"Derrick Davis—the first African-American star to tour in the blockbuster Broadway hit," Phantom of the Opera, will make an appearance at the George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center Thursday, April 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon.
10:30 a.m. Brief Meet & Greet
10:50 a.m. Moderated Q&A with Derrick Davis
11:05 a.m. Photo Opp
11:15 a.m. Brown bag lunch (bring your own lunch)
"Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production is now on tour across North America. Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is “bigger and better than ever before.” Featuring brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler, and new staging by director Laurence Connor.
The production, overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier. The beloved story and thrilling score – with songs like “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask Of You,” and “Masquerade” – will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this PHANTOM one of the largest productions now on tour."
"Derrick Davis in the role of The Phantom
Broadway: The Lion King (Mufasa/Scar cover), Tour/Regional: Dreamgirls (Curtis Taylor Jr.), The Lion King (Mufasa), Show Boat, You’re It! Opera: Amahl and the Night Visitors, Die Fledermaus. TV: Dangerous Liaisons, Dancing With the Stars, Live With Regis and Kelly, The View. Film: Can a Song Save Your Life. Concert: Las Vegas Philharmonic’s Rodgers & Hammerstein Concert (Featured Soloist), A Journey Through Love (solo concert), A Christmas Journey (solo concert). Derrick has two albums available online: A Christmas Journey & Life Music. Eternally grateful to God for this dream realized!"
"Q and A: The Phantom of The Opera’s Star Derrick Davis" Chicago Defender https://
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