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Footage of Norm Lewis in Phantom

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disneybroadwayfan22
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joined:2/10/13
Footage of Norm Lewis in Phantom
Posted: 8/20/14 at 04:42pm
EW has posted a video of Norm Lewis, singing Music of the Night


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Broadway Shows: Phantom of the Opera (January 2011), Mary Poppins (January 2011), Anything Goes (August 2011, W/ Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, and Laura Osnes), The Lion King (August 2011), Godspell (June 2012, W/ Corbin Bleu), Matilda the Musical (Original Broadway Cast, May 2013), Newsies (May 2013), Cinderella (W/ Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher, May 2014), and Aladdin (OBC, May 2014). Pre-Broadway: If/Then (November 2013/World Premiere, W/ Idina Menzel, LaChanze, and Anthony Rapp). National Tours: Wicked (October 2012), Beauty & the Beast (January 2013), & Jersey Boys (November 2013)

Met Idina Menzel & Sierra Boggess (November 2013)
Updated On: 8/20/14 at 04:42 PM
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Sutton Ross
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joined:7/20/13
Footage of Norm Lewis in Phantom
Posted: 8/20/14 at 05:19pm
OMG, thank you. He sounds perfect.
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Wickedmonkey332
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joined:5/2/13
Footage of Norm Lewis in Phantom
Posted: 8/20/14 at 08:16pm
Sooooooo good. I'm so glad I got to see him live.
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MadAboutTheBoy
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joined:12/29/10
Footage of Norm Lewis in Phantom
Posted: 8/21/14 at 02:20pm
Wow, his performance is amazing.

It's interesting how casting an African American performer in this role introduces an additional subtext to the narrative. It would be an interesting discussion.
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themysteriousgrowl
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joined:11/10/10
Footage of Norm Lewis in Phantom
Posted: 8/21/14 at 03:07pm

This is a perfect role for Norm Lewis. All he has to do is sound great.
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DottieD'Luscia
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joined:7/23/03
Footage of Norm Lewis in Phantom
Posted: 8/21/14 at 04:22pm
I came up from DC to see the show on Tuesday. Norm was absolutely wonderful, as was Sierra Boggess. After 26+ years, the show is in great shape.
Hey Dottie! Did your colleagues enjoy the cake even though your cat decided to sit on it? ~GuyfromGermany
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Stand-by
joined:5/2/08
Footage of Norm Lewis in Phantom
Posted: 8/21/14 at 04:30pm
Wow
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Sutton Ross
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joined:7/20/13
Footage of Norm Lewis in Phantom
Posted: 8/21/14 at 04:33pm
Hi Dottie, may I ask where your seats were? I haven't seen Phantom since I was 10, but I see everything Mr. Lewis performs in, so I'm trying to figure out what seats are good, since I know nothing about that theater. Thanks for any advice!
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DottieD'Luscia
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joined:7/23/03
Footage of Norm Lewis in Phantom
Posted: 8/21/14 at 04:42pm
SuttonRoss, I was in the 2nd row of the front mezzanine. I must add that the audience was very well behaved, attentive and enthusiastic in their applause throughout the performance (unlike the horrendous audience I experienced at Aladdin last night).
Hey Dottie! Did your colleagues enjoy the cake even though your cat decided to sit on it? ~GuyfromGermany
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Sutton Ross
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joined:7/20/13
Footage of Norm Lewis in Phantom
Posted: 8/21/14 at 05:00pm
Was the view good? Yeah, that is my greatest concern, I've heard audiences are especially horrible at Phantom. The audience at Aladdin is why I haven't gone yet, despite loving James in Memphis and wanting to support his work. I think I'll go when the school year starts up again!
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DottieD'Luscia
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joined:7/23/03
Footage of Norm Lewis in Phantom
Posted: 8/21/14 at 05:10pm
The view from the front mezzanine was excellent. From what I've read here, I was anticipating a bad audience at Phantom, that's why I was pleasantly surprised to find the exact opposite. I think the best time to see Aladdin is in early January!
Hey Dottie! Did your colleagues enjoy the cake even though your cat decided to sit on it? ~GuyfromGermany
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Sutton Ross
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joined:7/20/13
Footage of Norm Lewis in Phantom
Posted: 8/21/14 at 05:19pm
Why was the audience awful?
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DottieD'Luscia
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joined:7/23/03
Footage of Norm Lewis in Phantom
Posted: 8/21/14 at 05:45pm
Let's see crying children, annoying school group behind me, girl behind me chomping on popcorn the entire performance, people behaving as if they were in their living room. It was like the audience had collective ADD.

Hey Dottie! Did your colleagues enjoy the cake even though your cat decided to sit on it? ~GuyfromGermany
Updated On: 8/21/14 at 05:45 PM
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Sutton Ross
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joined:7/20/13
Footage of Norm Lewis in Phantom
Posted: 8/21/14 at 05:57pm
Aren't inconsiderate dickbags the worst? I'm so sorry you had to deal with that!
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Musical Master
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joined:4/28/13
Footage of Norm Lewis in Phantom
Posted: 8/21/14 at 06:35pm
Wow, Norm sounds amazing.
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ChairinMain
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joined:4/2/07
Footage of Norm Lewis in Phantom
Posted: 8/22/14 at 12:23am
I'm going to be honest, this is almost enough to make me want to go see the show again, which is a thought I haven't had in over a decade.
wonkit
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joined:9/30/08
Footage of Norm Lewis in Phantom
Posted: 8/25/14 at 06:05pm
Would someone be kind enough to remind me which performances Lewis does not do?