October 23, 2018

Backstage at the Egyptian: Christian Hoff of The Midtown Men

Interview with Tony Award winner Christian Hoff of The Midtown Men
Conducted by Karina Palomo

Karina: What is the story behind the creation of The Midtown Men?  

Christian: The Midtown Men, rooted in making music to keep us focused and happy during our rocket ride beginnings in the original Jersey Boys, took an independent journey beyond what we thought possible.


Karina: Why do you enjoy performing songs from the 60s?

Christian: Celebrating the best of the Sixties era came naturally. Our incredible launch as a new group, after bringing to life the story and music of Frankie Valli and Four Seasons keep us rooted in the music and culture still.


Karina: The Midtown Med is a high-octane musical group, how do you keep your singing voice performance ready?

Christian: Hydration, professionalism and keeping our sense of humor onstage and off.


Karina: What was your experience as a Broadway actor?

Christian: Two hit Broadway shows bridging Rock and Roll and the great white way has been most unique and powerful combination I’m proud to carry with me with my Tony Award!


Karina: What do you enjoy most about performing in front of a live audience?

Christian: There’s somebody in the audience experiencing their very first or very last
show. It keeps you hyper-present when you’re distracted by anything at all.


Karina: How did you feel when you won the Tony Award?

Christian: Elated, respected and gratified to contribute to the show’s success while
fulfilling my own destiny as an entertainer.


Karina: What advice would give an actor trying to make their way to the Broadway stage?

Christian: Find your light by shining it on others.


The Midtown Men are at the Egyptian Theatre on Saturday, October 27 at 7:30 PM. Great seats are still available, so don’t miss it!