Joseph Leo Bwarie (Photo by: Joan Marcus)
Portland Tribune’s Jason Vondersmith has a fun feature on JB first national tour’s Frankie Valli–Joseph Leo Bwarie, who talks about his life on the road as a Jersey Boy. Here’s a preview:
Heâ€™s from Southern California, of Lebanese e , but Joseph Leo Bwarie says the part of Frankie Valli has rubbed off on him.
â€œI do find myself speaking in a bit of a Jersey accent,â€ he muses.
Bwarie has starred as the sweet singing falsetto Valli in the stage production of â€œJersey Boysâ€ for almost five years. He and Preston Truman Boyd (Bob Gaudio), John Gardiner (Tommy DeVito) and Michael Lomenda (Nick Massi) bring the Four Seasons to life in the acclaimed musical July 18 to Aug. 12 at Keller Auditorium.
Bwarie, 34 and one of six men playing Valli in â€œJersey Boysâ€ productions worldwide, has put out his own album, â€œNothinâ€™ But Love,â€ produced and arranged by Four Seasons arranger Charles Calello. But he clearly owes much success early in his career to his work on â€œJersey Boys.â€
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