Jarrod Spector

Jarrod Spector (born April 16, 1981) is an American actor and singer.

Jarrod Spector
Born (1981-04-16) April 16, 1981 (age 39)
EducationPrinceton University
Atlantic Acting School
  • Actor
  • singer
Years active2008–present
Kelli Barrett (m. 2014)

Early life and educationEdit

Spector was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He made his Broadway debut in Les Misérables, playing Gavroche. Afterward, he studied economics at Princeton University and then returned to acting before completing his degree.


In 2007, he joined the 2nd San Francisco cast of Jersey Boys[1]. Spector played Frankie Valli, a role he would play later in Chicago and on Broadway.[2][3]

He appeared on Broadway in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical as Barry Mann from January 2014 to February 2016.[3] 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.[3][4].

In 2016 he participated in the recording of the demo english version of the Death Note: The Musical. He sang L ‘s 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.[5].

As of November 2018, Spector is currently starring as Sonny Bono in The Cher Show at the Neil Simon Theatre on Broadway.

Personal lifeEdit

Spector married fellow actor, Kelli Barrett, on October 26, 2014.[6]

Theatre creditsEdit

Year Stage Role Notes
1991 Les Misérables Gavroche (replacement)
2008, 2012 Jersey Boys Frankie Valli
2014 Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Barry Mann Nominated – Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical
2018–present The Cher Show Sonny Bono

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. ^ San Francisco Examiner, May 30, 2007, page 28
  2. ^ "Jarrod Spector Biography". Broadway.com.
  3. ^ a b c "Jarrod Spector Broadway" Playbill, retrieved April 28, 2018
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Lengel, Kerry. "Broadway couple Kelli Barrett, Jarrod Spector salute musical marriages in Scottsdale show on 3/9" azcentral.com, March 2, 2017
  6. ^ Spanner, Whitney. "Learn How Getting Together In Real Life Changed These Co-Stars' Onstage Chemistry Forever" Playbill, October 19, 2015

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