Guess how surprised I was to see my picture in the Toronto Star today? Plenty.
The unedited article is at http://www.thestar.com/comment/columnists/article/410890
An edited bit of the article appears below. In the actual newspaper, there's a nice picture of me by David Cooper that accompanies the article, but it doesn't show up online.
Sudden Spring Awakening
Apr 07, 2008 04:30 AM
SHAW'S SUNSHINE BOYS
It also seems Shaw is proving a propitious place for its young actors these days. Three recent or current company members are all currently facing sunny scenarios.
Jeff Madden, star of last season's Tristan and still with the company this year, has reportedly landed the leading role in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton's The Boys in the Photograph, which the Mirvishes will be presenting next season."
Just to set the record straight, it is true that I have been offered the male lead in the show. However, my agent and I have not even begun contractual negotiations with the theatre producers. So, it is not a done deal yet. Far from it, actually.
I am very excited about the prospect of doing this role in this show next year. I hope that negotiations move ahead smoothly, and I fully expect to make an official announcement soon. 2009 could be a very interesting year indeed.
For more information, check back here in the coming days.
Until then, keep on Taking the Wheel.
- Jeff Madden
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- A long-time Toronto-area Actor and Singer, Jeff Madden is now focusing on Teaching acting and singing in the GTA. Jeff starred as "Frankie Valli" in both the Toronto and Australian productions of JERSEY BOYS, winning the DORA award for outstanding performance in a musical by a male actor. Jeff is busy back at school, getting his MEd at U of T's OISE.