Date of Birth: February 17, 1948 (71)

Birth Place: Erie, PA, USA
The Three Phantoms Concert
by Pati Buehler - Nov 5, 2003

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 song and music. (more...)

Broadway Greats in MENAGE at Merkin Hall on Sep. 20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2004

Broadway greats Cris Groenendaal (Phantom of the Opera, Sweeney Todd, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum), Marni Nixon (Nine, Follies, The Dead, Cabaret, The Voice of Hollywood), and Sarah Rice (Sweeney Todd, The Fantasticks, The Music Man) share the spotlight in MÉNAGE, an evening of songs celebrating life, love, and the slings and arrows of the outrageousness of relationships. (more...)

Howard McGillin Returns to Broadway's Phantom October 3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2005

Beginning Monday, October 3, Howard McGillin, Broadway's longest-running Phantom, will return to the title role in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at The Majestic Theatre. (more...)

Men Behind the Mask - Kevin Gray, Cris Groenendaal, Davis Gaines & Howard McGillin
by Robert Diamond - Jan 6, 2006

As Phantom of the Opera prepares to roll into the history books on Monday night, January 9, 2006 as the longest running show of all time, BroadwayWorld checked in with some of the many men behind the mask. Phantom alumni Kevin Gray, Cris Groenendaal, and Davis Gaines, along with Broadway's current Phantom Howard McGillin each shared their experiences of donning the mask. (more...)

An Interview with Kevin Gray and Dodie Pettit
by Pati Buehler - Aug 10, 2008

They met during The Phantom of the Opera and these two have been making beautiful music together ever since. (more...)

THREE PHANTOMS IN CONCERT Plays At Yorktown Stage 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2009

Broadway's Cris Groenendaal, Ted Keegan and Craig Schulman have all starred in the title role of Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'The Phantom of the Opera'. They will be performing as 'Three Phantoms In Concert' at the Yorktown Stage in Yorktown Heights on Saturday March 21 at 8pm. The evening will benefit the Jenna's Dream Scholarship Programs. (more...)

'Down Once More...' John Cudia Takes Over Title Role in Bdwy's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA' 7/27
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2009

Beginning Monday evening, July 27, there will be a new ?man behind the mask' in the Broadway production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, which is the longest-running show in Broadway history. John Cudia, the current star of the National Tour, will take over the role on Broadway after a nearly decade-long association with the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, directed by Harold Prince. (more...)

John Cudia Is Broadway's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Beginning 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2009

Beginning tonight Monday, July 27, there will be a new ?man behind the mask' in the Broadway production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, which is the longest-running show in Broadway history. John Cudia, the recent star of the National Tour, will take over the role on Broadway after a nearly decade-long association with the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, directed by Harold Prince. (more...)

Cabaret At The Castle Announces 'Fall In Love' Series With Natalie Toro 9/20 & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2009

CABARET AT THE CASTLE 'FALL in Love' Series Sunday Evenings in Tarrytown New York The Castle on the Hudson in Tarrytown New York continues it's newly award winning cabaret series with performers from Broadway and the New York Cabaret scene (more...)

Melba Moore Leads White Plains WE ARE LIGHTS Holiday Concert; 12/11 to 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2009

The White Plains Performing Arts Center has announced the casting for their upcoming WE ARE LIGHTS holiday concert. The event will feature Broadway vet Melba Moore, as well as West Side Story's Kathy Deitch, A Tale of Two Cities' Kevin Early, and more. The concert will take place at White Plains PAC from December 11th through the 13th. (more...)

Glory Crampton, Terry Rakov et al. Set for Broadway to the Rescue Benefit, 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2011

Lauren Blackman, Glory Crampton, Lisa Gold, Cris Groenendaal, Jennifer Jiles, Dana Moore, Terry Rakov, and Jonathan Stahl and more are set to perform at Broadway to the Rescue. The benefit will be held at the Westchester Broadway Dinner Theatre on Monday, April 11 at 6pm. (more...)

Broadway Dinner Theatre's NINE Brings Appearance from Juno the Rescue Beagle, 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2011

Broadway to the Rescue hopes to raise funds to support the efforts of Pets Alive West (formerly the Elmsford Animal Shelter). We can't forget about the animals and those who care for them, with such dedication, while they wait for their 'forever homes'. (more...)

Glory Crampton, Terry Rakov et al. Set for Broadway to the Rescue Benefit, 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2011

Lauren Blackman, Glory Crampton, Lisa Gold, Cris Groenendaal, Jennifer Jiles, Dana Moore, Terry Rakov, and Jonathan Stahl and more are set to perform at Broadway to the Rescue. The benefit will be held at the Westchester Broadway Dinner Theatre on Monday, April 11 at 6pm. (more...)

Broadway Dinner Theatre's NINE Brings Appearance from Juno the Rescue Beagle, 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2011

Broadway to the Rescue hopes to raise funds to support the efforts of Pets Alive West (formerly the Elmsford Animal Shelter). We can't forget about the animals and those who care for them, with such dedication, while they wait for their 'forever homes'. (more...)

An Evening of Hammerstein at Tappan Hill Mansion Benefits Katonah Museum
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2011

Oscar Hammerstein, II, one of the greatest American lyricists and librettists, wrote the lyrics and books to many of the best loved (not to mention award winning) Broadway musicals including The Sound of Music, Carousel, Oklahoma!, South Pacific, The King and I, and Show Boat. (more...)

An Evening of Hammerstein at Tappan Hill Mansion Benefits Katonah Museum, 11/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2011

Oscar Hammerstein, II, one of the greatest American lyricists and librettists, wrote the lyrics and books to many of the best loved (not to mention award winning) Broadway musicals including The Sound of Music, Carousel, Oklahoma!, South Pacific, The King and I, and Show Boat. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 10,000 Performances!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 12, 2012

The longest-running show in Broadway history, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, offered its 10,000th performance yesterday at 2 PM as a special benefit for The Actors Fund. (more...)

PHANTOM FLASHBACK: The Men Behind the Mask- Broadway's Past Phantoms
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 26, 2013

Below, BroadwayWorld tributes the men behind the mask- the many who have taken on the title role at the Majestic Theatre since it opened in 1988. Check it out below! (more...)

42nd Annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for Singers to Run Feb 25-March 1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2013

Over three days of preliminary auditions on February 25-27, 2013, approximately 90 of the best young American and Canadian opera singers will compete to reach the final round of the 42nd annual George London Foundation Awards Competition. (more...)

42nd Annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for Singers Runs Now thru March 1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2013

Over three days of preliminary auditions today, February 25 through the 27th, 2013, approximately 90 of the best young American and Canadian opera singers will compete to reach the final round of the 42nd annual George London Foundation Awards Competition. (more...)