It seems that this is the role he was born to play.
For "American Idol" finalist Constantine Maroulis, portraying a would-be rock star has meant critical acclaim, a Tony nomination and … unbearably freezing temperatures.
Hopefully that last part changes when the national tour of the musical "Rock of Ages" rolls into Costa Mesa next week.
"We have been freezing our fargin' butts off," Maroulis laughed, describing their last few months of touring in locations like Louisville, Minneapolis and Orlando. The show opened in the Windy City in September.
"Florida was wickedly cold," he said, using a few other choice adjectives to describe the tour's constant stream of bad weather luck.