One of the most prolific concert performers of his generation, Doug LaBrecque has been a soloist with some of the world’s finest symphony orchestras. show more bio

Doug LaBrecque

Doug LaBrecque thrilled theatre audiences as The Phantom and Raoul in the Harold Prince production of The Phantom of the Opera.  Mr. LaBrecque starred as Steve Baker in the original cast of the Broadway revival of Showboat also directed by Mr Prince. He later starred as Gaylord Ravenal in that same show on Broadway and in the Chicago Company.  He was featured in Oscar Hammerstein’s 100th Birthday Celebration on Broadway at The Gershwin Theatre, and toured nationally with Les Miserables. Regionally, Mr. LaBrecque has performed leading roles in Candide, A Chorus Line and Man of LaMancha among many others.  A graduate of University of Michigan he was also featured in the world premiere of A Wonderful Life, written by Sheldon Harnick and Joe Raposo, and starred in the premiere revival of Kurt Weill and Alan Jay Lerner’s Love Life.

One of the most prolific concert performers of his generation, Doug LaBrecque has been a soloist with some of the world’s finest symphony orchestras including The National Symphony, The Israel Philharmonic (Tel Aviv), The Chicago Symphony, The Cleveland Orchestra, The Atlanta Symphony and The San Francisco Symphony among many others.  In the last few years, Mr. LaBrecque’s U.S. appearances have included The Minnesota Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Houston Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Dallas Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, The Utah Symphony and The Pittsburgh Symphony.

In a tribute to Richard Rodgers, Mr. LaBrecque made his Carnegie Hall debut alongside frequent collaborator Marvin Hamlisch and appeared with Mr. Hamlisch with the Boston Pops and symphonies across America. With conductor Jeff Tyzik he appeared with both the St. Louis and Seattle Symphony for their Holiday Celebrations as well as numerous performances with The Naples Philharmonic.  With Peter Nero he was featured on the “Broadway Showstoppers”  live recording with Mr. Nero’s Philly Pops. Other special engagements have included singing with Carole Bayer-Sager at Feinstein’s in Manhattan and the Cinegrill in Los Angeles, performing alongside broadway legend Jerry Herman with the Naples Philharmonic, singing with piano legend Lang Lang and appearing onstage with Senators Ted Kennedy and Orrin Hatch (singing together!) at Hickory Hill, the legendary home of Ethel Kennedy.

International engagements have included The Korean National Symphony in Seoul, Korea, The Shanghai Radio Orchestra in China, The Hong Kong Philharmonic, The Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary Symphonies in Canada, The Brazilian Symphony Orchestra in Rio De Janeiro, The Jerusalem Symphony, and numerous return engagements with the Israel Philharmonic. Mr. LaBrecque appeared in Alba, Italy as the guest soloist in an all Bernstein concert and numerous times with the International Music Festival in The Czech Republic.

2017 European appearances included a tribute to Gershwin broadcast live on the BBC and concertizing with the orchestra in Reutlingen German and with The Toulon Opera in France.