Todrick Hall (born April 4, 1985) is a vocalist, actor, director, choreographer and entertainer from Arlington, Texas. His fame arose when he auditioned for American Idol Season 9; he made it to the semi-finals. Since then, Todrick Hall has been performing on Broadway, and YouTube. As of 2013, Hall is under the management of Scooter Braun Projects. He was featured in Forbes Top 30 under 30 in the Hollywood category in 2014. Hall is openly gay.
In November 2013, Virgin America produced an entertaining pop-music safety video directed by Jon Chu with music by Jean-Yves "Jeeve" Decornet. Hall starred in the video and wrote the song and lyrics.
Although Hall is mainly known for his video-driven projects, he also has many musically driven projects as well. Hall has many covers on his YouTube channel. In December 2013 Todrick released a Christmas album entitled Dear Santa. It features popular favorites such as This Christmas and Sleigh Bells, but also originals like So Cold and SplitsOnXmasTrees with appearances by Chester Lockhart and music by Jean-Yves "Jeeve" Decornet and production group wiidope. Hall is also producing a new YouTube series entitled Pop Star High in 2014.
While on American Idol, Hall was accused of fraud when he reportedly charged several parents a $50 fee for auditioning for a musical called "Oz, the Musical". The musical got cancelled, but money charged for the auditions was never refunded. Hall however denied that he, being the director rather than the producer, was ever involved in the financial aspect of the production.
Selected videography and discography releases
It Gets Better
McDonalds Drive Thru Song
Beyonce End Of Time Flash Mob
I Wanna Be On Glee
Grown Woman Disney Parody
Beauty and the Beat
How The Grinch Stole Crenshaw
Todrick Hall's The Wizard of Ahhhs feat. Pentatonix
Hold On, We're Going Home
Spell Block Tango (as Scar from The Lion King)
Beyoncé (2013) - Choreographer - Blow on YouTube
Beyonce (2013) -actor [uncredited]-"Superpower"
Pop Star High on YouTube
Opening Act for the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards
Twerking in the Rain
All That Azz
Todrick Hall at the Internet Movie Database
Todrick Hall's channel on YouTube