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Key Cast Changes at The Phantom Of The Opera from 5 September 2016

Posted by aemoritz1998 on August 8, 2016 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

As the smash hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musical The Phantom of the Opera heads towards its 30th Birthday at Her Majesty’s Theatre in the West End; Ben Forster continues to star as ‘The Phantom’ alongside Celinde Schoenmaker as ‘Christine Daae’ and Nadim Naaman as ‘Raoul’.


Joining the cast from Monday 5 September are Siôn Lloyd as ‘Monsieur Firmin’; Mark Oxtoby as ‘Monsieur Andre’; Paul Ettore Tabone as ‘Piangi’ and Daisy Hulbert as ‘Meg’. Also continuing their roles are: Megan Llewellyn as ‘Carlotta’ and Jacinta Mulcahy as ‘Madame Giry’. Harriet Jones returns as alternate ‘Christine Daaé’.


Ben Forster is probably best known for winning the ITV1 show, ‘Superstar’ – Andrew Lloyd Webber’s TV talent search for ‘Jesus’ in “Jesus Christ Superstar”. His other theatre credits include: ‘Buddy’ in “Elf The Musical” and ‘Magaldi’ in “Evita” both at the Dominion Theatre.


Celinde Schoenmaker most recently played the role of ‘Fantine’ in “Les Misérables” at The Queen’s Theatre, having made her West End debut in 2013. Previously she played ‘Jenny’ in a production of “Love Story” which toured Holland.


Nadim Naaman most recently appeared as ‘Charles Clarke’ in “Titanic” at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto. His London theatre credits include ‘Anthony Hope’ in “Sweeney Todd” at Harrington’s Pie & Mash Shop; “One Man, Two Guvnors” at The National Theatre and Theatre Royal Haymarket and “The Sound of Music” at the London Palladium.


Siôn Lloyd is currently appearing in “Titanic” at the Charing Cross Theatre. His other recent theatre credits include: “The Bodyguard” on tour; “The Pajama Game” at the Shaftesbury Theatre; “Avenue Q” at the Noel Coward Theatre and “The Full Monty” at the Noel Coward Theatre and UK tour.


Mark Oxtoby most recently appeared in “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory” at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. His other theatre credits include: “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at the Adelphi Theatre; “A Model Girl” at the Greenwich Theatre; “Brighton Rock” at the Almeida Theatre and “Oh, What a Lovely War!” at the National Theatre.


Paul Ettore Tabone’s previous theatre credits include “Love Never Dies” at the Adelphi Theatre and at the Hamburg Stage Operettenhaus. In 2013 Paul was accepted as a ‘Young Artist’ in the prestigious Luciano Pavarotti Foundation of Modena; performing with Placido Domingo and Andrea Bocelli at the Arena in Verona, Italy. He made his professional operatic debut in 2014 in Verdi’s “Rigoletto” at the Opera Națională Bucureşti.


Daisy Hulbert made her West End debut in the corps de ballet in “The Phantom of the Opera”. Previously as a company member of the National Moravian-Silesian Ballet in the Czech Republic she performed in “The Nutcracker”, “Swan Lake” and “Snow White”.


Megan Llewellyn most recently performed the role of ‘Berta’ in “The Barber of Seville” for Welsh National Opera. Her previous opera roles include Antonia in “The Tales of Hoffmann” for Guildford Opera; “Cosi fan Tutti” for Eastern Opera; “Ariadne auf Naxos” for St John’s Smith’s Square and “Scenes from the Savoy” for Opera Brava.


Jacinta Mulcahy’s previous theatre credits include playing ‘Baroness’ in the national tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s and David Ian’s production of “The Sound of Music”. Her other theatre credits include ‘Cosette’ in “Les Misérables” in the West End.


Harriet Jones returns to The Phantom of the Opera having made her West End debut as ‘Christine Daaé’ in 2013. Her opera credits include: ‘Flora’ in “Turn of the Screw” at Grimeborn Opera Festival, ‘Zerlina’ in Woodhouse Opera’s “Don Giovanni” and Classic FM’s 20th Birthday Celebration concert. She has recently finished filming the role of ‘The Queen’ in the new Disney film of “Beauty and the Beast.”


From 5 September 2016 the full cast will be: Matt Blaker; Bridget Costello; Maria Coyne; Scott Davies; Hadrian Delacey; Morven Douglas; Ben Forster; Lyndsey Gardiner; Lori Gilchrist; Ryan Goscinski; Philip Griffiths; Hettie Hobbs; Grace Horne; Lily Howes; Daisy Hulbert; Ellen Jackson; Harriet Jones; Richard Kent; Tim Laurenti; Adam Robert Lewis; Megan Llewellyn; Siôn Lloyd; Luke McCall; Leo Miles; Fiona Morley; Tim Morgan; Paul Morrissey; Jacinta Mulcahy; Nadim Naaman; Mark Oxtoby; James Roxby-Brown; Celinde Schoenmaker; Tom Sterling; Joanna Strand; Paul Ettore Tabone; Claire Tilling, Charlotte Vaughan; Victoria Ward and Georgia Ware

Ben Forster becomes The Phantom

Posted by aemoritz1998 on February 15, 2016 at 12:35 PM Comments comments (0)

We’ve not been shy about our new poster campaign featuring our talented new Phantom, Ben Forster. Ben has been performing the leading role at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London’s West End since the start of February, stepping into the shoes of his predecessor John Owen-Jones, and has already proved to be very popular! 

The Phantom of the Opera opens in Beijing

Posted by aemoritz1998 on November 24, 2015 at 12:40 PM Comments comments (0)

The Phantom of the Opera has opened at the brand new Tianqiao Performing Arts Center in Beijing.


This is the first time the musical has ever been performed in China’s capital city.


Taking on the role of The Phantom is Brad Little who first took on the role in 1996 and has played the part more than 2,500 times. He is joined on the stage by Emilie Lynn as Christine Daee and Anthony Downing as Raoul.


The show will run in Beijing until January 2016.

The Phantom of the Opera Exhibit D

Posted by aemoritz1998 on November 17, 2015 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Watch Kelly Clarkson and Josh Groban Kill It on Phantom of the Opera's 'All I Ask Of You'

11/03/2015 AT 03:00 PM EST


Josh Groban and Kelly Clarkson sure do make beautiful music together.


The singers joined forces during a taping of the PBS special Josh Groban: Stages Live to perform the ballad "All I Ask of You" from the Broadway musical Phantom of the Opera – and the result was pure magic.


"This is the very first musical I ever saw live as a kid and I was mesmerized," Clarkson, 33, told her pal Groban, 34. "I was like, 'I will be Christine!'"


In fact, this isn't the first time Groban and Clarkson dueted on the classic tune. They recorded it together for Groban's Stages Broadway musicals cover album.


Clarkson has a reputation as the queen of covers. The native Texan has been killing covers since she rose to fame as the original American Idol in 2002. Among her most unforgettable tracks? Aerosmith's "Cryin," Eminem's "Lose Yourself," TLC's "No Scrubs" and Adele's "Someone Like You."


Josh Groban: Stages Live will air in December on PBS.

The Phantom of the Opera Exhibit C

Posted by aemoritz1998 on November 16, 2015 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Craig Bennett & Rachel Zatcoff Set for The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway

August 28, 2015 - 4:04PM


Why have we brought you here? There are two new cast members joining Broadway’s longest running musical! Craig Bennett and Rachel Zatcoff have been tapped for The Phantom of the Opera as Monsieur Firmin and the Christine Alternate, respectively. Bennett, an original star of the new Phantom North American tour, will begin performances on August 31, succeeding Tim Jerome. Zatcoff will make her Great White Way debut on September 2, taking over for Kaley Ann Voorhees, who as previously reported is heading to Japan for Prince of Broadway.


Bennett’s Broadway credits include The Last Ship, A Tale of Two Cities, South Pacific and Miss Saigon. Zatcoff previously starred as Maria in the international tour of West Side Story. Her Opera credits include Street Scene, Die Fledermaus, La clemenza di Tito (Servilia) and Così fan tutte.


The cast also currently includes James Barbour as The Phantom, Julia Udine as Christine, Jeremy Hays as Raoul, Laird Mackintosh as Monsieur André, Michele McConnell as Carlotta, Linda Balgord as Madame Giry, Christian Šebek as Piangi and Kara Klein as Meg Giry.

The Phantom of the Opera Exhibit B

Posted by aemoritz1998 on November 16, 2015 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Tony Winner & Ultimate Phan James Corden Star in The Phantom of the Opera...Sort Of

September 11, 2015 - 9:54AM

And we thought that Rafael Nadal was a big phan of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera. James Corden recently paid a visit to the touring production of the legendary tuner under the impression that he would be playing his dream role of The Phantom (his "Night time sharpens" will stay with you, we can promise you that). After learning that the musical's headliner Chris Mann wouldn't be handing the mask over (despite Corden being a Tony winner, as he didn't hesitate to point out), The Late Late Show host throws himself into the role of Fop 2.

The Phantom of the Opera Exhibit A

Posted by aemoritz1998 on November 16, 2015 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Tony Winner James Corden Leads Production of The Phantom of the Opera...On a Crosswalk

September 24, 2015 - 9:49AM

Remaining in the role of Fop 2 didn't last long for this Tony winner and ultimate Phan. In pursuit of his life-long dream to play the Phantom, The Late Late Show's James Corden got the touring cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera together to assemble the first production of the tuner on an actual Los Angeles crosswalk. You read that right, open up your mind here.