Mexican singer Carlos Rivera makes his first headline appearance at downtown’s House of Blues on October 12. The 32-year-old earned nearly instant fame as a winner on the Hispanic talent show La Academia. That led to signing with Sony music and becoming the youngest actor ever to play the male lead in stage productions of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. The theater has continued to be a launchpad to mainstream success, with major roles in The Lion King and Mamma Mia!, and he played Andres Salinas in around 80 episodes of the TV show El Hotel de los Secretos.
He’s released five albums, the most recent being Guerra from last year, which spawned a hit single called “La Solución” featuring Laura Pausini. A dramatic mini-movie is streaming online that serves as a video for the track “Sería Más Fácil,” possibly/probably intended as a demo reel introducing himself to Hollywood producers as a potential leading man. The HOB show is all ages.