Derrick Davis Returns to Leading Role in PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Tour
Derrick Davis will return to the new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA as the man behind the mask, 'The Phantom,' beginning June 6 in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre through the final national tour engagement in Toronto, Ontario at the Princess of Wales Theatre.
The new production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is currently playing a return engagement in Cleveland, OH, at the Playhouse Square through April 20. The tour will run through 2019 and the beginning of 2020 with its final engagements playing in Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre December 18, 2019 - January 5, 2020 and in Toronto at the Princess of Wales January 8-February 2, 2020. Upon its final performance, this tour of PHANTOM will have performed for over six years, in 85 cities, and the chandelier will have made its iconic fall 2,450 times over the heads of more than 4.5 million people.
For the remaining tour dates, more information on the production, a video sneak peek and tickets, please visit www.ThePhantomOfTheOpera.com/USTour
Davis covered the role of 'Billy Bigelow' in the Broadway production of Carousel, created the role of 'Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.' in Douglas Tappin's new work I Dream at Opera Carolina's Knight Theater, starred as 'The Phantom' in the National Tour of the spectacular new production of The Phantom of the Opera, starred as 'Mufasa' in the National Tour of Disney's The Lion King, covered both 'Scar' and 'Mufasa' in The Lion King on Broadway, and starred as 'Curtis Taylor Jr.' in Dreamgirls in Dallas Theater Center's Tony Award-winning season. His concert career includes sold-out performances as a soloist of Rodgers and Hammerstein's works with the Las Vegas Philharmonic as well as several solo concerts in New York City featuring his original works and holiday favorites.
Mr. Davis joins current cast members Eva Tavares as 'Christine Daaé,' Jordan Craig as 'Raoul,' Trista Moldovan as 'Carlotta Giudicelli,' David Benoit as 'Monsieur Firmin,' Rob Lindley as 'Monsieur André,' Susan Moniz as 'Madame Giry,' Phumzile Sojola as 'Ubaldo Piangi' andSarahGrace Mariani as 'Meg Giry.'
The Ensemble includes Stephen Mitchell Brown, Daniella Dalli, Kaitlyn Davis, Dan Debenport, Patrick Dunn, Mark Emerson, David Foley, Jr., Emma Grimsley, Siri Howard, Edward Juvier, Michael Maliakel, Kathryn McCreary, Adryan Moorefield, Shane Ohmer, Quinto Ott, Lily Rose Peck, Herb Porter, Nicholas Ranauro, Travis Taylor, Stephen Tewksbury, Carmen Vass, Victor Wallace, Micki Weiner and Marguerite Willbanks. The Corps de Ballet includes McKenna Birmingham, Daniela Filippone, Charlotte Hovey, Jordan Lombardi, Austin Sora and Tara Sweeney.
With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM, one of the most successful musicals of all-time, is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America.
Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy
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