REX SMITH: Confessions of a Teen Idol
So how did a crazy Teen Idol Rocker end up a respected entertainer on Television and Broadway? Every song has a story. Like a Rock ‘n’ Roll Mark Twain, Rex Smith takes you on a wild and fascinating, sometimes dramatic, yet very hilarious, musical story-telling journey.
From the crazy antics of Rock ‘n’ Roll, his excitement and pressures behind a six-album deal as a #1 Platinum recording artist with Columbia Records, his two years opening for Ted Nugent, his last concert with Lynyrd Skynyrd before their plane crash (and what really happened), what led Rex to become an overnight sensation as the Teen Idol that took him around the world, and the despair that came with the title. His television roles include Sooner Or Later, Street Hawk, Solid Gold, As The World Turns, The Daredevil, and more. His sudden rise to Broadway brought him The Pirates of Penzance with Kevin Kline and Linda Ronstadt, earning him the coveted Theatre World Award. He’s also appeared in Grease, Grand Hotel, Annie Get Your Gun, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Kiss Me Kate, and Sunset Boulevard…to where he met his 16 year-old son Brandon for the first time- a son he never knew he had.