Gleason joins directly from the national tour of the smash Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. He joined the ensemble of the current third national tour Dec. 28, 2001, later taking over the role of Raoul on March 4, 2002.
This is Gleason's Broadway debut. He received a BS in psychology from Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia and "went off into the world of business for four years before taking the plunge into acting," according to his bio. Since then, Gleason originated several roles for the stage including the role of Romeo in Terrence Mann's Romeo & Juliet: The Rock Opera for Goodspeed Musicals and the role of Adam Gernstein (Helen Hayes nomination) in The Rhythm Club at Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA. Other regional credits include Henrik in A Little Night Music, Rapunzel's Prince in Into the Woods, Tommy in The Who's Tommy, Anthony in Sweeney Todd, Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Tony in West Side Story.
The Phantom of the Opera plays the Majestic Theatre.