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Phantom of the Opera veterans Ciarán Sheehan, Gary Mauer, and Craig Schulman offer tour of modern Broadway in January 13-14 concerts


DAYTON OH (January 3, 2012) –The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2011-2012 Kettering Health Network SuperPops Series will continue with programs titled “Three Phantoms in Concert” on Friday and Saturday, January 13 & 14, 2012, 8 p.m. both nights at the Schuster Center.   Patrick Reynolds, Assistant Conductor of the DPO, will conduct.  

The best Broadway tunes for men’s voices performed by the best Broadway leading men: that’s the formula for this winning revue. Guest artists Ciarán Sheehan, Gary Mauer, and Craig Schulman have each performed the title role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s international smash The Phantom of the Opera more than 1,000 times.  In addition, all three have major experience with leading roles in a wide variety of musicals. Conductor Patrick Reynolds will combine the full power of the DPO with the considerable vocal talent of Ciarán, Gary and Craig in solo, duo and trio combinations. The program features hits from the top shows: Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, The Phantom Of The Opera, Guys and Dolls, Company, Kiss Me Kate, Most Happy Fella, The Secret Garden, Nine, Damn Yankees, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Sweeney Todd and more.

Tickets for the January 13 & 14 concerts range from $23 - $76 and are available by calling (888) 228-3630 or by ordering on the web at  

The Dayton Philharmonic’s 2011-2012 SuperPops Series is sponsored by Kettering Health Network.   The performance of Friday, January 13 is sponsored in part by Sandler Training – The Roger Wentworth Group.


About Ciarán Sheehan
A native of Dublin, Ireland ,Ciarán  played the role of “The Phantom of the Opera” on Broadway and in Toronto for a total of over 1,000 performances.  He has also appeared on Broadway in “Les Miserables” (Babet/Marius) and in the role of Raoul in “The Phantom of the Opera” for more than two years.  Other NY stage performances include numerous appearances with The Irish Repertory Theatre Company; Tom in Grandchild of Kings (written and directed by Hal Prince), Shaughnessy in The Hostage, Ciarán in The Irish...and how they got that way by Frank McCourt, Sir Dinadan in Camelot (with Jeremy Irons), and Woody in Finian's Rainbow.  As a producer, Ciarán created the sold out productions of The Molly Maguires directed by Tony nominated director Sheryl Kaller at the FM Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, PA in which he also starred.  He has three PBS specials to his credit - The Irish...and how they got that way, From Galway to Broadway, and Ciarán and Friends.

About Gary Mauer
Gary Mauer was most recently seen on Broadway as the Phantom in the Hal Prince production of The Phantom of the Opera, a role he previously performed on the National tour. Previously he starred in the Broadway production of The Phantom of the Opera, performing the romantic leading role of Raoul. In addition, Mr. Mauer performed in the Broadway production of Les Miserables in the role of Enjolras, the revolutionary leader, a role he also performed with the National Tour in the US and Singapore.
In addition, he performed the leading role of Gaylord Ravenal in the National Tour of Show Boat, opposite his wife, Elizabeth Southard. Mr. Mauer was also a featured soloist in the world tour of "The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber," with Michael Crawford, bringing him to Japan, Australia, England, Scotland and culminating back in the US, where he performed for two weeks at the famous Radio City Music Hall in New York City.  Regionally, his numerous credits include Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar, Frederick in The Pirates of Penzance, Anthony in Sweeney Todd, Tony in West Side Story, Whizzer in March of the Falsettos and Danny in Baby.

About Craig Schulman  
Invited to represent the U.S. at the 10th Anniversary of Les Misérables in London, Craig Schulman is the only actor in the United States to have portrayed three of the greatest musical theatre roles: the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd-Webber's The Phantom Of The Opera; Jean Valjean in Les Misérables; and the title roles in Jekyll & Hyde. He has portrayed Jean Valjean in four different companies in three countries for a total of over 1,900 performances. Widely recognized from the PBS broadcast of The 10th Anniversary: Les Misérables In Concert; he has also played Che in Evita, Tevye in Fiddler On The Roof, and Archibald in The Secret Garden.

Schulman moves freely between the worlds of Broadway, opera and symphonic pops programs. He has appeared with many opera companies around the U.S., singing leading tenor roles in The Tales of Hoffmann, Tosca, Madame Butterfly, Carmen, Die Fledermaus, La Bohéme, La Traviata, The Crucible, and Manon. As a Pops artist, he is the creator and producer of the BROADWAY NIGHTS™ concert series. Craig has appeared in all six of the BROADWAY NIGHTS™ programs with symphonies and at corporate events around the country, and individually with the Pittsburgh Symphony, and the Philadelphia Pops with Skitch Henderson. He sang for the 40th Anniversary Gala for Opera Memphis.

About the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra is the largest and oldest performing arts organization in the community. Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra performances are made possible in part by Montgomery County and Culture Works, the single largest source of community funds for the arts and culture in the Miami Valley. Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra receives partial funding from the Ohio Arts Council, a state agency created to foster and encourage the development of the arts and to preserve Ohio's cultural heritage. Funding from the Ohio Arts Council is an investment of state tax dollars that promotes economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohio residents.

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