Spend an afternoon with the Phantom! Franc D’Ambrosio is best known for his role in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera. With more than 2,300 performances, he held the title ‘World’s Longest Running Phantom’ for a decade, and 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.
Franc’s resume also includes an Academy Award-nominated film, an Emmy Award-nominated television show, a four time Tony-nominated Broadway show, two Grammy Considerations, and a National Theatre Award nomination. Amongst these many accolades, Mr. D’Ambrosio may be most widely known for his role as Anthony Corleone in the Academy Award-nominated film The Godfather III. Franc sang the Academy Award-winning theme song, “Speak Softly Love” (Brucia la Terra) in both the film and the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. His performance so impressed the late Luciano Pavarotti that it led to an invitation - which was quickly accepted - for him to study with the legendary tenor, for the summer, at his home in Italy. His training with Pavarotti brought his voice to new heights, and his career has been on the rise ever since.
This performance was originally announced featuring performer Chris Mann. However, due to an unavoidable conflict in Chris Mann's schedule, the Wilson Center is thrilled to welcome back audience favorite Franc D'Ambrosio for An Afternoon with Phantom.