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Jarrod Spector (born 1981) is an American actor.


Early life and educationEdit

Spector was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He made his Broadway debut in Les Misérables, playing Gavroche. Afterward, he studied at Princeton University and then returned to acting. An original cast member of the Chicago company of Jersey Boys, Spector played Frankie Valli, a role he played on Broadway starting in September in 2008.[1][2]


He appeared on Broadway in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical as Barry Mann from January 2014 to February 2016.[2] He received a nomination for a 2014 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and a nomination for the 2014 Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding Featured Actor In A Musical for his portrayal of Barry Mann.[2][3]. In 2016 he participated in the recording of the demo english version of the Death Note: The Musical. He sang Ls parts.

Spector and his wife Kelli Barrett perform a cabaret act together titled “This Is Dedicated: Music’s Greatest Marriages”, for example in March 2017 at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.[4].

Personal lifeEdit

Spector and Kelli Barrett were married in 2014.[5]

Theatre creditsEdit

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2014 Tony Award Best Featured Actor in a Musical Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Nominated
Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Nominated


  1. ^ "Jarrod Spector Biography".
  2. ^ a b c "Jarrod Spector Broadway" Playbill, retrieved April 28, 2018
  3. ^ a b Gans, Andrew (April 29, 2014). "68th Annual Tony Awards Nominations Announced; 'Gentleman's Guide' Leads the Pack". Playbill. Archived from the original on May 30, 2014. Retrieved June 16, 2014.
  4. ^ Lengel, Kerry. "Broadway couple Kelli Barrett, Jarrod Spector salute musical marriages in Scottsdale show on 3/9", March 2, 2017
  5. ^ Spanner, Whitney. "Learn How Getting Together In Real Life Changed These Co-Stars' Onstage Chemistry Forever" Playbill, October 19, 2015

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