Funk played the title role of Conrad Birdie in the revival of the Broadway musical Bye Bye Birdie, with a limited run at Henry Miller's Theatre from September 10, 2009 (previews) through January 24, 2010.Even though the show was mostly panned, he was a critical standout being cited "Excellent" by John Lahr of "The New Yorker" and also receiving kind words from "New York Times" critic Ben Brantley.
Still, there are bound to be some enthusiastic kids at home who take to Spectacular!
Other songs, such as "Something To Believe In" and "Everything Can Change", are sung by the whole cast.
The album peaked at #44 on the Billboard 200, and has sold over 52,000 copies to date (as of March 2009).
Nolan Gerard Funk (born 28 July 1986) is a Canadian actor and singer known for portraying Hunter Clarington in the musical comedy-drama television series Glee, Collin Jennings in the comedy-drama television series Awkward, and Conrad Birdie in the 2009 Broadway revival of the musical Bye Bye Birdie.
Funk received his first break when cast opposite Tammin Sursok in the starring role of the Columbia Records/Nickelodeon movie Spectacular! On January 12, 2009, he had his first live concert performance at New York City's Hard Rock Cafe.
Will Nikko be the force that Spectacular needs to finally beat their rival choir, Ta-Da?