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Toronto: Cast revealed for “The Phantom of the Opera” playing January 8-February 2, 2020
Friday, December 13, 2019
Casting has been announced for Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA for its highly anticipated return to Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre for a strictly limited engagement, January 8 - February 2, 2020. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America. To purchase tickets, visit www.mirvish.com, call 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333.
Ticket buyers are reminded that Mirvish Productions and Ticket King are the only official retail ticket outlets for all performances. Be wary of purchasing them from any other source as the tickets may be fraudulent.
For more information on the production and a video sneak peek, please visit ustour.thephantomoftheopera.com.
Derrick Davis will portray the man behind the mask, ‘The Phantom,’ with Emma Grimsley as ‘Christine Daaé, Jordan Craig as ‘Raoul,’ Trista Moldovan as ‘Carlotta Giudicelli,’ David Benoit as ‘Monsieur Firmin,’ Rob Lindley as ‘Monsieur André,’ Susan Moniz as ‘Madame Giry,’ Phumzile Sojola as ‘Ubaldo Piangi’ and SarahGrace Mariani as ‘Meg Giry.’
Derrick Davis covered the role of ‘Billy Bigelow’ in the Broadway production of Carousel, created the role of ‘Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’ in Douglas Tappin’s new work I Dream at Opera Carolina’s Knight Theater, starred as ‘The Phantom’ in the National Tour of the spectacular new production of The Phantom of the Opera, starred as ‘Mufasa’ in the National Tour of Disney’s The Lion King, covered both ‘Scar’ and ‘Mufasa’ in The Lion Kingon Broadway, and starred as ‘Curtis Taylor Jr.’ in Dreamgirls in Dallas Theater Center’s Tony Award-winning season. His concert career includes sold-out performances as a soloist of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s works with the Las Vegas Philharmonic as well as several solo concerts in New York City featuring his original works and holiday favorites.
Emma Grimsley made her National Tour debut with The Phantom of the Opera and assumes the role of ‘Christine Daaé’ after understudying the role on tour for the last 2 years. Regional credits include: Sweeney Todd (Johanna), Glory Denied (Young Alyce), Candide (Cunegonde), Die Zauberflöte (Papagena). Off-Broadway: ¡Figaro! (90210), The Secret Garden.
Jordan Craig has performed at the Houston Grand Opera (Billy Bud, Tosca, Carmen) as well as the Alliance Theater, Geva Theatre Centre, Actor’s Express and Atlantic Lyric Theatre.
Trista Moldovan played the role of ‘Christine Daaé’ in the Brilliant Original Production’s historic 10,000thperformance on Broadway. She has also been seen on national tour in White Christmas, Bridges of Madison County and The Phantom of the Opera.
David Benoit’s Broadway and National Tour credits include Jekyll & Hyde, Avenue Q, Les Misérables, Dance of the Vampires, Young Frankenstein and All Shook Up.
Rob Lindley is a Jefferson Award winner who has performed in the Chicago productions of Fun Home, The Tempermentals, Funnyman, Candide and more. He has also been seen at Long Wharf, Asolo Rep, Shakespeare Theatre in DC and directed the off-Broadway and national tour production of 50 Shades!.
Susan Moniz’s credits include Grease on Broadway (Sandy/Rizzo), 1st National Tour of Fun Home (Helen), Follies (Sally, Chicago Shakespeare), world premieres of October Sky (Elsie) and Peggy Sue Got Married(Peggy), Kismet (Joseph Jefferson Award). TV: “Chicago PD,” A&E’s “Romance, Romance.”
Phumzile Sojola has been seen on Broadway in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Lord Pinkleton – original cast) and The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess (Peter).
SarahGrace Mariani has been seen in An American in Paris (Ogunquit Playhouse), Had She Never Asked Me(Dance Film) and New York Theatre Barn.
The Ensemble includes Adam Bashian, Stephen Mitchell Brown, Jenna Burns, Daniella Dalli, Kaitlyn Davis, Dan Debenport, David Foley, Jr., Siri Howard, Edward Juvier, Michael Maliakel, Kathryn McCreary, Adryan Moorefield, Shane Ohmer, Quinto Ott, Lily Rose Peck, Herb Porter, Nicholas Ranauro, Stephen Tewksbury, Travis Taylor, Carmen Vass, Victor Wallace, Micki Weiner and Marguerite Willbanks. The Corps de Ballet includes McKenna Birmingham, Daniela Filippone, Charlotte Hovey, Jordan Lombardi, Austin Sora and Tara Sweeney.
Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is presented by Cameron Mackintosh, The Really Useful Group, and NETworks Presentations. Directed by Laurence Connor (who co-directed the new production of Les Misérables that is back on tour across North America after a hugely successful revival on Broadway, directed the award-winning new production of Miss Saigon now playing on Broadway at the Broadway Theatre and beginning its national tour in 2018, and also directed the stage version of the movie School of Rock now playing on Broadway, in London’s West End, and on North American Tour), with choreography by Scott Ambler, set design by Paul Brown, Tony Award®-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Paule Constable, sound design by Mick Potter, and musical supervision by John Rigby. The production is overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA: music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; lyrics by Charles Hart (with additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe); book by Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber; orchestrations by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Based on the classic novel Le Fantôme de L’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it. He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command.
Cameron Mackintosh’s brilliant original production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA continues performances at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London and in its recording-breaking run at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway and many other cities around the world.
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
January 8 - February 2, 2020
The Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St. West, Toronto
Tickets available online at www.mirvish.com
Performances: Tuesday - Saturday at 8:00 PM; Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM,
Added Thursday matinee on January 9 at 1:30 PM
Wednesday matinees on January 15, 22, and 29 at 1:30 PM
Added Sunday evening performance January 12 at 8:00 PM
For further information visit:
Official show site: www.thephantomoftheopera.com