April 3, 2008

Daniel Reichard’s ‘Leading Men’ Interview

April 3rd, 2008

Playbill.com’s Leading Men column features Daniel Reichard! What did the former Jersey Boy have to say as he prepares for the starring role in Candide on April 8? Here’s a preview!

Q: Was it weird stepping away from a successful commodity, from the known into the unknown?

Reichard: I have to say it is surprisingly not weird. The only thing I miss about doing Jersey Boys is spending my days and nights with that fantastic company of actors who are really, truly like my brothers and sisters. We experienced such an incredible rocket ride that that is something that is a part of who I am now, and will be a part of who I am in five years, in 30 years.

Question: What has it been like transitioning from The Four Seasons music to an operetta?

Daniel Reichard: For me, it’s a thrill for so many reasons. One is, I get to go from one amazing American songwriter to another: Bob Gaudio and Bob Crewe to Leonard Bernstein. Another reason is I get to show my range as an actor. It’s a great opportunity to show my peers in the community that I’m not one single thing, I can do a lot of different things — and it’s just such a fantastic role. My role in Jersey Boys was absolutely fantastic too, so in many ways, it feels like continuing on a great path.


  1. I think we will be enjoying Daniel’s talents for a long time. I have tickets to the opening night of Candide, and I can’t wait. Thanks to the tech team for keeping all (original and new) cast members on the blog. Jersey Boy fans will forever love the original cast members.

    Comment by L — April 4, 2008 @ 8:53 am

  2. I, too, am excited to say I have tickets for the opening tonight and ditto to everything L has said… I’ll be enjoying Daniel’s amazing talent, I’m sure, for a long time AND thanks, JB Blog, for keeping us all informed about former cast members who contributed so much to the magical origin of JB.

    (Be sure to follow the link and read Daniel’s full interview.)

    Comment by Audrey — April 8, 2008 @ 11:39 am

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