Tommy Devito in Jersey Boys at Music Theatre of Connecticut Sept 15-Oct 1.
Book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice
Music by Bob Gaudio
Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Sound Design by Jon Damast
Lighting Design by RJ Romeo
Wig Design by Peggi de la Cruz
Costume Design by Diane Vanderkroef
Scenic & Props Design by Sean Sanford
Fight & Intimacy Choreography by Dan O’Driscoll
Choreography & Assistant Direction by Katie Goffman
Musical Direction by Tony Bellomy
Stage Managed by Abbey Murray
Directed by Kevin Connors
Starring: Michael Fasano, Sean McGee, Stephen Petrovich, Nathan Cockroft, Brianna Bauch, John Tracy Egan, Skye Gillespie, Michael Luongo, Matt Mancuso, David L Murray Jr., Robert Peterpaul, Jeff Raab, Emily Solo
Cockroft plays a cool and dangerously charming Devito… [He] underscores the role with charm, wit, and bravado. Top it off with a phenomenal voice and stylish execution of the choreography, and it’s a recipe for a stellar performance.
-Kiersten Bjork (CT Critics Circle)
The quartet assembled at MTC simply could not be better… Frankie Valli is ably supported by the charismatic Nathan Cockroft… Tommy’s serious gambling problem and debt to mobsters [is] dealt with as seriously as a musical can and it helps in grounding the show with a deeper reality.
-Tom Holehan (CT Critics Circle)
The main performers are outstanding interpreters of the people they portray... They do not imitate the characters. They channel their souls… There is integrity and authenticity in this production… Despite their unsavory past, there is a likeability about DeVito and Massi, as played by Cockroft and Petrovich.
-Sherry Shameer Cohen (Broadway World)
Nathan Cockroft as the older ringleader and guitarist Tommy DeVito plays the role with believable swagger, confidence, and arrogance.
-Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta (Luxury Experience)
As Tommy, Nathan Cockroft has the least sympathetic role. Tommy wants to be the man in control but fails due to his inability to control his temper, his womanizing, and his gambling…. Cockroft makes the most of his womanizing reputation by flirting with a few audience members.
-Karen Isaacs (Berkshire Fine Arts)