On October 9, John Lloyd Young (Tony Award winner for Jersey Boys) is bringing his Las Vegas show to Noce Jazz Club in Des Moines for one night only. Mr. Young attended our Arts Advocacy Day 2 years ago, and was very impressed with IAAE and the mentoring program. He is donating his show to help us match the $25,000 appropriation from the 2018 Iowa legislature.|
Attendees will be able to purchase different levels of tickets that include a "Meet and Greet with John Lloyd Young after the concert.
JOHN LLOYD YOUNG BIO
Film, stage and concert artist, John Lloyd Young, is a Tony and Grammy winner, multi-Platinum recording artist and Presidential Appointee. As the original Frankie Valli in Broadways Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Jersey Boys, Young garnered unprecedented accolades from the New York and national media, going on to become the only American actor to date to win all four major Broadway Leading Actor in a Musical honors for a Broadway debut: the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Award. Young starred in Jersey Boys on Londons West End, and was hand-picked by director Clint Eastwood to reprise his role in the Warner Bros. film adaptation, becoming one of only a select-few actors in entertainment history to take his Tony-winning role to the big screen.
Over the years, Young has sung selections from Jersey Boys several times at the White House, in the halls of Congress, and to Kennedys, Clintons, Bushes, Obamas, Bidens, Trumps, Pences and the Prime Minister and First Lady, Shinzo and Akie Abe, of Japan.
As a concert artist, Young has taken his expertly-curated repertoire of classic pop and R&B to filled-to-capacity rooms, thrilling his audiences with a disciplined one-in-a-million high tenor shading into falsetto that he can direct through the stratosphere (The New York Times). He has played The White House, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Hollywood Bowl, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Mar-a-Lago, Clint Eastwoods Tehama Country Club, New Yorks Cafe Carlyle, Feinsteins in NY and San Francisco, Radio City Music Hall, the Macys Thanksgiving Parade and New Years Eve in Times Square.
Young has appeared on Live with Kelly and Michael, The Today Show, Extra, Entertainment Tonight, NPRs All Things Considered and Here and Now, Access Hollywood, CSPANs Washington Journal and more.
John Lloyd Youngs five-star-rated solo album of classic R&B, My Turn..., debuted as a bestseller on Amazon. It remains a fan-favorite with several songs from the album requested at each of his live performances.
Appointed to the Presidents Committee on the Arts and Humanities by Barack Obama, Young was sworn in at the Supreme Court of the United States by Justice Elena Kagan. As a member of the Committee, Young represented the United States on the first U.S. Cultural Mission to the Republic of Cuba, along with fellow Committee members Kal Penn and Alfre Woodard, guest artists Usher, Smokey Robinson, Dave Matthews, violinist Joshua Bell, playwright John Guare, U.S. arts officials, including the Chairs of the NEA and the Smithsonian Institution, and members of Congress.
A resident of Los Angeles, Young was educated at Brown University and in Spain at the University of Salamanca. He knows fluent Spanish, conversational and written Mandarin, and sings in several languages, including Spanish, Mandarin, Hebrew and Italian. Trained by world championship title holders and Chinese Shaolin monks, Young holds a brown-belt in Shaolin Temple-style kung fu, and is a student and practitioner of Chinese Chan Buddhism.
Young ardently supports charities including the USO, amFAR and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and has been a member of the American Civil Liberties Union since 1995.
|Tuesday Oct 09, 2018 7:00 PM - Tuesday Oct 09, 2018 10:00 PM | $50.00 - $100.00
Noce Jazz Club (View)
1326 Walnut St
Des Moines, IA 50309
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