Meet Cinderella’s New Prince, Hockey-Playing Guitar Star Joe Carroll

first_img Star Files “The first time I heard ‘Call Me Maybe’ was at a house party in college. They’d turn it on at the frat house and the whole place would go nuts. I’m the first to admit I know all the words.” “I play softball with Derek Klena and Aaron Tveit—but there’s no Broadway Hockey League. I’d love to gather up the troops and form one but I don’t think there’s a producer in New York who would get on board with that.” Related Shows Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI  Current Role: The charming Prince Topher in Cinderella, who falls for glass slipper-wearing Ella, played by pop princess Carly Rae Jepsen beginning February 4.  Cinderella Stage Cred: In the ensemble of Once; Balthasar in Romeo and Juliet and covering Orlando Bloom in the role of Romeo. Age: 23  View Comments “There are videos of me in diapers playing the drums. I picked up piano in middle school, then picked up guitar…Now I can play 11 instruments total.” “The first song I ever sang at a voice lesson, ever, was ‘Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful?’ [from Cinderella] at age 12. So getting to sing it on the Broadway stage with a gigantic pop star? It’s unbelievable.” Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 “I moved to NYC after graduation in August 2012, the week of my first audition for Once. I had $15 in my bank account and was gonna start catering the next Monday. On Friday, I got a call to join the cast. It was absolutely incredible.” Joe Carrolllast_img

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