Constantine James Maroulis is an American actor and rock singer from Wyckoff, New Jersey. He was the sixth-place finalist on the fourth season of the reality television series American Idol, and received a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for his role in Rock of Ages. He starred in the title role in Jekyll and Hyde on Broadway, for which he received a Drama League Award Nomination for a Distinguished Performance Award.
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Hi, Reddit! I’m Constantine Maroulis—singer and actor best known as one of the American Idol season 4 finalists and star of Rock of Ages* on Broadway.
I’m helping promote a new web series called Kittens in a Cage. More about it HERE. "Kittens In A Cage is the original 1950's women-in-prison parody, from Jillian Armenante's Stoic Entertainment.
I tweet HERE.
* I post HERE.
I’m excited to answer your questions (at 2 PM ET), so please: Ask me anything!
Thanks everyone! I have to sign off now but really appreciate you participating and hope you will watch
Is Ryan Seacrest nice or a diva?
GREETINGS EARTHLINGS!!! IS THIS ON??
OK... yeah go RIGHT there...hmmm...The Ryan Seacrest is both very nice and a diva :)
Love that guy..self made man. Knows his brand and he is the biggest guy at what he does. Always looks great too although I miss the tips and whacky T's.
What do you think of Orange is the New Black? Is Kittens in a Cage similar?
I think Orange is a great show and clearly audiences have responded just huge.. but there are more than one medical drama and cop shows... kittensinacage.com is more of an art-house cinema piece.. retro vibe. two very different pieces for sure :) Go Hot Ladies in Prison yayyyy!!!
I saw the first two episodes of Kittens in a Cage and they were highly entertaining! Did you gain any insights from playing Jesus? :) Hope we see more of you in further episodes.
THanks Vic!!! Yes I agree kittensinacage.com is HIGHly Entertainzz... I think as far as Jesus it was ... don't try to play Jesus. I was doing Jekyll&Hyde in LA at the time so I was THICK with chops and angst. Jill is so great and we just played. Great day for sure! We hope great fans like you can get the word out about the show and more will come!!
How staged are the impromptu parts of the show?
Mikey Babyyyy!! Jill has a clear POV for the piece but of course she is an actor as well as director and values the actor making choices. The show is stylized and a bit cheeky. I don't know what that means.
How much money would you have to be offered to shave your head? EVERYONE has a price so you can't say "no amount of money".
RICHARD!! Ha well I actually cut TONS off recently so follow me on ig:@ConstantineMaroulis
but to really shave it??? WOW... I mean... I can be reasonable ha! I would rather do it for a part than a bet... or for charity maybe?
What's it like doing the same show every night ? How early do you arrive before a show?
To be honest I LIVE FOR IT!!! Redburnmik I gotta tell you there is no feeling like walking into a stage door knowing that old barn is gonna be sold out and rocking just a couple hours later. Constantly try to grow with each performance and go further.. to 11! Sure it can break you down both physically and emotionally but we live for it. We owe the fans that didn't see it it year one to have the best show ever..
Generally I get to the show two hours early... when I have a nice dressing room it sorta becomes my second home. I make it very comfortable. Makes the grind easier for sure.
Who's your favorite whore?
Let's see.. my FAVE wh*re is probably Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman! Those legs!! Thank you for being so orig!
What's your favorite ride in Disney?
wow in cali... cars was amazing.
I was blown away by the cali adventure!! the design is amazing
I didnt realize I had to refresh btw sorry I am being so slow.. ha! eeek
did you feel typecast as a rock guy on American Idol?
Hey I used to say.. it is GREAT I was on Idol and it was bad as well. Sure we all get type cast that is the nature of the biz. There isn't enough time to see everyone so there is a system. I think my work has spoken for itself and I know more against the grain type parts will present themselves to me if that is the plan stan. Jill def typed me IN!
If you had to fix American Idol right now, how would you do so to boost ratings? Or do you believe the show has run its course?
I think like anything that dominates for so long... there are always gonna be competitors that eventually take some of your shine and everyone starts splitting the glory. Idol is still a great vehicle for sure and I think the show looks great this year and is gonna have a come back. I could not name one person from the other shows.
Was there any talk of releasing the live performance of ROA on DVD similarly to the final performance of Rent that was released a few years ago? I know fans would be thrilled to have the live performance to watch rather than the movie which isn't even comparable to the live show.
OMG I WISH WE DID THAT...The RENT one is great. Will may just be the best Roger to Adam...and me of course ;)
Unfort with the New Line stuff and the big movie they made.. it was too complicated to get done. So much didn't get down but so much did!!
My sister was a huge fan if yours on American Idol! What was your favorite hit song of the past decade?
Well tell her thanks!! I think Take Me to Church Hozier is very strong
Is it easier to pick up chicks when you're famous?
hammy... yes very much so
Fellow contestant from your season of American Idol that you got along with best?
Also - what is a memorable moment from AI that we didn't get to see on TV?
Federov !!! love him.
Oh man let's just say... If TMZ and all that existed then?? I would be in trouble for sure ha! Nailed it!!
What is your favourite type of pie?
pecan with ice cream
Hi! Firstly, CONGRATS on your continued success. You had my vote when you were a contestant on AI & I LOVED you on Broadway in Rock of Ages!
Of the AI winners/contestants to-date, are there any you'd like to collaborate with on future projects?
Also, are there any other Broadway productions you'd like to star in?
crystalfelicia my light!! Thank you I appreciate that. You know I have had a solid ten years since the show and I am very happy. BUT I WANT MORE MWHUHUHAAHAAA!! No serious.. Hmm so many great people from Idol.. Carrie and her super voice would be cool! Maybe an original track with some of the other ROCKERS!!
You were such a big part of the success of Rock of Ages. Did you have any favorite scenes you especially liked to perform?
Thanks Vic... ROA was my life for so long and I grew so close to every moment on and off stage.
What is your favorite guilty pleasure album?
Hey smash!! Hmmmm ... Bobby Brown !! I popped the tape in the other day!! Every lil Step!!
Brunettes or Blondes?
Ha WOW... I don't discriminate !!
I love inspirational quotes! Do you have a motto/inspirational quote that you live by everyday?
I can design something for you with your favorite quote if you would like.
hey I think that is so cool but I never had just ONE thing I always said or remembered.. I love a range of literature and lyrics as well as my traditional Greek heritage. hmmm... you??
Most importantly, favorite chocolate candy? Can be anything you buy in the store or Brandt's (chocolate Star Wars suckers, come on now). ;)
I was always Babe Ruth and Butterfinger type guy but I love white choch too.. The fancy sheet!
I can't stop eating.
Hi! I saw the trailer for Kittens in a Cage...it looks deliciously raunchy. Is it eventually going to be a feature?
Jill is such an inspiration to me.. whatever she needs I am there! You can see by the caliber of talent and stars she gets people just want to work with her. She creates an awesome env to create in. I would love to do more and yes the piece was intended as a film at first I do believe.
Hello!! How did you get involved with KITTENS IN A CAGE? I looove it!
The Director/Creator Jillian Armenante is my mentor and life long family friend... we grew up in the same NJ town.
She has been with me all the way..
JLO would love you, what are your thoughts about her as a judge?
JLO is a Goddess.. Look she is amazing.. an ICON! She has done everything there is to do. She may not be the most gifted singer/actor etc but she was never gonna be out worked. Built a massive brand and kills it. Looks better everyday somehow too! call me?
Will Jesus sing or will we hear your voice during a scene?
Jesus can't tell you that
The cool Kittens song, a song with SYKA... When can we buy this (and more) awesome Greekboy music?
times have changed for sure! the days of buying tunes is almost gone?
Will There be even more "Kittens In A Cage" episodes in the Near Future? Love this!!
WE LOVE YOU AVA!!! Yes I sure hope so.. are you a fan?? ;)
kittensinacage.com stream NOW foo!
With your amazing voice and stage personality and experience with the role..would you accept Hedwig if offered?
YES. but they are afraid of me
Favorite new song right now? Thanks for showing Long Island so much love, can't wait for you to come back out here. Saw you 13x in ROA, Jacque Brel, Wedding Singers....hoping for more scenes in Mozart!
Have you ever considered botox in the upper lip?
I have not.. but that is hot!
The Kitten's Song was purrrrrfection! What was it like working with Jillian?
Jill is my life. It was surreal actually.. So proud of her and kittensinacage.com
THE WHOLE CAST AND CREW RULES!! #purr
I saw you in Jekyll and Hyde last year and you totally stole the show! Which role was more challenging to play and which one was more fun to play, Jekyll or Hyde?
Wow you know I think it was Henry's Journey and really his story to tell. Once I found that.. it was ON!
Have you been watching American Idol and how do you feel about the contestants singing in front of a live audience at LA's HOB recently to choose the Top 24 More pressure for the contestants Or a good opportunity?
I taped!! I think it is a great idea! that is how you know who has potential.
An old friend of mine is your friend and a few times he had me go to your apartment and grab some of your weed ( while you were away , I guess ) . No doubt I had respected your space, however, I did maybe perhaps pinch some for me , too. I am sorry. My question is : Will you accept my apology?
I will accept!!
So many want to know if the glass is half empty or half full. I want to know, what's in your glass?
Will you be joining Jessie's Girl again soon?
Those shows are so much fun!
March 21st TWO SHOWS AT LPR NYC
How do you balance your time being a dad & a superstar?
it helps I am not a superstar ha!
Any plans to revive your Night at the Rock Show concerts? Or maybe bring your recent San Fran gig to NY? The video clips I watched were really great!
YES lots of plans.. and a new show called MENofROCK !!
In the kittens in a cage trailer, I thought I recognized another AI singer - was that LaToya London from season 2 or 3?
that was her!! gorge!! mmm love sistaz ;0
Will you be showing any love to the DC area any time soon? Any shows planned?
there was some talk about a show in DC just recently hmmm keep posted!!!
Will you be touring again anytime soon and will you be coming back to Phoenix?
I really miss the road for sure!!! I am a ROAD WARRIOR!! I think right now it is about focusing on getting some great recording and writing done. Focus on the next couple of bway projects that are simmering and try to lock down some tv love love pilot my pilot...
phoenix rules btw.. omg I couldn't live where it is always summer though I have to admit. Maybe Greek Islz. hmmm take me awayyy...
kittensinacage.com for stream make the hot mamas in zee jail make hot.
Will the song you recorded for Kittens in a Cage (All I Ask) be released for purchase?
Ha I am so stoked people love the song!!! "AllIask" #allIask
I can't get it out of my head!
Kittens in a Cage looks like lots of fun. I love your performance of "All I Ask". If you could chose to perform with any male and any female actors, who would they be?
Thank you so much! Well there are so many for sure... Sam Smith would be fun ha... Bon Jovi or Bruce as well.. Chris Cornell is great! Maybe Gaga? Why not shoot for the best right? U2!!!