Corey Mach in Invisible Thread

Corey Mach '10 is performing as well as creating a hit concert series in NYC.

Music Theatre Alumnus Makes Own Success as Entreprenuer in NYC

March 30, 2016

Corey Mach as Ryan in Invisible ThreadStrongsville native and BW Music Theatre grad Corey Mach ’10 just put on his tenth "Broadway Sings..." concert last month at the Highline Ballroom in New York City and earned applause from Playbill in an article titled, "Broadway's Pumped About Pop Music, and We Get Behind the Concert Series That's Slaying the City."

How "Broadway Sings" Began

Flashback to 2012, Mach is backstage as a standby in Godspell on Broadway. The restless Mach pulled together 15 of his co-stars and formulated the idea for their first concert, "Broadway Sings Adele."

"I've always been really good about creating my own stuff—when nothing's happening to make it happen for yourself," he told Playbill. "My school [Baldwin-Wallace University] was a huge advocate of making sure you did that once you moved to New York."

The first show was such a big hit that his cast of Broadway friends launched right into their next show, "Broadway Sings Micheal Jackson." Since then, they’ve put on several other concerts showcasing the musical stylings of artists like Beyoncé, Bruno Mars and Amy Winehouse. As of now, several big-Broadway names have performed in the productions including Mark Evans (Book of Mormon), Ginna Claire Mason (Wicked) and Jake Odmark (Kinky Boots). When Mach is not producing a show as an entrepreneur, he’s performing in The Big Apple, most recently starring as Ryan in the off-Broadway show “Invisible Thread.”

College Days

During his time at BW, Mach remembers fondly training under Victoria Bussert in the renowned music theatre program and his experience playing Burs in BW’s Wild Party his senior year.

“The opportunity to completely lose yourself in a role that is absolutely nothing like yourself is an experience I’ve been craving since that show.” After graduating, when he made the move from Strongsville to NYC, it proved to be an easy transition. He had known for a long time that the move was necessary for his career as an actor, a career he’d been set on for years.

Right now Mach is organizing the next "Broadway Sings…Whitney Houston" show for April 10.