Jersey Boys Tony Winner Hoff Plays 241 Characters in Memoir Audiobook

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Christian Hoff — a Tony Award winner from Broadway's Jersey Boys — provides numerous voices on the forthcoming audiobook for movie producer Ed Feldman's memoir "Tell Me How You Love the Picture."

Christian Hoff
Christian Hoff Photo by Audrey Reuben

The Creative Audio Books release will be available Feb. 14. The star and author will celebrate the audiobook launch at a dinner at New York City 's Victor's Cafe Feb. 18.

The audiobook — based on the movie producer's hardback book of the same title — is filled "with tales from the set of 'Whatever Happened to Baby Jane' to why a well-known actor trashed Ed's office and why a major Hollywood mogul tried to turn all of Tinsel Town against one of Ed's films." The memoir by the Hollywood legend of more than 50 years offers readers "what it takes to produce a film and survive the jungles of Hollywood, laughing all the way."

Hoff — who has been submitted to Guinness World Records for "Most Character Voices for an Audio Book [by an] Individual" — gives voice to 241 characters in the book, including famous actors Feldman worked with — from Bette Davis to John Wayne to Joan Crawford to Harrison Ford and more.

Feldman's movies include "The Widowmaker," "The Truman Show," "101 Dalmations," "Honey, I Blew Up the Kid," "Forever Young," " Green Card" and "Witness." The original book was published by St. Martin's Press and released Nov. 29, 2005.

The audio book is produced by Tom Barton and co-directed by Barton and Jimmy Merrill.

Hoff opens the Four Seasons musical Jersey Boys nightly on Broadway at the August Wilson Theatre as Tommy DeVito. The actor, who previously appeared on Broadway in The Who's Tommy, earned a Tony Award for his current portrayal in the Tony Award-winning Best Musical of 2006. He and his three co-stars recently signed on to continue in their roles.

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