There’s a new big man in town! Michael Watson will don the flashy red jacket as Frankie Valli in the West End production of Jersey Boys beginning April 29. Watson takes over for John Lloyd Young, who crossed the pond to reprise his Tony-winning performance at the Piccadilly Theatre.
Watson, who has previously served as the Frankie Valli alternate, has appeared in the West End in We Will Rock You, Imagine This, Sister Act and Shrek the Musical. He joins a cast that includes Edd Post, Jon Boydon and Matt Nalton. Sandy Moffat will play the role of Frankie Valli at certain performances.
The Tony and Olivier-winning musical tells the story of how Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons went from being unknown New Jersey kids to international pop superstars. The show features over 30 hit songs, including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You." The tuner opened in London at the Prince Edward Theatre in 2008.