Sunday, October 26, 2008

Love Out Loud for Franc D'Ambrosio

Franc D'Ambrosio is best known for his role in the stage version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera. For this role he earned the title, "The World's Longest Running Phantom", having completed over 3000 performances, including the national tour and the San Francisco run of over 5 years. Attending the Hartt School of Music in Hartford, CT, He had the opportunity to study at the famed Vocal Academy of Lucca in Italy. While there, he was personally invited to study with legendary tenor Luciano Pavarotti at his home in Pesaro. Franc made his Broadway debut in the first revival of Sweeney Todd. It was while he was in this production that Francis Ford Coppola discovered D'Ambrosio. Paramount Pictures had been conducting an international talent search (for well over a year) to fill the part of Anthony Corleone - the opera-singing son of Al Pacino & Diane Keaton in The Godfather III. Their search was finally over. It was immediately following that Franc was cast in the title role of The Phantom Of The Opera. He had actually been auditioning for Miss Saigon but the producers were so impressed with his performance that they immediately offered him the role in Phantom. Bacharach to the Future is now blessed with Franc's talent. Visit his official site.

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