"I had the thrill of working with Shaun’s incredible cast for CYC’s production of Les Miserables. Having been in the original cast of the first national tour of Les Miz many years ago, I wasn’t sure what to expect from a youth group’s production. But within minutes, my jaw was on the floor as I sat in awe of how full their performances were, how incredible their singing was, and how well directed the production was. There is some kind of magic happening between Shaun Evans and these 50 young people – he has a seemingly effortless ability to instill in them a commitment to the performing arts that is at least as serious as what I’ve seen in professional Broadway casts."
— Thomas James O’Leary
Title role in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway for three years
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"...It has been said that an actor must have the hide of a rhinoceros, the courage and audacity of a lion and, most importantly, the fragile vulnerability of an egg. It also has been said, and I'm not sure by whom, that the moment of not knowing is the moment that has the greatest potential for creativity. The professional and private lives of most Actors are filled to the brim with moments of not knowing. Actors are survivors and will continue to strive because they have the need to celebrate, in performance, that sacred communion between Actor and audience."
--Robert Prosky, 1930-2008