The Three Phantoms
Already Performed this Season
An Evening of MASK-uline Broadway Entertainment!
For the first time on stage in the Edgerton Center, three
Broadway performers who have shared the same role of the
Phantom in Webber's Phantom of the Opera, join 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 experience in numerous regional
roles, TV roles and opera.
For two and-a-half years Mark played the title role in The Phantom of the Opera on
Broadway, a role he had created to critical acclaim in the American National tour. Mr.
Jacoby received a 2001 Drama Desk nomination for his performance Off-Broadway as
the Playwright in Enter the Guardsman, a performance heralded by The New York
Times as "Just right in every way." He also appeared as Baron von Gaigern in Grand
Hotel on Broadway, Oscar Jaffee in the Goodspeed Opera revival of On The Twentieth
Century (Connecticut Drama Critics' Award: Best Actor in a Musical), Guido Contini in
the Chicago premiere of Nine (Joseph Jefferson Award: Best Actor in a musical), Robert
in Robert and Elisabeth (the inaugural production of the Paper Mill Playhouse), and
John Jasper in the First National Tour of The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
Mr. Groenendaal's 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
Mr. 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.
A special performance in conjunction with the Discovery
Gala, which raises important dollars for University