Grease LiveAfter spending a summer in love with each other, high school students Danny and Sandy unexpectedly reunite again when she transfers to Rydell High. There Sandy must contend with cynical Rizzo and the Pink Ladies in attempt to win Danny's heart again.Genre: MusicalCountry: United StatesDuration: 180 minQuality: HDRelease: 2016IMDb: 7.4
Critic Reviews of "Grease Live"
New YorkerFebruary 02, 2016
High school itself is the nineteen-fifties of our imagination, always easier in our memories than it was in reality. With Grease, we can pretend we still want to go back.
New York ObserverFebruary 02, 2016
Even within the constrains of a live, televised event-which, let's be clear, Fox DOES know how to blow out, when it wants to-I couldn't help think that Grease: Live was just a dud.
St. Louis Post-DispatchFebruary 01, 2016
Fox raised the bar on TV musicals Sunday night with its ambitious, wildly energetic and mostly entertaining Grease: Live.
VarietyFebruary 01, 2016
Thanks to exceptional work from director Thomas Kail and several sterling supporting performances, much of Grease Live! was as sweet and tasty as a root beer float.
New York TimesFebruary 01, 2016
This... was a show that was more about individual moments than about building a story.
New York PostFebruary 01, 2016
Regardless of its flaws, Grease is a reason to look forward to the next round of live musicals on TV.
Common Sense MediaFebruary 09, 2016
Thrilling live musical is fun, has iffy messages galore.
IGN MoviesFebruary 04, 2016
If you hate musicals and hate Grease, Grease Live! sure wasn't going to change your mind all of the sudden. But for the multi-generational fanbase who admire this show, there was plenty to love about Grease Live!
VoxFebruary 02, 2016
If Grease Live had more moments to work with like "There Are Worse Things I Could Do," it might have been truly special - but there was only so much it could do when the musical itself didn't have anything else to give.
The VergeFebruary 02, 2016
Grease: Live opted for a more cinematic approach, connecting the dots between the live-to-tape soap operas of the 1940s and the "live music videos" you see at contemporary MTV awards shows.
TV GuideFebruary 02, 2016
The show successfully managed to combine all the nostalgic elements of Grease that everyone expected while creating a new experience.
We Got This CoveredFebruary 01, 2016
Despite its innovative direction and talented cast, Grease: Live fell victim to its bland source material - and equally bland leads - leaving it unable to truly top other iterations of the modern TV musical.
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Julianne HoughBirth date: 20 July 1988, Salt Lake City, Utah, USADescription: Julianne Alexandra Hough was raised in Salt Lake City, the youngest of 5 children. She is the daughter of Mari Anne (Heaton) and Bruce Robert Hough, twice chairman of the Utah Republican Party. Her parents met in college when both were part of a ballroom dancing team. Her parents divorced, and she has 9 step-siblings from their second marriages.Her mother was instrumental in her career in entertainment, enrolling her and her siblings in various performance classes from a very young age. She began her training in Latin ballroom dancing at the Center Stage Performing Arts Studio in Orem, Utah. At age 10, along with her brother Derek Hough, she went to London to study with coaches Corky and Shirley Ballas. She and Derek attended the Italia Conti Academy with the Ballas's son, Mark Ballas. The three children performed as a pop music trio '2B1G' (2 Boys, 1 Girl) at dance competitions in the United Kingdom and the United States. At age 15, Julianne became Junior World Latin Champion and International Latin Youth Champion at the Blackpool Dance Festival.During this time in London, her parents divorced. She returned to the United States to live with her mother in Las Vegas, where she attended the Las Vegas Academy. After a year, she moved back to Utah to live with her father and graduated from Alta High School. She then moved to Los Angeles to begin a career in entertainment. Julianne quickly landed her first job as a dancer on ABC game show Show Me the Money (2006). She then went on tour as a company dancer with "Dancing with the Stars" and joined the cast of Dancing with the Stars (2005) in season 4.Julianne is also known as a country singer. She released her debut album in 2008, debuting at #1 on the Billboard Country Album chart and at #3 on the Billboard 200. Her first acting role was in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) at age 13. She has appeared in her first lead role in the remake of Footloose (2011). Julianne is also actively involved in charities and humanitarian efforts--including Susan G. Komen Foundation, Clothes Off Our Back, and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital--and serves on the American Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet.
Aaron TveitBirth date: 21 October 1983, Middletown, New York, USADescription: Aaron Kyle Tveit born October 21, 1983 is an American actor and singer. He is known for originating the roles of Gabe in Next to Normal and Frank Abagnale Jr. in the stage version of Catch Me If You Can on Broadway. He is also known for his recurring role as Tripp van der Bilt on The CW's teen drama series Gossip Girl and for his portrayal of Enjolras in the 2012 film adaptation of Les Misérables. Tveit also starred as Mike Warren on the USA Network series Graceland. Tveit recently starred in Grease Live as Danny Zuko.
Vanessa HudgensBirth date: 14 December 1988, Salinas, California, USADescription: Vanessa Anne Hudgens was born in Salinas, California. Her family moved to San Diego, California whilst she was still a toddler. She has a younger sister, Stella Hudgens, who is also an actress. Her mother, Gina Hudgens (Guangco), an officer worker, is from the Philippines. Her father, Greg Hudgens, a firefighter, has Irish and Native American ancestry.Vanessa was interested in acting and singing at a young age, inspired by her grandparents who were musicians. At the age of 8, she started appearing in musical theatre. She fell deeper in love with the arts and began studying acting, singing, and dance more seriously with Jailyn Osborne. Vanessa very briefly attended Orange County High School of the Arts. After years of auditioning, she began seeing some success. This prompted her family to move to Los Angeles, California. She started homeschooling - so she missed out on the high school experience - and she finally landed her breakthrough role in High School Musical (2006).
Keke PalmerBirth date: 26 August 1993, Harvey, Illinois, USADescription: Keke Palmer was born Lauren Keyana Palmer in Robbins, Illinois--a small town 20 miles south of Chicago-- to Sharon and Larry Palmer, both former actors. Palmer showed vocal promise as a five-year-old, when she belted out "Jesus Loves Me" in her church choir. A year later the singer-actress had a solo in her kindergarten play but, to her mom's dismay, the mike had not been adjusted to suit her daughter's height. Without missing a beat, Palmer lowered the mike and moved the crowd with her heavenly voice. At that very moment, her family knew there was something special about Keke (a nickname given to her by her sister).Although music was still her passion, Palmer's first big break came via her acting skills, making her big-screen debut in Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004) as Queen Latifah's niece. Immediately recognizing her star potential, the film's producers encouraged her parents to take their daughter to California to explore other acting opportunities. Relocating required that Palmer's parents leave behind the security of their jobs, a newly purchased home and uproot their other three children. However, it didn't diminish the family's support of Palmer's aspirations.Once settled on the West Coast, Palmer did not waste any time. Within six weeks she had booked an episode of the critically acclaimed CBS series Cold Case (2003), a national K-Mart commercial and was chosen from a nationwide search to play opposite William H. Macy in a TNT movie, The Wool Cap (2004). Her performance was so amazing that it earned her a Screen Actors Guild nomination--to date, she is the youngest actress (then at age ten) ever to receive a nomination in a Lead Actress Category.In 2006 Palmer appeared as the lead character "Akeelah Anderson" in the critically acclaimed, award-winning film Akeelah and the Bee (2006). The film, about a young South Los Angeles girl who attempts to win a national spelling bee, won the hearts of audiences everywhere. Her breakthrough performance has received praise from many film critics and organizations. Among the list of nominations received, "Akeelah and the Bee" was listed as one of NBR's 2006 Top Independent Films of the Year, as well as four nominations from the NAACP Image Awards. Palmer, alone, won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Motion Picture, as well as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Motion Picture by the Black Movie Awards. She has also received nominations for Most Promising Newcomer by the Chicago Film Critics, Best Actress by the Black Reel Awards, and Best Young Actress by the Broadcast Film Critics Association. Keke held her own in scenes with veteran co-stars Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne.That very same year, Palmer appeared in Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion (2006), which was #1 at the box office for two consecutive weeks. Palmer went on to win a 2007 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture for her breakout role in "Akeelah and the Bee". She also received a ShoWest Award for Rising Star of the Year. Shortly after, Palmer lit up the small screen starring in the Disney Channel's hit movie, Jump In! (2007). This one-two punch of big-screen success coupled with small screen ratings power made Keke Palmer a household name in Hollywood.Palmer contributed her first recording, which was featured on the "Akeelah and the Bee" soundtrack, titled "All My Girlz", and followed it up with the ever popular "My Turn Now" on the "Jump In!" soundtrack. As if two soundtracks were not enough, she was also asked to sing "Tonight", an end title song from the smash-hit Ben Stiller movie, Night at the Museum (2006). Her Atlantic Records debut album, "So Uncool", is jammed with up-tempo R&B tracks, inspirational moments, and love songs. In 2008, Palmer starred in the Weinstein Co. feature, The Longshots (2008). The film was based on the true story of a young female quarterback, played by Palmer, that makes Pop Warner history; she starred opposite Ice Cube, for first time director and Limp Bizkit front man, Fred Durst.Palmer also starred as the title character in the hit Nickelodeon series, True Jackson, VP (2008), for 68 episodes, she played a high-school student who becomes the head of a major fashion label. In the fall of 2008, "True Jackson" bowed with over 4.8 million viewers, setting a record for Nickelodeon's largest audience for a live-action premiere. She has received four NAACP Awards for Best Actress in Children's Television for her role as "True Jackson".Keke starred in the movie, Abducted: The Carlina White Story (2012), for the Lifetime Network. She had a voice role in the 20th Century Fox animated film, Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012), as the character "Peaches". Her co-stars include Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Jennifer Lopez and Queen Latifah.Palmer was seen on the big screen in the Alcon/Warner Bros movie, Joyful Noise (2012), singing alongside legendary Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton, however, it was Palmer who the critics singled out for her "young and inspiring" rendition of the Michael Jackson song, "Man in the Mirror".Palmer resides in Los Angeles, CA.
Carly Rae JepsenBirth date: 21 November 1985, Mission, British Columbia, CanadaDescription: Carly Rae Jepsen was born on November 21, 1985 in Mission, British Columbia, Canada.
Mario LopezBirth date: 10 October 1973, San Diego, California, USADescription: Born in San Diego, California, on October 10th, 1973, to Mario Sr. and Elvira, Mario Lopez's first professional role was on the series, a.k.a. Pablo (1984). Mario is probably best known to youngsters, however, as A.C. Slater from NBC's popular 1980s teen comedy series Saved by the Bell (1989).Among Mario's other credits are several other popular television series, such as Pacific Blue (1996) and the movies Colors (1988), Depraved (1996) and Eastside (1999). Mario has also proven himself as a talented presenter and has already hosted such series as Name Your Adventure (1992), The Other Half (2001) and Pet Star (2002).
Carlos PenaVegaBirth date: 15 August 1989, Columbia, Missouri, USADescription: Born as Carlos Roberto Pena Jr. in Columbia, Missouri. U.S. He was raised in Weston, Florida. He attended Sagemont Upper School. Carlos moved to Hollywood in August 2009.Carlos studied musical theater at the Boston Conservatory.He is a member of the band, Big Time Rush, and plays piano and sings.He is best knowing for playing the role of "Carlos Garcia" in the television show, Big Time Rush (2009), on Nickelodeon.His first major role was a guest shot, at age 15, on ER (1994) and had guest starring roles in: Judging Amy (1999), Summerland (2004), Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide (2004).
Kether DonohueBirth date: 31 October 1985, Manhattan, New York, USADescription: A native New Yorker, Kether Donohue has received critical acclaim for her fearless performances in film, television and theatre. She has worked with a remarkable list of acclaimed directors, including Barry Levinson, Sam Mendes, Jason Moore, Paul Feig, Dennis Dugan, and James Burrows among others.Donohue was last seen in theaters starring as Donna Thompson in Barry Levinson's sci-fi thriller The Bay (Lionsgate), and as Alice in the Jason Moore directed musical / comedy Pitch Perfect (Universal).No stranger to television, she has been a series regular on the sitcom pilots Open Books (CBS) and Saving Jason (CW), a guest star on multiple episodes of Hope & Faith (ABC), Perfect Couples (NBC), I Just Want My Pants Back (MTV), Royal Pains (USA), Ringer (CW), The Mindy Project (FOX), and most recently The Carrie Diaries (CW).In 2008, Donohue made her Off-Broadway debut at the prestigious Ensemble Studio Theatre playing a lead role in Taylor Mac's Okay. It was this performance that Variety coined her "the unstoppable Kether Donohue!" Immediately following the successful run of Okay, Donohue starred as 19-year-old Ava in the Off-Broadway show Blue Before Morning by Kate McGovern at the DR2 Theatre (produced by terraNOVA Collective), once again to the praise of critics.As a major in film at Fordham University, Donohue directed, wrote, and starred in her own short film The Babydaddy, an autobiographical narrative about the relationship between a 16-year-old girl and her ill Vietnam Veteran father. The Babydaddy made its world premiere at the HBO sponsored G.I. Film Festival in Washington, D.C.Donohue is also an accomplished voice artist. Her voice has been heard on several FoxKids, Nickelodeon, and DVD animations as well as television and radio commercials including promos for MTV.On the commercial front, she starred with Tiger Woods in a national Gillette commercial, was the "haircut" girl in the iPhone 4 FaceTime spot, and was featured in national spots for AT&T, Macy's, Comcast, and others.
Jordan FisherBirth date: 31 October 1985, Manhattan, New York, USADescription: Jordan Fisher was born in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. He is an actor, known for Grease Live! (2016), Until Dawn (2015) and Teen Beach 2 (2015).
David Del RioBirth date: 31 October 1985, Manhattan, New York, USADescription: David Del Rio is an American actor best known for starring on the Nickelodeon series The Troop. He graduated from New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida in 2006, and afterward graduated from the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, School of Film and Television. He recently departed from playing the role of Sonny in the Broadway musical In the Heights replacing Robin de Jesus due to injury.
Andrew CallBirth date: 31 October 1985, Manhattan, New York, USADescription: Andrew Call is an actor, known for Grease Live! (2016), Toys: Golden Line (2015) and Ordinary World (2016).
Wendell PierceBirth date: 8 December 1963, New Orleans, Louisiana, USADescription: Wendell Pierce was born on December 8, 1963 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He is an actor, known for The Wire (2002), Parker (2013) and Ray (2004).
Boyz II MenBirth date: 8 December 1963, New Orleans, Louisiana, USADescription: Wendell Pierce was born on December 8, 1963 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He is an actor, known for The Wire (2002), Parker (2013) and Ray (2004).
Jessie JBirth date: 27 March 1988, Chadwell Heath, Essex, England, UKDescription: Jessie J was born on March 27, 1988 in Chadwell Heath, Essex, England as Jessica Ellen Cornish.
Ana GasteyerBirth date: 4 May 1967, Washington, District of Columbia, USADescription: Ana Gasteyer is best-known for her incomparable work on Saturday Night Live (1975). During her six-year stint, she created some of the most famous SNL characters, including middle school music teacher "Bobbie Moughan-Culp", NPR radio host "Margaret Jo", Lilith Fair poetess "Cinder Calhoun", as well as spot-on impressions of Martha Stewart, Céline Dion and Hillary Clinton.She returned to SNL as "Margaret Jo" in "NPR'S Delicious Dish" and the infamous "Muffin Top" sketch with Betty White, which Gasteyer created and wrote.On stage, she made her triumphant Broadway debut as "Columbia" in "The Rocky Horror Show". Since then, Gasteyer earned raves as "Elphaba" in "Wicked" on Broadway & originated the role for the Chicago production, earning a Joseph Jefferson Award nomination.Other New York theater credits include the Tony-nominated Broadway productions of "The Royal Family" directed by Doug Hughes, "The Threepenny Opera" with Alan Cumming and Jim Dale, Eve Ensler's acclaimed off-Broadway hit, "The Vagina Monologues", and Manhattan Theatre Club's hit production of "Kimberly Akimbo", by celebrated playwright David Lindsay-Abaire. Ana also starred as Fanny Brice in "Funny Girl" at the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera.Gasteyer starred to rave reviews as "Fosca" in Gary Griffin's production of Stephen Sondheim's "Passion" at The Chicago Shakespeare Theater, earning a Joseph Jefferson Award nomination for her performance.She also co-starred in the one-night-only, star-studded Actors Fund benefit concerts of "Funny Girl", "Hair" and "A Centennial Celebration of Frank Loesser".Ana can be heard on the Actor's Fund Recording of "Hair" and the "Reefer Madness" Soundtrack.Other theatrical credits include the national tour of "The Real Live Brady Bunch", as well as productions of "The Odyssey" and "The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci", both directed by Mary Zimmerman.Prior to joining SNL, Gasteyer honed her comedy skills at The Groundlings, the famed Los Angeles improv-sketch comedy group.On film, Ana has been seen in Dare (2009), Mean Girls (2004), The Women (2008), What Women Want (2000), Woman on Top (2000), Dick (1999) and What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2001).Other television credits include The Good Wife (2009), Chuck (2007), Showtime's Reefer Madness: Grass Roots (2005), Frasier (1993), Just Shoot Me! (1997), 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996), NYPD Blue (1993), Mad About You (1992)_, Law & Order (1990), Party of Five (1994), Seinfeld: The Soup Nazi (1995), as well as guest hosting The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005), Live with Regis and Kathie Lee (1988) and The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996).Upcoming, she will be seen in the Tyler Perry-produced film, Peeples (2013), opposite Kerry Washington, David Alan Grier, Melvin Van Peebles and Diahann Carroll, and in the next season of HBO's hit series, Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000), opposite Larry David.
Didi ConnBirth date: 13 July 1951, Brooklyn, New York, USADescription: Didi Conn was born Edith Bernstein, July 13, 1951 in Brooklyn, New York, she is memorable for her role as "Frenchy" in Grease. With over 40 film and television credits, we should acknowledge Didi's work in The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang (1980), Grease 2 (1982), Benson, Shining Time Station (1989), and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999). Since her son Daniel had been diagnosed with the disorder, on November 13, 2008, she was named "national celebrity spokesperson" for Autism Speaks. She has made several appearances, educating the masses on the disorder.
Barry PearlBirth date: 29 March 1950, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USADescription: Barry Pearl was born on March 29, 1950 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA as Barry Lee Pearl. Upon graduating from Carnegie -Mellon University (1973) he joined the cast of the first national tour of the stage play, Grease, which began his journey with that project to the very present. He is known for his work on the film, Grease (1978), My Favorite Martian (1999) and The Newest Pledge (2012) to name a few. To see a partial, yet rather extensive list of Barry's other theatrical credits, please view his resume.
Elle McLemoreBirth date: 16 September 1991, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, USADescription: Elle McLemore was born on September 16, 1991 in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, USA as Elle Nicole McLemore. She is an actress and director, known for Grease Live! (2016), Army Wives (2007) and At the Top of the Pyramid (2014).
Noah RobbinsBirth date: 16 September 1991, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, USADescription: Noah Robbins is an actor, known for Grease Live! (2016), Miss Sloane (2016) and Masters of Sex (2013).
Eve PlumbBirth date: 29 April 1958, Burbank, California, USADescription: Eve Plumb, the actress and painter most famous for playing the role of Jan on The Brady Bunch (1969), began acting professionally in 1966, appearing in TV commercials. The child actor began getting parts on series television in 1967.Her place in TV history was cemented when she landed the role of Jan Brady, the middle of three daughters in a mixed family that also featured three sons, in the TV sitcom "The Brady Bunch". The show, which debuted in 1969, ran for five seasons and spawned numerous spin-offs. While Plumb declined to reprise the role of Jan in the first spin-off, the TV variety show The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (1976), as she did not want to sign a five-year contract (the show was canceled after nine episodes), she did appear as Jan in the subsequent spin-offs featuring the original cast: the TV movie The Brady Girls Get Married (1981), the short-lived sitcom The Brady Brides (1981), the TV movie A Very Brady Christmas (1988), and another short-lived TV series, The Bradys (1990).Though she has worked steadily in TV since a child, her only other major role was as a teenage hooker in Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway (1976).In the 1990s, Plumb began painting, fashioning for herself a second artistic career. She works out of a studio at her Laguna Beach home.
Haneefah WoodBirth date: 29 April 1958, Burbank, California, USADescription: Haneefah Wood is an actress, known for Freedomland (2006), Grease Live! (2016) and Zoe Ever After (2016).
Yvette Gonzalez-NacerBirth date: 29 April 1958, Burbank, California, USADescription: Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer is known for her work on Madam Secretary (2014), Grease Live! (2016) and Criminal Minds (2005).
Jon Robert HallBirth date: 29 April 1958, Burbank, California, USADescription: Jon Robert Hall, was born Jonathan Robert Hall in Thousand Oaks California at Los Robles Hospital. His Parents are Lori and Charles Hall Jon broke into the industry at an early age, when his mother would drive him 2-3 times a week to Las Angeles for vocal sessions, and auditions. He was singing in movies, shows, and most any medium on the TV screen since he was 10. Singing on movies like, Armaggeddon, Deep Impact, and Amistad as a background vocalist. Jon was consistently working in Los Angeles as well as excelling at football in high school.Jon earned a full football scholarship to Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. He Graduated after 4 1/2 years with a bachelors in Music and a decision of whether to go to the NFL or come back to pursue his Arts career. Jon made the decision to move back home and pursue music and acting.In 2010, Jon booked Glee as the background singer for the show. After months of working behind the scenes of Glee, Jon auditioned for the show and earned the role as the beatbox Warbler. Jon continued to pursue his acting career as he was cast in a feature film called, "The Truth about you," and is continuing to break into the industry with his striking looks and comedic acting.Currently Jon Is playing Stacee Jaxx in Rock of Ages at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.
Sam ClarkBirth date: 18 October 1987, Adelaide, South Australia, AustraliaDescription: Australian singer-songwriter/actor Sam Clark rose to fame in Australia after winning a nation-wide talent search for the TV show Neighbours (1985). He was nominated for several awards during his 850+ episode run of the show, including Cleo Bachelor Of The Year (Cleo Magazine) and Most Popular New Male Talent at the TV Week Logie Awards (Australian Emmy). His debut music release 'Broken' achieved Top 40 ARIA chart success and his hard work on the road also saw him secure two #1 spots on the ARIA Physical Singles Sales chart ('Broken', 'Devastated'). Sam went on to star in his first feature film Mental (2012) and Neighbours (1985) for which he also wrote and performed several original songs. He recently moved to Los Angeles and most notably starred in the 5x Emmy-winning FOX/Paramount production Grease Live! (2016). Sam is a seasoned performer having played hundreds of shows in Australia, the UK, and Los Angeles where he now resides. He is in production on his next album with his Grammy award-winning songwriting partner Bill Grainer (Jennifer Hudson, Forever In Your Mind).
Nick BagaBirth date: 18 October 1987, Adelaide, South Australia, AustraliaDescription: Growing up in Boston watching Gene Kelly films, Nick always knew that he wanted to be a performer. It was his love and passion for movies and dance that brought him to Los Angeles and it's this incredible passion, his pure talent, his east coast charm and infectious energy that has made him quite the name for himself in the entertainment industry. Nick's talent and incomparable work ethic has garnered him credits in all realms of the entertainment industry including nationwide commercials, hit TV shows, blockbuster movies, top awards show's and some of music's highest rated tours. Nick's TV credits include Grease LIVE, Dancing with The Stars, American Idol, The Voice, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Glee, Leno, Ellen, Oprah, Conan, SNL and The Late Late Show with James Corden to name a few. Nick has also begun to cross over into acting starring in shows such as American Crime Story, Nickelodeon's Gameshakers, and his latest role in the movie Strangers in a Strange Land which was filmed in Paris. Nick has also toured and worked alongside top artists ranging from Justin Bieber to Stevie Wonder, Arianna Grande, Katy Perry, Ricky Martin, Vanilla Ice, Train, Kelly Clarkson, Muse, Jessica Simpson, Aloe Blacc, Boyz To Men and Jennifer Lopez. Working on La La Land, Ghostbusters, Hairspray and The Muppets Movie are some of Nick's most memorable moments of his career so far. Whether it's rapping for Taco Bell, dancing for Amazon Prime and Southwest, working out as a Hamster for Kia, opening the Golden Globes alongside Jimmy Fallon, starring in an Academy Award Nominated movie and helping bring Grease back to your screen you cannot say Nick Baga hasn't done it all. Nick's passion for acting and performing has only grown larger since his move to Los Angeles and he is showing no signs of slowing down. Nick's positive outlook, energy and personality he brings into every job and performance has landed him several fans across the country and within the industry, many of whom have looked to Nick for inspiration of their own. Nick often travels to teach and speak with aspiring performers to spread his talent, love, positivity and words of wisdom. When Nick is not in the spotlight, you can find him somewhere outside whether it be in the mountains or surfing the waves. Nick loves adventure and is incredibly active, some of his hobbies include surfing, hiking, cycling and snowboarding. Nick is very proud of how far he has come and plans to continue to perform, grow and spread his light as far and for as long as he can.
Karen ChuangBirth date: 26 March 1990, Santa Clara, California, USADescription: Karen Chuang grew up in Los Altos, CA, and received classical training from The Dance Company of S.F. with Chris Jacobsen and Sonya Tayeh and Teen Dance Company under the direction of Mark Foehringer. In 2008, Karen moved to Los Angeles to study at UCLA and to pursue her dance career. While in school, she was the Executive Director of UCLA's premier hip hop team, NSU Modern. She graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Business Economics in June 2012, and now continues to work in Los Angeles as a professional dancer. Over the years Karen has had the honor of working with the industry's top choreographers including: Nick Florez & RJ Durrell, Gil Duldulao, Tony Testa, LaurieAnn Gibson, Tyce Diorio, and Brian Friedman. Her credits include Grey's Anatomy, Glee, The White House, The Ellen Show, Willow Smith, Cher Lloyd, Nicki Minaj's "Pink Friday Reloaded" Tour (2012), and Kanye West's "Yeezus" Tour (2013-14). She recently danced alongside Lady Gaga at the 2013 MTV VMAs, in her "G.U.Y." music video, and on her "artRAVE: The artPOP Ball" (2014). She is a proud member of Boogiezone's contemporary company, Entity, and is represented by Clear Talent Group.
Janaya FrenchBirth date: 26 March 1990, Santa Clara, California, USADescription: Janaya French is an actress, known for Grease Live! (2016), Teen Beach 2 (2015) and So You Think You Can Dance (2005).
Courtney GalianoBirth date: 12 June 1988, Commack, Long Island, New York, USADescription: Courtney Galiano was born on June 12, 1988 in Commack, Long Island, New York, USA. She is known for her work on Stand Up Guys (2012), Rock of Ages (2012) and Grease Live! (2016).
Marko GermarBirth date: 12 June 1988, Commack, Long Island, New York, USADescription: Marko Germar is known for his work on So You Think You Can Dance (2005), The Oscars (2017) and Grease Live! (2016).
Kc MonnieBirth date: 27 March 1989, Seattle, Washington, USADescription: Kc Monnie was born on March 27, 1989 in Seattle, Washington, USA. He is an actor, known for La La Land (2016), No Strings Attached (2011) and Grease Live! (2016).
Haylee RoderickBirth date: 1 November 1990, Sandy, Utah, USADescription: Haylee Roderick has been an accomplished dancer for 16 years. She has received extensive training in classical and contemporary ballet, jazz, and hip-hop at the acclaimed Center Stage Performing Arts Studio in Orem, Utah. Her media credits include: a dancer on the TV show Glee, principle dancer on the Disney film High School Musical 3, The GLEE Live Tour 2011, The 82nd Academy Awards, and a featured performer in the production "Dancing under the Stars." Haylee has trained with some of the best choreographers in the country including Kenny Ortega, Chucky Klapow, Brooke Lipton, and Zachary Woodlee. Haylee continues her life long passion for dance by training with the industries' top choreographers in Hollywood. She is on the April 2011 cover of "Dance Spirit Magazine." She lives in Sherman Oaks.
Brooke ShepherdBirth date: 1 November 1990, Sandy, Utah, USADescription: Brooke Shepherd is an actress, known for Grease Live! (2016), Watermelon Pink (2017) and Pixikill: Chameleon (2010).
Ade Chike TorbertBirth date: 1 May 1987, Brooklyn, New York, USADescription: Ade Chike Torbert was born on May 1, 1987 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for Grease Live! (2016), So You Think You Can Dance (2005) and East Los High (2013).
Jeremy HudsonBirth date: 1 May 1987, Brooklyn, New York, USADescription: Jeremy Hudson is known for his work on La La Land (2016), Grease Live! (2016) and Footloose (2011).
Carly BraccoBirth date: 1 May 1987, Brooklyn, New York, USADescription: Carly Bracco is an actress, known for Grease Live! (2016), The Night at Moon Lake Casino (2010) and Blood Relatives (2012).
Gregory HaneyBirth date: 1 May 1987, Brooklyn, New York, USADescription: Gregory Haney, born Gregory L. Haney II, is from Peoria, Arizona to parents Gregory and Lelia Haney. He received his base training at the University of Arizona before moving to New York City. He now is a NY based stage actor, singer, dancer, and choreographer. Last seen in Jean-Marc Vallée's "Demolition" starring Jake Gyllenhaal.
Harley JayBirth date: 11 March 1983, Salt Lake City, Utah, USADescription: Harley Jay was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He appeared on Broadway playing the lead role of "Mark" in the historic play "Rent". He also did a national tour of the same production, along with the touring production of Miss Saigon. Harley has an original album out called "Without Wax". He performed his own music and opened for Grammy nominee James Otto on February 14, 2009.
Chris MeissnerBirth date: 11 March 1983, Salt Lake City, Utah, USADescription: Chris Meissner is known for his work on Grease Live! (2016).
Tiana OkoyeBirth date: 11 March 1983, Salt Lake City, Utah, USADescription: Tiana Okoye is an actress, known for Grease Live! (2016), Hairspray Live! (2016) and Being (2016).
Kayla ParkerBirth date: 21 March 1993, Whittier, California, USADescription: Kayla Parker was born on March 21, 1993 in Whittier, California, USA as Kayla Andrea Parker. She is an actress, known for Grease Live! (2016), Condizionatamente Claustrofobico (2013) and Blood Relatives (2012).
Dominic PiersonBirth date: 21 March 1993, Whittier, California, USADescription: Dominic Pierson is an actor and producer, known for Sebastiano Serafini: Fighting Demons (Feat. Dominic) (2016), Grease Live! (2016) and Leanne Is Gone (2013).
Cailan RoseBirth date: 21 March 1993, Whittier, California, USADescription: Cailan Rose is an actress, known for Grease Live! (2016), Akron (2015) and Raymond & Lane (2014).
Directors of "Grease Live"
Thomas KailDescription: Thomas Kail is a director and producer, known for Grease Live! (2016), Critical Hours (2006) and The Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special (2010). He is marr...
Alex RudzinskiDescription: Alex Rudzinski is a director and producer, known for Grease Live! (2016), Dancing with the Stars (2005) and Hairspray Live! (2016).
Creators of "Grease Live"
Bronte WoodardBirth date: 8 October 1940, Alabama, USADescription: false
Allan CarrBirth date: 27 May 1937, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Allan Carr was born on May 27, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Allan Solomon. He was a producer and writer, known for Grease (1978), Can't Stop t...