Loyacano begins her run as the new Christine alternate at the 2 PM performance Dec. 8. Loyacano succeeds Julie Hansen, who played her final performance Nov. 15. Jennifer Hope Wills continues as the main actress playing Christine Daae.
The Broadway company also features Howard McGillin (The Phantom), Tim Martin Gleason (Raoul), George Lee Andrews (Monsieur André; Andrews is the only cast member to have been with the Broadway production for the entire run), David Cryer (Monsieur Firmin), Marilyn Caskey (Madame Giry), Wayne Hobbs (Piangi) and Heather McFadden (Meg Giry).
Elizabeth Loyacano has also been seen on Broadway in The Woman in White, Oklahoma! and Dracula. Her other theatrical credits include Harmony, Titanic and Grease.
Directed by Harold Prince, The Phantom of the Opera is currently the longest-running show in Broadway history. The musical — based on the Gaston Leroux novel — is the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
Phantom currently plays Monday at 8 PM, Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday-Saturday at 8 PM with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM.
Tickets, priced $26.25-$111.25, are available by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting www.telecharge.com. The Majestic Theatre is located in Manhattan at 247 West 44th Street.
For more information go to www.thephantomoftheopera.com.