December 28, 2006

John Lloyd Young Among Best of Jersey!

December 28th, 2006

In the January 2007 issue of New Jersey Monthly, John Lloyd Young is featured as one of the Best of Jersey!

JLY, a Jersey City resident, earned a Tony Award last year for his stunningly authentic portrayal of Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys.

Young says Valli reminds him of his first-generation Italian grandfather; the actor also sees some of himself in Valli’s scrappy attitude and work ethic. Young notes,

Great actors either transform themselves and are completely different on stage, or they open up the realities in themselves and are brave enough to let everyone in to see the truth in their souls. In this role, I do a little of both.

Read the entire article and check out the great photo in
New Jersey Monthly

1 Comment »

  1. Terrific piece and great pic, John. Directly above your article is an unrelated piece with the headline “humanitarian effort.”

    In addition to your enormous talent, part of your greatness rests in your using your celebrity to promote great causes like Broadway Cares and St. Lucy’s, while others use their notoriety to market cell phones, weight loss products, and fragrances. Thank you for caring.

    Comment by Howard Tucker — December 28, 2006 @ 11:37 pm

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