Photo Flash: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA National Tour Launches at PPAC; Inside the Party with Cameron Mackintosh & Cast!
Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group present their spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, which launched a major North American Tour in Providence, R.I. at the Providence Performing Arts Center. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM, the most successful musical of all-time, is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America. Below, check out a look back at the launch festivities with the cast and crew at the Grand Ballroom of The Biltmore Hotel!
Mark Campbell portrays the man behind the mask, 'The Phantom,' with Julia Udine as 'Christine Daaé,' Ben Jacobyas 'Raoul,' Jacquelynne Fontaine as 'Carlotta Giudicelli,' Craig Bennett as 'Monsieur Firmin,' Edward Staudenmayer as 'Monsieur André,' Linda Balgord as 'Madame Giry,' Frank Viveros as 'Ubaldo Piangi' and Hannah Florence as 'Meg Giry'.
The Ensemble includes Adam Bashian, Nick Cartell, Dan Debenport, Amy Decker, Mark Emerson,Cooper Grodin, Michael Thomas Holmes, Celia Hottenstein, Christopher Howard, Merritt David Janes,Amy Justman, Edward Juvier, Dustin Layton, Luke Lazzaro, Jay Lusteck, Katie McCreary, Grace Morgan, Christy Morton, Quinto Ott, Eric Ruiz and Marguerite Willbanks. The Corps de Ballet includes Morgan Cowling, Anjelica Bette Fellini, Ramona Kelley, Abigail Mentzer, Lily Rose Peck, Tara Sweeney and Micki Weiner.
For more information on the production, visit www.ThePhantomOfTheOpera.com.
Photos by Corey Martineau
1. The Biltmore Hotel
Trinity Wheeler (Supervisory Production Stage Manager) and Seth Sklar-Heyn (Associate Director)
Craig Bennett (Monsieur Firmin) and Edward Staudenmayer (Monsieur Andre)
Laurence Connor (Director) and Cameron Mackintosh (Producer)
Ben Jacoby (Raoul), Julia Udine (Christine Daae), Mark Campbell (The Phantom) and Cameron Mackintosh
Julia Udine (Christine Daae), Mark Campbell (The Phantom) and Laurence Connor (Director)
Laurence Connor (Director), John Rigby (Musical Supervisor) and Scott Ambler (Choreographer)
Linda Balgord (Madame Giry)
Linda Balgord (Madame Giry) and Hannah Florence (Meg Giry)
Christopher M Howard (Assistant Dance Captain/Swing), Scott Ambler (Choreographer), Tara Sweeney (Dance Captain/Swing)
Hannah Florence (Meg Giry), Julia Udine (Christine DaaÃ©) and Jacquelynne Fontaine (Carlotta Guidicelli)
12. Michael Thomas Holmes (Monsieur Reyer)
Marguerite Willbanks (Swing), Jacquelynne Fontaine (Carlotta Guidicelli), Christy Morton (Wardrobe Mistress/Ensemble), Hannah Florence (Meg Giry)
Quinto Ott (Don Atillio) and Jacquelynne Fontaine (Carlotta Guidicelli)
15. Amy Justman (Madame Firmin/Princess (Hannibal)/Confidante (Il Muto))
Kelley (Corps de Ballet), Abigail Mentzer (Corps de Ballet), Julia Udine (Christine Daae)
Stephanie C. Halbedel (Production Assistant), Eric Sprosty (Production Stage Manager), Heather Chockley (Stage Manager), Nicole Olson (Assistant Stage Manager), Michael Morales (Assistant Stage Manager), Sarah Helgesen (Production Assistant)
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