November 18, 2009

Check Out This Interview with Travis Cloer!

November 18th, 2009

Travis Cloer

Lance Carter has a terrific interview (and podcast!) with JERSEY BOYS Vegas Frankie Valli–Travis Cloer! Here’s a sneak peek:

Q: So what was it like the first time you played Frankie on stage?
A: The first time I did it in New York, that’s where I did it the first time was in New York, I really don’t remember it (laughs), you know what I mean?

Q: Kind of in a haze?
A: I was too busy worried about saying all the right words and being in the right spots and all that stuff. The only thing I remember of it is afterwards when the four guys run off stage after our curtain call being able to breathe again and then everything coming back to me.

Q: What kind of research did you do for Frankie Valli? You had his kind of crooked stance.
A: Yeah, he’s got a crooked stance, he kind of holds one of his hands, whatever hand the microphone’s not in, he kind of holds up close to his body. He always kind of has that look on his face like he’s in pain. So, I just… [loud music has just filled the theater in preparation of the show, so we stepped outside]. As far as research, I always listen to the recordings. I’ve always been a big fan ofFrankie Valli . I remember the first time that I met him in New York, I shook his hand and told him that he was one of the reasons that I wanted to be a singer. But I watched a lot of the stuff, they got all kinds of stuff on YouTube.

Visit to read & listen to the full interview with Travis!


  1. I saw Travis on his second night as Frankie on Broadway. What a voice. You knew then that he had to get a starring role as Frankie in one of the Companies. Congratulations Travis. Continued success.

    Comment by David Cace — November 19, 2009 @ 10:49 am

  2. Travis is the ultimate performer, as proved by his great cabaret show with guest Jennifer Naimo; his “If I Can Dream” still echoes in my mind. I enjoyed his performance as Frankie on Broadway so much that I tried to see him whenever I had advance notice he’d be on. And he’s as gracious as he is talented.

    Comment by Howard Tucker — November 19, 2009 @ 3:25 pm

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