John Lloyd Young
John Lloyd Young
Music Direction by Tommy Faragher
February 16, 2020, at 5 p.m.
“Mr. Young sings (classics) with such an angelic voice and flawless technique that even those who object to the idea of teeny-bopper pop in the shrine of the American songbook would have to give in.”
— The Wall Street Journal
John Lloyd Young is the Tony and Grammy award-winning Frankie Valli from Broadway's Jersey Boys as well as the star of the Clint Eastwood directed Warner Bros film. John Lloyd Young: Jukebox Hero is a celebration of classic hits from the ‘50s and ‘60s presented in the authentic acoustic style of original rock ‘n’ roll, Doo-Wop and R&B standards. Along with tracks from Young’s critically acclaimed debut album “My Turn” the show features “Sherry”, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You”, “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me”, “In the Still of the Night” along with treasures in shades of Goodfellas, James Bond, David Lynch and spaghetti westerns from Roy Orbison to The Platters, the Righteous Brothers to Paul McCartney, Adele to Luther Vandross, Little Anthony, Elvis, Tom Jones and more. This evening is not to be missed!
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 Miserable sat 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.
Tommy Faragher/Music Director
Tommy Faragher is a Grammy nominated, ASCAP Pop Award winning music producer, composer, songwriter, arranger and musician for film, tv, live shows and record labels. Faragher’s vast discography includes top Billboard chart singles and over a dozen Gold/Platinum album awards. In Tommy’s four decades in the music industry he has written and produced for leading artists such as, Al Green, Kelly Clarkson, BB King, Josh Grobin, and Celine Dion. Tommy’s film and television work includes, FOX's Glee, CBS's The Crazy Ones, CBS’s The Odd Couple, HBO’s The Normal Heart, FOX’s Beverly Hills 90210 and composing/scoring the animated short feature “Follow Your Heart” (submitted to the Sundance 2016 film festival).
Tommy has served as John Lloyd Young’s Musical Director and Producer since 2012. Together they have thrilled audiences at The White House, The Kennedy Center, The Cafe Carlyle, Michael Feinstein’s, and multiple USO show’s for US military troops across the country. Tommy produced John Lloyd Young’s album “My Turn”, and they are currently collaborating on original material for live performance and future recordings.