STAGE VIEWS: Jersey Boys Star Quinn VanAntwerp

Special Features   STAGE VIEWS: Jersey Boys Star Quinn VanAntwerp Playbill.com's series features brief chats with actors commenting on their recent theatregoing experiences, what productions they are looking forward to and more. Here, via email, we hear from singing actor Quinn VanAntwerp, who is currently playing the role of Bob Gaudio in the Tony-winning Best Musical Jersey Boys.

Quinn VanAntwerp
Quinn VanAntwerp

What show recently impressed you?
I really loved Rick Elice's Peter and the Starcatcher! It is my favorite thing I've seen all season. The ensemble and the direction is the most creative thing I've seen in a long time, and Christian Borle's performance is truly incredible, along with Rick Elice's script. Also, I must give a shout out to my friends across 52nd Street at Jesus Christ Superstar. Those guys are singing their faces off, that band is unbelievable and Des McAnuff has staged it beautifully.

What production are you most excited to see?
Next on my list is definitely Once. I've heard a ton of great things about the show, and I can't wait to see it.

What play/musical would you most like to revive on Broadway, and which role would you want to play?
It's a hard question. I was raised with old classic musicals, so I have always dreamed of playing many of them. Especially the parts of my childhood hero, John Raitt, like Billy Bigelow in Carousel and Sid Sorokin in Pajama Game. Those, however, are a few years off for me still. I would also love Show Boat to be revived. I love that show and would love to play Gaylord Ravenal in a few years.

What are your current/upcoming projects?
Currently I am playing Bob Gaudio in Jersey Boys at the August Wilson and directing a new show called Perfectly Complicated that will be onstage in June. Keeping as busy as I can with our eight-show schedule. For ticket info to Perfectly Complicated, check out our Facebook page.

*** Quinn VanAntwerp is making his Broadway debut in Jersey Boys, having played the role of Bob Gaudio in the musical's national tour and Toronto productions. His Off-Broadway credits include That Other Woman's Child and Take Me America, while his regional credits feature Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Haunting of Winchester, Atlanta and South Pacific. Read more about him in the Playbill Vault.

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