February 23, 2011

Preview of BWW’s Interview with JB London’s New ‘Frankie’ Alternate, Jon Lee!

February 23rd, 2011

Jon Lee Jody Vodden has a marvelous interview with the new JERSEY BOYS West End “Frankie” alternate Jon Lee, who begins his starring role next month! Below is a preview.

Q: As your Jersey Boys debut draws closer how are you feeling?

A: My first night is the 18th March, which isn’t too far away now! It has come around so quick – I found out I had landed the part in November and now its February and I still have so much to do! I’m just fortunate enough to get the chance, I feel it is the best West End show of the time; it may not be my era but I was surprised at just how many songs I knew.

Q: What about Frankie as a character? As the Jersey Boys were known for being on the wrong side of the tracks until their rise to stardom as one of the most successful bands in pop music, how did you get a feel for the role?

A: Our backgrounds are so different, but I went to New York and got a real feel for it. People forget that the Jersey Boys are real people, Frankie is still performing today – all he really cares about is performing. He is an intense, dark character, and so driven. But this is, I guess, to his detriment in the show as everything in his life comes second to his career.

Visit BroadwayWorld.com to read the full interview with Jon Lee.

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