THE SCREENING ROOM: Happy Birthday, Michael Crawford (Video)

By Playbill Staff
January 19, 2013

Michael Crawford, who won a 1988 Tony Award for his performance in the title role of the long-running musical The Phantom of the Opera, celebrates his birthday Jan. 19. Here, Playbill.com takes a look back at his career with clips from Phantom and more.



Crawford has also been seen on Broadway in Black Comedy/White Lies and Dance of the Vampires. Visit his page at the Playbill Vault.

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The Phantom of the Opera's performance at the Tony Awards:

"O Holy Night":

"The Music of the Night":

"The Music of the Night" with Sarah Brightman:

Audio of Crawford singing "Bring Him Home" from Les Miz:

Crawford, Brightman and more at Phantom's 25th anniversary:

"Your Heart Will Lead You Home":

"Music of the Night" with Dale Kristien at the Inaugural Gala for George Bush:

"Tell Me On a Sunday":

Crawford's Tony acceptance speech:

"When I Fall in Love" and "Love Changes Everything" :

Crawford in The Wizard of Oz:

The cast of The Wizard of Oz on "Children in Need":

Highlights of Dance of the Vampires:

Crawford singing "The Lion King Medley":