Singers Getting It Together in Hollywood: A Penthouse for "McBeal" Crooner
July 13, 2003
Josh Groban, who gained attention playing a nerd with a wonderful baritone singing voice in the 2001 season finale of the Fox-TV series "Ally McBeal," has become a first-time home buyer with his purchase of a penthouse condominium in Beverly Hills for just under $1 million.
Groban, 22, bought a unit with three bedrooms and three bathrooms in nearly 2,000 square feet. The condo also has a roof terrace with Hollywood Hills views. The singer-actor plans to do some redecorating.
He is scheduled to perform Aug. 2 with John Williams at Tanglewood in Lenox, Mass., and Sept. 15 at the New Amsterdam Theatre on Broadway for a one-night benefit production of the musical "Chess."
Groban is working on his second album, due out in late October. His debut album, in 2001, went triple platinum. He plans to go on tour in January.
The tall, curly-haired singer, who was raised in Los Angeles, was chosen by record producer-composer David Foster to perform at the 1999 inauguration ceremonies of Gov. Gray Davis. Groban also sang at the closing ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Dale Noble of the Hollywood Hills office of Coldwell Banker represented Groban in his purchase.