- Frankie Grande
- Net Worth : $1.5 million ( £1 million )
- Change : $2,489 - % 0.2 (Last Updated: 01.18.20 )
- TV Personality
Grande began his professional performing career in 2007, when he appeared as Boots the Monkey in a national tour of Dora the Explorer Live! (Dora’s Pirate Adventure) and in regional theatre productions including the title role in George M!, Mike Costa in A Chorus Line and Lewis in Pippin, among others.
That same year, he joined the Broadway cast of the musical Mamma Mia!, and performed there for three years.
He has produced shows on and off Broadway, including Broadway productions of Hamlet (2009) starring Jude Law, La Bête (2010–11) starring David Hyde Pierce, and Born Yesterday(2011) starring Jim Belushi. He also produced Brooke Shields’ one-woman cabaret show in 2011.
Grande has performed in cabaret acts in New York City, including at Birdland Jazz Club and 54 Below. Grande was named “Mr. Broadway” in the “Mr. Broadway 2007” charity benefit.
In 2012, Grande established a YouTube channel and has also been building a following on Twitter and Instagram.
In 2013, Grande starred as Bobby in a regional theatre production of the musical Crazy for You. He also presented his own show in New York, Livin’ la Vida Grande, at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. In February 2014, he played Consuela Off-Broadway in a revival of the musical Pageant and later performed at DigiFest NYC in June.
In 2014, he was a contestant on the reality television series Big Brother 16. The same year, he co-hosted the red carpet pre-show of the American Music Awards.
He was named called Grande one of “Our Favorite YouTube Stars” by TV Guide (2014).
In 2015, Billboard included Grande in its list of “32 of the top social media stars on the Internet today.Grande was a judge on the 2015 season of America’s Best Dance Crew and hosted a TV special, Worst.Post.Ever: With Frankie Grande about social media faux pas. The following month, he made a guest appearance on Big Brother 17.
He co-hosted the red carpet pre-show of the American Music Awards again in 2015. Throughout the year, he also regularly performed a number in his sister’s The Honeymoon Tour.
He performed on Broadway in the musical Rock of Ages (2014–2015). In March, Grande was an Entertainment Tonight interviewer at the 2015 Kids’ Choice Awards. He also appeared in the documentary short film, “Malan Breton: A Journey to Taiwan”, which won the 2015 New York City International Film Festival award for “Best Short Documentary”. In June he appeared at DigiFest NYC, and the following month he served as a judge for the #JoeyShine Video Contest.
In 2016, he is co-hosting Style Code Live, a live Amazon fashion and shopping show that streams on weeknights. His philanthropic work includes co-founding the non-profit arts organization “Broadway in South Africa” and work for buildOn.
Grande was nominated for a 2016 People’s Choice Award.
On July 28, 2016, Grande entered the UK Celebrity Big Brother House.