This concert comes after 3 postponements due to COVID. Though young now lives in LA, he does live stream concerts from Vegas every month or so to keep fluid.
Young is best known for winning a Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and the Theatre World Award as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys. He went on to play the role in the film version. Young also won a Grammy for the cast album of Jersey Boys, which went multi-platinum.
Young encourages the audience to join in as he brings back the standards “December, 1963 (Oh What a Night)’, “In the Still of the Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”. Faragher adds vocal back-up, but gets his moment to shine on “Bring It On Home.” Also on the set list for the night was “Cara Mia” and a mash-up of “Working My Way Back to You” and “Sherry.”
Young wins over his audience with his friendly banter, sexy dance moves, memorable standards done well and spectacular vocal range that stretches up to the sky. In other wards he gives the audience what it wants.
Young has became friends with Valli, Smokey Robinson, and others. His accomplishments include accompanying Robinson on the first Arts Delegation to Cuba. In Cuba Young sang a Smokey Robinson song that impressed Robinson so much that he was invited by Robinson to join him in first class. Young was appointed by President Barack Obama to the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities and sworn-in by Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan on November 21, 2013.
Young is what audiences want to see and he entertains with aplomb. This is a show not to miss.
On 1/29 at 7pm, Young is doing John Lloyd Young’s Broadway live and streaming. so you don’t have to claim “baby it’s cold outside” and watch in the comfort of your own home.
Feinstein’s/54, 254 West 54th Street.
For tickets to 1/25 – 28 & 30 at 7pm: John Lloyd Young: Broadway’s Jersey Boy Doo -Wop