Since becoming a household name as a finalist during season two of NBC’s popular hit show “The Voice,” Chris Mann has enjoyed a remarkable rise to fame. He’s performed for the President and First Lady as part of TNT’s “Christmas in Washington” special, appeared on “The Today Show” and the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” and now, he’s coming to Rhode Island to the completely renovated historic Park Theatre on Friday, May 17.
A classically-trained singer and songwriter who has successfully introduced a new generation to the classical-pop genre, Chris Mann got his big break on “The Voice” when he finished first on Team Christina Aguilera and represented her in the final round. Following “The Voice,” Mann signed with Faircraft/Republic, a record label formed by renowned music producer and executive Ron Fair – who has also worked with stars such as Aguilera and Mary J. Blige, among others.
In October 2012, Mann released his full-length debut album, Roads, which shot straight to No. 1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart and reached the Top 5 on Billboard’s Classical Chart. Upon its release, Mann was invited to perform during a number of high-profile television appearances including an opportunity to sing for President Barack Obama. He also released a holiday EP, Home for Christmas, which was sold exclusively at Walmart and reached No. 1 on the chain’s best-selling album list.
As his star continues to shine, Chris Mann kicked-off 2013 with performances on “Conan” and the Ellen Degeneres Show while recording his very own PBS Special with award-winning producer Ken Ehrlich. Titled “Chris Mann in Concert: A Mann for all Seasons,” the show aired nationwide in March 2013 and featured guest appearances by multi-platinum artist Martina McBride and Mindi Abair. A re-creation of the Elvis Presley ’69 Comeback Special, the show features Mann performing in a boxing ring on a Sony sound stage.
Chris Mann will take the stage at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 17. Tickets are priced at $25 and $35 and are available by calling the Park Theatre’s Box Office at (401) 467-7275 or online at: www.ParkTheatreRI.com.