A native of Dublin, Ireland, Ciarán played the role of The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway and in Toronto for a total of over 1,000 performances. He has also appeared on Broadway in Les Misérables (Babet/Marius) and in the role of Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera for more than two years. Other NY stage performances include numerous appearances with The Irish Repertory Theatre Company, Tom in Grandchild of Kings (written and directed by Hal Prince), Shaughnessy in The Hostage, Ciarán in The Irish…and How They Got That Way by Frank McCourt, Sir Dinadan in Camelot (with Jeremy Irons), and Woody in Finian’s Rainbow.
As a producer, Ciarán created the sold-out productions of The Molly Maguires directed by Tony nominated director Sheryl Kaller at the FM Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, PA in which he also starred. He has three PBS specials to his credit – The Irish…and How They Got That Way, From Galway to Broadway, and Ciarán and Friends.
As a solo artist he has sold out Carnegie Hall four times and The National Concert Hall in Dublin, Ireland. Recordings include “The Irish… and How They Got That Way”, “Ha’penny Bridge”, and “Ciarán and Friends Vol. 1 & 2”. Television appearances include Law and Order, One Life to Live, Another World, Late Night with David Letterman and numerous appearances on PBS stations nationally.
“I am incredibly excited to return to such a special “House of God” – Saint John the Baptist Church in Hillsdale, NJ – to celebrate the spirit of Christmas with four very dear and superbly talented Broadway friends, and with all of you! It will be, once again, a spectacular and memorable evening for all of us!”
Sue’s career has been full and varied, ranging from Broadway productions to films to recordings. As a conductor and musical director, Ms. Anderson has worked with Broadway and the national touring companies of Pirates of Penzance, Me and My Girl, and Cats. She has conducted Pops concerts with the Milwaukee, Detroit, Phoenix, Portland and Shreveport orchestras and most recently conducted the London Philharmonia at Abby Road Studios. An accomplished pianist, Ms. Anderson was the featured on-stage pianist in Broadway’s Jerry’s Girls. She also performs regularly at Carnegie Hall with the all-state choirs produced by Field Studies International. Sue was the musical director for The First All Children’s Theater, The Broadway Local, SoundBites, and has toured many times with the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera.
Craig Schulman is the only performer in the world to have performed three of the most extraordinary musical theatre characters ever written. He has appeared in the title roles of Jekyll & Hyde, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, and nearly 2,000 performances of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables, on Broadway and around the world. Mr. Schulman moves freely between the worlds of Broadway, opera, and symphonic pops programs. He has sung Don Jose in Carmen, Judge Danforth in The Crucible, Eisenstein in Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, the title role of Honegger’s King David, sang the title role in The Tales of Hoffmann, and was the lead soloist in Beethoven’s Christ on the Mount of Olives at Lincoln Center. He is the creator and producer of the Broadway Nights™ Concert Series, and two solo programs: Heroes, Monsters & Madmen™ and Craig Schulman On Broadway™.
Kaley Ann Voorhees
Kaley Ann Voorhees performed the role of Christine in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. Ms. Voorhees previously appeared in the original Broadway cast of Prince of Broadway, the career retrospective of Phantom director Harold Prince. She also performed in the musical's world premiere in Japan and made her opera debut in Mr. Prince's production of Candide at New York City Opera last winter. She hails from Aurora, OH and has a BFA in Musical Theatre from Point Park University. Currently she tours with The Four Phantoms in Concert.
Heather is a classical violinist and Irish fiddler whose playing has taken her all over North America, Europe, and Asia. A graduate of Indiana University, The Juilliard School, and University of Memphis. She has performed in many major concert halls including Musiikverein in Vienna, Carnegie Hall in New York, as well as concert halls in Tokyo, Barcelona, and Mexico City. In 1992, Mrs. Bixler won a first violin position in the Orquestra Ciutat de Barcelona in Spain and since then has held concert-master positions with South Dakota Symphony and Orquestra Sinfonica de la Mineria in Nexico City and has worked as a substitute violinist with the New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, and American Symphony.
The Saint John’s ticketing website will be activated on November 1, 2023, at 9:00AM. From that date the tickets will be available until 6:00PM on December 17. Due to the high demand and many inquiries please purchase your tickets as early as possible.
General admission seating will be available on both sides of the church, in the East and West wings only. The general admission ticket price is $40 per seat. Seating will be available that evening on a first-come, first-served basis.
There are a limited number of pews located in the front area facing the altar and in the East and West wings for sponsors (platinum, gold, silver, and bronze). Please refer to the diagram of the available seating to assist you with your sponsorship pew selection. These seats will be sold as entire pews. The platinum, gold, and silver sponsorships will include an advertisement in our program. For any inquiries regarding sponsorships, please call Cathy Williamson at 201-664-3131. Thank you for your kind support, generosity, and understanding.
The online process, set up through the secure online purchasing service “Stripe,” is fully automatic, easy to use, and most convenient. It immediately confirms your ticket and processes a credit card payment directly to the account of Saint John the Baptist Parish. If you prefer to purchase your tickets with personal check or cash, please visit us at the Rectory, starting on November 1, during our regular hours (Monday to Friday 8:30AM – 12NOON and 1:00PM – 4:00PM) and we will be happy to assist you.
Upon completion of your purchase via credit card, confirmation will be sent to the email address provided during the purchasing process. This confirmation will be your admission ticket for the evening. Please confirm your email address is correct prior to completing your purchase.
No. Once purchased, the tickets are not refundable.
The doors will open promptly at 6:00PM.
Once all expenses are covered, all proceeds will be used for the good of our parish community. All proceeds from this wonderful event will assist our Parish in furthering the mission of spreading the Gospel, and in our pastoral outreach to all those in need.
Will there be a concert program? Can I or someone I know place an advertisement or special greeting in the program?
Absolutely! Every person attending the concert will receive an artistically designed program as a keepsake for this special evening. We would be grateful to all of you for any assistance in introducing us to the business or individual donors who would like to place advertisements or special Christmas greetings in the program or potential sponsors that may be interested in purchasing a platinum, gold, silver, or bronze pew. The platinum, gold, and silver sponsorships will include an advertisement in the program. For any inquiries, please call Cathy Williamson at 201-664-3131, or Diane Donato at 201-264-6771.
I would like to assist our parish in preparing for this special event. I know some potential sponsors or donors who could assist our parish community or people willing to help the evening of the event. Who should I contact?
For offers of assistance, please call Cathy Williamson at 201-664-3131 during our regular hours (Monday to Friday 8:30AM – 12NOON and 1:00PM – 4:00PM). Thank you so very much!
Complimentary parking is available onsite, with overflow lots available on the west side of the church and in the Hillsdale Municipal Lot located between Wendy’s and Chipotle on Hillsdale Avenue. We are also a five-minute walk from the Hillsdale NJ Transit station on the Pascack Valley line.