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
How to play a video
Click on a thumbnail to select a video. Then scroll up to the video player window and "click" on it to start the video.
Please provide video feedback!
Please take a minute to provide feedback on the videos you watch.
To rate, comment on or mark a video as a "favorite", simply click on the video once as it is playing in the video window below.
This will open the video within YouTube.
Watch the entire playlist
This list of videos is generated from a YouTube playlist. You can watch the entire playlist by
clicking this link and then selecting
"Play All Videos" on the right of the screen.
About This Video
- It's All Over - 03:53
- 4.95 stars / 258
- 26565 Views
- High Flying Adored - Evita - 02:27
- 5 stars / 13
- 1217 Views
- Nothin' On You B.O.B. feat. Bruno Mars (NOH8 Cover) - 04:36
- 4.84 stars / 76
- 17610 Views
- No Me Diga - In The Heights - 03:47
- 5 stars / 155
- 9464 Views
- Cell Block Tango from Chicago - 09:57
- 4.93 stars / 58
- 4064 Views
- Sittin' On the Dock of the Bay sung like Aaron Neville - 02:52
- 4.43 stars / 21
- 973 Views
- Power of Love - "Drunken" Céline Dion - 05:59
- 5 stars / 9
- 678 Views
- Defying Gravity - 07:07
- 4.7 stars / 53
- 4642 Views
- I'm Yours - Jason Mraz - 04:01
- 5 stars / 15
- 981 Views
- Israel singing "I'd Rather Be Sailing" - 03:12
- 5 stars / 11
- 784 Views
- "Joe Papp" - David, Jimmy, and Israel - 02:35
- 5 stars / 1
- 618 Views
- What's Up - 4 Non Blondes (duet version) - 05:13
- 5 stars / 14
- 1604 Views
- Recuerdame Bonito - 04:30
- 5 stars / 29
- 3513 Views
- We All Need Saving - 03:56
- 5 stars / 15
- 1389 Views
- You Better Work! - 04:13
- 5 stars / 20
- 1323 Views
- Alejandro - Lady Gaga (Acappella Version) - 06:11
- 4 stars / 160
- 52665 Views
- Bubble, Pop, Electric! - 04:28
- 4.75 stars / 16
- 2450 Views
- My Christmas to You (Director's Cut) - 04:11
- 5 stars / 2
- 526 Views
- Swing Low Sweet Chariot - 02:18
- 4.76 stars / 33
- 2459 Views
How to play a video
- Click on a thumbnail to select a video
- Scroll up to the video player window
- Click the play icon to start the video
Key to video thumbnails
- Video title - Running time
- Avg rating / Ratings count
- View count
- Link to YouTube channel