What is your favorite song from the ALW version?
Hands down, it’s “Music of the Night.” There are many excellent versions available, but one of my favorites among them is Franc d’Ambrosio’s performance. Franc is the second-longest running Phantom (only recently overtaken by John Owen-Jones); he wore the mask for several years in San Francisco. In the spirit of disclosure, he is also an acquaintance of ours.
Here is Franc, unmasked, performing my favorite song on January 5 during a one-man show at Feinstein’s at the Nikko.
You will find Franc’s website here; click through to see his tour schedule, some of his paintings, and more.