WILLIS-KNIGHTON MASTERWORKS SERIES
Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 7:30 PM
Kermit Poling, conductor
Local favorite Craig Schulman of Broadway Nights™ fame returns to present an evening filled with memorable tunes and well-loved favorites. Mr. Schulman is the only performer in the world to have appeared in the title roles of The Phantom of the Opera, Jekyll & Hyde and Les Misérables on Broadway.
About Craig Schulman
Craig Schulman is the only performer in the world to have performed three of the most extraordinary musical theatre characters ever written. He has appeared in the title roles of Jekyll & Hyde, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom Of The Opera, and nearly 2,000 performances of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables, on Broadway and around the world. He was chosen to represent the U.S. at the Les Misérables Tenth Anniversary Concert at Royal Albert Hall in October 1995, which can often be seen on the PBS broadcast of the event. He has played Che in Evita; Tevye in Fiddler On The Roof and Archibald Craven in The Secret Garden.
He has sung on The Rosie O’Donnell Show, NBC Weekend Today and Guiding Light, and was heard as the voices of “Placido Domingo” and “Luciano Pavarotti” on MTV’s Claymation Celebrity Death Match.
Mr. Schulman moves freely between the worlds of Broadway, opera and symphonic pops programs. He has sung Don Jose in Carmen at Opera Carolina, Opera Memphis, and in Colorado; debuted as Judge Danforth in The Crucible at Tulsa Opera; and sang Eisenstein in Strauss’ Die Fledermaus with Opera Memphis. He also sang with Sherrill Milnes and Mignon Dunn at Opera Memphis’ 40th Anniversary Gala Concert.
Schulman has sung the title role in Honeggar’s King David in New York; was the lead soloist in Beethoven’s Christ On The Mount Of Olives at Lincoln Center; and appeared with the Cape Cod Symphony in A Night of Italian Opera. Mr. Schulman starred in the critically acclaimed production of The Tender Land at The Long Wharf Theatre; has appeared as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly with the Orlando and Virginia Opera Companies; and sang the title role in The Tales Of Hoffmann with the Peoria Civic and Virginia Opera Companies. He debuted as Don Jose in Cincinnati; performed the role of Cavaradossi in Puccini’s Tosca in Philadelphia and Orlando (w/ Sherrill Milnes).
He is the creator and producer of the BROADWAY NIGHTS™ Concert Series, and two solo programs: HEROES, MONSTERS & MADMEN™ and CRAIG SCHULMAN ON BROADWAY™. Craig teaches college level acting classes and he is married to prominent New York City voice teacher Monica Robinson, and they are the proud parents of two sons and a daughter. Craig lovingly dedicates his performance to the memory of his daughter Jenna. www.craigschulman.com