The Three Phantoms Concert

On October 18, 2003, The Queensborough Community College Performing Arts Center in Bayside, New York was host to the premier of a very special concert. For the first time onstage three Broadway performers who have shared the same role of the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera, joined forces for an evening of incredible song and music.

Kevin Gray, Cris Groenendaal and Craig Schulman have collectively worn the mask a few thousand times over a 10-year period. Each tenor brings an average of 20 years of Broadway experience to the stage as well as numerous regional roles, TV roles and opera.


 

Kevin Gray, a versatile performer has played Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar, Thomas Andrews, in Titanic, The King in the King and I, Ravenal in Showboat and the Engineer in Miss Saigon, where he won the Dora Mavor Moore, (Toronto Tour) and the Dramalogue. Mr. Gray was the youngest actor to play the title role of Phantom.

Cris Groenendaal, whose Broadway credits include Anthony Hope in Sweeney Todd, the role of George, in Sunday in the Park with George, Rizzolli in Passion and Miles Gloriosus in the 1996 revival of A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. Mr. Groenendaal originated the role of Andre in the Broadway Production of Phantom and went on to play the role of the Phantom for 860 performances.


Craig Schulman, is the only actor in the world to have portrayed three of the greatest musical theatre roles: The Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera, Jean Valjean in Les Miserables and the title role in Frank Wildhorn's Jekyll & Hyde. Mr. Schulman holds the world record for his role of Valjean; nearly 2,000 performances. Regional roles include Che in Evita, Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, Archibald in The Secret Garden and Father in Children of Eden.


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Pati Buehler Pati has been involved in various aspects of theater for about 25 years; from writing reviews and interviews for the past 10 years to producing theater events. Pati also runs PB Entertainment Agency working with several Broadway and Regional performers booking workshops/Master classes, concerts and theater programs for high schools, colleges and theater groups. She also works raising funds for non profit organizations. www.pbentertainmentinc.com


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