Ahead of their 8th Anniversary, Jersey Boys have announced a brand new cast taking to the stage from 15th March.
The new London cast will feature Matt Corner as Frankie Valli, Simon Bailey as Tommy De Vito, Declan Egan as Bob Gaudio and Matt Hunt as Nick Massi, with Dayle Hodge playing the role of Frankie Valli at certain performances. This is the first time since the show opened in 2008 that all four Seasons have changed.
Matt Corner isn’t new to the role of Frankie Valli, he’s been receiving 5 star reviews in the UK tour, with previous credits including ‘We Will Rock You’.
Declan Egan played Bob Gaudio in the Australian and New Zealand tour of Jersey Boys and has appeared in the US Tour of The Book of Mormon. Jersey Boys at the Piccadilly Theatre will be his West End Debut. Fellow Australian, Matt Hunt, has also toured with Jersey Boys in Australia and New Zealand.
Corner , Egan and Hunt are joined by a Tommy DeVito with plenty of West End experience. Simon Baileys roles include: I Can’t Sing! The X-Factor Musical, Pharaoh in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Enjolras in the 21st Anniversary cast of Les Misérables and Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera.
Dayle Hodge will play Frankie Valli at certain performances, having understudied the role on the UK tour. Also joining the cast of Jersey Boys in London will be Mark Dugdale, Leanne Garretty, Will Haswell, Mark Heenehan, Joe Maxwell, Nathaniel Morrison and Dan O’Brien, who will join Nicola Brazil, Stuart Dawes, Lucinda Gill, Nicky Griffiths, Mark Isherwood, Ben Jennings, Chris Stoddart, Helen Ternent and Ben Wheeler.
The musical has now been seen by over 23 million people worldwide and celebrated its 10th anniversary on Broadway last November.