John Lloyd Young Debuts at the Café Carlyle – Tuesday, February 12
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
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THE CARLYLE, A ROSEWOOD HOTEL
TONY AWARD-WINNING STAR OF
J O H N L L O Y D Y O U N G
IN CAFÉ CARLYLE DEBUT
FEBRUARY 12 – FEBRUARY 23
New York, NY (February 5, 2013) – The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel is pleased to welcome Tony Award-Winner John Lloyd Young for his Café Carlyle debut where he will perform his program “My Turn.” Mr. Young opens at the Café Carlyle on February 12th and will play through February 23rd where he will be joined by GLEE music producer Tommy Faragher as his music director with a seven piece band including Mr. Faragher on piano/keyboards, John Putnam on guitar, Paul Socolow on bass, Eric Kalb on drums, Goke Erem on violin, Eddy Malave on viola, and Leigh Stuart on Cello.
Mr. Young’s program “My Turn” will include songs from his debut album of the same name and will feature hits from the Four Seasons' era that brought Mr. Young to Jersey Boys fame, as well as other classics from the 60s era including favorites such as “Hurt So Bad,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “Unchained Melody,” and “You Belong To Me.”
Café Carlyle is located in The Carlyle Hotel (35 East 76th Street @ Madison Avenue). John Lloyd Young will play Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8:45PM. There is a $65 music charge ($45 bar seating) Tuesday through Thursday and a $75 music charge ($45 bar seating) for shows on Friday and Saturday. Every Monday night at 8:45PM (until June 17th), Woody Allen appears with the Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band. There is a $145 music charge ($100 bar seating). For additional information, visit www.thecarlyle.com.
Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young originated the role of “Frankie Valli” in Broadway's Tony Award winning Best Musical, 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 World News Tonight, and being chosen for prestigious “Best of ” lists by Entertainment Weekly, Reader's Digest and The New York Times.
Now a resident of Los Angeles, Young played to sold-out crowds of 17,000-plus as “Marius” in Les Miserables at the Hollywood Bowl, was the first-ever guest star invited to appear on Fox-TV's Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning hit, GLEE, and guest stars on CBS' new hit drama, VEGAS.
Before Jersey Boys, Young was a New York theatre actor in plays including the New York-area premiere of Michael Healey's The Drawer Boy, with Frasier's John Mahoney; and he was named one of the Best Featured Actors in a Play by the NJ Star-Ledger as “Danny Saunders” in Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok's dramatic adaptation of The Chosen, opposite Theodore Bikel, directed by David Ellenstein. New York Theatre: “Charlie” in Julia Jordan's The Summer of the Swans for director Joe Calarco (Lucille Lortel Theatre), “Moritz” in the Douglas Langworthy translation of Wedekind’s Spring Awakening; and nail-biting number theorist “Claudio” in Rinne Groff’s The Five Hysterical Girls Theorem, for Obie-winning Target Margin Theatre, directed by David Herskovits.
Mr. Young has played Carnegie Hall, the White House, Lincoln Center, New Year's Eve in Times Square, Radio City Music Hall, the New York City Marathon, Yankee Stadium, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, McCarter Theatre Center, New York's Town Hall, and the Hollywood Bowl. Young performed for our returning troops at Washington, D.C.'s John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts with country star Lorrie Morgan, The Beach Boys and the National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Marvin Hamlisch; and he frequently sings the “National Anthem” at L.A.'s Staples Center for the 2012 Stanley Cup Hockey Champions, the L.A. Kings.
Television: CBS's VEGAS, FOX's GLEE, NBC’s LAW & ORDER, and appearances on CBS TV's Late Show with David Letterman, ABC's Live with Regis and Kelly, A&E's Breakfast with the Arts, Entertainment Tonight, Celebrity Jeopardy, and several times on NBC's Today Show (including Katie Couric's highly-rated farewell). Member: William Inge Festival National Advisory Board. Co-chair: Actors Fund of America National Advisory Board. Graduate: Brown University.
Young debuted his visual art in a show at Grammy-winning songwriter Allee Willis's home, Willis Wonderland, in May 2010. The show, “Food for Thought” acted as a fundraiser for AIDS Project Los Angeles, was a popular success, and was covered by the Los Angeles Times. Mr. Young's art is now represented by the Hamilton-Selway Fine Art Gallery in Hollywood, CA and on the East Coast at Boca Raton, FL's Elaine Baker Gallery. His first art commission was for the famed Beverly Hills, CA restaurant, Spago.
Mr. Young's debut album, “My Turn…” went on pre-sale July 3, 2012 at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre, home of Jersey Boys, to coincide with his limited-engagement return to the role of “Frankie Valli.” The entirely-acoustic album of other artists' hits from the Four Seasons' era, sought to re-create in the recording studio these classic songs in much the same way they were originally recorded, before the advent of sampling and Autotune. The album is Executive Produced by Dona R. Miller and Mr. Young's Under the Skyway Productions, and produced by London producer Arthur Baker and by Tommy Faragher of Fox's hit show, GLEE, whose cover of “Teenage Dream” was the first song from the hit show to reach #1 on the Billboard Charts.
Young proudly and actively supports charities including Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, amfAR, Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang, AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) and the Actors Fund of America.
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