Naked Boys Singing! Las Vegas

American Idol’s David Hernandez and
Eating Out’s Chris Salvatore Headline Las Vegas Cast

By Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine Staff

After shattering records with its twenty-year off-Broadway run, Naked Boys Singing! began an 11-week Las Vegas residency at The Jewel Box Theatre last month, featuring American Idol’s David Hernandez and Eating Out’s Chris Salvatore. A cast of familiar faces round out the lineup including America’s Got Talent finalist Marcus Terell, Vegas headliner Louis D’Aprile and Going Down in LA-LA Land’s Matthew Ludwinski and Jaden Lux. making his professional debut as dance captain and understudy.

Naked Boys Singing! features a cast of five handsome “boys” whose melodic voices, exceptional comedic timing and lack of clothing keep audiences on the edge of their seats all while maintaining the cadence of a hybrid vaudeville and high-camp musical theater.

Presented by Tom D’Angora and Nick Padgett and directed by Tom and Michael D’Angora, the 60-minute show will be Las Vegas’ only fully nude musical revue. No costumes, no underwear, no jocks…just Naked Boys Singing! “I’m really stoked to be in the show and back in my birthday suit,” says David Hernandez from his Los Angeles home.

Hernandez first made waves as a fan favorite on season 7 of American Idol. After making it to the top 12, he was eliminated from the show when his stripper past came to light. “Naked Boys Singing! is hilarious, empowering and incorporates my favorite aspects of life: music and nudity,” he said.

Chris Salvatore echoes Hernandez’s view on the emancipatory impact of appearing nude on stage. “I’m thrilled to join Naked Boys Singing! in Las Vegas! I’m excited to combine my passion for music and singing in the hope to encourage others to be proud of their bodies,” he said. “Vegas has always been one of my favorite cities to visit and now I’ll be on stage performing!”

Created in 1998 by Robert Schrock and a team of 12 writers, Naked Boys Singing! premiered in Los Angeles and went on to play in theatres worldwide. The musical was initially marketed to gay men, quickly established itself as must-see for everyone. It opened in New York City in 2000, where it continues its record-breaking off-Broadway run. The New York Daily News calls Naked Boys Singing! “a hit with gays, straights and everyone in between.” A film adaptation of Naked Boys Singing! was released in 2007.

The Las Vegas production of Naked Boys Singing! starring David Hernandez and Chris Salvatore began an 11-week residency in September 2021 with performances running through November 28.

Naked Boys Singing!
Wednesday- 9 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday- 10 p.m.

The Jewel Box Theatre
3275 Sammy Davis Jr. Drive
(inside The Erotic Heritage Museum)

Tickets start at $74.99 with a limited number of premium VIP tickets available.
Visit for tickets and more information.

Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine - Issue 36

This article was originally published in the Mental Health & PRIDE Celebration Issue of Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine, and can be read in its original format here.