The national tour of The Phantom of the Opera will welcome a new Christine Daaé when the production arrives in Honolulu, Hawaii, in August. Cast member Emma Grimsley, who has understudied the role for the past two years on tour, will assume the role full-time beginning August 7.
Grimsley will join Derrick Davis as The Phantom and Jordan Craig as Raoul, as well as principal cast members 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.
Directed by Laurence Connor, the newly imagined tour has played over 85 cities since its launch in 2013. The tour will play its final engagement in Toronto at the Princess of Wales January 8–February 2, 2020. The original Harold Prince staging of the musical continues its record-breaking run at Broadway's Majestic Theatre and London's Her Majesty's Theatre.
The Phantom ensemble includes Stephen Mitchell Brown, Jenna Burns, Daniella Dalli, Kaitlyn Davis, Dan Debenport, Patrick Dunn, Mark Emerson, David Foley, Jr., Emma Grimsley, Siri Howard, Edward Juvier, Michael Maliakel, Kathryn McCreary, Adryan Moorefield, Shane Ohmer, Quinto Ott, 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.