Photo Flash: First Look at West End's Original 'Frankie Valli' Ryan Molloy in Broadway's JERSEY BOYS
The producers of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical Jersey Boys welcome Olivier Award nominee Ryan Molloy, who won critical acclaim for originating the role of Frankie Valliin the London production, to Broadway for a limited engagement, beginning tonight, Tuesday, July 29. Molloy will remain with the show through Sunday, October 19. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at Molloy onstage with the Broadway company!
Molloy makes his Broadway debut in Jersey Boys having originated this role in the London cast, earning an Olivier Award nomination and the WhatsOnStage Award for Best Actor in a Musical. He is currently appearing in a limited run of Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be at Theatre Royal Stratford East. His theatre credits include The Pickled Cerebrum (Playhouse, LA); Macbeth (Workhouse, London); Betrayal and The Merchant of Venice (Workhouse, London). His musical credits include Taboo (The Venue, London), the NT production of Jerry Springer: The Opera (Cambridge Theatre), Tonight's the Night (UK tour), On the Town (ENO, London Coliseum), The Blues Brothers Unlimited, Eurobeat (Edinburgh Fringe), Godspell (UK tour). Album: Turn on the Night on iTunes. Find him on Twitter @MolloyOfficial and visit his website www.RyanMolloy.com.
Molloy is appearing with the permission of Actors' Equity Association. The producers gratefully acknowledge Actors' Equity Association for its assistance on this production.
The current Broadway company includes Richard H. Blake (Tommy DeVito), Matt Bogart (Nick Massi), Joseph Leo Bwarie (Frankie Valli) and Drew Gehling (Bob Gaudio) with Peter Gregus and Mark Lotito, and Miles Aubrey, Erik Bates, Candi Boyd, Jared Bradshaw, Cara Cooper, Ken Dow, John Edwards, Russell Fischer, Katie O'Toole, Joe Payne, Mauricio Pérez, Nathan Scherich, Sara Schmidt, Katie Webber.
JERSEY BOYS opened on Broadway to critical acclaim on November 6, 2005 at the August Wilson Theatre. The show has been seen by over 20 million people worldwide (as of May 2014) and is currently playing in New York; Las Vegas; London; in cities across the U.S. on a National Tour and The Netherlands.
Photos by Joan Marcus
Cast of Jersey Boys