Tony and Grammy Award winner John Lloyd Young originated the role of ‘Frankie Valli’ in Broadway’s Tony Award winning Best Musical and international hit, Jersey Boys. As Valli, Young garnered unprecedented accolades from New York and national media, including one of the most the most exciting New York Times reviews ever written for an actor making a Broadway debut. Mr. Young went on to win the Lead Actor Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Awards, becoming the only American actor in history to win all four leading actor awards for a Broadway debut. Mr. Young sings lead vocals on the Platinum, Grammy Award-winning Jersey Boys Original Cast Album. Young made his West End debut, playing the role at London’s Piccadilly Theatre. Young re-created his award-winning Broadway turn onscreen for director Clint Eastwood in Warner Brothers’ film adaptation of Jersey Boys, which premiered across the world in 2014.
The New York Times writes that Young “has a disciplined one-in-a-million high tenor shading into falsetto that he can direct through the stratosphere.” Mr. Young has played to sold-out crowds of 17,000-plus as ‘Marius’ in Les Miserables at the Hollywood Bowl, and he has appeared at Carnegie Hall, the White House, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the U.S. Congress, Lincoln Center, New Year’s Eve in Times Square, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Radio City Music Hall, the New York City Marathon, Feinstein’s in New York and San Francisco, New York’s Cafe Carlyle, Yankee Stadium, Dodgers Stadium and the Staples Center, and with the National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Marvin Hamlisch, and the Pasadena Pops, conducted by Michael Feinstein. He is a Member of the Artists Committee for the annual Kennedy Center Honors and a former presidentially-appointed Member of Barack Obama’s President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities.