PHOTO CALL: Phantom, As Healthy as Ever, Enters Its 17th Year on Broadway

News   PHOTO CALL: Phantom, As Healthy as Ever, Enters Its 17th Year on Broadway The Phantom of the Opera, perhaps one of the most popular and well-known musicals ever written, celebrated the 17th year of its triumphant Broadway run on Jan. 26.
From Top: Hugh Panaro and Julie Hanson; Michael Shawn Lewis
From Top: Hugh Panaro and Julie Hanson; Michael Shawn Lewis

At left, current Phantom and Christine, Hugh Panaro and Julie Hanson, as well as actor Michael Shawn Lewis (who filled in as Raoul for a sick John Cudia), celebrate the show's milestone at the Azalea restaurant on West 51st Street in New York City's midtown. Below, Panaro leads the cast in its curtain call before heading to the party.

Photos are by Aubrey Reuben


Hugh Panaro leads the cast of <i>The Phantom of the Opera</i> during the curtain call of its 7,089th performance
Hugh Panaro leads the cast of The Phantom of the Opera during the curtain call of its 7,089th performance