Frank James Michael Grande Marchione is an American dancer, actor, singer, producer, television host and YouTube personality. He performed on Broadway as Franz in the musical Rock of Ages and in Mamma Mia! Grande has produced Broadway shows and both produced and appeared in cabaret acts, including his own one-man show.
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Frank James Michael Grande Marchione is an American dancer, actor, singer, producer, television host and YouTube personality. He is the older half-brother of singer and actress Ariana Grande. He performed on Broadway as Franz in the musical Rock of Ages and in Mamma Mia! Grande has produced Broadway shows and both produced and appeared in cabaret acts, including his own one-man show. In 2012, Grande established a YouTube channel and has also been building a following on Twitter and Instagram. In 2014, he was a contestant on the U.S. reality television series Big Brother 16. Grande was a judge on the 2015 season of America’s Best Dance Crew. From 2016 to 2017, he co-hosted Style Code Live, a live Amazon fashion and shopping show that streamed on weeknights, from which he took off time to compete on the UK reality show Celebrity Big Brother 18 in mid-2016. He has produced shows on and off Broadway, including Broadway productions of Hamlet starring Jude Law, La Bête starring David Hyde Pierce, and Born Yesterday starring Jim Belushi.
He also produced Brooke Shields’ one-woman cabaret show in 2011. In January 2015, he appeared in a music video for Malan Breton: A Journey to Taiwan, which won the New York City International Film Festival award for Short Documentary. In June of that year, he performed at DigiFest NYC. In March 2015, Grande was an interviewer at the 2015 Entertainment Tonight Kids’ Choice Awards. He appeared on Good Day New York and performed \”Hit Me With Your Best Shot\”. The same month, he also co- hosted the red carpet pre-show of the American Music Awards. Grande is openly gay. He graduated from Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania in 2005, having triple-majored in biology, theatre and dance. He considered medical school but decided to take a year off to pursue theatre. He began his professional performing career by 2007, when he appeared as Boots the Monkey in a national tour of Dora the Explorer Live! and in regional theatre productions, including the title role in George M!, Mike Costa in A Chorus Line and Lewis in Pippin, among others.