2017 Fall Conference Speaker

Franc D'Ambrosio

Franc D’Ambrosio is best known as the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award-winning musical, The Phantom Of The Opera. Affectionately known as "The Iron Man of The Mask", Franc was awarded the distinction as the “World’s Longest Running Phantom”, with over 2,300 performances of the lead role, a title he held for a decade. This accomplishment was immortalized in a cemented hand ceremony.
Mr. D'Ambrosio is a welcomed and frequent guest artist with many major symphonies in America and Europe (Pop Series). With the success of D’Ambrosio’s national and international tours, he has joined the ranks of the famed Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman as only a handful of Phantom alumni to successfully crossover to solo careers. He celebrates 11 years of continuous touring.
D’Ambrosio’s resume also includes an Academy Award Nominated film, an Emmy Award Nominated television show, four time Tony nominated Broadway show, Two Grammy Considerations, and a National Theatre Award Nomination.
Franc D’Ambrosio’s passion for teaching his craft to young artists leads to Italy each summer where he teaches at the Lorenzo Malfatti Accademia Vocale di Lucca. He also lectured for the University Of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory Of Music in Spoleto, Italy. He works with the Cherubini Music Conservatory in Florence, Italy and American University in Washington DC. D’Ambrosio also participates in numerous lecture series for such prestigious institutions as the New Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, the famed Juilliard School NYC and the American Academy Of Dramatic Arts in New York City. While touring, D’Ambrosio makes himself available to local school outreach programs across the US and Europe. He offers both lecture and master class formats.