February 16, 2009

Jersey Boys Theatregoers’ Choice Awards Acceptance Speeches, Photos, and Video!

February 16th, 2009

Bob Gaudio in London

As reported earlier, JERSEY BOYS won FOUR awards at last night’s WhatsonStage.com Theatregoers’ Choice Awards! What’s an awards show, without the memorable acceptance speeches from the winners? Check out the wonderful remarks below from Bob Gaudio, Stephen Ashfield, Ryan Molloy, and Klara Zieglerova!

Klara Zieglerova, Best Set Designer: “Firstly, thank you to the wonderful Des McAnuff. Secondly, to everybody who helped me bring my design to the beautiful Prince Edward theatre – I’m only as good as they are. And I also want to thank everybody who voted for me – I’m going to borrow a line from Jersey Boys: ‘The Oscars, the Emmys, whatever – you can buy that shit. This is the best, this is from the people’. Thank you.”

Stephen Ashfield, Best Supporting Actor in a Musical: “This is a bit of alright. I’d really like to thank everyone who voted for me, this is a real honour. My family – and my mum and dad are here tonight – thank you very much to you and to my friends as well. And also to everyone at Jersey Boys for helping me to play the part of Bob Gaudio, who’s actually here tonight! There’s always a feeling of responsibility when you’re playing someone who’s still alive – he’s always watching me. This is actually the second time I’ve played a real-life person who’s been very close to the production, the first one being Boy George. So please Bob try and stay out of trouble. Thank you very much for this, it means so much.”

Ryan Molloy, The SEE TICKETS Best Actor in a Musical: “Wow, thank you. It’s like winning the bingo! This will look great on my mantelpiece in Crouch End. Thank you everybody at Jersey Boys, we’ve got a great cast there, and I really appreciate working with all those people – front of house, backstage, all the cast, thank you very much. Also everyone who voted for me thank you so much. Julian Stoneman, Andrew Treagus, the Geordie massive. Bob Gaudio – it was a surprise to see him! I think Frankie’s here as well! Glenn Carter, Stephen Ashfield, Philip Bulcock – and, yes, that’s his real name. It’s a pleasure standing next to you in a spangly jacket.”

Bob Gaudio, Accepting The WALDORF HILTON Award for Best New Musical–JERSEY BOYS!: “My wife made me promise not to use any authentic New Jersey vernacular! This is really special. Frankie’s been out there performing for 150 years now, and winning an award from the people is great. He actually promised to buy me a boat (well, another boat) if we won so I’m going to hold him to that! I’ll make this real short. On behalf of Bob Crewe, my co-writer for 100 years or so, Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice, Des McAnuff, and lots of people who have already been mentioned by others, I can only say thank you.”

Visit WhatsonStage.com for video coverage and photo coverage of the Theatergoers’ Choice Awards!


  1. Wow! Seeing that video of Bob Gaudio followed by Ray Davies brought me back to the Fall of 1964, when “Save It For Me” by the Four Seasons and “You Really Got Me” by the Kinks were both on the charts. Both made the Top 10.

    Comment by Ted Hammond — February 16, 2009 @ 10:52 pm

  2. Good to hear Bob Crewe getting a mention for his part in the success story.

    Comment by Brian — February 17, 2009 @ 4:38 am

  3. the awards keep coming and coming for a WINNER, im proud to be from the area where it all started for the seasons…………..

    Comment by jim petrecca — February 17, 2009 @ 10:50 am

  4. Thrilled to see the Jersey Boys doing so well. It deserves it. I have seen it 6 times (2 in New York and 4 in London), including taking all my friends to see it on my 60th birthday. I think it is now every bit as good in London as in New York. I have already got my ticket for my 7th viewing!
    It makes me feel HAPPY.

    Comment by Gill Callister — February 25, 2009 @ 9:35 am

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