September 9, 2008

Cory Grant Is the New Frankie Valli in Chicago Jersey Boys!

September 9th, 2008

News from Jersey Boys: The Chicago company of JERSEY BOYS is thrilled to welcome Chicagoan Cory Grant to the role of Frankie Valli beginning Saturday, September 27, 2008. A native of Winnetka, IL, and graduate of New Trier High School, Grant returns to his hometown after 10 months in the Broadway ensemble of JERSEY BOYS.

Cory has been playing Frankie Valli on Wednesday and Saturday matinees in Jersey Boys on Broadway. Additionally, he has been involved in the following NYC productions: Broken Hands (Winner Best Actor, FringeNYC 2006) and The Lightning Field (Winner Best Play, FringeNYC 2005). He also stars in a new musical, CUTMAN, currently in development (

Congratulations to Cory!


  1. I saw Cory on Broadway just a couple months ago — I’ve also seen Jarrod at least 6-7 times in San Francisco and Chicago.

    What’s happening with Jarrod?

    Comment by Jim — September 10, 2008 @ 5:06 pm

  2. If Cory is going to Chicago….is Jarrod Spector coming to Broadway? Michael is leaving around the same time….Makes sense to me! I think Jarrod would be great playing in NYC on the BIG STAGE!

    Comment by THEA — September 10, 2008 @ 6:37 pm

  3. Jarrod is going to Broadway.

    Comment by Leanna — September 10, 2008 @ 7:27 pm

  4. Can anyone confirm that Friday night, September 26th will be Jarrod’s last performance in Chicago?

    Comment by Jim — September 11, 2008 @ 11:20 am

  5. Just saw Cory on the Wednesday matinee – Jersey Boys – love, love, love his performance. I hope he has a HUGE career – also signed Playbill’s after the performance and was a true gentleman – wish him the greatest success.

    Comment by Mary — September 11, 2008 @ 10:52 pm

  6. I saw the show last night in Chicago for the first time. I have never seen it with Jarrod, but Cory is……WOW!!!!!
    Does anyone know of any opportunities to meet the cast?

    Comment by Lonni — November 15, 2008 @ 2:58 pm

  7. I came to the BOA Theatre last night and Cory was great! I think everyone was very impressed and could not stop applauding (I got a bad cough after that as I shouted to much =)

    Comment by Lihui — March 18, 2009 @ 10:23 pm

  8. ok so ive been hearing jersey boys for soooo many years. i saw the show in person in chicago. and then i listened again to the soundtrack and other youtube videos, anddddddd chicago native, cory grant is the best frankie valli that will ever be. thats just it. i cant wait to come back home to chicity and see him again. done and done.

    Comment by sharon — April 10, 2009 @ 12:52 am

  9. I went to see the show for the second time last night and was very impressed with Dominic Scaglione, but was a bit disappointed that Cory Grant was not performing, will Cory be back, want to see it again. Kudos to Dominic and the entire cast!!!

    Comment by Evelyn Velazquez — April 10, 2009 @ 10:59 pm

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