Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera is the longest-running show on Broadway, and even decades after it first debuted, the demand for The Phantom of the Opera New York tickets is still as high as ever. Because of its staying power, the cast of The Phantom of the Opera tends to change from time to time as stars move on to different projects and old stars return. The Broadway version is set to welcome back to stars familiar with the musical in December.
On Dec. 6, Liz McCartney and Sean MacLaughlin will be joining the show as Carlotta and Raoul, respectively. They will be replacing Patricia Phillips and Ryan Silverman, who will both finish their run with The Phantom of the Opera on Dec. 4. Phillips Played Carlotta since 2003, while Silverman has played Raoul since April 2009.
Both McCartney and MacLaughlin are familiar with the roles. McCartney took the role of Carlotta more than a decade ago, when she performed from June 1999 to April 2001. She was also part of the ensemble in 1999 before taking the role of Carlotta. MacLaughlin is familiar with the role of Raoul, as he had the role in the touring production of The Phantom of the Opera. He started with the touring production as part of the ensemble in June of 2007. In February of 2009, he became Raoul, continuing in that role until the tour’s closing in October of 2010.
McCartney is one of Broadway’s veterans, and she has starred in many of the classic shows on Broadway. She played Rosie in Mamma Mia, Miss Flannery in Thoroughly Modern Millie (the final production), Madame Thenardier in Les Miserables, among other roles. She also originated the role of Sue Tilley in TABOO and Rebecca in Dance of the Vampires. Her regional credits include shows like Into the Woods, Fifty Million Frenchman, Paint Your Wagon, A Vision, Carols for a Cure and more. McCartney has also appeared on television on shows like Law and Order SVU and Saturday Night Live.
MacLaughlin also has extensive experience on Broadway. He has appeared in The Woman in White (also by Andrew Lloyd Webber), Bombay Dreams and Lestat (an Elton John creation). His Off-Broadway credits include The Audiences and Requiem for William. Regionally, he has performed in shows like Merrily We Roll Along and Tom Sawyer.
Joining MacLaughlin and McCartney in the Broadway cast of The Phantom of the Opera are Hugh Panaro as The Phantom, Sara Jean Ford as Christine, George Lee Andrews as Monsieur Andre, David Cryer as Monsieur Firmin, Cristin J. Hubbard as Madam Giry and others.
The Phantom of the Opera is based on the French novel by Gaston Leroux. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s version of the story first debuted in the 1980s, and it won seven Tony Awards in its first season on Broadway in 1988. Many of the songs from The Phantom of the Opera have since become classics like “The Music of the Night,” “Masquerade” and “The Phantom of the Opera.”
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