Todrick Hall leaps from ‘American Idol’ to ‘Straight Outta Oz’ and the Tobin Center

July 15, 2016 - 2:30pm

Outta Oz’ and the Tobin Center By Deborah Martin July 14, 2016 Updated: July 14, 2016 6:43pm 0 Todrick Hall is bringing his “Straight Outta Oz” tour to the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. Photo: Courtesy Photo Photo: Courtesy Photo Image 1 of 5 Todrick Hall is bringing his “Straight Outta Oz” tour to the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. Todrick Hall left the ninth season of “American Idol,” where he reached the semifinals, with a shattered spirit. The performer went into the reality series with all sorts of professional experience, including spins on Broadway in the high-profile musicals “Memphis” and “The Color Purple.” Even so, after he was eliminated, he started wondering whether he needed to pursue a different career path. “I left thinking, ‘Is this business even for me?,’” he said in a telephone interview. “I had never questioned my gifts or what I wanted to do.” He wasn’t completely ready to let go of performing, though. And so he started posting videos on YouTube.

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