July 20, 2012

Joseph Leo Bwarie Chats With Portland Tribune About His Life As A Jersey Boy

July 20th, 2012

Joseph Leo Bwarie
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:

He’s from Southern California, of Lebanese e , but Joseph Leo Bwarie says the part of Frankie Valli has rubbed off on him.

“I do find myself speaking in a bit of a Jersey accent,” he muses.

Bwarie has starred as the sweet singing falsetto Valli in the stage production of “Jersey Boys” 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 “Jersey Boys” productions worldwide, has put out his own album, “Nothin’ But Love,” produced and arranged by Four Seasons arranger Charles Calello. But he clearly owes much success early in his career to his work on “Jersey Boys.”

Click HERE to read the full feature

1 Comment »

  1. I’m sad to see Joe leave Jersey Boys, he is such a powerhouse. Perhaps after a break he will make a return appearance in the role.

    BTW his “Nothing But Love” album is fantastic. I still can’t decide on my favorite song, they are all great.

    Comment by Kay Fellows — July 20, 2012 @ 1:49 pm

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