STAGE TUBE: JERSEY BOYS' Erich Bergen Sings 'Crazy Tonight' at Birdland!
On Monday, December 29, the Broadway at Birdland concert stage was the place singer/actor Erich Bergen chose to celebrate his 29th birthday with not one, but two sold-out concerts. Best known for his performance as Bob Gaudio in the Clint Eastwood film "Jersey Boys," and the current hit CBS drama "Madam Secretary," Erich brought his dry wit, smooth vocals, ten piece band, three background singers and two-toned shoes to the Birdland stage, featuring songs from his stage and screen career, and material from his two EP releases.
Check out his performance of "Crazy Tonight" below!
Erich has enjoyed a long history at Birdland, first performing on the stage eleven years ago as part of Jim Caruso's Cast Party, the 'extreme' open mic. His impromptu and lightening-fast banter with host Caruso and musical directorBilly Stritch helped him to become an audience favorite, leading to several successful solo and duo concerts. Several tours, films and a television series later, it was apropos that he usher in the new year and his birthday surrounded by family, friends and fans in the historic music room!
The band included musical director Brad Simmons, Matt Beck, Adam Stoler, Justin Goldner, Daniel Glass, Alphonso Horne, Adam Larson, Joe McDonough, and background singers Vanjah Alexander, Chris Dilley and Jalynn Steele.