John Lloyd Young


John Lloyd Young Trivia


  • Trivia

    • John Lloyd hosted a radio show called "On & Off Broadway", on WCFE in New York.

    • John is fluent in Spanish and in the following dialects: Standard English, Cockney, Irish, American Southern, Brooklynese, Greek, Romance Languages, and Russian/Yiddish.

    • John Lloyd was recently diagnosed with Acid Reflux Disease, which was the cause of his past vocal problems.

    • John is a member of the William Inge Festival National Advisory Board.

    • John has won the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Theatre World Awards for his performance as Frankie Valli in the Tony winning musical, Jersey Boys.

    • John Lloyd Young is a Brown University graduate.

    • He was ABC World News Tonight's Person of the Week on Friday, June 16, 2006.

    • He received the 2006 Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical Tony Award for his portrayal as Frankie Valli in the 2006 Tony Award winning Best Musical Jersey Boys.

    • John's mother passed away due to cystic fibrosis when he was two years old, he mentioned her in his Tony acceptance speech.

    • Theatre:
      In development- A Bronx Tale, "C", opposite Chazz Palminteri, directed by Michael Greif at the Paper Mill Playhouse.
      Off-Broadway- Summer of the Swans, "Charlie", directed by Joe Calarco at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.
      Sarah, Plain & Tall, "Caleb", directed by Joe Calarco at the Lucilled Lortel Theatre.
      The Five Hysterical Girls Theorem, "Claudio", directed by David Herskovits at the Target Margin Theatre.
      Wedekind's Spring Awakening, Expanded Arts.
      Regional- The Chosen, "Danny Saunders", directed by David Ellenstein at the Coconut Grove Playhouse and the Paper Mill Playhouse.
      The Drawer Boy, "Miles", directed by Anna D. Shapiro at the Paper Mill Playhouse.

  • Quotes

    • John Lloyd Young: Thank you. I have something else in common with Christian Hoff tonight, besides this. I also lost a parent. My mother died of cystic fibrosis before I knew her. I was two years old and I don't remember her. I do remember though when it was just my father and me, before he met the woman who would become the mother who raised me, before my younger sister, Gillian. It was just the two of us and he was my whole world. He was an officer in the Air Force and I always wanted to be an actor, and that put us at odds at certain points. But my girlfriend Alison assures me that my struggles were probably harder on him than they ever were on me. So I am very, very proud to share this with my father. Dad, we are among 6000 people tonight, but for some reason I am remembering that first struggle that we got through together and somehow it feels like it's just the two of us again. Thank you. - John Lloyd Young's Tony acceptance speech.

    • John Lloyd Young: "I haven't been a musical theater actor professionally until now, which doesn't mean I haven't been a singer my whole life because I have. The projects that have found me have tended to be plays, and I think that's just because I put the role first and not necessarily the show. I think that of musicals—especially the big, splashy ones—require an actor that's also part cheerleader too, and that's really tough to do if it's not something that really grabs you and your heart's not in it." - John to about his role in Jersey Boys.