WHY HE'S MR. BROADWAY: As if being named Broadway's Sexiest Man Alive by the readers of Broadway.com wasn't reason enough! Or maybe it could be that he played an amazing 1,500 plus performances as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys. Still not convinced How about starting his career on the Great White Way as Gavroche in the original production of Les Miserables? Wait. It has to be because he is currently co-starring as Barry Mann in the just-opened Beautiful. Actually, I picked Jarrod Spector for all of those reasons and more. Looks like 2014 is going to be a beautiful year! (I couldn't resist. Sorry!)
- He's 34 years old, born in Philadelphia, and one of three kids in his family.
- He's engaged to Kelli Barrett. (Congrats!)
- He studied at Princeton University, and studied acting at Atlantic Theater Conservatory.
MORE FUN FACTS:
- When he as 2 or 3 (depending on who you read), he began appearing on Philadelphia's The Al Alberts Showcase, singing, of course.
- He also went really far in the Junior Singing category of Star Search at the age of six! (See below!)
- He has appeared on the Emmys and THREE Tonys shows as a part of Jersey Boys
- He's played Frankie Valli in the National Tour, Chicago and Broadway companies of Jersey Boys.
Galas, Concerts, NYMF
EVEN MORE FUN FACTS:
- He participated in the Landmark Gala with Kerry Butler.
- He has had his own 54 Below show.
- His off-Broadway appearances include the title role in Hamlet.
- Last season, he was in the NYMF show, Flambe Dreams.
Jarrod Spector on Star Search in 1988 - 26 years ago!