Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Congratulations, John Lloyd Young

My friend John Lloyd Young has been nominated for a Tony as Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys, which has also been nominated for eight awards, including:

  • Best Musical
  • Best Book of a Musical – Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
  • Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical – John Lloyd Young
  • Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical – Christian Hoff
  • Best Direction of a Musical – Des McAnuff
  • Best Orchestrations – Steve Orich
  • Best Scenic Design of a Musical – Klara Zieglerova
  • Best Lighting Design of a Musical – Howell Binkley
  • Yip yah!

    I am so glad I got to see the show back in January. And it is really fantastic to see a guy who has worked so hard and really honed his craft as an actor make it big. I’ll be in the front row — in my living room, at least — on Sunday, June 11 when he picks up his award. (I hope he’ll be wearing his Bark Bark Woof Woof t-shirt under his tux for luck.)