Deborah Marko of The Daily Journal has a terrific story about Graham Fenton, one of the latest additions to Jersey Boys’ Broadway cast!
At the start of the summer, Graham, a former Millvillian, was waiting tables in Orlando when the casting call went out for the Broadway production of Jersey Boys. He knew the show was a great success, so he perfected his falsetto and planned to woo the casting directors with “Barbara Ann.” Graham said,
“I was a little nervous, you want to do your best. I was thinking, this could be it for me.”
And it was. That fateful audition was the beginning of Fenton’s transformation from a struggling actor to rising star. He was called back again and again. The contender pool got smaller. Judging got tougher. He was summoned to New York City where he spent a week at “Frankie Camp,” learning how to be the perfect Valli guy. At one point, Fenton, 24, was asked to sing “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” to a casting panel, which included Frankie Valli himself.
“I tried not to look at him too much. I didn’t want my nerves to get the better of me,” he said.
Read the full story on Graham Fenton on TheDailyJournal.com website.