Tim Martin Gleason

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Tim Martin Gleason is an American musical theatre actor. As of November 2010, he has concluded touring as The Phantom in the US touring production of The Phantom of the Opera, taking part in the show's final production on October 31, 2010.

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Tim Martin Gleason was born in Piscataway, New Jersey. Although he graduated from Saint Joseph's University with a B.A. in Psychology, he eventually redirected his career to musical theatre. Until November of 2010, Tim was engaged touring the country as The Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera. [1] Tim completed a record-setting tenure as Raoul with 3 different American companies of The Phantom of the Opera. Initially a member of the ensemble of the touring company in '01, Tim quickly took over the role of Raoul, playing the role for over three years. He was then asked to join the Broadway production to be Raoul for the record-breaking company when Phantom became the longest-running show in Broadway history. Mr. Gleason was then chosen by the creative team to originate the role of Raoul for Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. He rejoined the Broadway Cast in September 2007 and played Raoul for an additional year and a half. With his time in all three companies, Mr. Gleason is the longest-running Raoul in American history, having played the role more than 2,600 times. [2] Prior to his success with Phantom, he has had the great fortune of originating several roles for the stage, including Romeo in Terrence Mann's Romeo & Juliet: The Rock Opera at The Goodspeed Opera House and Adam Gernstein in The Rhythm Club at the acclaimed Signature Theatre, a role for which he received a prestigious Helen Hayes Award nomination. He has performed in theaters all across the country portraying many roles, including Tony in West Side Story, Tommy in The Who's Tommy, Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Henrik in A Little Night Music. Mr. Gleason is a proud member of AEA.[3]

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