July 23, 2009

Matt Bailey–JB National Tour’s Tommy DeVito!

July 23rd, 2009

Jersey Boys LogoPat Healy has an insightful interview with West Coast actor Matt Bailey, who is currently starring as Tommy DeVito in the JERSEY BOYS national tour.

According to the reporter, if you’re from Northern California, the idea of embodying a main character from a show called “Jersey Boys” could be a little intimidating. But actor Matt Bailey, who plays the role of guitarist Tommy DeVito in the hit musical about ‘60s sensations the Four Seasons, says he got right into the role.

“There are actually a couple funny YouTube clips that I found of Tommy just driving around in his car, or sitting in his apartment playing his guitar,” says Bailey. “It just gives you a little insight into the neighborhood, and just what these guys might have experienced growing up.”

It also helps that before he got a starring role, Bailey was part of the ensemble.

“I got to see a couple different people play the role, which was very informative,” he says. “Everyone has their own take on the role, and you can learn so much by watching somebody else say the same lines.”

To read more about Matt Bailey’s process into becoming the rough and tough Jersey boy, Tommy DeVito, visit Metro International.


  1. Saw Matt Bailey in Detroit last night, Jersey Boys, and he was our favorite character/actor! TALENT PERSONIFIED! thanks for the great entertainment!

    Comment by Sandra The Moonchild Diva — January 15, 2010 @ 10:56 am

  2. I cannot imagine anyone else playing Tommy; have seen the show a couple of times and Matt IS Tommy DeVito – and what a singer, wow!

    Comment by Sharon — July 6, 2010 @ 9:49 am

  3. The touring group is the best cast bar NONE!! sorry but better than broadway cast and Matt Bailey is a stand out as Tommy!! must see performance:)

    Comment by Sheri Andrews — August 10, 2010 @ 1:27 pm

  4. Saw JB in Austin three times just for Matt…absolutely talented and AMAZING…even got him to sign my poster. LOVE HIM.

    Comment by Marisa — September 7, 2010 @ 8:23 pm

  5. I’ve just seen Matt as Tommy for the 8th time!! I can’t even believe he’s not from Jersey! Terrific!!

    Comment by Honi — February 22, 2011 @ 10:44 pm

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