September 16, 2008

Jarrod Spector Is Jersey Boys Broadway’s Next Frankie Valli!

September 16th, 2008

Jarrod SpectorPhiladelphia Inquirer Columnist Michael Klein reports on a big Broadway announcement today: Meadowbrook’s Jarrod Spector will be promoted to the Frankie Valli role in the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys at the August Wilson Theatre. He’ll debut Sept. 30.

Spector, 27, is a Germantown Academy grad who went on to Princeton – where he told Klein in a chat last year that he realized “a degree in economics wasn’t going to give me the things in life I wanted.”

Congratulations to Jarrod!


  1. Congrats to a Philly/Jersey boy. See you in December.

    Comment by Gladys — September 16, 2008 @ 12:31 pm

  2. Congratulations to Jarrod — I’ve seen him perform this role about 8-9 times in San Francisco and Chicago. He is fantastic! I’ll miss him the last few months in Chicago — but it may just get heading to Broadway.

    Comment by Jim — September 16, 2008 @ 4:20 pm

  3. How sad for Chicago! Jarrod really portrayed Frankie Valli to a tee (next to JLY). It’s a great loss for Chicago but a great asset for NYC. It will be hard to fill his shoes, but we wish him all the best – and maybe, just maybe we’ll see him back here in Chicago.

    Comment by Mitzi — September 16, 2008 @ 4:59 pm

  4. Congratulations Jarrod-
    You so DESERVE this bump up! YOU ROCK!

    Comment by Kathy J — September 16, 2008 @ 6:12 pm

  5. Has there been any official announcement of Jarrod’s last performance in Chicago????

    Comment by Jim — September 16, 2008 @ 8:25 pm

  6. Congratulations Jarrod!! Look out New York – Jarrod is going to rock your world!!

    Comment by LindaL — September 17, 2008 @ 11:57 am

  7. Congratulations Jarrod!

    Comment by Krystal — September 17, 2008 @ 12:14 pm

  8. Congratulations on your promotion Jarrod!! See you in a couple of weeks – I’ll be the one standing and cheering at the end of the show. ;-)

    Comment by Elizabeth — September 18, 2008 @ 7:46 pm

  9. We’re rooting for you. We know you’ll be great.

    Joan & Manny

    Comment by Manny — September 28, 2008 @ 8:25 pm

  10. Chicago’s loss is Broadway’s gain! We’ll miss you. It won’t be the same without you. You’re our favorite Frankie……..Lin J.

    Comment by Linda — September 29, 2008 @ 7:14 pm

  11. I saw him in SF. He was awesome! Congrats.

    Comment by anonymous — July 6, 2009 @ 4:06 pm

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