Oswego, NY – Broadway musician and former SUNY Oswego student Craig Schulman will bring his talents to the American Foundry in Oswego on March 23 at 8 pm for an Oswego Opera Theater (OOT) production entitled, “Craig Schulman sings Heroes, Monsters & Madmen”, a compilation of his Broadway performances, according to OOT Artistic Director Mack Richardson.
Members of Oswego Jazz Project will accompany Schulman’s performance. Tickets are $50 per person and available online at http://oswegoopera.ticketbud.com/schulman, or payable by check to Oswego Opera Theater, P.O. Box 3039, Oswego, New York 13126.
“We are extremely excited to have Craig Schulman featured during our 2012 season for the Oswego Opera Theater,” said Richardson. “We are proud and grateful to welcome such a successful Broadway talent back to his SUNY Oswego roots for this memorable performance.”
Schulman is the only performer in the world to have held the roles of three of the most extraordinary musical theater characters ever written. He has appeared in the title roles in Leslie Bricusse and Frank Wildhorn’s Jekyll and Hyde, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, and nearly 2000 performances as Jean Valjean in Les Misérables, on Broadway and around the world. This includes being chosen to represent the United States as Jean Valjean at the Les Miz 10th Anniversary Concert in Royal Albert Hall, London.
Schulman has also played Che in Evita, Teyve in Fiddler on the Roof, and Archibald Craven in The Secret Garden.
According to his website, www.craigschulman.com, 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.
Schulman starred in the critically acclaimed production of Aaron Copland’s The Tender Land at The Long Wharf Theatre; has appeared as Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly with the Orlando and Virginia Opera Companies; and sang the title role in Offenbach’s The Tales Of Hoffmann with the Peoria Civic and Virginia Opera Companies. He debuted as Don Jose in Carmen in Cincinnati, and 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: “Craig Schulman sings Heroes, Monsters & Madmen”, and “Craig Schulman on Broadway”.
He is married to prominent New York City voice teacher Monica Robinson, and they are the proud parents of two sons and a daughter.
Schulman lovingly dedicates his performances to the memory of his daughter, Jenna.
“Craig Schulman sings Heroes, Monsters & Madmen” is an all Broadway performance that will include music of Jekyll & Hyde, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Wizard of Oz, Camelot, Man of La Mancha, Guys and Dolls, Damn Yankees, The Secret Garden, Ragtime, Scarlet Pimpernel, Beauty and the Beast, and Merrily We Roll Along.
“The performance will be the perfect compilation of Mr. Schulman’s extensive resume and diverse musical talent,” said Richardson. “He will hold your heart in his hands with renditions of songs like ‘Bring Him Home’ from Les Miz and ‘The Music of the Night’ from Phantom. He will frighten and astound you with his ‘Confrontation’ from Jekyll and Hyde.”
Seating is limited and refreshments and pastries will be available during the intermission.
For more information on the event, sponsor information, and/or the Oswego Opera Theater please call (315) 638-0674 or (508) 737-6115; visit Facebook: Oswego Opera Theater Events; www.oswegoopera.org; or email [email protected]