For those of you who've had a crush on someone you spotted at Wegmans in Syracuse or Hannaford in Utica or New Hartford, this one's for you.

Daniel J. Mertzlufft, a 2015 graduate from SUNY Potsdam's top-notch Crane School of Music has become a viral sensation on TikTok. The hit video features him singing about finding love in the aisles of a grocery store. He pulls it all off Broadway musical-style. Here's a look:

The Crane School of Music consists of over 600 undergraduate and graduate students and a faculty of 70 teachers and professional staff in a college of 4300 students and 250 faculty.

A while back, we told you about the big show biz stars who attended SUNY schools. Here's a shorter version of that list:

  • Ingrid Michaelson. The singer-songwriter with hits like "The Way I Am"  went to SUNY Binghamton.
  • Paul Reiser. The Mad About You star also attended SUNY Binghamton.
  • Bill Pullman. The president in Independence Day studied at both SUNY Delhi and SUNY Oneonta.
  • Billy Crystal. The comedian from Saturday Night Live and When Harry Met Sally went to Nassau Community College before becoming a mega-star. I hate when that happens.
  • Natalie Merchant. The lead singer of 10,000 Maniacs started out playing coffee houses while studying at Jamestown Community College.
  • Al Roker. He has a sandwich named after him at the Oswego Sub Shop, a staple for SUNY Oswego college students.
  • Stanley Tucci. His star turn as the fabulous Caesar Flickerman in The Hunger Games blockbusters was preceded by a stint at SUNY Purchase. He's married to Felicity Blunt, so Emily Blunt and John Krasinski are his sister and brother-in-law.
  • Edie Falco. The actress who played the wife of Tony Soprano attended SUNY Purchase.

Who knows? Maybe Daniel J. Mertzlufft will be next.

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