Academics

Franc D'Ambrosio performs the music of Broadway at Wisconsin Lutheran College

November 1, 2005

MILWAUKEE - As part of the new Solo Voices Series, Franc D'Ambrosio brings the music of Broadway to Wisconsin Lutheran College's Schwan Concert Hall Friday, November 18 at 8 p.m. He will offer favorites from a number of popular musicals including Brigadoon, Les Miserables, Man of LaMancha, Chicago, Jekyll and Hyde and The Phantom of the Opera.

D'Ambrosio's career took off in 1990 when he was cast as Al Pacino's opera singing son, Antony Corleone, in Godfather III. The film opened many doors for D'Ambrosio including one for San Francisco's production of The Phantom of the Opera. He played the lead in Andrew Lloyd Weber's Tony Award-winning musical for six years, earning the title "The World's Longest Running Phantom" after bringing more than five million theatre goers to their feet in over 2,600 performances. Most recently, he was selected by Barry Manilow to perform as the male lead in the pre-Broadway tour of Copacabana. The performance earned D'Ambrosio a National Theatre Award nomination for "Best Male Performer in a Musical."

The Franc D'Ambrosio concert is sponsored in part by the Wisconsin Arts Board. The Schwan Concert Hall is located in the college's Center for Arts and Performance at 8815 W. Wisconsin Ave. Tickets are $21 general, $19 seniors and $8 students. To purchase tickets to the concert, call the WLC box office at (414) 443-8802 or visit wlc.edu/arts.

Since 1995, the Wisconsin Lutheran College Center for Arts and Performance has been providing a comprehensive program of performing and visual arts and educational and community events for students and the people of southeastern Wisconsin.