Arts & Entertainment
Ciaran Sheehan certainly knows how to bring a crowd to their feet. The Broadway actor and singer has headlined sold-out Carnegie Hall shows three times in the last two years.
Born in Dublin, Ciaran moved to New York to study acting with Kathryn Gately and Bobby Lewis. Since then he has appeared on Broadway playing leading roles in "Phantom of the Opera" and "Les Miserables," and on television in "Law and Order," "One Life to Live" and "Late Night with David Letterman."
Never one to stray too far from his Irish roots, Ciaran has also appeared in two PBS specials, "From Galway to Broadway" and Frank McCourt's "The Irish and How They Got That Way." He has also starred in shows at the Irish Repertory Theater in New York.
"Phantom of the Opera" is considered by many Sheehan's breakthrough role. It garnered him critical acclaim: "Sheehan has the kind of soaring stage voice from which indelible Broadway moments are made," The New York Times said of his starring role - he made over 1,000 appearances as "The Phantom" and collected a large fan base along the way. He also graced the New York stage and regional theaters around the country in the musical "The Molly Maguires" which portrays the plight of the famine Irish who migrated to the coal fields of Pennsylvania.
Ciaran is married to New York City Ballet and Broadway star Alexia Hess. The couple has three children - Kyle, Hennessy and Brendan.
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