July 20, 2010

UCLA Alumnus Taylor Sternberg & His Broadway Dream!

July 20th, 2010

Taylor Sternberg

UCLA Daily Bruin reporter Sera Park has a marvelous feature on JERSEY BOYS cast member Taylor Sternberg! Here’s a preview:

Since his days as a stage-hopeful budding Bruin theater student, Taylor Sternberg has had a spark about him.

“Taylor has the biggest heart I know. He’s very goofy, giving and smart. He could do anything he wanted to do,” said Chris Fore, Sternberg’s former classmate at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.

Sternberg is now an understudy for four roles in the Broadway musical “Jersey Boys,” based on the rise and fall of the ’60s rock ’n’ roll band The Four Seasons.

School of Theater, Film and Television graduate Taylor Sternberg made his Broadway debut in “Jersey Boys.”
Sternberg is responsible for filling the potential absences of four different characters, including the leading role as Frankie Valli. Not only does he have to remember the lines for each of the separate roles, he must also sing and dance accordingly – the lead role of Frankie alone requires 27 songs in two hours.

“My dream was to be on Broadway, and I now have my dream. I used to joke around saying, ‘Well, I guess I can die now,’” Sternberg said.

Sternberg has performed on Broadway since 2008. Prior to “Jersey Boys,” Sternberg worked extensively with the Los Angeles improv group ComedySportz, but his first love is musical theater.

“He joined the theater department on the first day of high school. That became his family for the next four years. At that point, we knew that was something he was passionate about. Not long after, he got a part in the first play, which only cast two freshmen,” said his father, Scott Sternberg.

Visit DailyBruin.com for the full feature.

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