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Who performed Phantom of the Opera?
|Character||Original West End cast||Original Broadway cast|
|The Phantom of the Opera||Michael Crawford|
|Christine Daaé||Sarah Brightman Claire Moore†||Sarah Brightman Patti Cohenour†|
|Raoul de Chagny||Steve Barton|
|Carlotta Giudicelli||Rosemary Ashe||Judy Kaye|
When did The Phantom of the Opera premiere?
9 October 1986
The Phantom of the Opera/First performance
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA had its world premiere on October 9, 1986 at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London, winning every major British theatre award including the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards. The New York production opened on January 26, 1988 with a then record advance of $18 million.
Who first played the Phantom of the Opera?
Michael Crawford The rest is musical history! With two and a half years under his belt, over 1,300 performances, an Olivier Award, a Tony Award and a presidential performance, Michael Crawford achieved a lot as the first Phantom!
Who took over from Michael Crawford in Phantom of the Opera?
Taking over the role in 2001, did you know that John Owen-Jones has played the Phantom for more performances than anyone in British history? After a continuous run of nearly 1,400 performances in the 2000s, he later reprised the role for a four month engagement in 2015.
Who is the best Phantom?
Michael Crawford Crawford reprised his role on Broadway in 1988, winning a Tony Award for his performances. In 1991, 1,300 performances and three and a half years later, Michael Crawford left The Phantom of the Opera. He will always be known by fans of the musical as the original and best Phantom.
Is phantom of the Opera based on a true story?
The story of Erik and Christine Daaé is fictitious. However, Mental Floss reports parts of The Phantom of the Opera are based on historical events. For example, one of the more famous scenes in Lloyd Webber’s version of the story is the sequence where the chandelier falls.
How long is Phantom of the Opera West End?
2 hours and 30 minutes
The running time of The Phantom of the Opera is 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Which Phantom of the Opera Recording is the best?
25th Anniversary Album. Sierra Boggess, Ramin Karimloo, and Wendy Ferguson are the best in their roles imo. Plus it’s recorded live and not in a recording studio which makes it feel more real.