Possessing one of the most outstanding and instantly recognizable voices in music, Grammy Award-nominated singer, songwriter, and actor Josh Groban has entertained fans across the globe with his multi-platinum records (over 35 million sold worldwide), electrifying live performances, and comedic film and television appearances. The 39-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 in 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 five-time platinum debut; 2003’s six-time platinum Closer; 2006’s double-platinum Awake; 2007’s six-time platinum Grammy-nominated Noel; 2010’s gold-certified Illuminations; 2013’s gold-certified All That Echoes; 2015’s worldwide million selling Stages; and his most recent Bridges from 2018. 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.
In 2018, Groban extended 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 starred in the Netflix series, The Good Cop, which 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, the album boasts nine tracks co-written by the superstar. He launched his North American Bridges headline tour in support of the album during the fall of 2018 and continued into the summer of 2019. Groban maintains his position as the consummate American showman in 2020 and beyond. He 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.
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Sean O’Loughlin is the Principal Pops Conductor of Symphoria, the exciting new symphony in Syracuse, NY, and the newly appointed Principal Pops Conductor of the Victoria Symphony in Victoria, B.C., Canada. A fresh voice and a rising name in the music world, his music is characterized by vibrant rhythms, passionate melodies, and colorful scoring. Commissions from the Boston Pops Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra highlight and showcase his diverse musical abilities. As a conductor, he has led performances with the Boston Pops Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony, the Vancouver Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, the Houston Symphony, the Victoria Symphony and the Seattle Symphony amongst others. He was the assistant conductor and arranger for a production of Sgt. Pepper Live in Las Vegas featuring the band Cheap Trick. O’Loughlin has served as conductor for national and world-wide tours with Josh Groban, Sarah McLachlan and the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration. He has also appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America with Josh Groban and NBC’s A Very Pentatonix Christmas.