September 16, 2008

JB Broadway Update: Dominic Nolfi as Tommy; Jarrod Spector as Frankie!

September 16th, 2008 reports that Dominic Nolfi and Jarrod Spector will step into the roles of Tommy DeVito and Frankie Valli, respectively, in the Broadway cast of Jersey Boys, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning smash hit musical, on Tuesday, September 30. Tony Award® winner Christian Hoff, who originated the role of Tommy DeVito at La Jolla Playhouse and on Broadway, and Michael Longoria, currently playing Frankie Valli, will play their final performances on Sunday, September 28.

Beginning Tuesday, September 30, the cast of Jersey Boys will be led by Sebastian Arcelus (Bob Gaudio), Matt Bogart (Nick Massi), Dominic Nolfi (Tommy DeVito) and Jarrod Spector (Frankie Valli) as The Four Seasons; with Peter Gregus and Mark Lotito. The cast also includes Miles Aubrey, Bridget Berger, Kris Coleman, Douglas Crawford, Ken Dow, Heather Ferguson, Russell Fischer, Eric Gutman, Katie O’Toole, Joe Payne, Dominic Scaglione Jr., Sara Schmidt, Eric Schneider and Jake Speck.

Congratulations to Dominic and Jarrod on their new Broadway roles!


  1. Welcome back to Broadway Jarrod! It’s been too long.

    Comment by Melissa — September 16, 2008 @ 2:00 pm

  2. Congratulations to both Jarrod and Dominic.

    Dom, not quite a year ago, Susie Skarl and Susanne Tighe gave me the honor of interviewing you for this very Blog, and it was so great to get to know you as a person as well as the talented, versatile performer you are.

    I’ve seen you once as Tommy and twice as Bob, and so many times as a swing. You noted that you were with the show from the beginning in La Jolla, and explained that the job of a swing entails a lot more than meets the eye. We talked about your being in “Grease” in Germany for an extended period and about your classic comedic horror flick “Zombie Prom”, which I viewed on You Tube. (Still waiting for that DVD, Dom!)

    Chatting with you was indeed one of my most fun times since “Jersey Boys” began. I explained that my friend Jana Robbins was celebrating her 60th at the Laurie Beechman; you pondered whether she and I were having a dual 60th celebration, and I had to remind you that I still had several years left before that milestone! (There’s a backstory here that I’ll leave to the reader’s imagination). Second, as John Leone came in, saw us chatting, and left abruptly, you opined he probably thinks I’m the new Frankie and wanted to give you, as the asst dance captain, some time to train me!!

    Seriously, perhaps the best validation of all was that your Dad commented on the Blog article, showing the love that exists within your family.

    You’ve made it to the top, Dom, and I’m very happy for you. Patience is indeed a virtue. You’ll be a marvelous Tommy.

    Comment by Howard Tucker — September 16, 2008 @ 4:44 pm

  3. Congratulations to all of the guys! If they even offer half the talent of Sebastian Arcelus, the new cast will continue to make us proud. The original cast…tough shoes to fill! The plans have been announced for Christian Hoff and Bobby Spencer, but where is Michael Longoria going…we will miss him!

    Comment by Carolyn — September 17, 2008 @ 8:46 am

  4. Howard, you’ve referred to a few tidbits from your piece with Dominic last November, but I bet there are new JB Blog followers who’d enjoy reading the full interview. :-)

    And to the wonderful Broadway cast…”I like the blend.” Like the evolving Four Seasons over the many years, there is always a new horizon just ahead.

    Comment by Audrey — September 17, 2008 @ 8:57 am

  5. So proud of both of you! Can’t wait to see you guys play the parts.


    Comment by John Lloyd Young — September 17, 2008 @ 1:12 pm

  6. Jersey Boys has such a richness and depth of talent in the various casts. Excited to read that Jarrod and Dominic will be part of the Broadway cast. I’ll see you during my next stop in NYC in late October!! CONGRATULATIONS!!

    Comment by Elizabeth — September 18, 2008 @ 7:31 pm

  7. Chicago sure is going to miss Jarrod!!! I love his performance so much…I hope to see him perform again one day! Congratulations to Jarrod and Dominic!

    Comment by Beth L. — September 23, 2008 @ 7:35 pm

  8. I’ve seen Jarrod as Frankie in San Francisco and he will be fantastic on Broadway!

    I look forward to seeing the new cast!

    Congratulations to all…

    Comment by Dina F. — September 23, 2008 @ 11:08 pm

  9. Loved Jarrod in SF and Chicago. I’m so happy for him!

    I may be hitting New York in February this year. Hope to catch both of them. ^^

    Comment by Scarlet — September 24, 2008 @ 5:42 pm

  10. Dominic, just played Pedro with your grandmother, Jeannete and she told us about your great honor.
    Congratulations and best wished from San Francisco. Please come here SOON.

    Comment by shirley buono — October 15, 2008 @ 6:48 pm

  11. Dominic,

    Congratulations! FINALLY! You’ve made it to the TOP! Dreams are not enough, talent is not enough……it takes drive, focus, determination and persistence to meet your goals and make you dreams come true.

    Now you get to play YOUR favorite role in Jersey Boys! We can’t wait to get back out to NYC, see you in your new role and spend some time.


    Comment by The Godfather — October 17, 2008 @ 10:06 am

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