Phantom of The Opera – Cast Changes

The Phantom of The Opera is one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash-hit musicals, and is “resident” at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London’s West End. In 2016 Phantom will celebrate its 30th birthday at Her Majesty’s Theatre.

The current cast includes Ben Forster as The Phantom. Ben appeared on the West End stage first at 18 years old in La Cava. Since then he has performed in a range of shows including Grease, both in London and on an international tour. He was a member of the original cast of All You Need is Love and Thriller Live.  More recently, in 2012, Ben received even more fame when he won the TV talent search show “Superstar” when Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber was searching for “Jesus” in  the musical Jesus Christ Superstar. In addition to his successes on the theatre stage he has also released 2 musical albums to establish himself as a successful recording artist.

Dutch actress Celinde Schoenmaker as Christine Daae. Celinde appeared in Oliver, Annie & Pinocchio as a child actress.  In 2013 Celinde debuted in Les Mis as Fantine and then went on to play the role of Jennifer Cavalleri in a Dutch production of Love Story. Celinde joined the cast of Phantom in September last year.

Nadim Naaman as Raoul. Nadim is a  Half-Lebanese actor/singer/writer. Nadim’s previous West End credits include Sweeney Todd, One Man, Two Guvnors and The Sound of Music. More recently seen in Titanic, A Little Night Music and Chess; and now in The Phantom Of The Opera. His debut album was released in 2013 called ‘We All Want The Same’.

From Monday 5th September they will be joined by Sion Lloyd as Monsieur Firmin; Mark Oxtoby as Monsieur Andre; Daisy Hulbert as Ballet Girl & 1st cover Meg Giry.

Sion is currently appearing in Titanic at the Charing Cross Theatre, but this show closes this weekend – 13th August 2016.

Mark was previously in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Paul Ettore Tabone as Piangi. Paul has won the prestigious “Most Promising Voice for Music Theatre” award both in 2007 & 2009 and has also shared the stage with artists such as Rhonda Burchmore, Kate Cebrano, Guy Sebastian, Mercury Five, James Morrison and David Campbell and was a lead vocalist in the Queensland premiere of Jeff Wayne’s “War of the Worlds”;

Megal Llewellyn (Carlotta) and Jacinta Mulcahy (Madame Giry) will continue in their existing roles.

Book your tickets to see the existing cast, or the new one, at our Phantom of the Opera page.

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