Ted Keegan is a native of Watertown, New York with an undergraduate degree from Ithaca College and a graduate degree from UNC-Greensboro. He has been seen as the Phantom in THE PHANTOM ON THE OPERA, on Broadway, the National Tour, and PHANTOM, THE LAS VEGAS SPECTACULAR. Ted has performed the role in over 24 states across the United States.
He has had the great pleasure of appearing as The Phantom on television, performing live from Rockefeller Center for the “Today Show” on NBC. He has the distinction of being the actor who has sung the role in front of the largest audience ever, when he made a spectacular flying entrance from the dome of Madison Square Garden singing “The Phantom of the Opera” during the half-time show of the NBA All-Star Game.
Ted was deeply involved in the George Gershwin Centennial Celebration. He performed unpublished Gershwin at the opening of the George and Ira Gershwin Room at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., which The New York Times reviewed as one of the ten best musical events of the year. Ted has also sung Gershwin with Audra McDonald in New York and with Marin Mazzie at the opening of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. He appeared in the Frank Loesser Celebration at Symphony Space in New York City and was a soloist at the Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, singing Unheard Bernstein. Ted hosted the Yuletide Celebration in Indianapolis, singing with the 90-piece Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
A few of the orchestras Ted has performed with as a solo performer include the Detroit, Syracuse, Charleston, WV, Portland, Pittsburgh, Ottawa, Omaha, Baltimore, Las Vegas, Fort Worth, Rockford, and Edmonton Symphonies, and the Dayton Philharmonic, as well as the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center. Ted is founding member of The Phat Pack, which was named the Best All Around Performer of 2013 by the Las Vegas Review Journal. Ted made his Broadway debut in the highly acclaimed revival of SWEENEY TODD, where he was seen as Anthony. Other Broadway and National Tour credits include CYRANO: THE MUSICAL, Mordred in CAMELOT with Robert Goulet, Kander and Ebb’s THE WORLD GOES ‘ROUND and another Phantom, too – in the European Tour of the Kopit/Yeston version.