July 30, 2012 10:50am PT by Michael O'Connell
Ricky Martin Inks TV Holding Deal With NBCUniversal
Ricky Martin will continue to focus on his acting career.
The multi-platinum singer, who recently appeared on an episode of Glee and is currently starring in Broadway's Evita revival, has signed a talent holding deal with NBCUniversal that will see him developing his own starring network TV vehicle.
Universal TV EVP Bela Bajaria announced the news on Monday. “Ricky is an iconic superstar who is as talented as he is popular,” she said. “Whether he’s performing before sold-out concert crowds, or starring on Broadway, where he is currently playing to SRO in Evita, Ricky connects with his audience in a very palpable way -- and we are thrilled that he will be adding TV star to his incredible resume.”
Best known for his singing career, releasing hits like "The Cup of Life" and "Livin' La Vida Loca," Martin is no stranger to acting. He appeared on General Hospital in the mid-'90s and had a previous Broadway turn in Les Miserables.
Prior to Glee, his last acting gig was an uncredited cameo in the 1999 horror-comedy Idle Hands.
Martin is repped by CAA.