For years this pop singing sensation has left many fans breathless. Multitalented and renowned American artist Rex Smith will be back in the country to give his numerous Filipino fans another memorable show this September 18 at the Kia Theatre, Araneta Center.
The awaited concert, billed “I am Rex Smith,” will feature hits that made the actor, singer-songwriter, and former teen idol famous. Rex will take his audience on a musical journey with some of his biggest and most beloved songs like “You Take my Breath Away,” “Simply Jesse,” “Let’s Make a Memory,” “Everlasting Love,” and “Forever.” His most famous ballads have become so close to the hearts of Pinoys they are practically staples their karaoke repertoire.
Since early 1970s, Rex has enjoyed great success not only in his musical career but also in theater and show business. Smith made his acting debut in Broadway when he played the role Danny Zuko in the hit musical “Grease” in 1978. He also starred in the teen-oriented movie TV movie “Sooner or Later” in 1979 where he performed songs on the soundtrack, including his single “You Take My Breath Away.” This ballad reached No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and made Smith an overnight sensation. His other Broadway starring roles were in “Grand Hotel,” “Sunset Boulevard,” “The Scarlet Pimpernel,” “Annie Get Your Gun,” and “Kiss Me Kate.” He later appeared in both the stage and film versions of “The Pirates of Penzance” in 1983.
Rex also played roles in a number of television series. In 1985, he played the role of a motorcycle police officer in “Street Hawk.” He also appeared as guests on shows like “Baywatch,” “Love Boat,” and, unbeknownst to some, he also played the role of Daredevil a.k.a. Matt Murdock in the television movie, “The Trial of the Incredible Hulk” in 1989. Smith also became a TV host for the hit series “Solid Gold” with Marilyn McCoo in 1982.
Smith has already recorded over 12 albums throughout his musical career. He performed in Manila during his Asian tour last 2013 and was one of the performers at the opening of Novotel Manila Araneta Center early this year. He serenades his fans anew at Kia Theatre on September 18.
Tickets to “I am Rex Smith” presented by Steve O’ Neal Productions and Uniprom, Inc. are available at Ticketnet outlets. Visit www.ticketnet.ph for more details.