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Doug LeBrecque


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, Man of LaMancha 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 and
Alan Jay Lerner’s Love Life.


One of the most prolific concert performers of his generation Mr. LaBrecque has
been a soloist with some of the world’s finest symphony orchestras including The
National Symphony, The Israel Philharmonic (Tel Aviv), The Chicago Symphony, The
Cleveland Orchestra, The Atlanta Symphony, The San Francisco Symphony, among
many others. In the last few years, Mr. LaBrecque’s U.S. appearances have included
Minnesota Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Houston Symphony,
Baltimore Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Dallas Symphony, San Diego Symphony,
Rochester Philharmonic, The Utah Symphony and with Marvin Hamlisch both at the
Ravinia Festival with The Chicago Symphony, and with The Pittsburgh Symphony.


In a tribute to Richard Rodgers, Mr. LaBrecque recently made his Carnegie Hall
debut as a soloist with the New York Pops, the same season he debuted with The Boston
Pops. Alongside Jeff Tyzik, he appeared with both the St. Louis and Seattle Symphony’s
for their Holiday Celebrations as well as numerous performances with The Naples
Philharmonic. With Peter Nero he was featured in “Broadway Showstoppers” a live
recording with Mr. Nero’s Philly Pops. 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, Korea, The Shanghai Radio Orchestra in China, The Hong Kong Philharmonic,
The Vancouver and Calgary Symphonies in Canada, The Brazilian Symphony Orchestra
in Rio De Janeiro, The 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 and returned to the International Music Festival in The
Czech Republic.