October 18, 2008

Russell Fischer: A Jersey Boy Who Couldn’t Ask For Anything More

October 18th, 2008

Russell Fischer

Russell Fischer, 22, walked off the stage of the August Wilson Theater during intermission and took notes.

“I sat with a notebook and pencil and tried to write everything down,” he said. “I wanted to have a memoir or a record of it.”

Fischer, a 2008 graduate of Westminster Choir College (WCC), is referring to his Broadway debut as Joey in the Tony Award-winning show Jersey Boys. A Woodbridge native, this real-life “Jersey boy” took his first Broadway bow on Sept. 21.

“It all happened so, so quickly,” Fischer said. “[It was] terrifying only because the expectations are so high and everyone brings their A-game.”

From the age of 5, Fischer knew he wanted to entertain, and now, fully trained and prepared, he is making his dream come true. Visit The Rider News for the full details!


  1. I’ve met Russell twice by the stage door now, and what a nice guy! One can tell by looking at his glow how much he appreciates being on Broadway. Love the part about “when I retire”…Russell, that’s about a hundred years away, but whether it’s in front of or behind the camera, you have a great future ahead!

    Comment by Howard Tucker — October 18, 2008 @ 11:53 pm

  2. Just saw Russell, playing Frankie Vali in Jersey Boys, he was spectacular, awesome what a voice!! He definitely will go far in his career.

    I wish him the best absoultely the best on stage.

    Comment by Patricia Samartano — September 24, 2009 @ 6:54 pm

  3. I am a former student of Rider University and I was lucky enough to see Russell perform as Joey. Amazing, good hearted, sincere person and definitely someone with talent that is far too big for just one stage! Can’t wait to see where his journey takes him next!

    Comment by Alyssa — October 3, 2009 @ 2:45 pm

  4. i went to school with russell and he used to sing on the bus every day almost i loved when he would he was so amazing and i cant wait to see him on broadway!!!! love you russell ur amazing!!

    Comment by Michelle — November 22, 2010 @ 1:11 am

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