June 15, 2014

Jersey Boys Natl Tour Plays Tucson June 17-22; Check Out Preview with @HaydenMilanes!

June 15th, 2014

Hayden Milanes

JERSEY BOYS national tour will be playing Tucson, Arizona for the first time from June 17-22 at Centennial Hall. Kathleen Allen of the Arizona Daily Star has a great interview with Hayden Milanes who talks about playing the role of Frankie Valli & more.

Hayden Milanes had a sense that he was right to play the role of the big-in-voice, short-in-stature Valli.

“When you are under 5-feet, 9-inches and have somewhat of a falsetto, it’s in my wheelhouse,” he said in a phone interview last month while on tour in Orlando, Florida.

Milanes has been on the road with the tour for three years, and he’s not tired of it yet.

“Frankie is a little guy with a big heart,” Milanes said of the Valli character. “He is the character the audience comes to care about. There’s so much emotion and so much heart there; you can’t help but be on his side and root for him.”

It takes a lot out of him, he admits.

“This role is all or nothing. You kind of have to be completely present to do it justice. You want to make Frankie proud and his fans proud. … It’s as gratifying as it is challenging.”

Milanes wasn’t too familiar with the group’s music before he took on the role, but his dad was a doo-wop fan, so Milanes knew the sweet harmonizing style.

Click HERE to read the entire article.

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  1. A big thank you to Nicholas,Hayden,Quinn and Adam for making my retirement night get together with extended family so special. After your fantastic performance, all of you went out of your way to personally greet all of us and compliment my daughter’s painting. Your humor and down to earth professionalism was a refreshing experience. In my opinion all you could have played in the Jersey Boy’s movie and played the lead actors of the characters you portray. To Hayden; my daughter addressing you as “Frankie” should be taken as the biggest compliment of the night.

    Again, Thanks from all of us and all I can add is good luck to all of you and ” Oh What A Night.”

    Jack, Gail, Hannah and Shaun
    Tucson Arizona

    Comment by Jack Greer — June 22, 2014 @ 12:04 pm

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