Photo Coverage: Jersey Boys Tony Awards Party

Jersey Boys held a Tony Awards party at the Hard Rock Cafe on June 11th, the night of the Tonys, to celebrate their very successful showing in the awards.

In all, the musical won four of the coveted statues, including Best Musical. Also, John Lloyd Young won Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his turn as Frankie Valli, while Christian Hoff took home the award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical as Tommy DeVito. Jersey Boys also scooped up the Best Lighting Design of a Musical award.

Jersey Boys is written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe, and is directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Des McAnuff. The show is currently playing at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue). The show "is the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons: Frankie Valli (Lloyd Young), Bob Gaudio (Daniel Reichard), Tommy DeVito (Hoff), and Nick Massi (J. Robert Spencer). This is the story of how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide - all before they were thirty," state press notes.

For more information on the show, visit www.jerseyboysbroadway.com





Margo Brooks and Ryan Davis


Tommy DeVito with daughter Darcell


Kevin and Tamara Kinsella


Michael Longoria


J. Robert Spencer and Jenny Lynn Spencer


Joey Dudding and Nick Pramick


Deborah Hurwitz and Bob Crewe


Bob Crewe and Titus Burgess


Sara Schmidt, Jennifer Naimo, Heather Ferguson, and Erica Piccininni (jewelry from Fortunoff on Fifth Avenue)


John Lloyd Young


Alison Franck and John Lloyd Young


John Lloyd Young


Mark Lotito, Robb Sapp, and Daniel Reichard


Manny Mayerson, Rhoda Mayerson, Frederic Mayerson, and Dawna Mayerson


Des McAnuff and Brynna McCann


James Corden and Dominic Cooper


Dominic Cooper, James Franco, James Corden, and Jenna Leigh Green


Christian and Melissa Hoff


Christian Hoff


Johanna Gaudio, Danielle Gaudio, Bob Gaudio, Lisa Gaudio, and Brianna Damico


Sara Schmidt and Bob Gaudio


Stage Managers: Michelle Bosch, Michael Clarkston, and Richard Hester



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