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625 Star Starred
Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB
6200 Atherton Street Long Beach, CA 90815
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 20 members
Review from Diane H.
Red Velvet 56 events 20 reviews

Performance was fantastic -- venue great

reviewed Sep 22 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Brenda Flatt
23 events 17 reviews

Thoroughly enjoyed the cabaret setting. Davis Gaines was at his best entertaining like a night club and interacting with the audience.

reviewed Mar 30 2007 report as inappropriate
Review from Julie Kirchen
23 events 5 reviews

Davis Gaines is the most talented male Broadway vocalist there is! You could listen to him sing all night and leave wanting more. His on stage presence is so personable, as well. I have seen him perform several times and what is also wonderful...continued

reviewed Sep 22 2011 report as inappropriate
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Davis Gaines performed the title role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera more than 2,000 times, for over five million people, during his run on Broadway, in Los Angeles and San Francisco, where he received the Bay Area Critics’ Award for Best Actor.

Subsequently, he was chosen by Hal Prince and Lloyd Webber to play the leading role in the world premiere of Whistle Down the Wind in Washington, D.C. Other Broadway and national tour credits include Raoul in_ The Phantom of the Opera_, Cornelius Hackl in _Hello, Dolly! _with Carol Channing, Camelot with Richard Burton and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas with Alexis Smith. Gaines’ Off-Broadway appearances include Des McAnuff’s The Death of Von Richthofen as Witnessed From Earth_, the Maury Yeston/Larry Gelbart musical One Two Three Four Five_, Stephen Sondheim’s _Assassins, She Loves Me and Forbidden Broadway. _He made his New York City Opera debut in The New Moon and appeared in New York in concert versions of Sitting Pretty, The Cat and the Fiddle, Pippin and the Encores production of The Boys From Syracuse. He appeared in Damn Yankees as Joe Hardy directed by the legendary George Abbott, in Arsenic and Old Lace as Mortimer Brewster opposite Kate Reid, in _The Rink with Lainie Kazan and in Two Into One _with Tony Randall. Gaines played the sailor, Anthony Hope, in the 20th anniversary concert productions of Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd in Los Angeles, London, New York, San Francisco and at Ravinia Festival.    

Film work includes a featured role in Warlock: The Armageddon with Julian Sands and television credits include Chicago Hope, Veronica’s Closet, Bodies of Evidence and_ Murder, She Wrote. _He appeared in three PBS Great Performances broadcasts (the Emmy Award-winning _Sweeney Todd _with the San Francisco Symphony, Broadway Originals with the Boston Pops and Jerry Herman’s Broadway at the Bowl), as well as the televised specials of the 1994 Kennedy Center Honors and the opening ceremony of the 1998 Goodwill Games. Additionally, Gaines has sung for five U.S. Presidents and with every major symphony orchestra in North America, including the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl. He has also performed in cabaret at New York’s Rainbow and Stars, Hollywood’s Cinegrill and San Francisco’s Plush Room. His voice can be heard on 30 cast recordings and compilation albums, as well as two solo CDs on LAP Records, _Against the Tide _and All My Tomorrows: Songs of Sammy Cahn.

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