FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CAST REVEALED FOR
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
IN A SPECTACULAR NEW PRODUCTION BY
PITTSBURGH’S TRIUMPHANT RETURN ENGAGEMENT COMES TO THE
BENEDUM CENTER | FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 3, 2019
PITTSBURGH—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 Pittsburgh at the Benedum Center, 237 7th Street, February 20 to March 3, 2019. 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. This event is a season special part of the 2018-2019 PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series, presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, and Broadway Across America.
starting at $36 for select performance) are on sale now and available at the following official Pittsburgh Cultural Trust ticket sources: online at , by calling Guest Services at 412-456-4800, or in person at Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue. For groups of 10+ call 412-471-6930, online at or in person at Theater Square Box Office.
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Quentin Oliver Lee will portray the man behind the mask, ‘The Phantom,’ with Eva Tavares 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.’
Quentin Oliver Lee has been seen on Broadway in Prince of Broadway as well as the national tour of Porgy and Bess. His regional and opera credits include Festival of The Lion King (Scar), Encores! Golden Apple, La Bohème, Carmen and Gianni Schicchi.
Eva Tavares hails from Vancouver, BC and trained at the UBC Opera Program and the Banff/Citadel Theatre Professional Training Program. Credits include the world premiere of Sousatzka, West Side Story and A Little Night Music.
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 10,000th performance 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, Daniella Dalli, Kaitlyn Davis, Dan Debenport, Patrick Dunn, Mark Emerson, Emma Grimsley, Siri Howard, Robert Anthony Jones, Edward Juvier, Michael Maliakel, Kathryn McCreary, Adryan Moorefield, Shane Ohmer, Constantine Pappas, Lily Rose Peck, Herb Porter, Nicholas Ranauro, Travis Taylor, Stephen Tewksbury, 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.
Andrew Lloyd Webber said, “Having received great critical acclaim in the U.K. and North America, I am really pleased that Laurence Connor’s new production of PHANTOM will continue to tour the U.S. playing in tandem with the Broadway production which just celebrated 31 years at the Majestic Theatre.”
Cameron Mackintosh said, “With PHANTOM still the reigning champion as the longest-running production on Broadway after 31 phenomenal years, with no end in sight, I’m delighted that this spectacular new production of PHANTOM has been as well-received in the U.S. as the brilliant original and has already been seen by over 4.5 million people across North America since it opened in November 2013. With an exciting new design and staging, retaining Maria Björnson’s amazing costumes, the new PHANTOM is thrilling audiences and critics alike all over again. With the production continuing to be such a success, we are delighted to welcome our exciting new stars to keep the music of the night soaring for many years to come.”
PHANTOM IS AN ENORMOUS HIT ALL OVER AGAIN!
“Powerful, gorgeous…and better than ever.” -The Philadelphia Inquirer
“Extraordinarily opulent. This PHANTOM’S storytelling and relationships have an electrifying tension.” -Chicago Sun-Times
“An intense and spectacular new production with a stunning new design, fresh drama and added momentum.” -Sunday Express (U.K.)
“Take a deep breath and prepare to be dazzled; this kind of gorgeous escapism is exactly what audiences need.” -The Scotsman (U.K.)
“This PHANTOM is for a new generation.” -Roy Leonard, Chicago Now
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 that played London’s West End and Broadway and is now on a tour across North America; and also directed the stage version of the movie School of Rock now playing 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.
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