February 25, 2008

JLY Shines at Lincoln Center!

February 25th, 2008

From Jay Lustig, The Star Ledger: No wasted notes. No pointless gestures. No throwaway song selections. In his concert debut, Saturday night at the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center, John Lloyd Young approached his material with the precision of an actor, and a falsetto that few performers of any kind can match.

Young is, indeed, an actor, first and foremost. In his Broadway debut, he played Four Seasons frontman Frankie Valli in the “Jersey Boys” musical, and walked away with a Tony. He left the show in November after doing it for two years; while trying to determine his next role, he scheduled the Jazz at Lincoln Center appearance. No other concerts or recording projects are planned, but he is open to them.

And he should be. He is not going to be MTV’s next superstar. But there is a place for him in the music world, if he wants it. His classy stage presence and sensitivity to a song’s nuances make him a natural for the cabaret circuit, at the very least.

Read the full review on NJ.com.

1 Comment »

  1. …The stars were out in perfect alignment…
    There wasn’t a star in the sky on Saturday evening that shone more BRILLIANTLY than this talented man!

    Comment by newjerseylasagna — February 25, 2008 @ 10:44 am

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