PLAYBILL POLL: Who Is Your Favorite Phantom of The Opera? Readers Respond
11 May 2014
On May 12 Tony nominee Norm Lewis steps into the title role of The Phantom of the Opera, marking the first time an African-American actor has played the role on Broadway. In celebration of this milestone, we wondered: What other actors have given standout performances as The Phantom of the Opera?
Playbill.com polled our readers via Facebook and Twitter. Their responses follow:
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.