Phantom’s Jeremy Stolle - No More Talk of Darkness
Jeremy Stolle has spent 11 years on Broadway in The Phantom of the Opera, and he loves the music dearly. Still, for his concert, he has chosen the title, No More Talk of Darkness, which is the start of the Phantom song, “All I Ask of You.” He has selected the title for a reason.
“I’m in Phantom for over a decade,” he said, “It’s a very specific type of music and we’ll give them all the favorites, but this is a fun and uplifting show. We have a good time and we try to throw a Broadway singing party that’s a lot of fun. There are great vocals and my band is out-of-sight. We have a piano, bass and drum and three singers.”
Of course, Phantom is well-represented and you can feel free to sigh at “Music of the Night.” There’s also “Big Spender,” “Waving through a Window,” from Dear Evan Hansen, “This is the Moment,” from Jekyll & Hyde, “The Impossible Dream” and songs from Hamilton and Les Mis.
“We do a lot of Broadway hits,” Stolle said in a bit of understatement. “I refer to us as a Broadway band. I encourage the audience to clap along and have a great time.”
Stolle certainly has the vocal chops for this show. He starred in Disney Theatricals pre-Broadway production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, directed by Scott Schwartz and written by Broadway powerhouses Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz and Peter Parnil. He has traveled the world as a concert artist, performing with symphonies including a A Yuletide Christmas Celebration with Sylvia McNair and the Indianapolis Symphony. He has sold out clubs such as 54 Below, Feinstein’s and Birdland and he appeared as “mini-Phantom” opposite former Mayor Mike Bloomberg in the yearly New York Press Corp’s Mayor’s Roast. In addition to live performances, he has a loyal fan base with nearly 250,000 hits on Spotify for his rendition of “This is Gospel.”
Commenting on Stolle’s one-man show, Broadway World summed up his charm this way: “Magical is the perfect description of this one-man cabaret show…and the lanky, funny, charming and talented man with a voice that could melt butter-who helmed it.”