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The Phantom of The Opera

With Raoul, the best thing was crawling out of the "lake" all wet with your shirt ripped up -- you get a lot of fan mail.  With the Phantom, the worst thing is never really getting all the prosthetic glue off my face; sometimes I answer the phone the next morning and my ear sticks to the receiver.  But the best thing is the emotional extremes I get to play.  It's free therapy.  Oh yeah, and I get the last curtain call....I sing everyone's part backstage, so I guess I could do any of them.  But they still won't let me play Christine!  (from a 1999 interview, InTheater Magazine)

"I think it's such a classic piece with classic themes...the love triangle... basically between two men who could have been the same person except one was born with a deformity and had the same capacity to love as the rich, wealthy, good-looking one, but because of his affliction, people don't see beyond that. And I think that's such a powerful theme. I think that's why the show attracts so many people. Because we all have our wound, whether it's some we wear on our face or, you know, a childhood trauma or whatever, I think everyone identifies with the Phantom in some way because of that sense of pain."

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Celebrating 25 Years On Broadway - January 26, 2013

 

 

10,000th Phantom performance on Broadway

 

Celebrating Phantom's 23rd Birthday On Broadway with Hal Prince - January 26, 2011

"Hughie redefines the role. He brings this sexy creature to the front, but he also has this childlike persona that could break down like a five-year-old at any moment. Hes breathtaking." - Stephen Buntrock

Two Phantoms & Three Christines: Adrienne McKeown, Hugh Panaro, Sandra Joseph, Ted Keegan, Rebecca Pitcher


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