These personalities are just as magnificent while they’re crooning into a mike as they are with their stage presence!
Few actors ace the stage as well as these stars do with an enviable panache for both their singing and acting talents! Sure we knew Anna Kendrick, Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway could sing, but here are few others who we’ve rarely seen in the limelight singing.
1. Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson surprises all with her vocal abilities! She even released an album of Tom Waits covers in 2007.
2. Robert Downey Jr.
Just listen to the raspiness in his voice, you may think it’s Bruce Springsteen singing but wait until you see the face behind this beautiful music!
3. Kate Winslet
This revelation is purely a fantasy come true! We’ve gotta admit, imagining the gorgeous Kate Winslet singing has been one of our most popular fantasies! The actress/singer released a single in 2001 titled “What If”, which was part of the animated film Christmas Carol: The Movie.
4. Seth MacFarlane
The creator of “Family Guy”, is a multifaceted man, and can be proven with his ability to effortlessly belt out some great vocal renditions. Seth MacFarlane is a talented musician and has trained with the vocal coaches of Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra.
5. Anna Kendrick
With the release of Pitch Perfect, Anna Kendrick’s musical prowess received a lot of attention. Her song “The Cup Song” became a popular hit, also because of the quirky way of playing it – with a cup!
6. Jennifer Love Hewitt
Jennifer Love Hewitt shot to fame in the ’90s even becoming a teenage heart throb! While her fans certainly fell in love with her acting, her musical side is equally amazing!
7. Joseph Gordon Levitt
His collabs with Zooey Deschanel were just as awesome, but Joseph Gordon Levitt’s duet with Lady Gaga steals the show anyday!
8. Zooey Deschanel
Zooey Deschanel is part of the musical duo called “She & Him”, and while the duo mainly deliver soothing vocals with the occasional ukulele accompaniment, Deschanel’s cover of the classic “I Put A Spell On You” is powerful!
9. Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman awes everyone with his versatile skills to go from action hero, to caring father, to a theatrical wonder who can win hearts with his singing abilities.
10. Jada Pinkett Smith
Is there anything the Smiths can’t do? Jada Pinkett Smith proves she’s equally badass as a musician as she is as an actor. She is part of the metal band Wicked Wisdom, that she helped create.
11. Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence isn’t one to publicly admit it, but she is as good a singer as we can imagine. Jennifer has openly claimed many a times that she hates singing in front of people. However, she was convinced to lend her voice for a track titled “The Hanging Tree” from the movie “Mockingjay”, sequel to “Hunger Games”.
12. Jeremy Renner
Now, this is an actor we’d hands down give a Grammy to! Jeremy Renner belts out an amazing rendition of “New York State of Mind” on Jimmy Fallon’s show.
13. Emmy Rossum
Emmy Rossum is a classically trained opera singer and starred in the big screen tv show “Phantom Of The Opera”. Those pipes are truly something!
14. Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow’s singing prowess was first seen in the movie Country Song, and her cover of Pharell’s song “Happy” on GLEE is truly amazing!
15. Anne Hathaway
Gorgeous, talented and funny! And now, a singer too? Is there anything the fascinating Anne Hathaway can’t do? Just listen to her show off those pipes as she sings to her former co-star and acting legend, Meryl Streep.
Zachary Levi sure can give a toiling musician a run for their money, with his smooth cascading vocals!
Evan Rachel Wood
It’s like reliving the good old days, with Evan Rachel Wood’s cover of the popular 90’s hit classic “What’s Up” by 4 Non Blondes.