Tony Winner John Lloyd Young Returns to Broadway's Jersey Boys Jan. 11

By Andrew Gans
11 Jan 2013

John Lloyd Young
John Lloyd Young
Photo by Joan Marcus

John Lloyd Young, who won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for creating the role of Frankie Valli in Broadway's Jersey Boys, plays another limited return engagement in that Tony-winning Best Musical beginning Jan. 11 at the August Wilson Theatre.

Young, who also won Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World awards, played a limited run July 3-Sept. 30, 2012.

He succeeds Jarrod Spector, who played his final performance Dec. 30, 2012, after six years and over 1,500 performances in the role spanning the Broadway, Chicago and national tour companies.

Lloyd Young joins a cast that features Matt Bogart (Nick Massi), Drew Gehling (Bob Gaudio) and Jeremy Kushnier (Tommy DeVito) as The Four Seasons; with Peter Gregus and Mark Lotito. The company also includes Miles Aubrey, Candi Boyd, Jared Bradshaw, Charl Brown, Cara Cooper, Ken Dow, Russell Fischer, Kristofer McNeeley, Katie O’Toole, Joe Payne, Jessica Rush, Dominic Scaglione Jr., Nathan Scherich, Sara Schmidt, Taylor Sternberg.



Jersey Boys is written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe, direction by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.

The musical, according to press notes, "is the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi, about a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks who became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide — all before they were thirty." The show features "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Oh What a Night," "Walk Like a Man," "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" and "Working My Way Back To You."

Jersey Boys is the recipient of the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical and the 2009 Olivier Award for Best Musical. The Original Broadway Cast Recording, produced by Bob Gaudio, received the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album and has been certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The Broadway production also won the 2006 Outer Critics Circle & Drama League Awards for Best Musical.

The Broadway production opened Nov. 6, 2005, at the August Wilson Theatre.

For more information visit JerseyBoysBroadway.com.