Franc D’Ambrosio is best known for his impressive portrayal of the “Phantom” in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award winning Musical, The Phantom Of The Opera (and, of course, he is also known and loved for his gracious cameo appearance at the Church of Fifi & Fanny in November of 2014. The man is as kind as he is talented. Woohoo!)
As the music critic of the SF Examiner puts it:
“Some performers are meant to be on stage. They may be incandescent on the screen or inspirational in a studio, but it is on stage, in relationship with a live audience, where they shine. FRANC D’AMBROSIO is one of those performers…”
Affectionately known as Phantom’s “The Iron Man of The Mask” Franc D’Ambrosio was awarded the distinction as the “Worlds Longest Running Phantom “. This accomplishment was immortalized in a cemented hand ceremony and Franc retained this title for over a decade.
D’Ambrosio’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.
Early in D’Ambrosio’s career, Paramount Pictures sent five talent scouts on an exhausting two year international search. That search ended when they discovered D’Ambrosio in the chorus of his first Broadway show. Francis Ford Coppola immediately cast D’Ambrosio as Anthony Corleone, the opera singing son of Al Pacino and Diane Keaton in Coppola’s seven time Academy Award nominated film Godfather III.