SouthFlorida.com | Marcus Collins has sung in the Broadway cast of “Hairspray,” played bit roles in movies and network TV shows, and even portrayed paranormal detective Edward Carnby in the video game Alone in the Dark.
Now, he’s a Texas Tenor.
Fans of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” may be well aware of the Texas Tenors, the musical trio that finished fourth in the competition in 2009. Since appearing on the show, the group has performed more than 800 concerts, toured the United Kingdom and China and collaborated with symphonies. The Texas Tenors, who hail from the Houston area, will perform Thursday, March 26, in Coral Springs.
Collins aspired to be a pop singer.. But then came a partnership with country singer JC Fisher and opera singer John Hagen and their appearance on “America’s Got Talent.” The group performs a mix of country, classical, Broadway and contemporary music, with cowboy charm and humor. They’re also quite popular in Branson, Mo.
“Branson gives folks a place in the U.S. that is centrally located to come and see the show,” Collins says via e-mail. “We have quite a few events there and have a chance to work on new music.”
In 2013, the trio released “You Should Dream,” an album filled with covers such as Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA”, the Righteous Brothers’ “Unchained Melody” and the Rolling Stones’ “Wild Horses.” A resulting television special continues to air on PBS stations, especially during fundraising drives.
“We were honored to sing this message of following your dreams and never giving up on getting the best out of life,” Collins says.
Next in the works is “Ruckus on the Ranch,” a children’s song written to accompany the trio’s new children’s book of the same title. It’s due out in May.
The Texas Tenors will perform 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Drive. Tickets cost $29.68-$58.30, plus fees. Call 954-344-5990 or go to CoralSpringsCenterForTheArts.com.
The Texas Tenors
Where: Coral Springs Center for the Arts
2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, Florida 33065
When: Thursday, March 26, 2015 7:30 PM