George Devoll as Philip, Lord of Mirlemont, in The Beauty Stone

George Devoll (1898)

American tenor George E. Devoll made his New York Stage debut in the title role of Leonardo, a young sculptor, in a James C. Duff production of Gilbert Burgess and T. Pearsall Thorne's "romantic comic opera" Leonardo at the Fourteenth Street Theatre, October 1895.

He eventually traveled to England where he created the small part of Philip, Lord of Mirlemont, in The Beauty Stone at the Savoy (May-July 1898). It was his only engagement with the D'Oyly Carte organization, and his only role on the London Stage.

He soon returned to America, where he took his last musical role in the New York as Ralph Winston, Captain of the British Guards, in a comic opera called The Ameer (Wallack's Theatre, December 1899-January 1900).

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