After wowing the world with his voice on American Idol but finding a premature end to his journey on the reality television competition, Todrick Hall took matters into his own hands. He claimed his identity and brought his singular brand of entertainment to YouTube. With original music videos parodying everything from musical theatre to Disney to Beyoncé and covers of hits, Hall became an internet sensation. But it was in 2016 when he released his visual album Straight Outta Oz and subsequently took the Wizard of Oz-inspired show on tour that Hall proved his next-level creative genius.
Hall preserved his experience of writing and starring in Straight Outta Oz in the upcoming documentary Behind The Curtain: Todrick Hall from director Katherine Fairfax Wright (Call Me Kuchu).
Watch a trailer for the documentary below:
“I am so excited to be sharing this beautiful, vulnerable, heartwarming film with my family, friends and most of all my fans,” Hall told PEOPLE magazine. “I have spent my YouTube career encouraging others and trying to be a trailblazer for underdogs and artists with no provided platform to be artistic. Along with Katherine’s creative storytelling, the camera became a mirror for me to understand what I’m truly capable of and how my fans see me.”
Since Straight Outta Oz, Hall took over the leading role in Broadway’s Kinky Boots and has continued to produce and release new and original music videos. He has also performed alongside theatre greats like Jason Robert Brown and pop icons like Taylor Swift.