For Immediate Release

Contact:Deborah Gilleran
732.987.2266
gillerand@georgian.edu

America’s Tenor Dominic Mantuano in Concert at GCU

Lakewood, N.J., March 26, 2008—Dominic Mantuano, the versatile opera vocalist who portrayed Enrico Caruso at Georgian Court’s continuing Biographies from The Court series, returns this spring for a musical odyssey on Sunday, April 13, at 1:00 p.m. in the Casino Building on GCU’s Lakewood campus.

This electrifying show will provide a tour through numerous genres—classical, opera, Broadway standards, Mario Lanza, ’50s and ’60s, patriotic, country, and more. The tenor voice of Dominic Mantuano, named Grand Champion Performer of the World in 1999, will transcend the genres and make this show enjoyable for every age.

Tickets for this event are $30 per person in advance and $45 per person at the door; reservations are required. For these or more information, please contact the Office of Conferences and Special Events at 732.987.2263 or specialevents@georgian.edu. Red Hat groups, call for a special discount in honor of Red Hat Society Day!

ABOUT DOMINIC MANTUANO

Dominic Mantuano, America’s Tenor, has been singing in one form or another since the age of four. As a young man, he began honing his skills of singing and acting through community theater. His voice and career were forever changed when vocal coach and mentor Suzanne Ferris-Hammer introduced him to the great voice of Mario Lanza. From the moment Mr. Mantuano heard the voice of Mario Lanza, he began to fashion his own voice in that image.

Mr. Mantuano continued to expand his career by developing his own cabaret show, which includes the songs of Mario Lanza in their original keys. These shows were held in some of the finest NYC Cabarets such as Don’t Tell Mama, Duplex Café, Danny’s Skylight Café, Café 44, and Eighty Eights. He has also performed these cabaret shows at The New Palace of the Performing Arts of New Jersey and most recently at Odettes in New Hope, Pennsylvania. In addition to cabaret shows, Mr. Mantuano began to perform in professional dinner theater with Palame Enterprises. Some of the great shows he performed in were Singin’ in The Rain, Yankee Doodle Dandy, and an original production, Ellis Island, in which he had a starring role.

In 1999, Mr. Mantuano competed in the World Championship of Performing Arts. This event featured competitors from 30 countries competing in the disciplines of acting, comedy, dance, singing, and modeling. After five days of competition, Mr. Mantuano was named the Grand Champion Performer of the World.

Damon Lanza, son of Mario Lanza, and long-time friend of the Lanza’s, Bob Dolfi, bestowed Mr. Mantuano with the honor of singing at the Mario Lanza Society’s 38th Anniversary Pre-Ball Dinner in Philadelphia. Since that event, Mr. Mantuano has had the honor of performing annually in the church where Mario Lanza first sang at the age of 16. At the 40th annual ball, he co-hosted the pre-ball dinner with Katherine Grayson, co-star of Mario Lanza. Mr. Mantuano has continued to expand his repertoire performing at the Claridge Casino in Atlantic City and as a guest artist at the Atlantic City Film Festival.

Mr. Mantuano, who has several albums, has been recognized in Who’s Who in Music and has been awarded the National Choral Award and the Governor’s Award for Opera in New Jersey.

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves over 3,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at 90 Woodbridge Center Drive in Woodbridge and at Coastal Communiversity in Wall and Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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