Todrick Hall Presents "Straight Outta Oz"
A native of Texas, Todrick is a singer, songwriter, dancer, actor, choreographer, playwright, costume designer, Broadway performer, American Idol finalist, star of his own self-titled MTV Show and viral YouTube sensation with over 2 million subscribers and 400 million views. Dancing since the young age of 9, Hall is a classically trained ballet dancer who has traveled the world performing with Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Royal Caribbean & Holland America Cruise lines, Walt Disney World and Disneyland’s California Adventure. His Broadway credits include Oprah Winfrey’s “The Color Purple” and The 2010 Tony Award Winning Musical “Memphis,” and most recently his box office record breaking run as Lola in “Kinky Boots.”
In the 4 years he has been a full-time YouTuber he has had the honor of opening the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards, being a Judge on “Rupaul’s Drag Race” and “Gay for Play,” choreographing music videos for Beyonce, writing and starring in the Virgin America Safety Video, Fiat Commercials and the theme song for the new online version of Jim Henson’s Sesame Street. Using his title to entertain his “Toddlerz” isn’t the only thing Hall uses his platform for. In 2014, Hall was named one of Forbes 30 under 30 entrepreneurs. He has teamed up with campaigns such as The Trevor Project, The City of West Hollywood, HIV Equal and HIV Beats to help raise awareness of several issues within the LGBTQ community.
“The Wizard of Oz has always been my favorite story, and I am ecstatic to share with you my most precious creation. Thank you Lin-Manuel, Walt Disney and Beyoncé for the inspiration. This journey has been a long and winding yellow brick road, but I thank my fans, friends and family for their never ending support. Thank you to my amazing team, my mother, brother, father, stepfather Corey, Pat Carthel for opening my eyes to a world that was not black and white, my agents at UTA, my manager Steven Grossman, my best friends (Chester, Vonzell, Blair, Sheena and Ashley)... Without you all I would never have found my home in YouTube, and there truly is no place like home. I would like to dedicate each and every performance of Straight Outta Oz to my sweet Grandmother “Ethel” and my good friend Jill #2650, may you both watch proudly from Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”