PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: A Day With Phantom of the Opera's Alternate (Soon-to-Be Principal) "Christine Daaé," Samantha Hill
13 Feb 2013
Samantha Hill is making her Broadway debut as the Alternate Christine in The Phantom of the Opera, playing the lead role two shows a week. Hill, who will replace Sierra Boggess as the principal leading lady in March, shares a day at the Majestic Theatre with Playbill.com.
Armed with her own camera and a keen photographic eye, Hill invites readers to join her as she takes center stage for the matinee performance of Phantom then returns to lend moral support to her castmates and snap backstage photos at the evening show.
Final make-up touches. Hugh Panaro always yells at me if I come visit him without my lips. He says I look like the corpse bride because my eyes are so dark. This from the man in scary Phantom makeup.
Photo by Samantha Hill
A native of Winnipeg, Hill's Canadian theatre credits include August: Osage County (Jean), The Light in the Piazza (Clara), Spring Awakening (Wendla), Nine (Carla), Cats (Rumpleteaser), Annie (Lily St. Regis), Chicago (Hunyak) and Beauty and the Beast (Belle).
Sierra Boggess will conclude her limited engagement as Christine March 2 and Hill will assume the role beginning the week of March 4. Marni Raab will return as the Christine alternate.
Set in the magical world of La Belle Epoque Paris, where fashion, glamour, and passion prevail, Lerner and Loewe's celebrated musical is a romantic comedy about one young woman's journey to find her true self... and her true love.