What's Up, Tony Vincent? The Stage Rocker on Embracing His Dark Side in American Idiot
In the past decade, Tony Vincent has gone from one rocking show to another. Following a stint as Mark in Rent, he won raves as Judas Iscariot in the 2000 Broadway revival of Jesus Christ Superstar, then created the role of Galileo in London’s smash Queen musical We Will Rock You,
later traveling to Vegas with the show. Now, after years of touring
with his own music, Vincent is back on Broadway as magnetic drug dealer
St. Jimmy in American Idiot.
He recently chatted with Broadway.com about working with Green Day,
performing at the Grammys and getting in touch with his villainous side.
Q&A: Tony Vincent > Why the 'American Idiot' star remains speechless after this punk rock musical
This spring, Tony Vincent co-stars in Green Day's "American Idiot,” a
stage adaptation of one of the top albums of the '00s. It's the
culmination of a short-but-storied career for Vincent that began when he
released and promoted a hit single ("Love Falling Down") from his dorm
room—a decade before YouTube and MySpace. Since then, he has graced the
stages of such productions as "Rent,” "Jesus Christ Superstar,” "We Will
Rock You” and now "American Idiot.” We spoke with Vincent about punk rock on Broadway, the show and about being left speechless after the curtain falls.
Tony Vincent, Actor
Tony Vincent has a soft Mohawk-like haircut, a big voice and a past in
pop music. So it’s not entirely surprising that Mr. Vincent, one of the
stars of "American Idiot,” the coming Broadway show based on a Green Day album, would list among his influences some of rock’s most theatrical leading men: Freddie Mercury of Queen, David Lee Roth of Van Halen, Robert Smith of the Cure.
AMERICAN IDIOT CONNECTS
Rolling Stone Magazine: Issue 1103, April 29, 2010
Q&A: CAUGHT IN THE ACT WITH... TONY VINCENT
Tony Vincent made a splash in 2010, originating the role of the
sinister-yet-seductive St. Jimmy in American Idiot. But long before
that, he was a chart-topping solo artist . We recently chatted with him
about his high-profile successor, vino, performing Andrew Lloyd Webber
in China, and his current project—a return to his rockstar roots—among
other things. Here’s what he had to say.