July 2, 2012

John Lloyd Young Returns to Jersey Boys Broadway as ‘Frankie Valli’ Tomorrow!

July 2nd, 2012

JLY Returns to JB Broadway
Matt Bogart, John Lloyd Young, Quinn VanAntwerp, and Andy Karl (Photo Credit: Joan Marcus)

Welcome Back, JLY!!

From BroadwayWorld.com: ‏Tomorrow, July 3, the Broadway company of JERSEY BOYS will welcome back John Lloyd Young, who created the role of Frankie Valli in the original Broadway company and on the Grammy-winning, platinum cast album. for his performance, Mr. Young won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award for Leading Actor in a Musical and a Theatre World Award.

BroadwayWorld brings you photos of Young and the rest of the cast in action below!

Young played Marius in Les Miserables at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and guest starred on “Glee.” Offstage, Young is a successful artist. His pieces sell at East and West Coast fine art galleries, have raised tens of thousands for charity, and a JLY piece hangs at L.A.’s famed restaurant, Spago. Young will soon present his debut album. www.johnlloydyoung.com

JERSEY BOYS opened on Broadway to critical acclaim on November 6, 2005 at the August Wilson Theatre. The show is currently playing in New York; Las Vegas; London; Auckland, New Zealand; in cities across the U.S. on two National Tours and a production will open in Singapore in November 2012.

John Lloyd Young will be joined on Broadway by Matt Bogart (Nick Massi), Quinn VanAntwerp (Bob Gaudio) and Andy Karl (Tommy DeVito) as The Four Seasons; with Peter Gregus and Mark Lotito. The cast also includes Miles Aubrey, Erik Bates, Jared Bradshaw, Cara Cooper, Ken Dow, John Edwards, Russell Fischer, Katie O’Toole, Joe Payne, Jessica Rush, Dominic Scaglione Jr., Nathan Scherich, Sara Schmidt and Taylor Sternberg.

JLY’s first performance is tomorrow, Tuesday, July 3rd at 7 p.m. The schedule for this holiday week is Tues, July 3 at 7 pm; Wed, July 4 at 2 pm; Thurs, July 5 at 7 pm; Fri, July 6 at 2 & 8 pm; Sat, July 7 at 2 & 8 pm; Sun, July 8 at 3 pm.

Click HERE for more photo coverage of the JERSEY BOYS Broadway cast from photographer Joan Marcus.


  1. John Lloyd “HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!! ” July 4 th . Best Wishes.Congratulations on your return to Broadway.
    Go get ‘em.

    Comment by THEA — July 2, 2012 @ 9:34 pm

  2. Love this! John Lloyd Young looks so good in this picture! Can’t wait to see him again as Frankie! Happy early Birthday, JLY!

    Comment by Nancy — July 3, 2012 @ 7:41 am

  3. What a great birthday present….HAPPY BIRTHDAY, John. Hope you have a great day. Congratulations on returning the the JB cast. You are are da bomb!!!!!! Maybe I can get up there to see you this time. Can’t wait for your new album to come out.

    Comment by Lenore Antunes — July 3, 2012 @ 9:00 am

  4. Have a Great Birthday JLY.

    Jerry & Andrea …

    Comment by Jerry — July 3, 2012 @ 12:42 pm

  5. Happy Happy Birthday JLY and welcome back to Jersey Boys!!! I look forward to the release of your album “My Turn.” Enjoy your special day tomorrow on the 4th of July! Happy Birthday!!!!! :)

    Jersey Boys Fan,
    Sheila Ynzon

    Comment by Sheila Y. — July 3, 2012 @ 7:45 pm

  6. “Is this a time machine or what?” Oh, what a great night it was to see JLY return last night, and get together for a pre-theatre dinner with so many JB fans. It was a flawless performance and JLY and high-powered manager Dona Miller were so accessible at the stage door. Dona noted that each time she sees me, I have different guests….Dona, I have a lenghty waiting list, so you’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg. JLY hasn’t aged at all (I wonder what moisturizer he uses) and that beautiful sparkling white smile is as large as ever (and he still keeps his dentist a secret)!!

    Happy, happy birthday John Lloyd, with best wishes for a wonderful new birthday year ahead!

    Comment by Howard — July 4, 2012 @ 1:19 pm

  7. Happy Birthday John and welcome back to the fold!

    Comment by Gary — July 4, 2012 @ 5:09 pm

  8. Will John Lloyd Young perform all the performances as Frankie Valli? Or do they use an alternate for the matinees?

    Comment by Julie — July 5, 2012 @ 7:01 pm

  9. @Howard – why do I feel most Broadway stars don’t show up at the stage door with their managers? Somehow, that just doesn’t seem necessary, unless you feel “larger” than you really are. Was really hoping the last 7 years would have been a growing process for JLY, but your post certainly makes it seem otherwise.

    In any event, looking forward to seeing him perform in September.

    Comment by Elizabeth — July 10, 2012 @ 9:53 am

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