Former 'Bold and the Beautiful' Star Takes to the Stage
Former 'Bold and the Beautiful' Star Takes to the Stage
It’s been a while since hunky Lorenzo Lamas was last seen on CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful.  For two years, Lamas portrayed firefighter Hector Ramirez on the daytime drama.  Since leaving the show in 2006, the son of actors Arlene Dahl and Fernando Lamas has literally found his voice and taken a different path onstage.

The former Bold and the Beautiful co-star will appear in a series of performances showcasing both his newly-harnessed singing chops as well as his own brand of self-deprecating humor.  Lamas will take the stage at the Colony Hotel in Palm Beach until March 2.

Known for his heartthrob good looks, martial arts expertise, penchant for the ladies and a string of action flicks and television series, Lamas isn’t exactly famous for being a musical performer.  This is not to say that he hasn’t previously dabbled at singing.  In the early `80s, Lamas sang “Fools Like Me” in his film Body Rock. The track actually found its way to the number 85 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart in 1984.

As to why the former Bold and the Beautiful star has decided to make a serious go at a career as a stage and musical performer, Lamas is frank and honest with his answer.

"I'm raising three kids, 10, 9 and 7," the actor told the Sun Sentinel in reference to his brood with his fourth ex-wife, Shauna Sand.  "Circumstances have conspired to make me a hands-on dad the second time around.  I haven't had a huge television career the last decade.  If I was offered a regular role on Lost tomorrow, it would be difficult to turn it down.  I would have to take the role to put food on the table."

Lamas, who celebrated the big 50 on January 20, hired a vocal coach and Stuart Ross of Forever Plaid to come up with an act tailor-made for him.  The result is one that incorporates American standards and Latin ballads for Lamas to croon, combined with anecdotes of his life and career delivered with self-effacing humor.

"We wanted an act that was self-effacing and poked fun at my acting career,” Lamas revealed.  “I talk about my father working with Ethel Merman onstage and my mom doing Applause on Broadway.  I walk around and I'm very accessible to the audience.  People don't assume I can sing.  My favorite songs are the songs my father used to sing to me in the car, by Gershwin and Sammy Cahn.”

"Life is a series of changes, and right now my main career is the kids, and I support them with singing," Lamas remarked.  "I was scared to death, and you just do it and commit to it."

The former Bold and the Beautiful star’s Colony Hotel gig kicked off last night and will go on till March 1.  Shows are at 8pm Tuesdays to Thursdays, and at 8pm and 10pm Fridays and Saturdays.  Cost is $110-120 for dinner and show, or $50-75 for the show alone.

-Rosario Santiago, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

Source: Sun Sentinel
(Image Courtesy of CBS)