Broadway is coming to Oshkosh.
The Four Phantoms will be making their only Wisconsin appearance of the 2017-2018 season at the Grand, April 19-21.
The performance will include special guest Kaley Ann Voorhees, currently portraying the role of Christine in “The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway”. She is the youngest ever to play the role at the Majestic Theatre.
According to the Grand, the Four Phantoms’ performance will include a celebration of the great Broadway musicals including, of course, The Phantom of the Opera.
Each of the Four Phantoms have starred on Broadway as the Phantom in “Phantom of the Opera”, hence their name.
Under the musical supervision of conductor, pianist, producer, and two-time Grammy winner David Caddick, these performers bring to the stage a once in a lifetime event – and the “show of the season.”
For tickets to the show visit the Grand’s website here: https://thegrandoshkosh.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=168
You can read a little more about each performer before below.
Brent Barrett has entertained millions of fans around the world from the stages of Broadway, the West End, concert halls, recording studios, and television. He currently is reprising his role as Billy Flynn in the Tony Award winning hit, “CHICAGO-The Musical”, for which he received a LA Drama Critics Award. Prior to his Broadway return, he relocated to Las Vegas where he was asked to open the new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom-The Las Vegas Spectacular”. Brent starred in the title role for two years to sold-out houses at the Venetian Hotel.
Franc D’Ambrosio is best known for his impressive portrayal of the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award winning musical, “The Phantom of the Opera”. Franc has been recognized as the world’s longest-running Phantom, and is affectionately known as the “Iron Man of the Mask.” Franc’s resume also includes an Academy Award nominated film where he played the opera-singing son of Al Pacino and Diane Keaton in the seven-time Academy Award nominated film, “Godfather III”. He also sang the Academy Award winning theme song of the movie, “Speak Softly Love”, for both the film and the soundtrack. His performances of the theme song have garnered over one million hits on YouTube.
Marcus Lovett, a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, began his career in the original Broadway production of “Les Miserables”. He simultaneously appeared on ABC’s “One Life to Live”. His other Broadway credits include the lead roles in “Aspects of Love”, “The Phantom of the Opera”, and “King David”. He has appeared in multiple off-Broadway plays and musicals as well. In 2012, he reprised his role as the Phantom, this time at Her Majesty’s Theatre in the West End. Marcus is only the second person to play the Phantom in both London and on Broadway. Marcus is the voice of “Good Morning America” and “This Week with George Stephanopoulos”.
Ciarán Sheehan, a native of Dublin, Ireland, has performed the role of the Phantom in “The Phantom of the Opera” to critical acclaim both on Broadway and in Toronto, Canada. Other Broadway roles include Raoul in “The Phantom of the Opera”, and Babet and Marius in “Les Misérables”. Ciarán has had the great honor to sing the memorial mass for John and Carolyn Kennedy, and the funeral mass for Beau Biden, at the request of Vice President Joe Biden, both televised worldwide. Ciarán has performed in three PBS Specials: “The Irish…And How They Got That Way”, “From Galway to Broadway”, and “Ciarán an Evening With Friends”.
Kaley Ann Voorhees is currently portraying the role of Christine in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s longest running musical, “The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway”. She is the youngest ever to play the role at the Majestic Theatre, starting her run at the age of 20. She was also in the original Japanese and Broadway cast of “Prince of Broadway”. Kaley also made her opera debut in New York City Opera’s “Candide”. She was formerly a BFA Musical Theatre major at Point Park University, and the recipient of the Jean L. Pettit Memorial Scholarship Competition, which gave her the opportunity to sing as a soloist with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra at Severance Hall at the age of 18.