Nicholas Joseph Pitera (born March 7, 1986) is an American vocal artist who gained his popularity by the release of his YouTube videos, several of which have gone viral. As of May 2011, Pitera also works as an animator at Pixar Studios.
Pitera has also appeared on the The Ellen DeGeneres Show as one of the audience acts. He sang "A Whole New World" from Disney, with himself singing both Jasmine's and Aladdin's parts.
He released his first self-written original single "Better Days" on iTunes and Amazon on December 4, 2012.
Pitera received his BFA in Computer Animation from Ringling College of Art and Design.
Pitera gained his popularity for his extensive vocal range and his unusual feminine falsetto, as he first demonstrated in his most popular video, a cover of "A Whole New World", from the movie Aladdin where he sings both Aladdin and Jasmine's parts.
Viral video release
In 2011, Pitera released "One Man Disney Movie" using a "'Brady Bunch'-style grid" to perform "an eight-minute-plus mashup of songs from various big-screen musical fairy tales, from "Beauty and the Beast" to "Enchanted," taking on the roles of the heroes, heroines, villains, sidekicks and their furry choirs."
In 2012, Pitera released a medley cover of Andrew Lloyd Webber songs entitled "One Man Phantom of the Opera." This was followed in August of the same year by .
In 2013, Pitera took part in singing alongside America's Got Talent Winners "Forte", Nathan Pacheco, and composer Tim Janis at Carnegie Hall in "The Music of Hope" to benefit Kate Winslet's charity for autism. The show was sponsored by "The Golden Hat Foundation which is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to changing the way people with autism are perceived by shining a light on their abilities and emphasizing their potential". All profits from the concert were donated directly to the Golden Hat Foundation. Up to this date, he has several viral videos and many fans on Youtube
- at the Internet Movie Database