Glaston Toft plays Nick Massi in the JERSEY BOYS Australia cast
We are excited to present our latest interview in our series of JBB Exclusive Interviews with the JERSEY BOYS Australia cast! Today’s interview is with Glaston Toft, who has been playing the role of Nick Massi since the the JB Oz company began back in 2009.
Jersey Boys Blog: What attracted you to audition for Jersey Boys and tell us about your journey so far with the show?
Glaston Toft: I didnâ€™t know a lot about the show when I first auditioned, just that it had had massive success and should be some good solid work. And it turns out I was right, my journey first started in February 2009 when we launched the Australian leg of the show on stage in Las Vegas, and weâ€™re still going almost four years later.
JBB: Has this show been similar or different to others that youâ€™ve done in your past?
GT: Well I think Jersey Boys is unlike ANY other show. Iâ€™d done jukebox musicals before, but the amazing story behind the incredible music makes for a truly knockout show.
JBB: Is it hard to do the Jersey dialect and had you done it before with your other roles?
GT: Believe it or not, there isnâ€™t a huge demand for the New Jersey dialect here in Australia. But itâ€™s quite an infectious accent, so it wasnâ€™t hard to pick up. And, it was a good excuse to rewatch the box set of “The Sopranos.”
JBB: What about your favorite moments in Jersey Boys?
GT: The handshake scene has always been one of my favorites. There is something about mateship and being a man of your word that seems to resonate with an Australian psyche. And I love just being on stage watching that moment happen every night.
JBB: Since joining the Jersey Boys Australia company, what have you learned about yourself that you didnâ€™t know before?
GT: Itâ€™s possible to do the same thing every night more than 1,000 times over and not go coo coo ca choo.