Doug LaBrecque thrilled theatre audiences as The Phantom and Raoul in the Harold Prince production of The Phantom of the Opera. In addition, Mr. LaBrecque has starred on Broadway as Ravenal in the Hal Prince revival of Showboat, a role he also performed in Canada and Chicago. He was featured in Oscar Hammerstein's 100th Birthday Celebration on Broadway at The Gershwin Theatre, and toured nationally with Les Miserables. Regionally, Mr. LaBrecque has performed leading roles in Candide, A Chorus Line, and Man of La Mancha among many others. A graduate of University of Michigan he was also featured in the world premiere of A Wonderful Life, written by Sheldon Harnick and Joe Raposo, and starred in the premiere revival of Kurt Weill's and Alan Jay Lerner's Love Life.
Recently Mr. LaBrecque hosted the Yuletide Celebration with the Portland and Seattle Symphonies. Other special engagements have included singing with Carole Bayer-Sager at Feinsteins's in Manhattan and the Cinegrill in Los Angeles, performing alongside broadway legend Jerry Herman with the Naples Philharmonic, and appearing onstage with Senators Ted Kennedy and Orrin Hatch (singing together!) at Hickory Hill, the legendary home of Ethel Kennedy.
International engagements have included the Korean National Symphony in Seoul; Shanghai Radio Orchestra in China; Vancouver and Calgary Symphonies in Canada; Symphony Orchestra of Brazil in Rio De Janeiro, Jerusalem Symphony, and numerous return engagements with the Israel Philharmonic. Mr. LaBrecque recently appeared in Alba, Italy, as the guest soloist in an all-Bernstein concert. In the 2006-07 season, he will appear with Cincinnati Pops, Fort Worth Symphony, and return to the Minnesota Orchestra, Utah Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra for the fourth time. He will also make his fourth appearance on the National Symphony pops series at the Kennedy Center, opening the series with Marvin Hamlisch in a Halloween program.
Posted Aug. 2006