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The Actor's Craft: Jarrod Spector on Playing Music Superstars Frankie Valli, Barry Mann, and Sonny Bono

The Tony nominee discusses what it takes to play real people onstage.

Jarrod Spector has had a unique career onstage. With the exception of his time as a Gavroche in the original Broadway production of Les Misérables, Spector has only played real-life figures in shows on the Great White Way. He's the longest-serving Frankie Valli of Jersey Boys, a Tony nominee for his portrayal of songwriter Barry Mann in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, and now plays Sonny Bono in The Cher Show. Playing real people can be daunting, especially if they have such distinct voices like Valli and Bono, but for Spector, it seems like it's no sweat. Here, he demonstrates what goes into his process.

Spector will demonstrate these techniques live in his concert Jarrod Spector: (con)artist at Sony Hall on April 15. Click here for tickets.

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