Announced online today, Michael Crawford has added a concert date to
a smattering of previously announced fall appearances. Crawford will
appear at the Foxwoods Casino / Resort in Connecticut on Friday
night, October 28th at 9pm. Tickets for the concert go onsale on
Monday morning, August 22nd at 8am, with more information available
on Foxwoods' web site.
The Connecticut appearance follows a handful of previously announced
concert appearances, including performing with the New York Pops
Orchestra at Virgina's Ferguson Center for the Arts on September 12,
2005. Crawford then opens Arizona's new Mesa Arts Center on
September 17, 2005, and performs in Dallas, Texas on October 15th.
It's expected that Crawford will be joined by longtime concert and
stage Christine co-star Dale Kristien, a chorus, and of course
orchestra. It's expected that all US concerts will be conducted by
Crawford regular, and BroadwayWorld.com Standing Ovations 3 vet MD,
Juggling both film and stage careers, Michael Crawford had
established himself as one of London's finest leading men long
before he opened as "the Phantom" in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The
Phantom of the Opera beginning one of the most widely acclaimed and
memorable performances in theatre history. Few stars are as widely
connected to a single role as Crawford is to "the Phantom." His Los
Angeles and Broadway performances earned an astonishing catalogue of
critical recognition including the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer
Critics Circle Awards, and the Los Angeles Dramalogue Award and
Drama Critics Award.
Since leaving "Phantom" after nearly four years in the role in
London, New York and Los Angeles; Crawford has become a multi-
platinum recording artist and one of the worlds's most sought after
concert and stage performers, playing to sold-out venues around the
globe. In addition to his recent concert work, stage credits in
London and on Broadway include Billy, Flowers for Algernon, Black
Comedy, Dance of the Vampires and Barnum.
Michael Crawford's most recent theatrical appearance took place in
2004, originating the role of Count Fosco in Andrew Lloyd Webber's
The Woman in White, for which he won both the Variety Club, and
Film and television work include Hello, Dolly! starring Barbra
Streisand, directed by Gene Kelly, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way
to the Forum, The Knack, The Jokers, How I Won the War with John
Lennon, The Games, Hello and Goodbye, Alices Adventures in
Wonderland and Condorman.
Crawford's solo recording career includes Michael Crawford performs
Andrew Lloyd Webber, A Touch of Music in the Night, On Eagle's
Wings, Michael Crawford in Concert, Songs from the Stage and Screen,
With Love, A Christmas Album, and Michael Crawford: A Disney Album.