September 17, 2007

SF/Chicago Jersey Boys Emmys Appearance Video!

September 17th, 2007

You can also see video coverage of last night’s Emmy Awards appearance, in addition to every other Jersey Boys’ television appearance on the GILG website!


  1. It was so wonderful to see JB on the Emmy’s last night and what a wonderful job the did too! However, I have to say, though the tour companies are so awesome, I would have loved to have seen the OBC on the Emmy’s beacause several cast memebers are originals from LaJolla and have therefore been in the show for 3 years now. How nice it would have been for them to have made an appearance on the Emmy’s after being with the show for so long and most originating the roles they still play. But please don’t get me wrong, the SF/Chicago cast did a great job!

    Comment by Wanda — September 17, 2007 @ 7:18 am

  2. I was disappointed that the original cast was not featured. But, I was unset to hear the announcer introduce the show as the Tony award winning cast of the Tony award winning show. It was not! The original cast put JB on the map. They deserve the credit. The show is fantastic. It will sell out in every venue. Please don’t forget the guys who made this happen.

    Comment by L — September 17, 2007 @ 8:20 am

  3. I agree, Wanda. The SF cast did a fabulous job last night. However, the were not “those Tony winning Jersey Boys”, as they were introduced. I don’t mean to take anything away from them, but I also hate to take away from the OBC, which ARE “those Tony winning Jersey Boys”.

    Comment by Catherine — September 17, 2007 @ 8:40 am

  4. The CHicago cast was great last evening on the Emmys. I had the privilege of seeing JB in SF and while there were a few changes from the OBC performance, the show was wonderful and the cast did an extraordinary job. I am glad to see them get some national exposure. IE

    Comment by irene eizen — September 17, 2007 @ 8:49 am

  5. The Jersey Boys were the highlight of an otherwise pretty boring Emmy event. Jarrod Spector was his usual amazing self as Frank Valli. If Jarrod doesn’t become a major star then there really is no justice. He is so very, very good. Have seen Jersey Boys many times – I stopped counting after ten, with different cast members and he is definitely the best Frankie in my opinion. Not that the other guys aren’t really great – but he just shines. Great job Jarrod!

    Comment by Cherie — September 17, 2007 @ 9:08 am

  6. The thing is, no one else really cares. ;) Theatre is and always will be the redheaded stepchild of the entertainment industry. (On top of the whole thing about this being the only cast that logistically could’ve been at the Emmys anyway…)

    I’ve long given up on theatre being given precedence in the entertainment world. It’s easier that way.

    Comment by Leanna — September 17, 2007 @ 9:21 am

  7. All I can say is “WOW!” This guy Jarrod is slick! I can’t wait to see this cast in Chicago in November.

    Comment by Gary — September 17, 2007 @ 10:20 am

  8. What a show! After speaking to my friends, Michael Ingersoll, John Coppola and Craig Laurie on Saturday, I saw where all the hard work rehearsing and commuting between LA and SF throughout the week went. Since the OBC performed during the Grammys, 2nd Nat’l Tour performed last night at the Emmys and the 1st Nat’l Tour did the “Tonight Show”, could there be a “teaser” from the Las Vegas Jersey Boys when their entire cast is fully formed?

    I think that the decision to choose the 2nd Nat’l Tour cast to perform was geographical in nature because they’re closer to LA. The 1st tour left LA recently for Sacramento and if they had extended their run at the Ahmanson, they would have been chosen for the Emmys.

    They really did shine on the “big stage” last night! Congratulations to the 2nd Nat’l Tour cast for an excellent performance!

    Comment by Mike B. Magbaleta — September 17, 2007 @ 10:36 am

  9. I agree with Wanda, the SF/Chicago guys were GREAT. But seeing the NY guys won the Tony it would have been great for them to be there, so get the bravos they deserve. Don’t get me wrong the touring groups are great but can’t help but loved the originals.

    Comment by gail drouillard — September 17, 2007 @ 11:16 am

  10. I’m so excited for them that they did a fantastic job on the Emmy’s! I LOVED their performance. I wish that the camera focused on the other cast members a little more. Though I’m not complaining about Jarrod’s close-ups. Superb job!!!

    Comment by Lauren — September 17, 2007 @ 12:00 pm

  11. I guess I need to amend my previous statment. I was just reading the forum, and it occured to me that when I think of “those tony winning jersey boys” I think of the actual people, not the show as a whole. But MikeBMagbaleta put it into perspective for me:

    “The Tony Award for “best musical” pertains to the play and not specifically the actors. Of course, the OBC actors received “Best Actor” and “Best Supporting Actor”

    Comment by Catherine — September 17, 2007 @ 12:43 pm

  12. Gary: You’re in for a treat!! This cast rocks. Destiny awaits!!

    Comment by LindaL — September 17, 2007 @ 2:26 pm

  13. Hi Catherine: Everyone has an opinion, and you have a valid point about the “Tony Award Winning” designation! Our fanbase is so wide and diverse, and since there are three casts to choose from (with two on the way…..), people from both coasts have their favorites! Seeing the show and casts from every angle and hearing reviews from all fans, whether they be positive or not, is a good thing!

    I hope for more public appearances on TV, no matter which cast is called upon to perform. Teasers, awards ceremonies, interviews….. Bring em’ on!

    Comment by Mike B. Magbaleta — September 17, 2007 @ 2:44 pm

  14. Jarrod Spector was the first member of any JB cast whom I actually met, so he’s very special to me. It was WONDERFUL to see him command that stage last night and he had such a presence about him that I doubt JLY himself could have done it much better. Jarrod’s turn in the international spotlight was long overdue and I’m so glad that people around the world had a chance to witness the talent that we’ve been enjoying in SF for so long. The rest of the cast did a spectacular job as well, of course, but last night was Jarrod’s turn to shine and he did it…and then some.

    Comment by Andrea Kim — September 17, 2007 @ 3:06 pm

  15. The Miss Saigon OLC cast recording says “Tony Winning Performances of Lea Salonga and Jonathan Pryce.” Technically that wasn’t true since London has the Oliviers AND neither of those two had yet to make it to Broadway with the show yet, much less win Tonys. But again, it doesn’t matter to most people. ;)

    Comment by Leanna — September 17, 2007 @ 3:07 pm

  16. Thank you Mike, yes everyone is entitled to their own opinion. To say “no one else really cares” is fine, because people not in the know don’t care, but it matters to me, a few others and maybe to the OBC, maybe they would like to have been there regardless of distance and it being easier to get the local cast to come. Just an opinion, no intention of offending anyone!

    Comment by JBJN54 — September 17, 2007 @ 3:28 pm

  17. Great job by the SF/Chicago cast last night.

    My roomate was at the Emmy’s audience last night and said that the JB got one of the largest receptions of the evening, despite the fact that they were not singing live.

    Great to see the combo of my favorite tv show and Broadway show!

    Comment by Carla — September 17, 2007 @ 4:02 pm

  18. Or you can think of it this way. Tours often get the short end of the stick. OBCs get Broadway on Broadway, Broadway under the Stars, the Thanksgiving Day parade, the US Open, the NBA Halftime Show, the Tonys, the Drama Desks, etc etc etc. Tours get to sing the anthem at local ball parks and stuff, but rarely, RARELY national TV coverage of anything. It’s a nice balance. ;)

    Comment by Leanna — September 17, 2007 @ 4:32 pm

  19. Leanna makes a very good point. It’s nice to see that the non-Broadway companies are getting some national TV time. Now each company has one apperance on a nationally broadcasted program.

    Comment by Mike — September 17, 2007 @ 9:44 pm

  20. I have no problem with a touring cast performing at the Emmys. I have a problem with them being introduced as the Tony winning cast, which the announced did say.

    Comment by L — September 18, 2007 @ 5:49 am

  21. Just a small correction regarding the live singing. There was a backround track for the first and third songs, however the cast was singing live to it. Jarrod sang “Can’t Take My Eyes” live. No lipsync there. To add, I’m sure that regardless of logistics, the producers felt that they would be well served with the Chicago cast. And low and behold, they were and so was the rest of the viewing world.

    Comment by Melissa — September 18, 2007 @ 10:14 am

  22. I think that John Lloyd Young summed it up best on his blog when he gave his congratulations to the 2nd National Tour Cast for their performance. I’m also going to congratulate the OBC and their diehard fans for their 2nd anniversary! Class acts all the way!

    Even though I’m geographically closer to the “National Tours” and watch them all of the time, I’m always corresponding with principal members of the OBC to see “how’s life”, have best friends (Hi, Irene, Susie and Howard) from the blog in NY, NV (new Jersey Boys base) and PA, actively donate to their charities “On Broadway” and support the OBC wholeheartedly by thanking them for what they started in LaJolla, CA. If it was not for the LaJolla Playhouse and Virginia Theatre in NY, we would not have “Jersey Boys”…..

    Now, only if all Jersey Boys casts have more opportunities for National and Worldwide exposure on TV or cable. It’s not just an ordinary play, but something beyond special, and we the fans, are what keep the casts going with our undying support….. Can’t we all get along?

    Comment by Mike B. Magbaleta — September 18, 2007 @ 10:22 am

  23. Oh my goodness!!! This is REAL entertainment like I have never seen or in a long time!!!! This is what’s appealing to viewers and will keep the audience forever!! Visual and audio appeal is the key and this group, especially the lead singer was just to the max awesome!!! Entertainment today is disturbing and not appealing to the eye but the old days held the key, the super charming handsome guy and the men just holding the power of manliness that could make a girl flip her wig as my mom would say. My whole household went wild and got all excited when these Jersey Boys came on and couldnt get enough of the lead singer!!!
    Keep on going!!!
    God bless you and believe in Jesus always!

    Comment by kaila — September 19, 2007 @ 1:12 am

  24. I saw the performance of the cast of the touring company on the Emmy awards Sunday night. I thought it was very good, however in our New Jersey paper it was adverised in the ad in the theater section that the Broadway cast was going to appear. Let’s face it, without the Broadway production “Jersey Boys” wouldn’t have been able to get all the exposure it has gotten to become the enormous hit it is. Why not give credit where it is due. I have seen the Broadway play five times so far and I will be going again. The cast is extaordinary and the nicest group of actors you will ever meet.
    By the way, the same was done when they were on Jay Leno, it wasn’t the Tony award winning Broadway cast either.
    Oh well, still enjoyed the performance but would have loved to see the actual Tony awards winners.

    Comment by Viv — September 19, 2007 @ 7:30 am

  25. If, heaven forbid, all the Broadway cast were to ever leave, it will still be- the ‘Tony winning Jersey Boys’. What if two ot three key people leave? It would still be referred to the same, of course.

    There is no tour award, I believe… so by saying the ‘Tony winning Jersey Boys’, they are communicating the stature of the overall production- no matter who may be playing the various roles.

    Although we may, as fans, have our favorite actors, television audiences should be told/ reminded the show is Tony caliber- OBVIOUSLY.

    Comment by Audrey — September 19, 2007 @ 11:07 am

  26. I wanted to let everyone know that November 6th 2007 is the 2 year Anniversry of the Broadway production of “Jersey Boys”. All the best to everyone!!!It had been on previews, but officially opened on November 6th 2007.

    Comment by Viv — September 19, 2007 @ 4:13 pm

  27. Chicago has the Jefferson awards. Second only to the Tonys. The Chicago cast will be eligible for nominations for this award for next year.

    Comment by Melissa — September 20, 2007 @ 3:44 pm

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