James Van Treuren as 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,

Gerard Carriere played stylishly and sensitively by James Van Treuren.  

James 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 else would. — 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

 Photography by Sam Fine:

James Van Treuren as Gerard Carriere
James Van Treuren as Gerard Carriere