Casting News: JERSEY BOYS Announces Cast for 14th Season on Tour

l to r: Eric ChamblissCorey GreenanJon Hacker and Michael Milton

Casting and tour dates have been announced for the 2019-20 touring season of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.  The cast will be led by Eric Chambliss (Bob Gaudio), Corey Greenan (Tommy DeVito), Jon Hacker (Frankie Valli) and Michael Milton (Nick Massi) as The Four Seasons.

The ensemble of Jersey Boys includes Andrés Acosta, Justin Albinder, Ashley Bruce, Kenneth Quinney Francoeur, Katie Goffman, Connor Lyon, Kevin Patrick Martin, Sean McGee, Hamilton Moore, Bruno Vida and Amy Weaver.

Embarking on its 14th touring season, Jersey Boys will premiere in Honolulu, HI (now reaching 49 of 50 states in the US) and Monterrey, MX among others. The production will hold technical rehearsals and tour performances in New Haven, CT at the Shubert Theater, and then kick off the 2019-20 touring season, that will also feature return engagements in Cincinnati, OH; Buffalo, NY; Charlotte, NC; Washington DC; Columbus, OH; Cleveland, OH; St. Louis, MO; Houston, TX; Fort Myers, FL; New Orleans, LA; Tampa, FL; Boston, MA; Seattle, WA and Tucson, AZ among many others. Since the tour launched in 2006, Jersey Boys has been booked into 250 cities in 49 states and has played over 4,900 performances on tour across North America. The current 2019-20 touring schedule is available hereAdditional cities will be announced later.

Jersey Boys is the winner of the 2006 Best Musical Tony Award®, the 2006 Grammy Award® for Best Musical Show Album, the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical and the 2010 Helpmann Award for Best Musical (Australia). Jersey Boys worldwide has been seen by over 26 million people (as of January 2019).

Directed by two-time Tony® Award-winner Des McAnuff, Jersey Boys is written by Academy Award-winner Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.

Jersey Boys is the behind-the-music story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.  They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story – a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. The show features all their hits including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Oh What A Night,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” and “Working My Way Back To You.”

Jersey Boys opened in New York on November 6, 2005 and by the time it closed over 11 years later on January 15, 2017, it was the 12th longest running show in Broadway history, passing such original Broadway productions as 42nd StreetGreaseFiddler on the Roof, and The ProducersJersey Boys returned to New York with a new production in November 2017.  The Jersey Boys US National Tour opened to rave reviews in San Francisco on December 1, 2006 and is still breaking house records in cities across North America. Jersey Boys can also be seen on board the Norwegian Bliss.

The Jersey Boys design and production team comprises Klara Zieglerova (Scenic Design), Jess Goldstein (Costume Design), Howell Binkley (winner of the 2006 Tony® Award for his Lighting Design of Jersey Boys), Steve Canyon Kennedy (Sound Design), Michael Clark (Projections Design), Charles LaPointe (Wig and Hair Design), Steve Orich (Orchestrations) and Ron Melrose (Music Supervision, Vocal/Dance Arrangements & Incidental Music).

CAST BIOGRAPHIES

ERIC CHAMBLISS (Bob Gaudio) is honored to return to this tour! Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof (Sasha, u/s Perchik). Regional: Gypsy (Tulsa), All Shook Up (Chad), The Full Monty (Ethan), and Altar Boyz (Matthew). He is originally from Ottawa, IL. Go Cubs, go! @tallboy_chambliss

COREY GREENAN (Tommy DeVito) returns to the role of Tommy DeVito, having played the role for two seasons on tour. Broadway: Mamma Mia! (Sky), Scandalous. National Tour: If/Then, Mamma Mia!. International Tour: Evita (Che). New York/Regional: I Am Harvey Milk, Sweeney Todd, 42nd Street, Much Ado About Nothing. BA Pepperdine University (Theatre Arts).

JON HACKER (Frankie Valli) is thrilled to join the JB family again, after closing the show on Broadway and moving on to the Off-Broadway Production. Broadway: Jersey Boys (Joey, u/s Frankie Valli). Off-Broadway: Jersey Boys (Joey, u/s Frankie Valli). National Tour: Newsies (Oscar Delancey, u/s Jack Kelly). Regional: From Here to Eternity (Ogunquit Playhouse & NYC Debut). Les Miserables (Weathervane Playhouse), Next to Normal (Human Race Theatre). BFA, Wright State University. Instagram: @jonhacker_

MICHAEL MILTON (Nick Massi) Very excited to join Jersey Boys on tour! Previous: NCL’s Jersey Boys (Nick Massi); Nat’l Tours: Dirty Dancing (Johnny Castle u/s), Legally Blonde (UPS Guy), Anything Goes 1st Nat’l (Ens.). Off B’way/Vegas: Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man (Stefan). TV: “My Crazy Love Story” (Rico). Creator of Shadow Star, a mobile application that connects aspiring performing artists with Broadway Star mentors. shadowstarnyc.com. @shadowstarnyc @michaelmilton2 

ANDRÉS ACOSTA (Gyp DeCarlo and others, Assistant Dance Captain). NYC based AEA actor. Tours: West Side Story (Bernardo), Flashdance (Joe). Favorite Credits: Jersey Boys (Tommy DeVito, NSMT), South Pacific (PaperMill Playhouse), Evita (Asolo Rep), In the Heights (PCLO), On Your Feet (Gateway). BFA Music Theatre FSU. Special thanks to creative team, Merri Sugarman, MSA & my lovey. IG @AndresAcostaNYC

JUSTIN ALBINDER (Joey and others). National Tour debut! Recent: Jersey Boys (Frankie, Phoenix Theatre Company), Jersey Boys (NCL), Sense & Sensibility, The Drowsy Chaperone. Member of Joe & Tom Comedy; Higher EducationGhoul Catchers. Thanks to Albinder clan, Nyle, Merri, Richard, Danny, JB team, Katie Agresta. Ithaca College BFA. www.justinalbinder.com IG: @justinalbinder 

ASHLEY BRUCE (Mary Delgado and others) is thrilled to join the Jersey Boys family! Born in Scotland, she studied in London before moving to NYC with her husband (hey hubby!). Credits include Saturday Night Fever (Stephanie), Cinderella (Cinderella), Beauty and the Beast (Belle). Huge thanks to Tara Rubin Casting, the Jersey Boys team and her amazing family.

KENNETH QUINNEY FRANCOEUR (Swing) is excited to join the Jersey Boys family! New York: A Child’s Christmas in Wales, Finian’s Rainbow. Tour: Memphis. Regional: West Side Story, Hair, Gypsy, She Loves Me. Elon University BFA. Thanks to Pantera/Murphy Agency, Tara Rubin Casting, JB Team, Rox, Ted, and Gail, this one is for you. Instagram: @kfrancoeur

KATIE GOFFMAN (Dance Captain, Swing). Off-Broadway: Clueless (Standby Cher). National Tour: Ghost (Molly), Rock of Ages (Regina). Katie created, Wisco Queens (www.wiscoqueens.com) and @why2KsTV. Thanks JB team, the Dodgers, and TRC! Much love to Merri, Richard, Danny, her hubby Devon, coaches/brothers, and parents! Follow @katiegoffman www.katiegoffman.com 

CONNOR LYON (Lorraine and others) is thrilled to join the Jersey Boys family!  Other credits include: Rocky Horror (Theatre Under the Stars), Rock of Ages (Norwegian Cruise Line), Little Women (A.D. Players), Sam Houston State University ‘15. Endless gratitude to the JB family. Love to Mom, Marissa and Cara! IG: @connorslyon

KEVIN PATRICK MARTIN (Hank Majewski, Norm Waxman and others) is ecstatic to be doing a dream show! 45+ professional productions across the country at North Shore Music Theatre, Trinity Repertory Company, Gulfshore Playhouse and more. Television: Food Network’s Bakers vs. Fakers. Training: Rhode Island College. Thanks to TRC, ATB and Mom & Dad. Love to Alex. Instagram: @sweetsbykevin

SEAN MCGEE (Bob Crewe and others). Regional: Reefer Madness (Jimmy, TUTS), Cry-Baby (Cry-Baby, Tent Theatre), Xanadu (Sonny, WaterTower Dallas), Oklahoma! (Will Parker, Pennsylvania Shakespeare, Lyric Stage), My Fair Lady (Freddy, CityRep). BFA University of Oklahoma. Thanks Merri & ATB. Love to friends & E+M+D+D+C. For Mom & Dad. I did it. Glory to God. Instagram: @veryseanmcgee

HAMILTON KENNETH MOORE (Swing) is excited to be swinging for Jersey Boys and making his tour debut with this incredible production. Hamilton is a recent graduate of UC-College Conservatory of Music. Huge thanks to the JB creative team/cast, everyone at Tara Rubin, teachers past and present, family and friends. IG: Jeanclaudevanham 

BRUNO VIDA (Swing) is thrilled to be making his national tour debut! Recently a part of the inaugural cast of Jersey Boys on NCL. Born and Raised in Cuiabá, Brazil. Many thanks to Merri & TRC, Richard, Danny, the entire JB fam, Thomas at LW, my MIIIKE and minha família! Website: brunovida.com

AMY WEAVER (Francine and others) is overjoyed to make her national tour debut! Credits include A Funny Thing…Forum (Philia), The Addams Family, and The Music Man. Special thanks to Tara Rubin Casting and Bloc! So much love to my fiancé, my family, and God! For your daily dose of magic @dreamweaver90210 

STACY N. TAYLOR (Production Stage Manager) is ecstatic to be traveling the country with this show. Previous Credits: Tours: Spring Awakening, South Pacific, Beauty and the Beast, Annie, Bodyguard, Waitress, and School of Rock. Other: Weston Playhouse, Blue Man Group – Orlando. Proud graduate of the SM program at the University of Cincinnati – College-Conservatory of Music (CCM.)

LIA JENNINGS (Stage Manager) is excited to tour with Jersey Boys on land! Weston Playhouse, Norwegian Cruise Line: Jersey Boys & Havana, Cirque du Soleil: Zumanity. Carnegie Mellon University: MFA. Thanks to friends and The Dodgers. Love to mom, dad, brother and God!

JUSTIN MYHRE (Assistant Stage Manager). Broadway: Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. Off-Broadway: Clueless the Musical (The New Group), Mary Jane, Sojourners and Her Portmanteau (NYTW), Kingdom Come (Roundabout), Today Is My Birthday (Page 73), Application Pending (Westside Theatre). Regional: West Side Story (Barrington Stage) and two summers at New York Stage and Film. BA: Vassar College. Thanks to Suzanne and the Dodgers!


MICHAEL KAISH (Musical Director) is thrilled to be returning to Jersey Boys after serving as associate conductor last year. Broadway: Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. Regional: Summer: The Donna Summer Musical (La Jolla Playhouse), Ride the Cyclone, Sense and Sensibility (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre), Company (Writers Theatre). Proud graduate of Northwestern University, where he is also on faculty for the NHSI Musical Theatre “Cherubs” program. Jersey born and raised. Thanks to Ron, the band and cast, and his family. michaelkaish.com