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Joshua Winslow "Josh" Groban (born February 27, ) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. He was Professor Frink's singing voice in the season 30 episode "I'm Just a Girl Who Can't Say D'oh",
His songs "You Are Loved (Don't Give Up)", "So She Dances" and "In Her Eyes" were played in the season 20 episode "Lisa the Drama Queen".
|Birth Date||27 February () (age40)|
|Hometown||Los Angeles, California|
|Appearance(s)||16 Week 2 |
20 Week 8: America's Choice
Joshua Winslow Groban is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer.
He has been a guest performer in Dancing with the Stars in seasons sixteen and twenty. Couples have danced to his songs in other seasons as well.
Known for his mature dusky baritone voice, Groban's first four solo albums have been certified multi-platinum, and he was charted in as the number-one best selling artist in the United States, with over million records. As of , he had sold over twenty-five million records worldwide.
Groban originally studied acting, but moved to singing as his voice developed. Groban attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, a free public school on the campus of California State University, Los Angeles, where students receive a conservatory-style education. David Foster called Groban to stand in for an ailing Andrea Bocelli to rehearse a duet, "The Prayer", with Céline Dion at the rehearsal for the Grammy Awards. Rosie O'Donnell immediately invited him to appear on her talk show. Foster asked him to sing at the California Governor's Gray Davis' inauguration. He was cast in Ally McBeal by the show's creator, David E. Kelley, performing "You're Still You" for the Season 4 finale.
In , he made his Broadway debut as Pierre Bezukhov in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of to critical acclaim and a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical. His performance at the 72nd Tony Awards earned him two Primetime Emmy nominations, one for Outstanding Live Variety Special and one for Original Music and Lyrics for the song "This One's For You". Groban co-starred as Tony Caruso Jr. in the Netflix original series, The Good Cop.
Joshua Winslow "Josh" Groban (born February 27, ) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, actor, and record producer. His four solo albums have been certified at least multi-platinum, and in , he was charted as the number one best selling artist in the United States with over 21 million records in this country. To date, he has sold over 24 million albums worldwide.
Groban originally studied acting but as his voice changed, it developed into a "significant instrument". The event that changed Groban's life was when his vocal coach, Seth Riggs, submitted a tape of Josh singing, "All I Ask of You", from The Phantom of the Opera, to Riggs' friend, renowned producer, composer and arranger David Foster. Foster called him to stand in for an ailing Andrea Bocelli to rehearse a duet, "The Prayer," with Celine Dion at the rehearsal for the Grammy Awards in Groban, being shy, reluctantly agreed. Rosie O'Donnell was so impressed that she immediately invited him to appear on her daytime talk show. He got another big break when Foster asked him to sing at the California Governor's Gray Davis' inauguration. His name and career soared with the public recognition he received, after being cast on Ally McBeal by the show's creator David E. Kelley, who asked him to perform "You're Still You" for the show's season finale.
Groban was born in Los Angeles to Lindy, a school teacher and full time mother, and Jack Groban, a businessman. His father is of Jewish background and a descendant of Russian and Polish immigrants. His mother is Norwegian American, the daughter of immigrants from the eastern Norwegian district of Toten. His parents joined the Episcopal Church after his father's conversion from Judaism to Christianity. Chris, his younger brother, shares the same birthday four years later.
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|Birth name||Joshua Winslow Groban|
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|Instruments||Vocals, piano, drums, percussion|
Joshua Winslow "Josh" Groban (born February 27, ) is an Americansinger, songwriter, musician, actor, and record producer. He has won awards.
Early life[change | change source]
Groban was born in Los Angeles, California. His parents are Lindy (nee Johnston), a school teacher, and Jack Groban, a businessman. He has a younger brother, Chris, who shares the same birthday, but four years younger. Groban's father was born Jewish, and is a descendant of Russian and Polish immigrants; he converted from Judaism to Christianity when marrying Groban's mother. Groban's mother's ancestry includes Norwegian (from Toten), German, and English; one of her own grandfathers had been Jewish. Groban's parents are Episcopalians.
Groban debuted as a singer in the seventh grade.
References[change | change source]
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Full Frontal Wants to Take Your Guns (TV Special) (performer: "Do One Fucking Thing")
Josh Groban: An Evening of Harmony (TV Special) (performer: "Over the Rainbow", "Bring Him Home", "The Impossible Dream", "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", "Angels")
Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration (TV Special) (performer: "Children Will Listen/Not While I'm Around")
The Disney Family Singalong (TV Special) (performer: "You've Got a Friend in Me")
Saturday Night Seder (Video) (performer: "Opening: Dayenu!")
The 73rd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Michael in the Bathroom")
- I'm Just a Girl Who Can't Say D'oh () (performer: "A Pioneer", "My Name Is Jebediah Springfield", "This Bear", "The Bullets Flew Like Rain", "Rabid Beaver" - uncredited)
- Lisa the Drama Queen () (performer: "So She Dances", "So She Dances" (uncredited), "In Her Eyes" (uncredited)) / (writer: "So She Dances", "In Her Eyes" - uncredited)
Mickey's 90th Spectacular (TV Special) (lyrics: "Granted") / (music: "Granted") / (performer: "Granted")
The 72nd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "This One's for You")
The 25 Songs of Christmas (TV Movie) (performer: "Angels We Have Heard on High (17th Century)")
The 71st Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Dust and Ashes", "The Abduction")
/I Beauty and the Beast (performer: "Evermore")
The 69th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special documentary) (performer: "You'll Never Walk Alone")
Behaving Badly (performer: "Higher Window") / (writer: "Higher Window")
Muppets Most Wanted (performer: "The Big House", "I Hope I Get It")
- Bad Impressions () (performer: "You Raise Me Up" - uncredited)
Fun Size (performer: "You Raise Me Up")
Claudia Leitte: Negalora - Íntimo (Video) (writer: "Você Existe em Mim")
- Garden Party () (performer: "Forever Young")
- Episode # () (lyrics: "God Bless America", "What a Wonderful World", "Let It Be", "God Bless the U.S.A.", "Wind Beneath My Wings", "Climb Every Mountain", "Over the Rainbow", "The Impossible Dream" - uncredited) / (performer: "God Bless America", "What a Wonderful World", "Let It Be", "God Bless the U.S.A.", "Wind Beneath My Wings", "Climb Every Mountain", "Over the Rainbow", "The Impossible Dream" - uncredited)
- Episode # () (performer: "Hidden Away" - uncredited) / (writer: "Hidden Away" - uncredited)
- Journey to Regionals () (performer: "You Raise Me Up" - uncredited)
- Chess in Concert () (performer: "Molokov and Anatoly", "Where I Want to Be", "Quartet (A Model of Decorum and Tranquility)", "Mountain Duet", "Anatoly and the Press", "Anthem", "One More Opponent", "You and I", "The Interview", "Talking Chess", "You and I" (Reprise))
- Michael Bublé: Caught in the Act () (performer: "Fly Me to the Moon")
Holiday Festival on Ice (TV Special) (performer: "Believe")
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (TV Special) (performer: "Music of the Night")
- Judges' Houses 2 () (performer: "You Raise Me Up" - uncredited)
- Bootcamp 2 () (performer: "You Raise Me Up" - uncredited)
The 77th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Believe")
The Polar Express (performer: "Believe")
Troy (performer: "Remember")
Bara no jujika (TV Mini Series) ("You're Still You", "To Where You Are")
- Episode # () (performer: "Cinema Paradiso", "Aléjate", "Un Amore Per Sempre")
- Mil millones () (performer: "Gira con me questa notte", "Aléjate (Just Walk Away)", "To where you are" - uncredited)
- The Wedding () (performer: "You're Still You")
Sarah Brightman: La Luna - Live in Concert (Video) (performer: "There for Me")
This article is about the California judge. For the singer, see Josh Groban.
Joshua Paul Groban (born August 15, ) is an American attorney and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California. He was appointed to the California Supreme Court by Governor Jerry Brown on November 14, , to replace Associate Justice Kathryn Werdegar, who retired on August 31,  Groban was confirmed on December 21, , and was sworn into office on January 3,  He joined the court when it reconvened on January 8, 
Education and law career
Groban was raised in Del Mar and graduated from Torrey Pines High School. His father is a physician at University of California, San Diego hospital, and his mother, Deborah Isackson Groban, served as a member of Del MarCity Council. Groban attended Stanford University, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in , and Harvard Law School, obtaining a Juris Doctor degree in 
Groban began his legal career serving as a law clerk to U.S. District JudgeWilliam C. Conner in the Southern District of New York from to  He was in private practice at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York City from to , and at Munger, Tolles & Olson in Los Angeles from to 
Groban served as counsel to Brown's campaign for California governor in the California gubernatorial election. Upon Brown's election, he served in the administration overseeing state judicial appointments and advising on litigation and policy. He was Brown's fourth appointment to the seven-member Supreme Court. Groban teaches State Appellate Practice at the UCLA School of Law.
- ^Koseff, Alexei (November 14, ). "Jerry Brown picks a new California Supreme Court justice". The Sacramento Bee. Retrieved November 14,
- ^"Justice Kathryn Mickle Werdegar Announces Retirement from State Supreme Court". Judiciary of California. March 8,
- ^Egelko, Bob (December 21, ). "Joshua Groban, governor's senior legal adviser, approved for California Supreme Court". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved April 21,
- ^Dinzeo, Maria (December 21, ). "Brown Adviser Groban Confirmed to California High Court". The Courthouse News Service. Retrieved March 26,
- ^Bell, Diane (January 7, ). "Column: Josh Groban joins the Supremes — not the Groban who sings, however". San Diego Union Tribune. Retrieved April 21,
- ^ ab"Faculty Profiles: Joshua Groban". UCLA Law. Retrieved December 22,
- ^ abc"Commission on Judicial Appointments to Consider Appointment of Mr. Joshua Groban to the Supreme Court of California". California Courts Newsroom. Retrieved December 22,
- ^Morain, Dan (November 18, ). "With Supreme Court pick, Brown and Dems eye another kind of majority". Santa Cruz Sentinel. Retrieved April 21,
- ^"Brown Swears in Fourth Justice to California Supreme Court". NBC Bay Area. January 3, Retrieved April 21,
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This article is about the singer. For the judge, see Joshua Groban.
Joshua Winslow Groban (born February 27, ) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, and record producer. His first four solo albums have been certified multi-platinum, and he was charted in as the number-one best selling artist in the United States, with over million records. As of [update], he had sold over 25 million records worldwide.
Groban originally studied acting, but moved to singing as his voice developed. Groban attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, a free public school on the campus of California State University, Los Angeles, where students receive a conservatory-style education.David Foster called Groban to stand in for an ailing Andrea Bocelli to rehearse a duet, "The Prayer", with Celine Dion at the rehearsal for the Grammy Awards.Rosie O'Donnell immediately invited him to appear on her talk show. Foster asked him to sing at California Governor Gray Davis' inauguration. He was cast on Ally McBeal by the show's creator, David E. Kelley, performing "You're Still You" for the season four finale.
After his appearance in two professional productions of the musical Chess, he made his Broadway debut in as Pierre Bezukhov in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of , to critical acclaim and nomination for a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical. His performance at the 72nd Tony Awards earned him two Primetime Emmy nominations, one for Outstanding Live Variety Special and one for Original Music and Lyrics for the song "This One's for You". Groban co-starred as Tony Caruso Jr. in the Netflix original series, The Good Cop. Groban was also the host of Rising Star, he also appeared in the films, Coffee Town, Muppets Most Wanted, The Hollars and Crazy, Stupid, Love. He also appeared on TV such as Danny Chase in The Crazy Ones, as well as Walter Bernard Jr in The Office.
Early life and education
Groban was born in Los Angeles, California, to Jack Groban, a businessman, and Lindy Groban (née Johnston), a school teacher. His father is a descendant of Jewish immigrants from Poland and Ukraine, and converted from Judaism to Christianity upon marrying his mother. His mother's ancestry includes English, German, and Norwegian; one of her own grandfathers had also been Jewish. His parents are Episcopalians.
Groban first sang in public when he was in the seventh grade. His music teacher chose him to sing a solo of "S'wonderful" at the school's cabaret night, where he sang alone on stage for the first time. At this time, he was more focused on acting, playing Tevye in his high school's production of Fiddler on the Roof. In the summers of and , he also attended the Interlochen Center for the Arts Camp in Michigan, majoring in musical theater, and began taking vocal lessons. He went on to attend the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts as a theater major and graduated in  He was admitted to and briefly attended Carnegie Mellon University, intent on studying musical theater. Four months into his first semester, Groban was offered a recording contract and left college to pursue a singing career.
In late , the year-old Groban was introduced by his vocal coach, Seth Riggs, to Grammy-winning producer and arranger David Foster and future manager Brian Avnet.[failed verification] At the time, Groban had no recording experience and was preparing for his studies at Carnegie Mellon. Groban worked for David Foster as a rehearsal singer on a series of high-profile events, including the January California gubernatorial inauguration of Gray Davis and the Grammy Awards where—as a stand-in for Andrea Bocelli—he rehearsed Foster's "The Prayer" with Céline Dion. According to Avnet, Groban was very nervous about standing in for Bocelli and had to be talked into it; his performance prompted the show hostess, Rosie O'Donnell, to ask him to appear on her show the following week, which in turn led to an appearance on Ally McBeal. Creator David E. Kelley wrote the character Malcolm Wyatt for Groban in the season finale, aired in May Groban as Malcolm Wyatt was so popular that the show received upwards of 8, emails from viewers; thereafter, Groban was asked to return the next season to reprise his role as Wyatt and to perform "To Where You Are". Avnet claims this sequence of events effectively got Groban's career off the ground.
Groban was offered a recording contract at Warner Bros. Records through Foster's Records imprint. Avnet told HitQuarters that Warner Bros. initially proved resistant to the deal because "They were afraid they wouldn't be able to get a voice like that on radio." Explaining his reasons for signing the artist, Foster said: "I love his natural ability in the pop and rock arena, but I love his sense of classics even more. He's a true musical force to be reckoned with." Under Foster's influence, Groban's first album focused more on classics such as "Gira Con Me Questa Notte" and "Alla Luce Del Sole".
Groban performed "There For Me" with Sarah Brightman on her –01 La Luna World Tour, and was featured on her "La Luna" concert DVD. He recorded "For Always" with Lara Fabian for the movie soundtrack of A.I. Artificial Intelligence (). Groban performed in many benefit shows, including "The Andre Agassi Grand Slam Event For Children," alongside Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Don Henley, and Robin Williams; "Muhammad Ali's Fight Night Foundation" which honored Michael J. Fox and others; "The Family Celebration" (), which was co-hosted by President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, and David E. Kelley and Michelle Pfeiffer; and Michael Milken's CapCure event, which raised funds for cancer research.
His self-titled debut album Josh Groban was released on November 20, Over the next year it went from gold to double-platinum.
On February 24, , Groban performed "The Prayer" with Charlotte Church at the closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, and by November, he had his own PBS special titled "Josh Groban In Concert" (). In December , he performed "To Where You Are" and sang "The Prayer" in a duet with Sissel Kyrkjebø at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway. He joined The Corrs, Ronan Keating, Sting, Lionel Richie, and others for a Christmas performance at the Vatican. In , Groban performed at the David Foster concert for World Children's Day, singing "The Prayer" with Celine Dion and the finale song, "Aren't They All Our Children?" with artists including Yolanda Adams, Nick Carter, Enrique Iglesias, and Celine Dion.
Groban's second album Closer, produced and written by Foster, was released on November 11, Groban said he believed that his second album was a better reflection of him, and that his audience would be able to get a better idea of his personality from listening to it.
What most people know about me, they know through my music. This time, I've tried to open that door as wide as possible. These songs are a giant step closer to who I really am and what my music is all about. Hence the title.
Two months after Closer was released, it rose on the Billboard charts from number 11 to number one. Groban's cover of "You Raise Me Up" became his third most popular song on the adult contemporary charts as of March Later that year, he also performed the song "Remember" (with Tanja Tzarovska) on the Troy soundtrack, "Believe" on the soundtrack to the animated film The Polar Express and a cover of Linkin Park's "My December".
In the summer of , Groban returned to Interlochen, performing and discussing his earlier experiences with local residents and campers. On November 30, , his second live DVD, Live At The Greek, was released; it was also shown as a Great Performances special on PBS. That same year, Groban performed "Remember When It Rained", backed by a full orchestra, at the American Music Awards, where he was nominated for Favorite Male Artist in the pop category; he was also nominated for a People's Choice Award. His recording of "Believe" secured an Academy Award nomination in for the songwriters Glen Ballard and Alan Silvestri, and earned them a Grammy in the category Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media at the ceremony held in February 
Groban earned his first Grammy nomination in for his single "You Raise Me Up" in the Best Male Pop Vocal Performance category. During the first week of September , Groban's single entitled "You Are Loved (Don't Give Up)" was released exclusively on AOL's First Listen. His third studio album Awake was officially released on November 7, Groban performed "You Are Loved (Don't Give Up)" as well as two other tracks from Awake at his recording session for Live from Abbey Road at Abbey Road Studios on 26 October On that album, Groban also collaborated on the single "Now or Never" with British musician and songwriter Imogen Heap. He performed two tracks with the South African group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, "Lullaby" and "Weeping". Groban's "Awake" world tour visited 71 cities between February and August , and toured Australia and the Philippines with Lani Misalucha as his special guest in October He performed a duet with Barbra Streisand ("All I Know of Love") and with Mireille Mathieu ("Over the Rainbow"). As to his future, Groban was open to a plethora of possibilities. He said, "I am fortunate enough to have had many really big moments in my career. I think the mistake a lot of people in my position make is to always search for the next big thing. I am looking forward to playing some small theaters. I'm looking forward to writing more. I want to delve further into my acting career and explore some of the film and TV opportunities that I haven't had time for. My outlook is to expect the unexpected. And when the next step comes, I'm prepared to take it."
– Illuminations; All That Echoes
Groban finished his fifth studio album, entitled Illuminations, and the album was released on November 15,  Most of the songs on the album are about "specific situations that I've had where love has existed and ultimately failed," Groban told The New York Times, adding: "And other songs are about the quest, and it just not working out." Groban wrote 11 of the 13 songs on the album. The first single from the album, "Hidden Away", was made available for free download via Facebook on September 8. "For me to sit in a room with a piano in one take with some of Johnny Cash's musicians—that was totally new for me." Josh added. "and I think that excitement is on the record." On October 12, a second single from the upcoming album, "Você Existe Em Mim", was made available on iTunes. This song is sung in Portuguese and was written by Brazilian artist Carlinhos Brown. The Washington Post said: "Illuminations" is not a revelation, but it offers a perfectly fine, and often quite lovely, glimpse at a pop-classical crossover artist in the middle of crossing over." Groban plans on making one more record with Rick Rubin. Beginning May 12, and continuing through December of that year, Groban undertook the city Straight to You Tour to promote Illuminations, encompassing appearances in North America, Europe, and South Africa.
Groban's sixth studio album, All That Echoes, was released on February 5, , debuting at number one by selling , copies. Groban promoted the album with the All That Echoes World Tour in A year later, he embarked on his Summer Symphony Tour.
– Stages and Broadway debut
In early March , Josh Groban's Facebook page announced the release of the album Stages, consisting of covers of songs from Broadway musicals. The album was released on April 28, 
Starting October 18, , Groban performed on Broadway as Pierre Bezukhov in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of , an electropop opera by composer Dave Malloy based on War and Peace. For his performance as Pierre, Groban was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical. His final performance as Pierre was on July 2,  Groban also performed the song "Evermore" during the end credits of the Disney film Beauty and the Beast.
On March 12, , tour dates were announced for Groban's Bridges Tour with special guest Idina Menzel. The US leg of the tour began on October 18, , in Duluth, Georgia and concluded at Madison Square Garden in New York City on November The European leg of the tour began on December 12 at the O2 Arena in London and concluded on December 18 in Poland.
On June 26, , Groban announced via social media that his album Bridges would be released on September 21 and would contain a cover of Céline Dion's song "S'il suffisait d'aimer" along with new tracks. The album debuted at number two in the US and in the top 10 in the UK and Scotland.
On August 17, , Groban's album Harmony was announced to release in November Groban will also offer a virtual livestreamed concert series in the fall and winter of  On October 2, the album was announced to be released on November 20, The album is now available in all the platforms from the regular to deluxe edition.
In June , Groban recorded a Christmas album in London with the London Symphony Orchestra and the Magdalen College Choir, which he discussed on the DVD from "The Making of Noël". It was released on October 9, , and is titled Noël. The album has been highly successful in the U.S., breaking numerous records for a Christmas album, as well as becoming the best selling album of in only its tenth week of release, at sales of million.
On July 1, , Groban performed with Sarah Brightman at the Concert for Diana at Wembley Stadium; it was broadcast to over million homes in countries. On February 10, , Groban performed at the Grammy Awards with Andrea Bocelli in a tribute to Luciano Pavarotti.
On April 14, , Groban joined Idina Menzel for a PBSSoundstage taping. The next day, he held his own taping for the same PBS TV series at Lincoln Center's Rose Hall at Jazz in Manhattan.
On May 12 and 13, , at Royal Albert Hall, London, Groban performed as "The Russian" Anatoly Sergievsky with Broadway stars Idina Menzel and Adam Pascal in "Chess in Concert" a live concert version of the musical Chess composed by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus of ABBA fame. This performance has since been made into a DVD and CD recording.
On September 21, , Groban performed a comical medley of well-known TV theme songs at the 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. In December , Groban appeared on Never Mind the Buzzcocks. He performed a duet with Only Men Aloud! at the Royal Variety Show at the London Palladium for the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.
On January 18, , Groban performed as part of the Presidential Inauguration ceremonies, performing "My Country 'Tis of Thee" in duet with Heather Headley. On January 19, , Groban performed with Herbie Hancock as part of Feeding America's Rally Against Hunger in Washington DC. At the BCS National Championship Game, he performed the Star Spangled Banner on January 7, with Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea at the historic Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
Film and television appearances
Groban has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show six times, as well as on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Larry King Live, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, Comedy Bang! Bang!, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 20/20, Today, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Super Bowl XXXVIII, and Jimmy Kimmel Live!. He has also been a guest co-host on Live with Kelly many times from to , and was a finalist to permanently replace Regis Philbin. In a interview, Groban said:
Music is so percent for me that the idea of giving that up in any way, shape, or form would be terrifying to me. That said, I've had more fun doing it than many things I've done in the past—it was a great time. So yeah, maybe, you never know.
Groban plays Malcolm Wyatt, one of Reverend Harris' choirboys, on Ally McBeal, episodes "The Wedding" and "Nine One One" (). He has made two guest appearances on the series Glee as himself.
Groban appeared on BBC Two's hit British music quiz Never Mind the Buzzcocks, and his first appearance was as a guest on Omid Djalili's team. On December 21, , he returned to the show, this time as guest host/quiz master and ending the show duetting with Michael Ball in a version of "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Misérables.
Groban appears in two episodes of The Office as Andy Bernard's brother ("Garden Party" and "The Boat").
On May 24, , Groban appeared as a mystery guest star on the season 12 finale of Dancing with the Stars to surprise Petra Němcová by singing "You Raise Me Up" to her dance. When she saw that it was he who was actually singing and not one of the usual performers, she momentarily was too stunned to continue dancing.
In the comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love, a film starring Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling, released on July 29, , Groban played a character named Richard, a caddish and nerdy attorney.
In , he appeared in episode 5 of series 12 of the revived British comedy panel showRoom . In October the same year, his cover of "You Raise Me Up" was used in the Halloween-based teen comedy film, Fun Size, in which Peng turns on the car stereo in Roosevelt's car and while he and Roosevelt are fighting over it, the knob breaks and the stereo blares the song at full volume, thus making Roosevelt, Wren, Peng and April uncool as they roll onto a night-cruising street. In February , Groban appeared in CSI: NY's "Blood Actually" (season 9, episode 16), performing his new song "Happy In My Heartache", and guest anchored on Canada AM.
Also in , he played one of the lead characters named Sam in the independent comedy film Coffee Town, produced by CollegeHumor and co-starring with longtime friend and actor Glenn Howerton.
Groban appeared on the cable television comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia in episode "The Gang Saves the Day", the th of the series, also co-starring Howerton. He shows up in the character Dee's fantasy sequence. On November 7, , he made the first of several appearances in the CBS comedy The Crazy Ones alongside Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Groban appeared in the film Muppets Most Wanted as an unnamed prisoner in a maximum security prison in Siberia. Groban's character is first only heard, as he is in a large metal box with a small slot at around eye level. The actor is revealed in the musical number "Together Again" later at the end of the film.
He appeared in cameo roles in the seventh season of Parks and Recreation () and in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (as himself); in the latter, he sang the original song "The End of the Movie".
In September Netflix premiered an original murder-mystery, The Good Cop, starring Groban. In the series, created by Monk creator-writer Andy Breckman, Groban portrays NYPDhomicide detective Tony Caruso Jr., opposite Tony Danza, who plays his father, Tony Sr., a disgraced former detective. The first season of ten episodes launched on September 21,
Various music critics have described Groban's voice in different ways, with some referring to him as a tenor and others as a baritone. In performance, Groban's music goes as low as G2 (as in the songs "To Where You Are", "Higher Window", and "The World We Knew (Over and Over)") and extends up to at least B4 (as heard in "The Duel" from Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of ). This places his voice lower than the usual tenor range on the low end (although still within the vocal fry register of a tenor), and just short of tenor C, and therefore above the baritone range, on the high end.
There is no authoritative system of voice classification in non-classical music. The problem lies in the fact that classical terms are used to describe not merely various vocal ranges, but specific vocal timbres each unique to those respective ranges, and produced by the classical training techniques with which most popular singers are not intimately familiar and which are not universally employed by the few that are. In a New York Times article, Groban described himself as a "tenor in training". He mentioned during his appearance on Late Show with David Letterman in December that he is a high lyric baritone. On Twitter, in March , he had also mentioned that he is a baritone "with some high notes up my sleeve."
Under the guidance of his mentor David Foster, Groban performed for many charity events that included VH1 Save the Music Foundation (), Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope (), Fifth Annual Adopt-A-Minefield concert (), 2nd Annual Grammy Jam (), Live 8 (), The Heart Foundation Gala (), and David Foster and Friends Charity Gala (). He also sang a solo on the recording of We Are The World 25 for Haiti (). Inspired by a visit with Nelson Mandela during a trip to South Africa, he established the Josh Groban Foundation to help children in need through education, healthcare and the arts. Mandela appointed Groban as an Official Ambassador for Mandela's Project , a campaign to help raise Global awareness of HIV/AIDS in Africa. On April 25, , Groban performed with the African Children's Choir on American Idol's "Idol Gives Back" episode. Also on September 2, , Groban donated $, to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to fund music education.
On February 28, , he appeared in One Night Live at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada with Bryan Adams, Sarah McLachlan, Jann Arden and RyanDan in aid of the Sunnybrook Hospital Women and Babies Program. In honor of his 27th birthday, his fans set out to raise $27, in a project called "Raise 27". They ended up raising a total of $44, for the Josh Groban Foundation, to benefit the Noah's Ark children's orphanage called Siyawela in South Africa. Groban has since referred to this donation as "the best birthday present ever". Groban performed at The Angel Ball on October 21, to benefit the Gabrielles Angel Foundation for cancer research. In April and the previous year, Groban took part in Global Poverty Project's "Live Below the Line" campaign, which consists in living on $ a day to raise awareness of extreme poverty around the world. He also wrote a song inspired by the campaign.
On October 30, , Groban met with Little Kids Rock students in Newark, New Jersey before his concert at the Prudential Center. His Find Your Light Foundation also made a donation to Little Kids Rock to support their mission of keeping music education in our public schools. An active arts education philanthropist and advocate, Groban is a member of Americans for the Arts Artists Committee.
On January 17, three days before the Inauguration of Joe Biden Groban performed at an "indoguration" for Joe Biden's Major organized by the Delaware Humane Association more than 7, people attended via Zoom and the event also raised $, in donations for the association.
Some of Groban's musical influences have been Radiohead, Steve Perry, Paul Simon, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Freddie Mercury and Björk. He cites as vocal influences "anyone who told a story with their songs," including Mandy Patinkin, Klaus Nomi, George Hearn, and Luciano Pavarotti.
Groban has sold more than 20 million albums in less than ten years. In , Groban was listed as " Sexiest Newcomer" and in , he became one of People's " Most Beautiful People".
Main article: Josh Groban discography
- Studio albums
- Josh's Great Big Radio City Show ()
Groban dated actress January Jones from to and Kat Dennings from to  Groban has been dating actress and writer Schuyler Helford since 
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