His mother died of Cystic Fibrosis when Young was two years old, which he talked about in his Tony Award acceptance speech in 2006.
In 2013, Young was appointed by Barack Obama to the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities.
Is a member of the William Inge Festival National Advisory Board.
Was ABC World News Tonight's Person of the Week on Friday, June 16, 2006.
When he first auditioned for Jersey Boys in California, he did not get the part. Then, when the actor who was chosen left the show before its New York premiere, they called Young again and had him audition several times before he finally landed the part of Frankie Valli.