He also plays The Wizard in disguise as both the doorman and the tour guide in the Emerald City, as well as Professor Marvel, for whom a new song has been specially written, "The Wonders of the World," by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.
Crawford is best known musically for originating the title role of Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera both in the West End and on Broadway, and he has also played the title role in Barnum in the West End. Other starring roles in musicals include the original production of Lloyd Webber’s The Woman in White in the West End and Dance of the Vampires on Broadway. His film musicals include "Hello, Dolly!" He is best known on TV for his role as Frank Spencer in the sitcom "Some Mothers Do ‘Ave Em."
Crawford co-stars with Danielle Hope as Dorothy, Edward Baker-Duly as Tin Man, David Ganly as Lion, Paul Keating as Scarecrow, Emily Tierney as Glinda and Hannah Waddingham as the Wicked Witch of the West.
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum is directed by Jeremy Sams, choreographed by Arlene Phillips, with music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg, with additional music and lyrics by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, set and costumes designs by Robert Jones, and produced by Bill Kenwright and the Really Useful Group.
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