Tony Winner LEVI KREIS to Release New Album 'Imagine Paradise', 6/20
Kreis became a Broadway star overnight with his effortless comedic timing and dazzling piano chops as Jerry Lee Lewis in the Tony nominated musical Million Dollar Quartet. The role won him a 2010 Tony Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award and a Drama League nomination.
Soon after, Kreis' own queer-centric music found a most unlikely audience. "I Should Go", originally written for a straight guy crush, became the breakout hit of the Season 2 Finale of The Vampire Diaries convincing Kreis to go back into the studio. He turned to his fans for funding and organized a Kickstarter campaign so successful that the August 2011 issue of Billboard Magazine sited it as in the top three most successful campaigns to date. A year and a half later, Kreis is back with a new sound, a new single, and a new tour.
"So Much Better" sets the tone for a new chapter in Kreis' career; one that more directly speaks to our LGBT history. Levi says, "It captures a period of time where r&b and dance music emerged from the black and gay communities as vital anthems of freedom. Some call it nu-disco. I honestly don't know what it is, but I wanted a sound that celebrates our history and takes pride in our accomplishments."