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Israel Cortez

Isreal Cortez

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 Orange County. 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, Peter Pan, Evita, 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 http://www.youtube.com/user/izzr5.


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It's All Over

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Its All Over
  • It's All Over - 03:53
  • 4.96 stars / 272
  • 27501 Views
  • izzr5
High Flying Adored - Evita
  • High Flying Adored - Evita - 02:27
  • 5 stars / 13
  • 1409 Views
  • izzr5
Nothin On You B.O.B. feat. Bruno Mars (NOH8 Cover)
  • Nothin' On You B.O.B. feat. Bruno Mars (NOH8 Cover) - 04:36
  • 4.84 stars / 77
  • 17736 Views
  • izzr5
No Me Diga - In The Heights
  • No Me Diga - In The Heights - 03:47
  • 4.95 stars / 172
  • 10261 Views
  • izzr5
Cell Block Tango from Chicago
  • Cell Block Tango from Chicago - 09:57
  • 4.94 stars / 64
  • 4320 Views
  • izzr5
Sittin On the Dock of the Bay sung like Aaron Neville
  • Sittin' On the Dock of the Bay sung like Aaron Neville - 02:52
  • 4.45 stars / 22
  • 1083 Views
  • izzr5
Power of Love - Drunken Céline Dion
  • Power of Love - "Drunken" Céline Dion - 05:59
  • 5 stars / 10
  • 733 Views
  • izzr5
Defying Gravity
  • Defying Gravity - 07:08
  • 4.71 stars / 56
  • 4802 Views
  • izzr5
Im Yours - Jason Mraz
  • I'm Yours - Jason Mraz - 04:01
  • 5 stars / 17
  • 1015 Views
  • izzr5
Israel singing Id Rather Be Sailing
  • Israel singing "I'd Rather Be Sailing" - 03:12
  • 5 stars / 11
  • 815 Views
  • izzr5
Joe Papp - David, Jimmy, and Israel
  • "Joe Papp" - David, Jimmy, and Israel - 02:35
  • 5 stars / 1
  • 630 Views
  • zechelsinator
Whats Up - 4 Non Blondes (duet version)
  • What's Up - 4 Non Blondes (duet version) - 05:13
  • 5 stars / 16
  • 1692 Views
  • izzr5
Recuerdame Bonito
  • Recuerdame Bonito - 04:30
  • 5 stars / 31
  • 3619 Views
  • izzr5
We All Need Saving
  • We All Need Saving - 03:56
  • 5 stars / 17
  • 1482 Views
  • izzr5
You Better Work!
  • You Better Work! - 04:13
  • 5 stars / 21
  • 1339 Views
  • izzr5
Alejandro - Lady Gaga (Acappella Version)
  • Alejandro - Lady Gaga (Acappella Version) - 06:11
  • 4 stars / 160
  • 52774 Views
  • izzr5
Bubble, Pop, Electric!
  • Bubble, Pop, Electric! - 04:28
  • 4.75 stars / 16
  • 2511 Views
  • izzr5
My Christmas to You (Directors Cut)
  • My Christmas to You (Director's Cut) - 04:11
  • 5 stars / 2
  • 554 Views
  • izzr5
Swing Low Sweet Chariot
  • Swing Low Sweet Chariot - 02:19
  • 4.68 stars / 37
  • 2630 Views
  • izzr5


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