Recent film roles include Dancer in the Dark with Bjork, Armistead Maupin's Further Tales of the City, and The Fantasticks. About his musical recording career, Grey has appeared on quite a few original cast recording albums, including the film and Broadway cast recordings for Cabaret, Chicago and Goodtime Charlie, and on the 2004 Cast Recording of Wicked in which he playing the Wizard of Oz. Few know that he has also released several of his own, non-Broadway show related albums including these two gems: Only The Beginning and Black Sheep Boy. These two LPs offer a fascinating glimpse into the musical inspirations of one of the greatest talents in American musical theater history. Black Sheep Boy is a collection of pop songs chosen by Joel Grey, including compositions by Tim Hardin, Donovan, John Lennon, and Paul McCartney, Simon and Garfunkle, and (amazingly!) Cream. It is safe to say that Black Sheep Boy will be a surprising listen for those who know Joel Grey as the smirking, stylized character in Cabaret.
Tracks: You Mustn’t Kick It Around, Evelina, Who Are You Now?, You Oughta Be In Pictures, I Think It’s Gonna Rain Today, I’ll Build A Stairway To Paradise, Willkommen, It Was My Father’s Fashion, Ace In The Hole, In My Life, Sweet Beginning, If I Were A Carpenter, 1941, Scarborough Fair/Canticle, Both Sides Now, Lalena, She’s Leaving Home, Black Sheep Boy, Jennifer Juniper, White Room, Don’t Remind Me Now Of Time and Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da.