As you explore this site you will learn about Frank and his career, family, interests, and especially his availability to you and your organization as an entertainment resource. Read on and enjoy a few videos, biographies and photos. Please click the blue button below now and thanks for visiting.
Frank Mastrone grew up in Monroe, CT and earned a BFA from Central CT State University. He began singing professionally at JP’s Good Time Emporium in Hartford as a “Singing Waiter.” (really…)
A few years after moving to NY (and becoming a heck of a waiter) Frank was asked to join the first national tour of CATS, traveling from San Francisco to Boston. Two years later he was the last person hired for the original cast of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, making his Broadway debut in what would turn out to be the longest running show in Broadway history.
Frank soon took to the road again in the role of Jean Val Jean in Les Miserables, eventually joining the NY Company.
Off-Broadway was next with TAPESTRY: The Music of Carol King; but the show was short lived and Frank joined a tour of the pop-opera EVITA, as the Tango singer Augustine Magaldi, performing in sixty one cities in forty-nine weeks!
Frank again landed in New York in BIG: The Musical, based on the hit film. Than; JEKYL & HYDE for a nearly four year run and the chance to understudy and perform the title role dozens of times!
One fascinating experience was touring in the hit show MAMMA MIA from coast to coast for over a year “in a mini-van with his wife and infant triplet daughters!” Other Broadway include SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, CATS, and most recently another six year run in PHANTOM.
Frank has performed in London where he made his Royal Albert Hall debut in the concert version of the Benny Annderson/Blorn Ulvaeus (the ABBA guys) musical KRISTINA (live CD available on DECCA).
Other concert appearances include SOUTH PACIFIC (Great performances) and SHOWBOAT at Carnegie Hall, CAMELOT with the NY Philharmonic (Live from Lincoln Center), The Ballroom, Sam’s, The Sands Hotel (Atlantic City), and with the Wallingford Symphony Orchestra.
Frank is married to Ramona Spinelli. They now live in Stamford and keep very busy with their teenage daughters Livia, Ava and Franki.
The Stamford Italian Center
1620 Newfield Ave.
Please join all our friends at Curtain Call for a celebration and fund raiser for one of Connecticuts' most successful theatres. The evening will be hosted by Chris O'Neil (star of Book of Mormon) and Dan Levy (The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, Late Night with Seth Meyers) and will feature musical performances by Frank Mastrone (The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables), John Treacy Egan (The Producers, My Fair Lady), Teddy Yudain, Megan Loughran, Colby Kipnes and more.
Every Year for nearly fifteen years, Frank has performed his theatre concert at Curtain Calls Kweskin Theatre at Sterling Farms. 2024 will be no different. With musical Director Frank Spitznagel, Frank presents his signature Broadway songs from Phantom of the Opera and more, as well as American Songbook classics, and pop hits from the 60't to today. Check at Curtaincallinc.com for more details.
Enjoy a performance of Franks favorites: From Broadway classics to contemporary pop hits, the performane is all laced with humor, reflection and pathos. This is the cabaret show Frank has become known for.
Frank has a blast teaming up with pianist David Oliver and his fabulous group of seasoned musicians in an evening of American songbook standards and cool
jazz favorites, with just a taste of Broadway.
"The Best of Broadway"
"An Evening of Sinatra"
"Home for the Holidays"
...or we can fashion a show just for your party, celebration or organization.
Frank has been teaching classes to beginner, intermediate and advanced young people (and now adults) at this studio for nearly four years. Click on the LEARN MORE button to visit their web site.
Perspective students are always welcome to visit the studio and audit or participate in a class to get a taste for the school.
I have been blessed over the years to portray some fun, eccentric, charming and dynamic characters. If you asked me what the most special one was, it could only be... Jean ValJean...
For the past few years Frank has been teaching Musical Theatre Master Classes to intermediate and advanced youngsters at the Greenwich Performing Arts Studio, as well as giving lectures and seminars to civic, educational and tour groups in NY and the Fairfield, Westchester County area.
Are you having a celebration, benefit or professional gathering? Creating cabarets, concerts and events for a wide range of organizations is what Frank enjoys most. Everything from major galas in one thousand seat halls and auditoriums, to private anniversary, birthday and marriage celebrations. His holiday programs have been enormously popular, as have his restaurant "night club" presentations, where the grown-ups can have some fun.
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with the one and only Frank Spitznagel on piano
One of my favorite songs by one of my favorite artists, Adele, with may friends Gaylen Tate on piano and Darwin Shen on Violin.