April 29, 2007

Jarrod Spector Reflects On Playing Frankie Valli

April 29th, 2007

Philly.com reports that Huntingdon Valley’s Jarrod Spector is channeling Frankie Valli, as he’s just landed a primo role in the national tour of the Broadway hit Jersey Boys, the story of the Four Seasons. Spector, 26, is a Germantown Academy grad who went on to Princeton, but realized after two years, a degree in economics wasn’t going to give him the things in life that he wanted.

On Friday, Spector joins the show in San Francisco and then heads to Chicago. Reflecting on the Valli role, Spector says he tries to capture “this raw, powerful, scorching falsetto that no one else has ever had.” When he met Valli backstage, he says, “he looked at me in the face and put his hand on my shoulder and said, ‘You don’t be intimidated. If you need me, you call me on the phone.’ “


  1. So cute! Everyone should see Jarrod in the role. He is AMAZING! The one and only time so far that I’ve seen the show was with him in the lead. Brillant, simply brillant!!!

    Comment by Lauren — May 29, 2007 @ 4:57 pm

  2. it’s been over a month since the last show in san francisco. i have enjoyed watching it bringing along my family and friends. i have seen the show several times. jarrod was great! unfortunately when i saw the last show, jarrod wasn’t there but the alternate (john micahel dias) who also did a great job. what i missed was take a picture of him just as i had the pleasure of having picture taken with the other casts.

    Comment by erlinda — November 12, 2007 @ 11:51 pm

  3. I saw Jarrod in the role of Frankie Valli twice in Chicago and I was completely blown away! I got chills when he sang “You’re just too good to be true” his acting is surpassed only by his singing. I told everyone I know to go see the show and I can’t wait to go for my third time! I wish Jarrod and the other actors lots of luck and I hope they are in Chicago for a wjile because they are AMAZING!!!

    Comment by Katie — July 21, 2008 @ 3:26 am

  4. I just saw Jersey Boys Thursday night in New York and was totally blown away by Jarrod’s performance. I will go see it again and again. Good Luck to him

    Comment by Roseann Feaser — January 23, 2010 @ 3:01 pm

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