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Encyclopedia > John Cudia

John Cudia is a musical theatre actor who has played many of the biggest roles in musical theatre on Broadway. He was born on September 21, 1970 in North Carolina, but he graduated from Monsignor Donovan High School in Toms River, New Jersey. He is currrently playing the part of The Phantom on the National Tour of The Phantom of the Opera. His first role on Broadway was as Feuilly in Les Miserables. He went on to play many of the lead male roles in Les Miserable, inlcuding Jean Valjean. His first encounter with Phantom was when he was cast as a temporary swing in the touring production. There he met his now wife, Kathy Voytko. Nine months later, he gained the role of Raoul in the touring cast. He played Raoul on Broadway also, where he was an understudy for the Phantom. Finally he was cast as the Phantom in the touring production. He has also played the Phantom on Broadway. This makes him the first man to play both Jean Valjean and the Phantom on Broadway. His regional credits inculde Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar, Lieutenant Cable in South Pacific and Tony in West Side Story. Broadway theatre is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... This article is the current U.S. Collaboration of the Week. ... Monsignor Donovan High School is the only Roman Catholic High School in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States, operating under the supervision of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Trenton. ... Map of Toms River Township in Ocean County The Township of Toms River is a township in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. ... Gerard Butler as the Phantom of the Opera in the 2004 film version of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. ... The Phantom of the Opera is a musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on the novel The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux. ... Les Misérables programme from Palace Theatre purchased for £5 in July 2003. ... Jesus (8–2 BC/BCE to 29–36 AD/CE),[1] also known as Jesus of Nazareth, is the central figure of Christianity. ... Eric Kunze as Jesus in the recent U.S. touring version of Jesus Christ Superstar Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. ... South Pacific is a musical play, with music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, that opened on Broadway on April 7, 1949, and ran for more than five years. ... West Side Story is a musical written by Arthur Laurents (book), Leonard Bernstein (music), and Stephen Sondheim (lyrics), and was originally produced, choreographed, and directed by Jerome Robbins. ...



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