Michael Longoria

Biography

After releasing his first two albums to Broadway and Christmas classics, Michael Longoria just released his 3rd CD dedicated to movie songs.
This past fall, New York actor and singer Michael Longoria, best known as Frankie Valli on Broadway in Jersey Boys , and part of the touring group, The Midtown Men , released “Like They Do in the Movies,” a 16-song collection of beloved film soundtrack songs. Featuring classic tunes from “Top Gun,” “Pretty Woman” and “Grease”, the album is a nostalgia trip.

Longoria included his own composition, the title track of both the CD and brand new 2020 concert .

Longoria told HuffPost, is “really all about my journey `{`in`}` trying to find true love. Does true love really exist in a kiss, and in that kiss, can you really feel what we’ve been sold in all these rom-coms that we’ve grown up with?”

“I was exploring that kind of inner struggle that I have with wanting to have that kind of movie romance for myself,” he added, “and the debate on whether or not it’s true.” 

The releases of the album and video come at a transitional time for Longoria.

“It’s been 10 years since I’ve been single, so it’s a brand new world, and I’m not sure if I like that,” he said. “But I’m back to square one where I’m like figuring out myself again, and figuring out what I want.”

He believes the rawness of his real-life emotions can be heard on many of the songs, notably his version of “I Will Always Love You” from “The Bodyguard.”