November 10, 2007

Newsflash: Michael Longoria Takes Over as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys!

November 10th, 2007

It’s official: In a mass email to subscribers this morning, Michael Longoria shares the news that he will be taking over the role of Frankie Valli in Broadway’s Jersey Boys beginning November 27, 2007.

Congratulations to Michael on this terrific news!


  1. Congratulations!!! Michael all the best..Great news for you and your family..Jody

    Comment by Jody Cardillo — November 10, 2007 @ 10:07 am


    Comment by Wanda — November 10, 2007 @ 10:24 am

  3. Congratulations Michael!
    I have seen you perform Frankie Valli a couple of times and I always said you were destined to fullfill
    the role of Frankie when JLY leaves the show.
    I will miss you playing little Joey but we are so happy you are staying with the show and playing Frankie.

    All The Best to you and we are looking forward to seeing you at the theatre.

    Have a Great Day!
    Damaris & Joe Dugan

    Comment by Damaris Dugan — November 10, 2007 @ 10:32 am

  4. Congratulations, Michael! I will certainly miss you as Joey. However, I have seen you as Frankie several times, and each time the audience loved your performance!! I have tickets on Nov. 30th and Dec. 1st, so I will get to see you again as Frankie. GOOD LUCK!!

    Comment by Beverley Micciche — November 10, 2007 @ 11:15 am

  5. I sure as hell hope the Jersey Boys Broadway website puts up video of him as Frankie, ’cause I’ve never seem him. Congratulations, duuuuuuuuuude.

    Comment by unknown — November 10, 2007 @ 11:30 am

  6. Michael, we’re all proud of you and thrilled; congratulations. Now, when is your brother Danny (who is about 6’2″ or so) going to be cast as Bob Gaudio? Thanks for the early morning mailing.

    Comment by Howard Tucker — November 10, 2007 @ 12:01 pm

  7. Congratulations Michael!!!!!!!!!!

    You will be missed as Joey, but we are all glad you will be staying with JB’S. See you soon.

    Stacey & Family

    Comment by Stacey S. — November 10, 2007 @ 12:06 pm

  8. If we have to lose John Lloyd, then I am happy that Michael will be taking over the role as Frankie. I saw him in the role once and he was great. Congratulations!

    Comment by L — November 10, 2007 @ 12:34 pm

  9. Congratulations Michael!

    Comment by Krystal — November 10, 2007 @ 12:52 pm

  10. Michael…Congratulations to our new “Frankie Valli”!
    I had the opportunity meeting you in person, once after a performance in February; again at the BC/EFA event. Thanks for the pictures & autographs; as always, you were gracious to this unknown JB fan from Texas. You are Simply the Best!


    Comment by NewJerseyLasagna — November 10, 2007 @ 2:44 pm

  11. Congratulations Michael, well deserved.

    Comment by David Cace — November 10, 2007 @ 4:54 pm

  12. Congratulations, Michael! See you at the theater! IE

    Comment by irene eizen — November 10, 2007 @ 8:35 pm

  13. Michael is awesome!! I enjoyed his performance in August. Very talented individual and very convincing as Valli. Wish I could see John Lloyd Young’s performance so I could compare. Best of luck to them both. I would see this show over and over again!

    Comment by Amanda — November 10, 2007 @ 9:03 pm

  14. Congratulations, Michael—-My wife and I saw you as Frankie in July, 2007, both being musicians were amazed at your fantastic voice! –We were almost sure that you would be the next Frankie! Thanks for signing the playbill for us and Good Luck in the future!

    Comment by Daniel Cross — November 10, 2007 @ 9:10 pm

  15. Congratulations, Michael. I look forward to the day when Steven M Goldsmith takes over as Frankie Valli in his production company as well, even though I thoroughly enjoyed seeing him playing the Joey role as you had.

    Comment by Tina BG — November 11, 2007 @ 7:12 am

  16. Michael, it had to be “you”. Congratulations.

    Comment by Albie — November 11, 2007 @ 10:24 am

  17. I love you as Joe Pesci and look forward to seeing you as Frankie.
    I’m happy for you. Congratulations!!

    Comment by Loretta — November 11, 2007 @ 12:37 pm

  18. Congrats Michael! I’m so excited to see you in role someday. Break a leg!

    Comment by Lauren — November 11, 2007 @ 1:27 pm

  19. Congratulations, Michael! :-) I wish you the best of Luck.

    Comment by Anna — November 11, 2007 @ 4:06 pm

  20. Tina BG, it seems like a natural progression, doesn’t it? Congrats to Michael and I hope — along with Rick Faugno — he’s just one of MANY Joeys who make it up the ranks. :)

    Comment by Leanna — November 12, 2007 @ 3:39 am

  21. Congratulations to Michael! Thanks for taking the time to chat at the BC/EFA benefit and for providing me with my 2nd “Joe Pesci to Frankie Valli” Jersey Boys autograph! Amazing that you and Rick Faugno were announced as the “lead principal” within weeks of each other! Good luck in the future and hope your transition will be smooth!

    Comment by Mike B. Magbaleta — November 12, 2007 @ 12:43 pm

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