Lea Michele – “Christmas In The City”
Actress, singer and author Lea Michele has released her first ‘holiday album’, “Christmas In The City”, the title track of which is an original recording. The video finds Lea in the middle of a New York City winter wonderland, with Lea herself delivering the magic of the holidays in true New York style. With iconic shots of the Empire State Building, Central Park and the ice skating rink at Rockefeller Center, the film captures the unique magic of the city’s holiday spirit and is the perfect companion to Lea’s original track.
Lea’s “Christmas In The City” is an eleven track holiday collection inspired by the singer’s fond memories of growing up in New York City. Reuniting with Glee songwriters/producers Adam Anders and Peer Astrom, the album features timeless hits like “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”, “Silent Night”, “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree”, as well as star-studded collaborators handpicked by Lea, including fellow Glee alum Darren Criss, Spring Awakening costar Jonathan Groff and Broadway favorite Cynthia Erivo.
Since making her Broadway debut at just eight years old in Les Misérables, Lea Michele has continued to be a powerhouse on both stage and screen as well as a chart-topping solo artist and New York Times bestselling author. Following her critically acclaimed performance as Wendla in the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Spring Awakening, she made her television debut as perfectionist firecracker Rachel Berry on Ryan Murphy’s critically acclaimed, award-winning musical series Glee. The breakout role earned the actress both a Teen’s Choice Award and People’s Choice Award, as well as Emmy and Golden Globe nominations.
Lea’s love for music has always been a focus point in her career, signing to Columbia Records and making her solo album debut with 2014’s “Louder”, which notched a Top five position on the Billboard 200 chart upon its release. Lea added best-selling author to her resume that same year, releasing her first book entitled Brunette Ambition, which quickly became a New York Times Best Seller. She released her second book You First the following year. In 2017, she released her sophomore album “Places” and hit the road for a series of sold-out North American tour dates as well as a co-headlining slot on the LM/DC Tour alongside fellow Glee alum Darren Criss.
Lea will usher in the holiday season through December, performing at the both the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as well as the 2019 Christmas in Rockefeller Center event. It’s the start of what is sure to be a massive Christmas for the actress and singer. Lea has set a series of live performance dates in New York City and three back-to-back shows at The Concert Hall at New York Society for Ethical Culture. With her success also stretching ‘across the water’ and in Europe, “Christmas In The City” is an album that should appeal to all fans of Christmas music the world over.