October 7, 2012

Farewell & Best Wishes to Andy Karl in His Final Jersey Boys Broadway Performance Today!

October 7th, 2012

Andy Karl
Andy Karl (Photo Credit: Joan Marcus)

Along with saluting Quinn VanAntwerp’s final JERSEY BOYS performance today, we also wanted to post a special shout-out to JERSEY BOYS Broadway’s “Tommy DeVito,” Andy Karl–who is also ending his amazing run today.

Although we only had the opportunity to see Andy one time in the Tommy DeVito role, it is a performance we will never forget! Andy made the “Tommy” role completely his own! Following his marvelous performance, here’s what we posted on our JBB review:

Posters on the JBB Forum weren’t exaggerating when they said that Andy Karl “put new details” into the “Tommy DeVito role.” Wow! From the beginning of the show, when he says, “That’s our song…”—you won’t be able to take your eyes off his take-charge, charismatic persona as he sings “Silhouettes,” takes young Frankie under his wing, and runs the group from their early struggling days to their first big hits. As the power in the group shifts and the group gets wind of Tommy’s troubles, the nuances in Andy’s portrayal are worth the price of admission, to put it mildly…and the sit-down scene in Gyp’s basement is explosive!

What’s next for Andy Karl? He will be part of the cast of Roundabout Theatre’s The Mystery of Edwin Drood, which will be coming to Broadway this fall.

Thank you again to Andy Karl for a fantastic run in JERSEY BOYS and all the best to him in the new production!!


  1. So proud of this Baltimore guy! Representing my hometown in my favorite show of all time. One of the best interpretations of Tommy DeVito! You were awesome! So glad to have seen you in this on Broadway and the stellar career continues! Edwin Drood!

    Comment by Lynne Menefee — October 7, 2012 @ 3:13 pm

  2. I’ve had the good fortune of seeing Andy in a few Broadway productions, and in Jersey Boys several times. He definitely has a charisma and swagger that takes center stage. One of my favorites scenes is when Frankie is explaining about the thugs in the car/murder scene. I like how he listens to Frankie’s story while keeping an eye on the girls who serve him dinner, then dismisses Frankie as he promises to take care of everything, and tears the napkin off from around his neck and explains that “of course, I called Gyp” . . .you learn so much about his character in that one scene. Andy was gracious with fans at the stagedoor. Good luck and I look forward to seeing him again on Broadway. Lulu

    Comment by Lulu Thompson — October 7, 2012 @ 3:40 pm

  3. Aloha, Andy! Your portrayal of Tommy has been one of my favorites. I loved watching your facial expressions and hearing your wonderful voice. I will miss seeing you on stage in Jersey Boys, and at stage door. Sending you all my best wishes for a successful run with The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

    Comment by Nancy — October 7, 2012 @ 3:45 pm

  4. I enjoyed Andy all summer, so sorry he’s leaving!

    Best of luck in you’re future endeavors!!

    xo Jody

    Comment by Jody Cardillo — October 7, 2012 @ 4:33 pm

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