Gerard Carriere sings one of my favorite duets, "You are my Own," with
The Phantom in the second act. That was the song that stayed in my
head on my way out.
Kathryn Kitt, Broadway World
We also meet Gerard Carriere,
wonderfully played by James Van Treuren, who has a
secret. They often say it's a good thing to have your characters have
secrets. Well, he certainly has one.
--- Peter Filichia, BroadwayRadio.com
Gerard Carriere played
stylishly and sensitively by James Van Treuren.
Van Treuren as Carriere, does a meaningful dramatic turn when
he reveals his emotions of a lifetime with Eric in a stirring duet
with the Phantom which unravels the mystery and explores the regret
and satisfaction of caring and standing for someone else when no one
--- John Bailey, White Plains
Citizen Net Reporter
Returning to WBT
where he appeared in all three "Phantom" productions, James Van
Treuren is full of thrusting vitality and nuance in the
pivotal role of Gerard Carriere, the Opera House's purposely
dismissed general manager who plays an important part in Erik's life
and the conclusion of the "Phantom" story. It's a superb character
turn, both vocally and musically.
From the Desk of Jim R, Take 2, Column 100
The climactic scene with Erik and his father Gerard
(James Van Treuren) is heart-wrenching.
---Bruce Apar, www.tapinto.net