Broadway star Franc D’Ambrosio takes the stage at WVU Parkersburg

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Parkersburg, W.Va. 3/9/12 – Don’t miss Broadway star Franc D’Ambrosio as he performs live at West Virginia University at Parkersburg Friday, March 23 at 8 p.m. in the College Activities Center. 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.” D’Ambrosio’s resume also includes his role as Anthony Corleone in the Academy Award nominated film, “Godfather III,” and his performance as Tony in Barry Manilow’s “Copacabana,” for which he received a National Theatre Award nomination for Best Male Performer in a Musical.

D’Ambrosio has toured extensively throughout the U.S., Europe and South America with his critically acclaimed one-man shows: “Broadway – Songs of The Great White Way,” and “Hollywood – Songs of The Silver Screen.” He is also a frequent guest artist with many major American orchestras and symphonies. Recognized for his vibrant voice and legato singing, D’Ambrosio has also performed with Michael Bolton and “American Idol” alums Diana DeGarmo and Kimberly Locke in several NBC Skating Spectaculars with Olympic Champion Brian Boitano.

This program is presented with support from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts and the Mid-Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Society of Arts and Letters. Tickets are available in the college business office.r>
Tickets are $10 for adults or $5 for students. For tickets by mail, call 304-424-8223, email ude.uvw.liamnull@nosliwjb or write Performing Arts Tickets, 300 Campus Drive, Parkersburg, WV 26104. WVU Parkersburg students may purchase special advance tickets for themselves and one guest for $2 each in the business office. All tickets at the door will be regular price.

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