Michael Longoria is proud to be joining his co-stars from the original cast of Jersey Boys as The Midtown Men. Mr. Longoria is best known for his star turn on Broadway as Frankie Valli in the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys. Hollywood-born and Broadway bound, Mr. Longoria trained at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, then traveled to the east coast to attend NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where he earned a BFA in Drama.
Mr. Longoria made his Broadway debut in the smash hit musical Hairspray (2003 Tony® Award for Best Musical), later creating the role of Joey in the original Broadway cast of Jersey Boys (2006 Tony award for Best Musical). He later took over the role of Frankie Valli in the show, taking his career to new heights beginning with a solo performance for hundreds of thousands of fans in Times Square for “Broadway on Broadway.” He went on to numerous performances on television, including Broadway Under the Stars: A Tribute To Harold Prince, The US Open and the America’s Got Talent season nine finale with Susan Boyle and Shakira.
Mr. Longoria’s journey recently led him back to Atlantic City with a featured performance in That’s Life! with Joe Piscopo at Caesar’s. Other theatrical credits include Peter Pan inPeter 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 at the Walnut Street Theatre; Mark in A Chorus Line at Helen Hayes Performing Arts Center; and Chuck in Avenue X at the Abe Burrows Theater. 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-Milan. As a singer-songwriter, Longoria has entertained audiences at such venues as New York City’s CB’s Gallery, Cutting Room, Joe’s Pub, The Knitting Factory and Caroline’s on Broadway.