Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess & More Featured on WHERE THE SKY ENDS Album; Release Set for 6/17
"Where The Sky Ends" features performances by some of Broadway, film and television's most recognized talents. Singers include Drama Desk Award winner Sierra Boggess (ThePhantom of the Opera and The Little Mermaid), Bryan Terrell Clark (Motown and Tyler Perry's "House of Payne" on TBS), Ben Fankhauser (Newsies), Justin Guarini (runner-up on the debut season of FOX's "American Idol", Wicked), Tony Award® nominee Jeremy Jordan (NBC's "Smash", Newsies), Zachary Levi (NBC's "Chuck," Disney's "Tangled" and First Date), Tony Award® nominee Orfeh (solo pop/ R&B artist, Legally Blonde), Tony Award® nominee, Laura Osnes (Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, Bonnie & Clyde), Jacqueline Petroccia (Carousel, Sweeney Todd) and Tony Award® nominee Josh Young (Jesus Christ Superstar).
With this impressive list of talent, Mott has created an album that speaks to the electric nature of today's musical theatre community. Michael Mott is no stranger to the stage. His most recent project, Mob Wife, earned itself a coveted Actor's Equity Association reading. The talented New York-based composer/lyricist has recently headed into the studio to pen his debut album, Where The Sky Ends: The Songs of Michael Mott. Boasting a strong mixture of catchy pop melodies, soaring ballads and toe tapping swing numbers, "Where The Sky Ends" offers twelve original songs, co-produced by Mott and Drama Desk nominee, Kim Scharnberg.
"Working on this album with the legendary Kim Scharnberg has been an incredible, life-changing experience," Mott explained. "Together, we have assembled a phenomenal list of singers and musicians who best represent the eclectic styles of music represented on this album. We've paired these amazing artists with songs from my catalogue, including pieces from Faustusand Mob Wife, as well as some of my stand-alone pop, jazz and swing songs. The whole album really tells a story that's representative of me and my journey and I hope everyone will be able to relate to its message." For more information on Michael Mott, his debut album and other projects, visit www.michaelmott.net.
1. "Just Like Me" - Justin Guarini
2. "The Left Side of the Moon" - Zachary Levi
3. "The Devil" - Sierra Boggess
6. "Her Embrace" (from FAUSTUS) - Josh Young
7. "Hold Me Tight" - Orfeh
8. "Try" - Jeremy Jordan
9. "Let You Go" (from MOB WIFE) - Jacqueline Petroccia
11. "Sky (Interlude)" - Michael Mott
12. "Sky" - Michael Mott
MICHAEL MOTT: Hailing from Upstate New York, Mott has lived and worked in New York City for the past seven years. His original musicals, Faustus and Mob Wife, have received several industry readings, including a 29 hour AEA reading of Mob Wife produced by Tony Award® winning Broadway producer, Carolyn Miller. An electrifying performer, Mott has played to sold out crowds in concerts throughout Manhattan and across the country. He is currently a composer in residence at the prestigious BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop where he is developing a brand new original musical, The Hellfire Club.
BROADWAY RECORDS is a label dedicated to Broadway and Off Broadway-related recordings. Broadway Records releases include the Original Broadway Cast Recordings of Matilda The Musical (Grammy Award® nominated), Big Fish, A Night With Janis Joplin, Bonnie & Clyde and Lysistrata Jones, "Nick Jonas: Songs from How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying", "Laura Osnes: Dream A Little Dream - Live at the Café Carlyle" and Jekyll & Hyde 2012 Concept Recording and its new series of "Live at 54 BELOW" recordings including artists such as Patti LuPone, Sierra Boggess, Aaron Tveit, Norbert Leo Butz, Laura Benanti, Jarrod Spector, Bebe Neuwirth, Ahrens and Flaherty and more. Broadway Records was co-founded by Tony Award® winning Broadway producer Van Dean whose producing credits include Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, The Velocity of Autumn, Big Fish, Chinglish, Bonnie & Clyde, Gore Vidal's The Best Man, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, Evita (2012) and Catch Me If You Can. Van also co-conceived From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert for Sandy Hook which aired on NY area PBS stations last summer and will soon be released on DVD, BluRay and CD. Van co-executive produced the Grammy® nominated 2011 Broadway Cast Recording of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying with Daniel Radcliffe and John Larroquette. Rob Hinderliter and Dominick LaRuffa, Jr. are general managers and executive producers and Yvette Kojic is the social media director for Broadway Records. www.BroadwayRecords.com