Phantom of the Opera Broadway Cast Update

July 12, 2016 – Majestic Theatre


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James Barbour Phantom of the opera Broadway Cast Update at theatregold.com  James Barbour – Phantom

(The Phantom of the Opera) has starred on Broadway as Sydney Carton in A Tale of Two Cities (Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle awards nominations), Czolgosz in Assassins, The Beast in Beauty & the Beast, Billy Bigelow in Carousel, Officer Lockstock in Urinetown and Edward Rochester in Jane Eyre (Drama League nomination).  James also appeared on Broadway in Cyrano, opposite Jeremy Irons in Camelot and in the national tour of The Secret Garden.  Other recent credits: Jean Valjean in Les Miserables (LA Ovation Award, Best Actor), Daryl Van Horne in The Witches of Eastwick (U.S. premiere), Daddy Hogan in Anna Nicole (BAM).  TV: The District, Just Shoot Me, Flashpoint, Sex and the City, That’s Life, Beauty & the Beast in Concert (CBS)


 

ali-aewolt-phantom-nyc-theatregold Ali Ewoldt

Ali Ewoldt made her Broadway debut in 2006 in Mr. Mackintosh’s first Broadway revival of Les Misérables as Cosette. She joins direct from playing Tuptim in the Chicago Lyric Opera production of The King & I. She also appeared in the original cast of the current Lincoln Center Theater production. Other credits include Luisa in The Fantasticks (Off-Broadway), Maria in West Side Story (first national tour), Lili inCarnival! (Musicals Tonight) and the national tour of Les Misérables. Born outside of Chicago and raised in Pleasantville, NY, she has a BA in Psychology from Yale University.


 

rachel-eskenazi-gold-phantom-nyc-theatrergold Rachel Eskenazi-Gold  – Christine at Certain Performances

Rachel Eskenazi-Gold made her Broadway debut with the production in December 2015 as the Page. She also currently understudies and has performed the role of Christine. Prior to PHANTOM, her Regional credits included Ariel in The Little Mermaid, Louise in Gypsy and Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof. Originally from Los Angeles, she is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan (BFA in Musical Theater) and is also a jewelry designer.


 

jordan-donica-phantom-nyc-theatregold Jordan Donica – Raoul

Jordan Donica will make his Broadway debut in the role of Raoul. Regional credits include the title role in Jesus Christ Superstar, Dames at Sea and South Pacific, as well as notably playing Jean Valjean in Otterbein University’s production of Les Misérables. Mr. Donica is a native of Indianapolis and a graduate of Otterbein (BFA in Musical Theater, cum laude).


 

Craig Bennett Phantom of the opera Broadway Cast Update at theatregold.com  Craig Bennett – Monsieur Firmin

Broadway: The Last Ship (Billy Thompson), A Tale of Two Cities (Jerry Cruncher), South Pacific (Thomas Hassinger), Miss Saigon (Sgt. Schultz).  Off-Broadway: Music in the Air (City Center Encores!), Citizen Ruth (NY Fringe Festival). National tour: The Phantom of the Opera(Monsieur Firmin), The Light in the Piazza (Signor Naccarelli), Billy Elliot (Big Davey), Mamma Mia! (Bill Austin), Ragtime (Willie Conklin),Les Miserables (Combeferre). Regional: A Little Night Music (Fredrik),Randy Newman’s Faust (Michael), House of Martin Guerre (Jehannot), all at The Goodman Theater, Chicago. Thanks to Steve and Dale. Love to Sala and Mako


 

Laird Mackintosh Phantom of the opera Broadway Cast Update at theatregold.com  Laird Mackintosh – Monsieur Andre

Laird is thrilled to return to the role of “Monsieur Andre after having served as interim Phantom at The Majestic. Broadway: Jekyll & Hyde(John Utterson), Mary Poppins (Mr. Banks). The Stratford Festival: My One and Only (Billy Buck Chandler), Fuente Ovejuna (Leonelo), To Kill a Mockingbird (Boo Radley), South Pacific (Lieutenant Cable), Hello, Dolly! (Cornelius Hackl), Into the Woods (Rapunzel’s Prince), Anything Goes (Evelyn Oakleigh), My Fair Lady (Freddy). Other: Private Lives(Victor Prynne) at the Pittsburgh Public, The Phantom of the Opera(Raoul, also Phantom u/s) in Toronto, The Drowsy Chaperone (Robert Martin), White Christmas (Phil Davis), Arcadia (Septimus Hodge).


 

Michaele Mcconnell Phantom of the opera Broadway Cast Update at theatregold.comMichele McConnell – Carlotta Giudicelli

Also: Camelot (tour with Robert Goulet), NYGASP at City Center (Mabel,Pirates; Josephine, Pinafore), Beauty and the Beast (Montreal/Las Vegas), DiCapo Opera, Mobile Opera, Missouri Symphony, Skyline Theatre Company, San Diego Repertory, San Diego Chamber Orchestra, Totem Pole Playhouse, Sacramento Music Circus, Allenberry Playhouse, Peter Grey Terhune Presents. Original Broadway cast recording: Anna Karenina, and numerous recordings for Hal Leonard Publishing via Aireborn Recordings.


 

Rebecca Eichenberger Phantom of the opera Broadway Cast Update at theatregold.comRebecca Eichenberger – Madame Giry

comes to Phantom from An American in Paris on Broadway, where she originated the role of Olga. Other Broadway: Carlotta in The Phantom of the Opera, Evita, 1776, A Grand Night for Singing, The Frogs andCarousel, plus Dessa Rose at Lincoln Center. National tour: Ragtime(Mother, Helen Hayes nom.), Carousel (Nettie, Nicholas Hytner, dir.). Regional credits include The Light in the Piazza (Margaret, TheaterWorks), Grey Gardens (Little Edie, Portland Center Stage) and Sunday in the Park with George (Dot, Seattle Rep). TV: Law & Order, The Good Wife. Concert work includes Carnegie Hall and Royal Albert Hall, as well as numerous cast recordings.


 

John Easterlin Phantom of the opera Broadway Cast Update at theatregold.comJohn Easterlin – Ubaldo Piangi

A four-time Grammy Award recipient, John’s international opera credits include multiple productions with the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Opera National de Paris, Wiener Staatsoper, ROH Covent Garden, ENO, Teatro Real, Bolshoi and COC Toronto, in addition to the Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco, L.A., Seattle, Washington, Houston and Dallas Opera. Soloist with the Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra and ASO at Carnegie Hall, he created the role of Andy Warhol in Glass The Perfect American and Larry King in the U.S. premiere of Turnage’s Anna Nicole. Additional opera appearances: Glimmerglass, Ravinia, Spoleto, Saito Kinen, Merida festivals. This marks his Broadway debut.


 

Kara Klien Phantom of the opera Broadway Cast Update at theatregold.comKara Klein – Meg Giry

Kara Klein is thrilled to return to PHANTOM. She also previously spent two and a half years with the national tour. Other Broadway: Billy Elliot(Swing). Encores!: Bye, Bye Birdie. NSMT: Beauty & the Beast. She’s performed with the Radio City Christmas Spectacular for multiple seasons. Film: Mona Lisa Smile. TV: Food Network Sweet Genius, CMAs. Graduate of North Carolina School of the Arts.


 

Cast

Spanish Lady – Amy Justman
Ballet Chorus – Giselle O. Alvarez
Dance Captain/Ballet Swing – Polly Baird
Slave Master/Solo Dancer – Nicholas Cunningham
Slave Master/Solo Dancer – Kfir
Porter/Fireman – Andrew Drost
Princess Sara – Jean Ford
Madame Firmin – Kelly Jeanne Grant
Wardrobe Mistress/Confidante – Katharine Heaton
Innkeeper’s Wife – Heather Hill
Ballet Chorus – Jolina Javier
Monsieur Lefvre/Firechief – Kenneth Kantor
Swing – Ted Keegan
Swing  – Gina Lamparella
Ballet Swing – Courtney Kristen Liu
Ballet Chorus – Gianna Loungway
Swing – Scott Mikita
Swing – Greg Mills
Ballet Chorus – Aubrey Morgan
Jeweler – Nathan Patrick Morgan
Swing – Bronson Norris Murphy
Slave Master/Solo Dancer – Justin Peck
Joseph Buquet – Richard Poole
Ballet Chorus – Jessica Radetsky
Swing – Janet Saia
Ballet Chorus – Jessica Bishop
Ballet Chorus – Carly Blake Sebouhian
Marksman – Paul A. Schaefer
Passarino – Jeremy Stolle
Auctioneer/Don Attilio Carrington Vilmont
Monsieur Reyer/Hairdresser – Jim Weitzer



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