STAGE VIEWS: Jersey Boys and Flambe Dreams Star Jarrod Spector
By Andrew Gans
July 12, 2012
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 Jarrod Spector, who is currently appearing in the New York Music Theatre Festival production of Flambe Dreams; for more information visit nymf.org.
What show recently impressed you?
I saw Death of a Salesman and was blown away. So heartbreaking, so deeply moving, and I was in awe of the commitment of every member of the cast, from Philip Seymour Hoffman on down.
What production are you most excited to see?
I just bought tickets to see Cate Blanchett's Uncle Vanya at City Center. I love Chekhov, and to have the opportunity to see a production of this caliber is thrilling. And my buddy Matt Bogart is playing James Joyce in the NYMF show Himself and Nora, so I'd love to see that.
What play/musical would you most like to revive on Broadway, and which role would you want to play?
Jamie in The Last 5 Years — does Off-Broadway count? But I hear Mr. J.R. Brown is already getting that one going... And, I missed Hugh Jackman in The Boy From Oz, so if he wouldn't mind starring in a revival of that, I'd appreciate it. Thanks Hugh.
What are your current/upcoming projects?
Other than Flambe Dreams? I recorded an album that is in the final stages of editing, and I'm planning to perform a release concert sometime in the late summer/early fall in addition to the concert dates I currently have booked in the fall in the NYC area. I am also part of The Doo Wop Project — a group that includes some current and former castmates from Jersey Boys — and we have a slew of shows coming up in the summer and fall as well (check jarrodspector.com or follow me on twitter @jarrodspector for details!). And, of course, I'm only on a leave of absence from Jersey Boys for a few months, so I'll be back playing Frankie Valli at the August Wilson in October.
Jarrod Spector made his Broadway debut in Jersey Boys. Read more about him in the Playbill Vault.