With more than 20 years of experience appearing on Broadway, Frank Mastrone brings his talents to the Darien Arts Center's Weatherstone Studio for a performance at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16.
Mastrone has been a professional performer since graduating from Central Connecticut State College with a bachelor of fine arts degree in acting and directing.
His first big break was joining the national tour of "Cats" as Gus: The Theatre Cat. When he returned, he was cast in the original company of "The Phantom of the Opera," in which he has performed more than 4,000 times over the past 25 years.
He was on Broadway in "Les Miserables," as Jean Valjean; in "Jekyll and Hyde," in the title role; in the stage version of "Saturday Night Fever," as Mr. Fusco; and as "the paint store guy" in "Big: The Musical." He has traveled the country in shows like "Evita," "Les Miserables" and "Mamma Mia!"
Concert appearances have taken him from Carnegie Hall to Avery Fisher Hall with the New York Philharmonic to London's Royal Albert Hall. He also has performed with the Wallingford Symphony Orchestra, Laurie Beechman in New York and at The Sands in Atlantic City.
Locally, Mastrone has been at the Palace Theatre in Stamford with various artists and companies.
Mastrone has presented Meet the Artist programs for Lincoln Center and has taught master classes and workshops for Broadway Backstage, Field Studies of New York, and currently at the Greenwich Performing Arts Studio.
Tickets are $30. For information or tickets, visit arts.darien.org or call 203-655-5414.