As you scroll down you will see information about Frank and his career, family, interests, and especially his availability to you and your business or organization as an entertainment resource. Read on and enjoy a few videos, biographies and photos. 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.
Please join me on Friday, May 4th as Norwalk welcomes a fabulous cabaret space upstairs at the popular BJ Ryans Restaurant @ 57 Main Street, Norwalk, CT 06851
Info: (203) 866-7922
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.