Guest Artists

The Midtown Men reunites stars from the Broadway hit musical, Jersey Boys: The Story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Formed in 2010, the popular vocal group has been praised for their signature renditions of the greatest rock and roll songs of the 1960s. Together, they have played more than 700 concerts in North America, Europe, and China, and have headlined alongside more than thirty orchestras including the Boston Pops and the National Symphony. Featuring stories and songs, their concert performances incorporate tunes originated by the Four Seasons, the Beatles, the Beach Boys, the Temptations, and more. Television audiences have enjoyed The Midtown Men on Good Morning America, the Today Show, The Chew, Katie, and Access Hollywood. Their debut album, The Midtown Men: Sixties Hits, was followed by a live album and concert film, Meet the Midtown Men. Their holiday single, “All Alone On Christmas,” produced, arranged, and recorded with Steven Van Zandt and members of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, plays yearly across radio airwaves.

Christian Hoff won a Tony award for his performance as Tommy DeVito in Jersey Boys, in addition to receiving Drama Desk Award, Drama League Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations. Notable stage roles include King Herod in the national revival tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, Governor Hugh Dorsey in the Los Angeles revival of Parade, the original Los Angeles cast of Evita, George M. Cohan in George M!, Will Rogers in The Will Rogers Follies, Huck in Big River, and his Broadway debut in the Tony award-winning The Who’s Tommy. He recorded Grammy-winning cast albums for both Jersey Boys and The Who’s Tommy with famed producer George Martin. Mr. Hoff’s voice-over career was launched when he voiced Richie Rich in the Hanna-Barbera cartoon series of the same name. His voice-over work for the audiobook Tell Me How You Loved the Picture, in which he voiced more than 200 characters, surpassing the audiobook world record, earned him the title of “The Master of Mimicry” by Entertainment Weekly.  He has appeared on Law & Order: SVU, Ugly Betty, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, and All My Children. Mr. Hoff also performed the original film score of the film Bad Dog and Superhero. He has enjoyed solo performances in New York City’s Cutting Room, Joe’s Pub, Metropolitan Room, BB King’s, Town Hall, as well as two appearances at Carnegie Hall. Mr. Hoff is a proud husband and father of five.

Michael Longoria is best known for his role as Frankie Valli in the Tony award-winning musical Jersey Boys. Hollywood born, he trained at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, then headed east to attend NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he earned a BFA in Drama. He made his Broadway debut in the Tony award-winning musical Hairspray, later creating the role of Joey in the original Broadway cast of Jersey Boys before taking over the role of Frankie Valli. He went on to numerous performances on television, including Broadway Under the Stars: A Tribute to Harold Prince, the US Open, and the season nine finale of America’s Got Talent. His journey recently led him to Atlantic City for feature performances in That’s Life! with Joe Piscopo at Caesar’s. Other theatrical credits include Peter Pan in Peter Pan & Wendy at the Prince Music Theater, for which he earned a Barrymore Award nomination for Best Actor in a musical; Chino in West Side Story; Mark in A Chorus Line; and Chuck in Avenue X. In Europe, he performed the role of Paul in the German tour of A Chorus Line, and Baby John in West Side Story at the famed Teatro alla Scala in Milan. As a singer-songwriter, Mr. Longoria has performed at New York City’s CB’s Gallery, Cutting Room, Joe’s Pub, The Knitting Factory, and Caroline’s on Broadway.

Cleveland, OH native Daniel Reichard is best known for his portrayal of chief songwriter and original Four Seasons member Bob Gaudio in Jersey Boys, a role he originated both on Broadway and in the La Jolla Playhouse premiere. He followed with a performance in the title role of Bernstein’s Candide at New York City Opera. After graduating with a BFA from the University of Michigan, Mr. Reichard made his New York City debut with the original cast of Forbidden Broadway: 20th Anniversary Celebration. Leading roles include his portrayal of artist and social activist Keith Haring in Radiant Baby at Joe Papp’s Public Theater; Man in The Thing About Men, for which he also appeared on the original cast album; and Emmet in the world premiere of the musical version of Jim Henson’s Emmet Otter’s Jugband Christmas at the Goodspeed Opera House. Also a pianist and concert artist, Mr. Reichard has had sold-out engagements at New York City’s Joe’s Pub, Metropolitan Room, Ars Nova, and repeat appearances at 54 Below. Other concert appearances include Symphony Space, The Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater, BB King’s, Town Hall, Triad Theater, Firebird, and the Cutting Room, as well as guest appearances with the Arkansas and Grand Rapids symphonies. He portrays Frankie in the 20th anniversary film version of the international hit musical-comedy Forever Plaid.

J. Robert Spencer is a Tony award-nominated actor, independent film director, producer, and writer. He originated the role of Nick Massi in the Tony and Grammy award-winning Jersey Boys and the role of Dan Goodman in the Pulitzer prize-winning Broadway musical Next to Normal, for which he received nominations for both the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actor and Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical. He has voiced two animated features: Nightmare Campus and Grave of the Fireflies. His portrayal as a psychopathic killer in the independent feature film Night of the Dog earned him a Best Supporting Actor Nomination at the SMMASH Film Festival. Mr. Spencer produced, wrote, starred, and directed the comedy Farm Girl in New York under his independent film company 7 Spencer Productions. The film was featured on the Today Show and was the official selection of the Sacramento International Film Festival, as well as Big Apple, Atlanta, Buffalo Niagara, and Seattle True Independent film festivals. He recently produced and starred in his second independent feature, Heterosexuals. With Wood Media Films, he executive produced an environmental documentary titled On Coal River, an official selection of Silverdocs, Camden, Hamptons, Chesapeake, and New Orleans Film Festivals. Through Sony Masterworks, he appeared with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops in PBS's Handel’s Messiah Rocks, for which he was nominated for a Midwest Emmy award for Best on Camera Performance by a Leading Actor. Mr. Spencer is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Shenandoah University.


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