Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh have announced the cast for the return of The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre in the West End.
Lead casting includes Olivier Award-nominee Killian Donnelly as The Phantom, Lucy St Louis as Christine Daaé and Rhys Whitfield as Raoul. Performances are set to begin 27 July, currently booking until 13 February 2022.
Further casting includes Saori Oda as Carlotta Giudicelli, Matt Harrop as Monsieur Firmin, Adam Linstead as Monsieur André, Greg Castiglioni as Ubaldo Piangi, Francesca Ellis as Madame Giry and Ellie Young as Meg Giry. At certain performances the role of Christine Daaé will be played by Holly-Anne Hull.
They are joined by Leeroy Boone, Corina Clark, Edward Court, Lily De-La-Haye, Hywel Dowsell, Jemal Felix, Erin Flaherty, James Gant, Eilish Harmon-Beglan, Yukina Hasebe, Olivia Holland-Rose, Grace Hume, James Hume, Donald Craig Manuel, Jonathan Milton, Janet Mooney, Tim Morgan, Beatrice Penny-Toure, Michael Robert-Lowe, Nikki Skinner, Tim Southgate, Ashley Stillburn, Manon Taris, Anouk Van Laake, Skye Weiss, Simon Whitaker and Karen Wilkinson.
Andrew Lloyd Webber said today, “I am thrilled to announce our first entirely new cast for The Phantom of the Opera in London in over 35 years. This cast includes some wonderful performers with whom I have worked in the past, such as Killian and Rhys as well as the hugely exciting Lucy St Louis in the role of Christine Daaé. Lucy first sang for me in between lockdowns one and two and I was utterly bewitched. I am also very proud to welcome Beatrice Penny-Toure, Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Arts Ed scholarship graduate, to the Phantom family in her first professional role.”
Lucy St Louis starred as Diana Ross in the West End production of Motown the Musical at the Shaftesbury Theatre. Further credits include Beautiful – The Carole King Musical at the Aldwych Theatre and The Book of Mormon.
Rhys Whitfield most recently played the role of Raoul in the national tour of The Phantom of the Opera. He has also appeared in Summer and Smoke at the Duke of York’s Theatre and in Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.
Killian Donnelly was most recently seen as The Phantom in the UK tour of The Phantom of the Opera, as well as the sell-out UK and Ireland Tour of Les Misérables.
The Phantom of the Opera is produced by Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group Ltd, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Charles Hart and additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe, book by Stilgoe and Lloyd Webber, based on the novel Le Fantôme de l’Opera by Gaston Leroux.
There are orchestrations by David Cullen and Lloyd Webber, with musical supervision by Simon Lee, production design by Maria Björnson, set design is adapted by Matt Kinley with associate costume design by Jill Parker, lighting by Andrew Bridge, with associate lighting design by Warren Letton, sound by Mick Potter.
The musical staging and choreography is by Gillian Lynne, recreated and adapted by Chrissie Cartwright. Originally directed by Harold Prince, this production is directed by Seth Sklar-Heyn.
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