December 2, 2011

Reflections from Brandon Andrus, Jersey Boys 2nd Natl Tour’s ‘Nick Massi’

December 2nd, 2011


JERSEY BOYS second national tour begins playing at the Forrest Theatre in Philadelphia on Tuesday, December 6 and reporter John Barna has a marvelous in-depth interview with Brandon Andrus, who will be playing Nick Massi. Check out a sneak peek:

It’s easy to dismiss Brandon Andrus’ chirping that he is the “luckiest SOB on Earth” as a matter of an entertainer feeling great at a time he has landed a starring role in the touring company of a Broadway musical.

But the dream that he is living large right now almost didn’t happen.

“There was a time I did not know if I would ever sing again,” he said.

Two years ago, he developed a nodule in one of his vocal cords, a benign growth caused by vocal abuse. His growth developed to the point where surgery was needed.

For now, his dream is showing up on stage as one of the original Four Seasons.

Massi was the bass singer and bass guitarist as the Four Lovers morphed into the Four Seasons in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Massi was responsible for most of the group’s vocal arrangements of such tunes as “Sherry” and “Dawn (Go Away).”

He also was the first of the original band to take a hike and leave.

“After he left, the sound changed,” Andrus said.

Visit to read the full interview.

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