Israel Cortez is an Equity Member Candidate and a singer/actor/dancer/musician who has
spent about 17 years building a
musical foundation from Opera to Rock and Roll.
He also plays trombone, piano and recently picked up the guitar.
Israel grew up in the small town of Porterville (CA) and currently resides in
His all-time goal is to make it on Broadway and to produce a self-titled album.
He's been seen in shows such as
The King and I,
Claptrapp or the Sound of Musicals,
Elegies for Angels Punks and Raging Queens,
Take Me Out,
Songs for a New World,
Beauty and the Beast,
Crazy for you and
Guys and Dolls. Israel
has appeared on The Ellen Degeneres show (Audience dancing) and American Idol (2010, 3rd round).
Recently, Israel discovered a new creative outlet that lets him display his talents via computer.
He loves to make people laugh, which is clearly illustrated in many of his videos. One video in
particular has achieved significant recent success: "It's All Over" from the movie version of Dreamgirls,
where Israel plays all of the parts with a low-budget shooting set and an amazing editing team, himself.
He was featured on the home page of Broadwayworld.com
and the Culture Monster section of The Los Angles Times.
He was even invited by P.R. rep Phillis Moberlly to watch the national
touring company of Dreamgirls at the Ahmanson Theatre in LA!
Israel has produced an interesting range of videos that showcase his acting, dancing and singing abilities.
He's working on getting more publicity and success with his talents and videos in order
to meet his dreams and goals.
Visit Israel on YouTube at
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- It's All Over - 03:53
- 4.96 stars / 276
- 27677 Views
- High Flying Adored - Evita - 02:27
- 5 stars / 13
- 1448 Views
- Nothin' On You B.O.B. feat. Bruno Mars (NOH8 Cover) - 04:36
- 4.8 stars / 80
- 17785 Views
- No Me Diga - In The Heights - 03:47
- 4.96 stars / 178
- 10474 Views
- Cell Block Tango from Chicago - 09:57
- 4.94 stars / 65
- 4361 Views
- Sittin' On the Dock of the Bay sung like Aaron Neville - 02:52
- 4.48 stars / 23
- 1108 Views
- Power of Love - "Drunken" Céline Dion - 05:59
- 5 stars / 10
- 735 Views
- Defying Gravity - 07:08
- 4.72 stars / 57
- 4834 Views
- I'm Yours - Jason Mraz - 04:01
- 5 stars / 17
- 1021 Views
- Israel singing "I'd Rather Be Sailing" - 03:12
- 5 stars / 11
- 819 Views
- "Joe Papp" - David, Jimmy, and Israel - 02:35
- 5 stars / 1
- 631 Views
- What's Up - 4 Non Blondes (duet version) - 05:13
- 5 stars / 16
- 1711 Views
- Recuerdame Bonito - 04:30
- 5 stars / 32
- 3659 Views
- We All Need Saving - 03:56
- 5 stars / 17
- 1498 Views
- You Better Work! - 04:13
- 5 stars / 21
- 1347 Views
- Alejandro - Lady Gaga (Acappella Version) - 06:11
- 4 stars / 160
- 52797 Views
- Bubble, Pop, Electric! - 04:28
- 4.75 stars / 16
- 2538 Views
- My Christmas to You (Director's Cut) - 04:11
- 5 stars / 2
- 563 Views
- Swing Low Sweet Chariot - 02:19
- 4.68 stars / 37
- 2655 Views
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