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Remember When Rock Was Young
April 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Craig A. Meyer has traversed all four corners of the entertainment industry, making strong impressions in theatre, film, television and music. Throughout Meyer’s busy career, he was approached about his striking resemblance to Elton John and his uncanny ability to sound like the rock and roll legend. Meyer was eventually persuaded to expand his repertoire and began impersonating Sir Elton John. Thinking it was something he would do on the side or occasionally in conjunction with his other projects, within in short time it had overtaken his other work. Meyer now tours internationally doing about 60 shows per year working hard to give the most thorough and realistic Elton John stage show possible, from the near-incomparable catalog of songs to the pop star’s flamboyant wardrobe.
Craig grew up listening to the music of the 1970s and ‘80s piano playing songwriters such as Elton John, Billy Joel, Barry Manilow and Stevie Wonder. He taught himself how to play the piano and would listen to Elton John’s music figuring out the chords. Today he is considered to be the best Elton John tribute artist in the market. While he has never met Sir Elton, he tested and recorded demo songs for Disney’s “The Lion King” –that would eventually be recorded by Elton John himself and was one of the first people to ever sing ‘Can You Feel the Love Tonight?’ Meyer has also appeared on television in shows such as “General Hospital,” “Will and Grace,” “Family Law” and “Good Morning Miami.” He has also appeared in several films including Leatherheads, Joyful Noise and his latest project Identity Thief.
On Broadway he created the role of Clinton Badger in Meet Me in St. Louis and toured nationally as Skimbleshanks in Cats among others.