Tony 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 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’s other honors for Jersey Boys include a caricature at the world-famous Sardi’s Restaurant, being named Person of the Week by ABC’s World News Tonight, and being chosen for prestigious “Best of” lists by Entertainment Weekly, Reader’s Digest and The New York Times.
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.
In 2013, John Lloyd Young was appointed by Barack Obama to the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities. He was sworn in at the Supreme Court of the United States by Justice Elena Kagan.