Actress Makes Broadway Debut as Phantom's New Christine Tonight | Playbill

News Actress Makes Broadway Debut as Phantom's New Christine Tonight Julia Udine, who starred as Christine in the new national tour of The Phantom of the Opera, makes her Broadway debut in the original staging of that Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Dec. 15 at the Majestic Theatre.

Julie Udine
Julie Udine

Udine joins current Phantom leading man, Tony Award nominee Norm Lewis, who takes on the starring role. Also joining the cast is Linda Balgord (Passion, Aspects of Love, Sunset Boulevard), who takes over as Madame Giry, a role she played in the new national tour.

They respectively replace Mary Michael Patterson and Ellen Harvey, who exited the production Dec. 13.

Lewis extended his contract with Phantom through Feb. 7, 2015.

The cast of Phantom also includes Jeremy Hays (Raoul), Laird Mackintosh (Monsieur André), Tim Jerome (Monsieur Firmin), Michele McConnell (Carlotta), Christian Šebek (Piangi), Kara Klein (Meg Giry) and Kaley Ann Voorhees (Christine alternate).

The Phantom of the Opera is produced by Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group, has music by Lloyd Webber and is directed by Harold Prince. Lyrics are by Charles Hart (with additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe), and the book is by Stilgoe and Lloyd Webber.

It has production design by the late Maria Björnson, lighting by Andrew Bridge and sound design by Mick Potter with original sound by Martin Levan. Musical staging and choreography are by Gillian Lynne. Orchestrations are by David Cullen and Lloyd Webber.

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