Franc D'Ambrosio is best known as the "Phantom" in
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award winning Musical, “The Phantom Of The Opera." Affectionately known as "The Iron Man of The Mask", Franc was awarded the distinction as the “World’s Longest Running Phantom”. This accomplishment was immortalized in a cemented hand ceremony and Franc retained this title for over a decade.
Mr. D'Ambrosio is a welcomed and frequent guest artist with many major symphonies in America and Europe (Pop Series). With the success of D’Ambrosio’s national and international tours, he has joined the ranks of the famed Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman as only a handful of Phantom alumni to successfully crossover to solo careers.
D’Ambrosio’s resume also includes an Academy Award Nominated film, an Emmy Award Nominated television show, four time Tony nominated Broadway show, Two Grammy Considerations, and a National Theatre Award Nomination.
After his impressive run as “The Phantom Of The Opera”, D’Ambrosio caught the eye of Barry Manilow, who personally selected him to create and star as the male lead, "Tony", in the pre-Broadway tour of “Copacabana”. The show enjoyed a successful year long tour. This performance earned D’Ambrosio his National Theatre Award nomination for Best Male Performer in a Musical.
Recognized for his vibrant voice and legato singing, D’Ambrosio was invited by Olympic Champion Brian Boitano to perform as a Special Musical Guest in the skater’s NBC special “Brian Boitano’s Skating Spectacular”. D’Ambrosio also joined Boitano in his next TV special, “The 2005 Tribute to Movies on Ice”, starring as Special Musical Guest with multi Grammy Award winning vocalist Michael Bolton. His performance of “Music of the Night” skated to by Boitano, received the evening’s only standing ovation.
In the middle of his full schedule of solo concerts, D’Ambrosio has co-starred with Dorothy Hamill in the critically acclaimed “Broadway On Ice”. D’Ambrosio also starred in the Louisiana Lyric Opera’s successful production of “Miss Saigon”. The National Italian American Foundation featured D’Ambrosio as their the special guest artist for the prestigious 2011 Spring Gala -- an event co-hosted by Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinse.
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