Music Multi-Hyphenate Grayson Villanueva is taking his vocal skills to the silver screen in Pixar’s new animated film “Turning Red.” He plays one of the members of Pixar’s first-ever boyband 4Town, with three new songs written by Billie Eilish and FINNEAS. Alongside Grayson, the other members of 4Town will include Jordan Fisher, Josh Levi, Topher Ngo, and FINNEAS.
You might have seen Grayson performing and subbing in for The Filharmonic throughout the years. But, now you can see him live with The Filharmonic’s new Filipino American collective of singers based in LA, Filosphy, every Thursday in Downtown Disney in Anaheim, California. He has also worked with artists such as Janelle Monáe and Keala Settle.
“Turning Red” is about 13-year-old Mei Lee, voiced by Rosalie Chiang, who suddenly turns into a giant red panda whenever she gets too excited. Mei Lee is torn between trying to stay as her mother’s dutiful daughter and dealing with the chaos of adolescence. Her protective, if not slightly overbearing mother, Ming, is voiced by Sandra Oh. The movie is set to release on March 11th, 2022.
About Grayson Villenueva:
Grayson Villanueva is a SAG-AFTRA performer, award-winning vocal arranger, and music producer from Los Angeles, CA. Grayson has had the privilege of working with a diverse range of musical artists from Janelle Monáe to Keala Settle and was a featured beatboxer in seasons 1 and 2 of The CW’s Christmas Caroler Challenge.
Having over a decade of professional experience, Grayson is a seasoned performer and has appeared in a national Gap campaign, performed at the Disneyland Resort, Universal Studios Hollywood, Knott’s Berry Farm, and Legoland California. He is also a trusted sub for touring vocal groups like The Filharmonic, Vocal Flash, and HIVE. His ability to sing bass, baritone, & tenor parts, as well as beatbox, make him a valuable asset to any singing ensemble.
Grayson is a self-proclaimed Acappella nerd, a major foodie, and a staunch advocate for Asian representation in media. He also aspires to be a cat owner one day.
Cover Photo Courtesy shot by Jesse Ashton