Photo Flash: First Look at Chris Mann and Katie Travis in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Tour
With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber's new version of PHANTOM, one of the most successful musicals of all-time, is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52 and is making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America.
Mann joined the company as 'The Phantom' on November 25 at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He stars with Katie Travis as 'Christine Daaé,' Storm Lineberger as 'Raoul' and Anne Kanengeiser as 'Madame Giry.' David Benoit returns to the role of 'Monsieur Firmin' and Morgan Cowling assumes the role of 'Meg Giry.' Jacquelynne Fontaine plays 'Carlotta Giudicelli,' with Edward Staudenmayer as 'Monsieur André' and Frank Viveros as 'Ubaldo Piangi.'
Recording artist Chris Mann had his breakout turn on NBC's "The Voice." In 2012, he released his debut solo album "Roads" and followed with his PBS Concert "Chris Mann In Concert: A Mann For All Seasons." Katie Travis has performed principal roles at The MUNY (LES MISERABLES, Cosette), Fireside Theater, Liederkranz Opera Theater and was a 2014 winner of the Lys Symonette Award (Lotte Lenya Competition).
This new production of The Phantom of the Opera is directed by Laurence Connor (the 25th Anniversary production of LES MISERABLES now on Broadway) with choreography by Scott Ambler, set design by Paul Brown, Tony Award-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award-winner Paule Constable, sound design by Mick Potter and musical supervision by John Rigby. The production is overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh. The Phantom of the Opera has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; lyrics are by Charles Hart (with additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe) and the book is by Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Orchestrations are by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber.