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Davis Gaines - Eleazar Ben-Yair

Hailed as "the finest male Broadway singer of the past 10 years" by Ken Mandelbaum of Playbill Online, Davis has just released his debut album, "Against The Tide", which has received rave reviews for his powerful interpretation of popular standards and Broadway show tunes. While having recently appeared as Bobby in the critically acclaimed production of Stephen Sondheim's Company and performing to standing-room-only crowds in the Encores! presentation of The Boys From Sycacuse, it is Gaines' unforgettable tour de force in the title role of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom Of The Opera that has endeared him to fans the world over. Davis has the distinction of having given 1,937 performances as The Phantom--more than any other actor worldwide. In addition to memorable roles in Hello Dolly, Camelot, The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas, The Death Of Von Richmthofen As Witnesed From Earth, One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Assassins: She Loves Me and Forbidden Broadway (just to name a few), Gaines has made two recent critically acclaimed debuts at New York's famed nightclub, Rainbow And Stars and in concert at The Hollywood Bowl.


 
Kim Strauss - Flavius Silva

Kim was most recently seen on stage in Los Angeles in his critically acclaimed performance as Sergeant Toomey in Neil Simon's Biloxi Blues, for which he received a 1997 Drama League Award. He has also starred in several productions of Chess in the role of Freddie Trumper and received noted acclaim for his frequent portrayals of Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar. In addition to leading roles in Phantom Of The Opera, Carousel and Grease, Strauss can be seen as Dr. Reese Walker on The Young And The Restless and The Drazi Ambassador on the popular Babylon 5. His many featured roles include those in series such as Murder She Wrote and Matlock. Kim's vocal artistry is also to he heard on the soundtracks of such hits as Pocahontas, Cinderella and Anastasia.




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Michelle Nicastro - Tamar

Originating the role of Eponine in the Los Angeles Production of Les Miserables garnered Michelle both the Drama League Critics Award and the Robby Award. She has also starred in Merlin on Broadway and been introduced by Placido Domingo as a featured soloist at The Hollywood Bowl, touring Japan with that Orchestra under the direction of John Mauceri. In addition to starring opposite Barry Manilow in his Showstoppers WorldTour, Nicastro has also appeared as Jane in A Little Night Music, Luciana in The Boys From Syracuse and in feature films such as When Harry Met Sally, The Bad Guys, and Body Rock. Most recently, she was the actress behind the swan in the animated feature, The Swan Princess. Michelle's TV credits include Maggie Briggs, Peaceable Kingdom, Shrink and the Mow's ,Hart To Hart and the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. Currently, Nicastro can be heard on her fourth and most recent album entitled On My Own.


 
Christina Safran Ashford - Hannah

A seasoned stage actress, singer and performer, Christina's Broadway credits include Kathy Seldon in Singin In The Rain, Maggie in A Chorus Line, Hot Note in Sophisticated Ladies, Rosa Bud and Edwin Drood in Drood, Saneeta in The Music Man and Woman Of The Year. Regional fans will remember her as Eliza in My Fair Lady, Christine in Phantom Of The Opera and Mary Magdeline in Jesus Christ Superstar. Among Ms. Ashford's notable concert appearances are as the Lead Vocalist for Herbie Hancock and the Super Sounds in Japan as well as her performances with the Los Angeles Musical Theatre Guild and at Powell Symphony Hall with Richard Haymen, Conductor. Some of Christina's recent recordings include Joan Of Ark (Joan), Singin' In The Rain (Kathy), Pocahontas II, Legend Of Mulan and The Music Man.


 
Amik Byram - Shem

An accomplished singer and stage actor, Amick most recently performed the role of Joe Gillis opposite Glenn Close in Sunset Boulevard at the Shubert Theatre in Los Angeles. Audiences will also remember him in such hits as Phantom Of The Opera in both Los Angeles and on Broadway as well as the Los Angeles production of Les Miserables. In addition to his appearances as Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar, Freddy in My Fair Lady, Cable in South Pacific, Tom in Brigadoon, and Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls, Byram has also starred in numerous stage plays from Barefoot In The Park to King Lear. Along with guest star roles in a wide variety of TV series, Amick has graced countless movie soundtracks with his voice, the latest of which is the lead role of Moses in the highly anticipated upcoming production of Dreamworks' first animated feature entitled, The Prince of Egypt.


 
Tami Tappan - Ruth

Already a force in the world of major musical theatre, Tami has moved audiences with her stellar performances as Ellen in Miss Saigon both on Broadway and in Los Angeles and as Roxanne in Cyrano : The Musical, also on Broadway. Tami's multi-faceted talent has further included appearances on network televrsion in such shows as Third Rock From The Sun and the MOW entitled The Good Doctor: The Paul Fleiss Story. In addition to her shining vocal performance as Ruth, fans will soon be able to hear more of Tami on an album she is presently recording with the Pop R&B group "The Modz"




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Quincy Jones - Narrator

An impressario in the broadest, most creative sense of the word. Ouincv`s career has encompassed the roles of compowr, record producer, artist, film producer, arranger, conductor, instrumentalist. TV producer, record company executive, magazine founder and multi-media entrepreneur. Celebrating his 50th year prrforming and being involved in music, Quincy's creative magic began with the music of the post-swing era and continues through to today's high-tech, international multi-media hybrids. The laurels, awards and accolades are innumerable: among them, Quincy has won an Emmy Award for his score of the opening episode of the acclaimed Roots mini-series, garnered seven Oscar nominations and received 26 Grammy Awards from his record 76 Grammy Award nominations. In addition to over a half-dozen honorary doctorates, Quincy has also received France's most prestigious title, the Legion d'Honneur. Throughout his distinguished career, Quincy Jones has reached the essence of music and art: the ability to touch people's feelings


 
Other Crew
Gene Marlino The Rabbi
Steven Memel Rufus
Michael Lanning Joshua
Jack Ritchell Old Menachem
Kathy Fisher Rachel
Susan McBride Zelda
Reece Holland Emissary 1
Reece Holland Emissary 2
Nino Crivo Jacob
Tony Oliver Heth
Goeff Koch Ezra
Linda Harmon Sarah
Rick Logan Soldier
Fran Durham Rebecca




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