Friends of Lied Gala - New York, New York

Friends of Lied Gala - New York, New York

The Lied Center will be transformed by the bright city lights and sounds of Broadway on Saturday, February 10, 2024. Dress in your finest attire from Fifth Avenue and join us for upscale cocktails, gourmet dining, and dazzling entertainment. Experience the excitement of the city that never sleeps without leaving Lincoln!

Saturday, February 10, 2024

5:30PM Cocktails & Conversation

7:00PM Dinner on Stage

8:00PM Program & Live Auction

9:00PM Live Concert with Broadway star Franc D’Ambrosio (learn more below)
              & Dancing at Studio 54 with DJ Lawrence Chatters

*Attire is black tie optional.

Gala tickets are sold out due to popular demand.

Please contact us with questions or to be added to a wait list : 402-472-4700 or lieddevelopment@unl.edu.

Can’t attend the gala, but still want to support the event? Make a donation HERE.

Register and bid on silent auction items HERE. You do not need to be present to win. Thank you!

Already purchased tickets to the gala? Limited valet parking spots are available. Reserve yours today! Note: Season valet passes not valid for the Friends of Lied gala. Thank you to our valet sponsor Sid Dillon!

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FRANC D’AMBROSIO

Best-known for the lead role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award-winning musical The Phantom of the Opera, Franc D’Ambrosio played the famed masked man more than 2,100 times, holding the title of “The World’s Longest-Running Phantom” for more than a decade.

As the opera-singing Anthony Corleone, son of Al Pacino and Diane Keaton’s characters in the seven- time Academy Award-nominated film Godfather III, Franc performed the theme song “Speak Softly Love” for both the film and Original Motion Picture soundtrack. A revised version of the movie debuted in theaters in December 2021 with a new title: Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone.

D’Ambrosio lived and studied with famed tenor Luciano Pavarotti in the summer of 1991, later founding the Lorenzo Malfatti Vocal Academy in Lucca, Italy, for students of opera and musical theatre. He has recorded three CDs based on his critically acclaimed one-man shows celebrating the best of Broadway’s most iconic musicals, and tours internationally performing concerts and conducting his iconic Master Classes. D’Ambrosio is also a frequent guest artist with major orchestras and symphonies worldwide.

“I have seen a lot of concerts in my time and I have to say, Franc D’Ambrosio’s BROADWAY is one of the best I have ever seen.”
- The New York Times

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