Courtesy of JoeyMcIntyre.Com
Entering the homestretch of 2002 and into the New Year, Joey McIntyre is prepared to fire on all show business cylinders. He will be featured weekly as Colin Flynn, a neophyte teacher learning the ropes on Fox's Boston Public. And almost simultaneously with his regular TV stint, his live album, One Too Many, recorded last April at Joes's Pub in NYC, becomes available in brick and mortar retail locations. (Release date October 8th via Joey's own label Bacouris Records distributed by New Line Records).
Joey McIntyre's role in Boston Public follows from his star turn Off-Broadway in tick, tick, Boom from October 2001 through January 2002. In this semi-autobiographical musical comedy/drama, penned by Jonathan Larson, the late playwright of Rent, Joey encapsulates the role of Jon, an aspiring, but unrealized theatrical composer approaching his 30th birthday in 1990 in New York City. Following the off-Broadway run at The Jane Street Theater, Joe and cast mounted the play for two sold out weeks in Seoul, Korea.
Upon returning from Asia, Joey and his musical co-conspirator, Eman (Emanual Kiriakou), took their "one man show with two people" across the USA. "One Too Many…" recorded at the 1st 2 performances serves as a musical souvenir of the tour as well as a showcase for Joe Mac's wit and sometimes uproarious, off-the-cuff, stage patter. Besides highlights from Joey's two solo albums, Stay The Same and Meet Joe Mac, he and Eman interpret some of Joey's favorite songs from U2, Cyndi Lauper, Fleetwood Mac, and even New Kids On The Block. A true camaraderie exudes on the record, not only between Joe and Eman, but also with The Bravehearts- Joey's nom de plume for his devoted fans who have vociferously supported him for over a decade.
Between recording and touring, Joey's down to earth charisma and talent has been showcased all over television. Joey could be seen and heard in last year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, performing NYC Girls on the Hallmark Float. He still holds the record for most TRL appearances (14 and counting) and additionally has been a featured artist on MTV's Cribs, The Fanatic, MTV Undercover, and the channel's 20th Anniversary Celebration. In a kitschy comedic turn, he also hosted 30 episodes of MTV's Say What Karaoke from Las Vegas in the winter and spring of 2001. Joey continues to be a regular guest on Hollywood Squares and was a frequent invitee of Bill Maher on Politically Incorrect.
Last March, Joey emceed the 2002 Billboard Radio Awards while amusing an audience of hardened radio programmers with self-penned song parodies of current hits from all radio formats.
Joey would not be happy if we didn't mention that he performed the National Anthem at last season's legendary snow-soaked AFC Championship game between his beloved New England Patriots and The Oakland Raiders- a victory for New England (nee Boston), and precursor to The Pats underdog victory in The Super Bowl.
Previously in 2001, Joey was the subject of a 1-hour E! Entertainment Celebrity Profile and a Pay Per View Cable Concert Special, taped at Boston's Hatch Shell in July, 2001 before a crowd of 25,000. He was also named one of People Magazine's Most Eligible Bachelors in 2001.
For those who have discovered Joey McIntyre's versatility and wide-ranging talent in the last few years, his days as the youngest New Kid feel like an eternity ago and a world apart. The legacy of 35 million records sold and a regimen of sold-out stadium concerts around the world spawned a veritable Boy Band Industry, if indeed less organic than the original odyssey of the five working class kids form Boston.
2003 should prove to be even more exciting and challenging for Joe Mac. He's been in the studio with Eman and some stellar musicians on both coasts recording new material as well as the definitive studio version of the heartfelt Endlessly, as featured in acoustic form on One Too Many and already a fan favorite.
Of course more TV, Movie and Stage work loom on the horizon for the talented Mr. McIntyre. With it comes new surprises- ironically what one now expects from the venerable career of this multi-faceted entertainer.
For updates and more info, check out www.joeymcintyre .com
One Too Many (Joe Mac and Eman live in New York City) Bacouris/New Line Records 2002
Meet Joe Mac Q/Atlantic Records 2001
Stay The Same Columbia/Sony 1999
The Fantasticks (Movie DVD) MGM-UA 2000