Franc D'Ambrosio -"The Call For Christine"

Franc D'Ambrosio -"The Call For Christine"


Franc D'Ambrosio, once the "World's Longest Running Phantom," wants to search for his "Christine" at your university! One lucky student, after a campus wide competition, will sing the part of "Christine" on stage with The Phantom, and one will sing the part of "Raoul"!


Franc D'Ambrosio, who held the title of "World's Longest Running Phantom," wants to search for his "Christine" at your university!

Franc D'Ambrosio has brought more than 5 million theater-goers to their feet for 6 years in the national and San Francisco run of Phantom of the Opera. Now one lucky student, after a campus wide competition, will sing the part of "Christine" on stage with Franc, and one will sing the part of "Raoul"!


“Call For Christine” - How Does It Work?

1. Upon booking Franc D’Ambrosio, the venue/presenter issues a press release, announcing that they are hosting a competition, among the young singers in their area, for the opportunity to perform on stage with Franc D’Ambrosio in this upcoming concert. (This will be open to both female and male students. One female will be chosen to sing as “Christine” and one male chosen to sing as “Raoul.”)

2. The venue/presenters and Center Productions, Inc. will reach out to local schools and vocal teachers, making them aware of the competition. They will also be informed that, in addition to the competition and performance opportunity, there will be a master class offered to their students, with Franc D’Ambrosio. Franc is a world class teacher, who himself studied with the late, legendary Luciano Pavarotti.

3. Recordings of the contestants are submitted by the local educators (to Center Productions, Inc.) for the initial round of consideration by Franc D’Ambrosio.

4. Center Productions, Inc. will communicate with the local educators who submitted students and will notify them of those students who have been chosen as finalists.

5. Franc D’Ambrosio will arrive in your town the day before the final concert, for a master class with the local students and – after hearing the finalists live – to help the local panel choose on “Christine” and one “Raoul”, to join Franc on stage at his concert the following night.

6. Franc D’Ambrosio will rehearse with “Christine” and “Raoul” prior to their joining him on stage at the concert.


Franc D'Ambrosio grew up in the Bronx, New York, in a family of bakers. He is best known for his role in The Phantom of the Opera, for which he earned the title, The World's Longest Running Phantom", after playing the role over 3000 times, including the national tour and the San Francisco run for over 5 years.

Franc had the opportunity to study at the famed Vocal Academy of Lucca in Italy. He was also personally invited to study with legendary tenor Luciano Pavarotti at his home in Pesaro.

He made his Broadway debut in the first revival of Sweeney Todd.

After an international talent search lasting over a year, Franc was selected to play the role of Anthony Corleone, the opera-singing son of Al Pacino in Francis Ford Coppola's Godfather III. The film received 7 Academy Award nominations, including Best Score, featuring Franc on the Original Motion Picture soundtrack. Franc had the honor of sing the Academy Award winning theme song for the film.

It was in the Off Broadway production of Valentino that Franc caught the eye of Barry Manilow, who personally selected him to create and star as the male lead "Tony" in the pre-Broadway tour of Copacabana. The show enjoyed a successful year-long tour and a performance that earned
Franc a National Theatre Award nomination for Best Male Performer in a Musical.

Television appearances include "Entertainment Tonight", "Access Hollywood" and "MTV's Spotlight", various television specials and live events.

As a result of his Phantom status, Franc not only attended the American premiere of Joel Schumacher's much anticipated musical film production of The Phantom of the Opera held in New York City, but also served as the red carpet correspondent for "Access Hollywood"s coverage of the film.

Olympic Champion Brian Boitano invited Franc to perform as a Special Musical Guest in the skater's NBC special "Brian Boitano�'s Skating Spectacular", followed by Boitano's next TV special, "The 2005 Tribute to Movies on Ice", where Franc starred as Special Musical Guest with Michael Bolton. Franc's performance of "Music of the Night" from the movie
The Phantom of the Opera, skated to by Mr. Boitano, received the evening's standing ovation.

Franc is featured on many CD's and his performance of "Panis Angelicus" earned him a Grammy Consideration for Best Male Vocalist 1999.

He also appeared with Michael Feinstein, Amanda McBroom, Maureen McGovern and others
on a new CD titled In Good Company (LML Music) released Spring 2005.

In November 2005, Franc received a Grammy Consideration for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for Franc D'Ambrosio's Broadway.

Franc D'Ambrosio's BROADWAY has enjoyed a two year national tour with more then 150 performances to date including a three week SOLD OUT run at the New Conservatory theatre in San Francisco


Frank D'Ambrosio's Broadway
Frank D'Ambrosio's Hollywood