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John Lloyd Young: Meeting Clint Eastwood Was My Audition

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John Lloyd Young won a Tony Award for his portrayal of Frankie Valli in the Broadway musical ‘Jersey Boys’. He's playing the part again in the movie version, directed by Clint Eastwood. Here's young as Valli doubting he'll ever hit it big.

Fun facts about John Lloyd Young: (Source: Wikipedia)

1) He is an American actor and singer. In 2006, he won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his role as Frankie Valli in Broadway's Jersey Boys. He is the only American actor to date to have received a Lead Actor in a Musical Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Award for a Broadway debut.

2)Young sang lead vocals on the Grammy-award winning Jersey Boys cast album, certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. In 2013, director Clint Eastwood cast Young to reprise his role as Frankie Valli in Warner Brothers' film adaptation of Jersey Boys, which is going to be released June 20, 2014.

3) John Lloyd Young was appointed by President Barack Obama to the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities. He was sworn in by Supreme Court Justice, Elena Kagan, on November 21, 2013.

‘Jersey Boys’ opens nationwide Friday, June 20th.


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