Next to Normal's Spencer to Receive Honorary Doctorate

News   Next to Normal's Spencer to Receive Honorary Doctorate
J. Robert Spencer, who co-stars in the new Broadway musical Next to Normal, will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from his alma mater, Shenandoah University.
J. Robert Spencer
J. Robert Spencer

The former Jersey Boys star is a 1991 cum laude graduate of Shenandoah Conservatory's musical theatre program.

Spencer created the role of Nick Massi in the Tony-winning Jersey Boys and has also appeared on Broadway in Side Show with his Next to Normal co-star Alice Ripley. His regional credits include Next to Normal at Arena Stage (Helen Hayes Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor), and he has toured with the musicals Heartland, Cats, Finian's Rainbow and Tommy. His screen credits include "Night of the Dog," "Law & Order," "All My Children," "Girls Behaving Badly" and "Farm Girl in New York."

His company, 7 Spencer Productions, recently wrapped its second film, "Heterosexuals."

Next to Normal plays Broadway's Booth Theatre. For more information visit

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