JOSH GROBAN @ American Family Insurance Amphitheater – Milwaukee, WI
June 21, 2022
Photos by David Urmanski
GRAMMY Award-nominated singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, actor and television presenter, Josh Groban, brought his golden pipes to the American Family Insurance Amphitheater in Milwaukee Tuesday night in support of his “Harmony” tour. Possessing one of the most outstanding and instantly recognizable voices in music, Groban has entertained fans across the globe with his electrifying live performances of multi-platinum albums exceeding sales of 30 million copies worldwide.
The 37-year-old Los Angeles native stands out as “the only artist who has had two albums appear on the Top 20 Best-Selling Albums list of the past decade,” according to Billboard. He has appeared feature films such as Crazy, Stupid, Love, The Hollars, Coffee Town, and Muppets Most Wanted, as well as on NBC’s The Office, FX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and CBS’ The Crazy Ones. His discography encompasses eight studio albums, including his 2001 self-titled 5x-platinum debut, 2003’s 6x-platinum Closer, 2006’s double-platinum Awake, 2007’s 6x platinum Grammy-nominated Noel, 2010’s gold-certified Illuminations, 2013’s gold-certified All That Echoes, 2015’s gold-certified Stages, and most recently 2018’s Bridges.
In 2017, he concluded his Broadway run in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, which Time Out New York called, “one of the best musicals of the decade”. He also released his first coffee table book, Stage to Stage: My Journey to Broadway, chronicling the past two years of his life on Broadway.
2018 marked yet another watershed year for Groban as he extends his influence across music, film, television, and Broadway yet again. He co-hosted the Tony Awards to widespread enthusiasm worldwide after garnering his first nomination in 2017. He co-stars alongside Tony Danza on the new NETFLIX series, The Good Cop, that made its debut on the streaming platform September 21. On the same day, he unveiled his eighth full-length studio offering, Bridges [Reprise Records]. In addition to duets with Andrea Bocelli, Sarah McLachlan, and Jennifer Nettles, it boasts nine tracks co-written by the superstar. He launched a North American headline tour in support of the album during the fall 2018. He maintains his position as the consummate American showman in 2018 and beyond.
Groban remains an active arts education philanthropist and advocate as a member of Americans for the Arts Artists Committee and Groban’s Find Your Light Foundation helps enrich the lives of young people through arts, education, and cultural awareness.
Joining Groban’s Tuesday night performance were special guest Preservation Jazz Hall Band as well as openers Lucia Micarelli and Elleri Ward who last performed in Milwaukee back in November 2018 taking stage with fellow singing icon Idina Menzel at the Fiserv Forum.