London’s The Phantom of the Opera Welcomes New Title Player September 3

London News   London’s The Phantom of the Opera Welcomes New Title Player September 3
Tim Howar joins the West End production as it heads into its 33rd year at Her Majesty's Theatre.
Tim Howar
Tim Howar

The London production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh's The Phantom of the Opera, which is heading into its 33rd year, welcomes Tim Howar in the title role beginning September 3 at Her Majesty's Theatre.

Howar, recently seen as Freddie in Chess at the London Coliseum, is currently scheduled to play through December 8. His previous stage credits include Rock of Ages, Tonight's the Night, and On the Town in the West End, as well as Roger in the Broadway production of Rent.

Also joining the cast September 3 are Kimberly Blake (Aspects of Love, Half a Sixpence, Chess) as Carlotta Giudicelli and Ross Dawes (The Rink, Girl from the North Country, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) as Monsieur Firmin.

Continuing in the Harold Prince-helmed staging are Kelly Mathieson as Christine Daaé, Jeremy Taylor as Raoul, Amy Manford as the alternate Christine Daaé, Mark Oxtoby as Monsieur Andre, Jacinta Mulcahy as Madame Giry, Paul Ettore Tabone as Ubaldo Piangi, Georgia Ware as Meg Giry, and Scott Davies as the standby Phantom.


Mackintosh said in an earlier statement, “Tim Howar’s exciting vocal take on the iconic score of the Phantom brings a contemporary fresh approach to this legendary role which blew us away at his audition.”

The cast is completed by Matthew Barrow, Matt Bateman, James Bisp, James Butcher, Bridget Costello, Sophie Cottrill, Hadrian Delacey, Morven Douglas, Paul Erbs, Hannah Grace, Philip Griffiths, Katy Hanna, Hettie Hobbs, Grace Horne, Lily Howes, Ellen Jackson, Adam Robert Lewis, Kris Manuel, Tim Morgan, Danielle Pullum, Rebecca Ridout, Anna Shircliff, Emily Smith, Rachel Spurrell, John Stacey, Andrei Teodor Iliescu, Claire Tilling, Victoria Ward, and Danny Whitehead.

(Updated September 3, 2018)

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