Taylor Hicks Has Happy Feet
The stage is his comfort zone. His feet feel just fine in front of the footlights. Now Taylor Hicks is set to move those feet in a new direction, double-time.
On Sunday, July 25, Teen Angel takes on a new role, as Hicks leaves Broadway behind to open his national concert tour in New York City. Don’t expect to hear show tunes at Highline Ballroom; look instead for roadhouse rock and blues, delivered with conviction.
Will some of his Broadway swagger translate to the concert stage? No doubt, and Taylor allows that his positive experience in GREASE could eventually lead to more theater, “if the right role comes along”. He’s already fielded two or three offers to return to Times Square. Hicks describes himself as serious and sometimes pensive, unlike the playful, charismatic character who spoke through the television during his triumphant American Idol run. The right role for Hicks is one that “touches on who I am as a person”.
But for now, Taylor is looking forward to seeing the country from the windows of a tour bus with a group of guys who know their music, and who know how to give a good time. Set to cover twenty cities in a month’s time, those wheels are going to turn. And while at some point Hicks does plan to “dial up acting a little more”, just right now an “acting coach wouldn’t fit on the bus!”
Catch Taylor Hicks on tour this summer; tour stops and ticket links can be accessed from the blog header or at http://www.taylorhicks.com.