Daniel Reichard is honored to join forces once again with Broadway’s original cast of Jersey Boys as The Midtown Men. Mr. Reichard, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, is best known for his portrayal of chief songwriter and original Four Seasons member Bob Gaudio in the box-office smash Jersey Boys, a role he originated both on Broadway and in the La Jolla Playhouse premiere. He followed Jersey Boyswith a critically acclaimed performance as Candide in Leonard Bernstein’s Candide at the New York City Opera.
Mr. Reichard made his New York City debut after graduating with a BFA from the University of Michigan with the original cast in the Forbidden Broadway: 20th Anniversary Celebration. His signature style and enormous talent paved the way to starring roles in New York City and beyond, including his triumphant portrayal of artist and social activist Keith Haring in Radiant Baby at Joe Papp’s Public Theater; Man in The Thing About Men, whose cast album he also appears on; and Emmet in the world premiere of the musical version of Jim Henson’s Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas at the Goodspeed Opera House.
As a concert singer, Mr. Reichard has had sold-out engagements at New York City’s Joe’s Pub, Metropolitan Room and Ars Nova. Other concert appearances include Symphony Space, The Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater, BB King’s, Town Hall, Firebird and The Cutting Room, as well as appearances with the Arkansas and Grand Rapids Symphonies. Daniel Reichard can be seen as Frankie in the 2009 film version of the international hit musical comedy Forever Plaid.