Of course, watching this, I had tears streaming down my face