Seth MacFarlane will perform at the Baltimore Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Image courtesy of Baltimore Symphony
BALTIMORE, MD- Seth MacFarlane, the Family Guy funny man and Grammy-nominated artist, will be bringing his smooth singing talents and irreverent humor to Baltimore’s Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall on July 16, 2015. In an event titled An Evening with Seth MacFarlane, the entertainer will be showcasing his love of Big Band and American Songbook standards.
An Evening with Seth MacFarlane at Baltimore Symphony is coming on the heels of MacFarlane’s recent sold-out shows with the San Francisco Symphony on New Year’s Eve and the National Symphony Orchestra on Valentine’s Day.
Although well-known for Family Guy and his role in the movie industry, Seth MacFarlane is an ardent singer with a great baritone voice. In 2011, MacFarlane released his debut album under the Universal Republic label. Titled Music is Better Than Words, the album celebrates the classic, sophisticated sound of the vibrant swing orchestras of the ‘40s and ‘50s with MacFarlane singing some of the celebrated music of that era. Norah Jones and Sara Bareilles collaborated with MacFarlane on two duets on the album.
Music is Better Than Words was an instant success. In addition to debuting at #1 on the iTunes jazz charts in 2011, it also received two Grammy nominations, including ‘Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.’
Music is Better Than Words was followed by Holiday for Swing, MacFarlane’s first-ever Christmas album. Released in 2014, the album debuted at #1 on the iTunes holiday album charts. Holiday for Swing features timeless holiday songs accompanied by a 52-piece orchestra.
In addition to his two albums and collaborations, MacFarlane has performed on stage with world class musicians. In August of 2014, MacFarlane was on stage with the world-renowned John Williams Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl, where he captivated music audience with his baritone voice. His renditions of Luck Be a Lady and You’re Sensational got him rave reviews.
Seth MacFarlane is the brain behind the animated series Family Guy aired on FOX. In its 13th season, Family Guy has brought MacFarlane acclaim in the entertainment world. Seth MacFarlane voices are responsible for the animated series identity. He plays the voices of Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Brian Griffin, and Glenn Quagmire. His dexterity as a voice over artist has won him Emmy Awards for ‘Outstanding Voice-Over Performance’ and ‘Outstanding Music and Lyrics.’
In addition to Family Guy, Seth MacFarlane serves as co-creator, executive producer and voice actor on American Dad!. He has also been involved in movie production. MacFarlane made his feature film directorial debut in 2012 with Ted, the highest-grossing original R-rated film of all time. It features a foul-mouthed teddy bear-voiced by MacFarlane himself. The film which also stars Mark Wahlberg made over $545 million worldwide. Ted is just one of Seth MacFarlane movies that have done very well at the box office. A sequel, Ted 2 was recently released to glowing reviews. The movie made over $33 million at the box office during the opening. The success of Ted 1 & 2 has many fans wondering Seth MacFarlane net worth.
Although many people see Seth MacFarlane as a funny guy, he is very serious in many ways. In 2014, he was the executive producer for the 21st -century version of Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey, a remake of Carl Sagan’s 1980s documentary series that introduced a generation to astronomy. Prior to making the documentary, many said it could never be recreated. MacFarlane not only boldly undertook the challenge of recreating the documentary but also won many souls. Seth MacFarlane Cosmos premiered last March on ten US networks, simultaneously across FOX and National Geographic platforms, making it the largest television premiere event of all time.
Seth MacFarlane Baltimore performance is expected to show the versatility of this celebrated actor, singer artist, comedian, and musician. MacFarlane who has been nominated for ‘Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song’ for Everybody Needs a Best Friend is expected to elate Baltimore audience. Seth MacFarlane smooth singing and baritone voice is expected to mesmerize music audience in Baltimore.