LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The holiday season is fast approaching—and Oliver Richman’s already got his gift for us picked out: a new holiday themed video of “One Little Christmas Tree,” which will debut on YouTube and his website (www.oliverrichman.com) November 15.
Earlier this fall, the 10-year-old triple threat prodigy created major industry buzz with “Defying Gravity,” a beautifully produced video of Richman singing the showstopper from the hit musical “Wicked.” The YouTube clip has now been viewed over 18,700 times.
Originally recorded by Stevie Wonder, “One Little Christmas Tree” was penned by the singer’s late grandfather, legendary Motown songwriter Ron Miller.
Oliver has been entertaining audiences for several years with his powerful voice, energetic stage presence and diverse dancing and acting strengths. The video is designed as a professional introduction to his multitude of talents, just as the early YouTube clips of pop sensation Justin Bieber were instrumental to launching his career.
One of the songs Bieber recorded early on, in fact, was “Someday at Christmas,” another classic Stevie Wonder hit written by Ron Miller. Bieber was invited to the White House to sing it for President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.
While Oliver has the charisma, charm and ambition to become a musical force of nature all on his own, there’s no denying the musical creativity in his genes. Ron Miller has penned some of the biggest hit songs in history recorded by legendary recording artists around the world, including “For Once In My Life,” “Touch Me In The Morning,” and “A Place In the Sun,” “Heaven Help Us All,” “Yester-me, Yester-you, Yesterday,” “I’ve Never Been To Me” and “If I Could,” to name a few. In 2007, Ron was awarded (posthumously) the Heroes and Legends Lifetime Achievement Award in Songwriting.
Oliver’s mother, Lisa Dawn Miller, is a successful singer, writer and producer. His stepfather, Sandy Hackett (son of legendary comedian Buddy Hackett) is a well-known comedian, actor, writer and producer.
Oliver has made numerous special guest appearances in the show and is currently preparing for his upcoming role as “Young Frank Sinatra.”