as well as before the start of a 49ers/Bengals football game at Monster Stadium, San Francisco in December 2007.
The performance, broadcast nationally on the NFL Network, was hailed by commentator Bryant Gumbel as "a stirring performance." playing to sold-out venues in various cities including Boston, Philadelphia, New York City, Annapolis, and Hollywood, California.
However, later ABC passed on the project before it passed the script stage.
Along with the other cast members, he contributed a recording of the Adam Sandler "Hanukkah Song" to the 8th Carols for a Cure CD to help raise funds for the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS organization.
By age eleven he was studying the trumpet at Eisenhower Middle School. Maroulis and Bice are also notable for being among the first contestants to compete using the rock idiom.