Andy Karl (Photo Credit: Joan Marcus)
Along with saluting Quinn VanAntwerp’s final JERSEY BOYS performance today, we also wanted to post a special shout-out to JERSEY BOYS Broadway’s “Tommy DeVito,” Andy Karl–who is also ending his amazing run today.
Although we only had the opportunity to see Andy one time in the Tommy DeVito role, it is a performance we will never forget! Andy made the “Tommy” role completely his own! Following his marvelous performance, here’s what we posted on our JBB review:
Posters on the JBB Forum werenâ€™t exaggerating when they said that Andy Karl â€œput new detailsâ€ into the â€œTommy DeVito role.â€ Wow! From the beginning of the show, when he says, â€œThatâ€™s our songâ€¦â€â€”you wonâ€™t be able to take your eyes off his take-charge, charismatic persona as he sings â€œSilhouettes,â€ takes young Frankie under his wing, and runs the group from their early struggling days to their first big hits. As the power in the group shifts and the group gets wind of Tommyâ€™s troubles, the nuances in Andyâ€™s portrayal are worth the price of admission, to put it mildlyâ€¦and the sit-down scene in Gypâ€™s basement is explosive!
What’s next for Andy Karl? He will be part of the cast of Roundabout Theatre’s The Mystery of Edwin Drood, which will be coming to Broadway this fall.
Thank you again to Andy Karl for a fantastic run in JERSEY BOYS and all the best to him in the new production!!