Lee steps into the title role of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, succeeding Derrick Davis, who concluded his run December 17.
The actor joins current cast members Eva Tavares as Christine Daaé, Jordan Craig as Raoul, Trista Moldovan as Carlotta Giudicelli, David Benoit as Monsieur Firmin, Edward Staudenmayer as Monsieur André, Kristie Dale Sanders as Madame Giry, Phumzile Sojola as Ubaldo Piangi, and Emily Ramirez as Meg Giry.
The ensemble is comprised of Adam Bashian, Stephen Mitchell Brown, Daniella Dalli, Dan Debenport, Mark Emerson, Jordan Ensign, David Foley, Jr., Emma Grimsley, Edward Juvier, Ted Keener, Jay Lusteck, Adryan Moorefield, Sarah Mossman, Constantine Pappas, Lily Rose Peck, Herb Porter, Adam Rogers, Travis Taylor, Carmen Vass, Jessica Wagner, Victor Wallace, Marguerite Willbanks, and Blake Zelesnikar.
The Corps de Ballet includes McKenna Birmingham, Sarah DeBiase, Daniela Filippone, Jordan Lombardi, Kate Anne Mueller, Danielle Reinstein, and Ally Taylor Sacks.
In an earlier statement about the tour, composer Lloyd Weber said, “It’s wonderful to have a new production of Phantom touring America now that the show has celebrated 29 years on Broadway. Director Laurence Connor has done an amazing job and this production has received huge critical acclaim in the U.K.”
The Broadway production will celebrate its 30th anniversary in January.
(Updated December 19, 2017)