January 3, 2006

Former Surfer Boy Christian Hoff is Now Jersey Boy

January 3rd, 2006

Broadwayworld.com’s Craig Brockman provides an in-depth look at Christian Hoff, who is playing Jersey Boys’ tough-talking Tommy DeVito on Broadway. After moving to San Diego as a kid, Hoff began his theatrical career at the San Diego Junior Theatre when he was eight years old. Brockman goes into detail about Hoffman’s small and large screen roles as a child performer; attending the School of Creative and Performing Arts; and his Broadway debut in Tommy under the direction of Des McAnuff. Twelve years later, Hoff got another call from McAnuff to play Tommy DeVito in the La Jolla Playhouse production of Jersey Boys. After a record breaking successful run in La Jolla, everyone started fresh when the production moved to Broadway.

Christian loves playing such a three-dimensional character. It’s not a question of being a “good guy” or “bad guy.” Regarding Tommy DeVito, he states, “To classify him as a good or bad guy is selling one or the other short. There is a story here and people always make decisions. He is definitely heavy. I am blessed for a character within the story line that is at the center of all that conflict.”

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  1. I just want Christian to know that Tommy’s friends love him too…and of course the rest of the cast! They get better with each performance, I told him that the four of them are playing these parts with “more heart now.” I should know – I’ve seen it twice already and I will be back again in the beginning of March with the Belleville Women’s Club! (Christian,I think you will know when we are all there.)

    Comment by JoAnn — January 4, 2006 @ 11:00 pm

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