“From Galway to Broadway”
Broadway’s Dublin-Born “Phantom” Ciarán Sheehan at
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Benefit for the
Irish American Heritage Museum
Albany, NY – Dublin-born Broadway star (THE Phantom of the Opera) Ciarán Sheehan brings his acclaimed PBS special concert “From Galway to Broadway” to the Capital Region, accompanied by an ensemble cast of Broadway musicians and performers at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 7:30 PM, Friday, November 20, in a fundraiser for the Irish American Heritage Museum.
All seats are reserved tickets through the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Box Office: call (518) 273-0038, order online at http://www.troymusichall.org or, purchase them at the Box Office at 30 Second Street, Troy, NY 12180. Tickets are $25, $30 and a special $75 “Meet the Stars” ticket that includes a Balcony Box Seat and a “Private Galway Reception” before the show to meet Ciarán Sheehan and the stars of the concert.
OVER 1,000 LEAD PERFORMANCES AS “THE PHANTOM!” — THREE PBS SPECIALS!
Ciarán Sheehan, born in Dublin, Ireland, grew up on both sides of the Atlantic dividing time between Dublin and New York. After an introduction to The Irish Repertory Theatre in New York City, Ciarán met legendary Broadway director Harold Prince during The Rep’s production of Hal’s award winning play “Grandchild of Kings.”
Recognizing Sheehan’s talent, Prince placed him on Broadway six months after meeting him. Ciarán made his Broadway debut in “Les Miserables” (Babet, Marius), and shortly thereafter Prince cast Ciarán as Raoul in “The Phantom of the Opera.” After a year of playing Raoul on Broadway, Ciarán then starred in the coveted role of The Phantom. Sheehan sang the role of the Phantom in over 1,000 performances during the course of two and a half years both on Broadway and in Toronto.
Other NY stage performances include numerous appearances with The Irish Repertory Theatre Company; Shaughnessy in “The Hostage”, Ciarán in “The Irish…and how they got that way…” by Frank McCourt, Sir Dinadan in “Camelot” (with Jeremy Irons), and Woody in “Finian’s Rainbow.” Television appearances include “Law and Order,” “One Life To Live,” “Another World,” “Late Night with David Letterman,” and numerous appearances on PBS Stations nationally.
As a producer, Ciarán created the sold-out productions of “The Molly Maguires” directed by Tony nominated director Sheryl Kaller in which he also starred. He has three PBS specials to his credit – “The Irish…and how they got that way…”, “From Galway to Broadway,” and “Ciarán ~ An Evening with Friends.” Recordings include “The Irish…and How They Got That Way,” “Ha’penny Bridge,” and “Ciarán ~ An Evening with Friends Vol. I & 2.”
Among Ciarán’s most memorable engagements have been four sold-out performances at Carnegie Hall, performing the American National Anthem at New York Governor George Pataki’s inauguration, Giants Stadium (Giants), Continental Arena (Nets), and Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (Twins), opening the dedication of the Irish Hunger Memorial in New York City, and as soloist at the internationally televised memorial mass for John and Carolyn Kennedy Jr.
“The show’s greatest asset is the glorious tenor of Ciaran Sheehan, who brings a rich understanding and depth to familiar melodies.” – Howard Kissel, NY Daily News
“Sheehan has the kind of soaring stage voice from which indelible Broadway moments are made…The Best Yet!” – Jeremy Gerard, Hollywood Variety