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Hugh or Howard?

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Hugh or Howard?#0
Posted: 2/24/06 at 1:18pm
ok whoever has seen both, which Phantom did you like best? hugh panaro or howard mcgillin?
tell me more, tell me more...how much dough did he spend?
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re: Hugh or Howard?#1
Posted: 2/24/06 at 2:49pm
As much as I love Hugh, he is such a sweetheart, Howard plays a more emotional Phantom. Personally I think Howard is a bit stronger but Hugh is very good too!
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re: Hugh or Howard?#2
Posted: 2/24/06 at 2:55pm
Benson was the best.
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re: Hugh or Howard?#3
Posted: 2/24/06 at 4:12pm
Howard McGillin is absolutley the best. He is much more powerful and dramatic on stage compared t ote others i've seen.
His voice is phenominal
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re: Hugh or Howard?#4
Posted: 2/24/06 at 4:26pm
Howard was incredible when I saw him. Had he not been so great, I don't think I would've liked the show as much, since Sanda Joseph was, well...bad.

But, yeah, I love Howard. His "All I Ask of You (Reprise)" made me cry. re: Hugh or Howard?
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re: Hugh or Howard?#5
Posted: 2/24/06 at 4:44pm
Sandra Joseph I thought was also phenominal. She is amazing!
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re: Hugh or Howard?#6
Posted: 2/24/06 at 4:59pm
yeh i thought she was good.....and howard mcgillin! wot was rong with her as christine? shes beta than the londons christine
tell me more, tell me more...how much dough did he spend?
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re: Hugh or Howard?#7
Posted: 2/24/06 at 5:13pm
Howard McGillin.
"You alone can make my song take flight, it's over now, the Music of the Night!!!!!"
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re: Hugh or Howard?#8
Posted: 2/24/06 at 5:16pm
Hugh.
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re: Hugh or Howard?#9
Posted: 2/24/06 at 5:23pm
I know this is off topic but...

I think that vocally Sandra is good, but she is just boring!
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re: Hugh or Howard?#10
Posted: 2/24/06 at 5:38pm
Hugh's a hootie and my soon-to-be hubby, but Howard is more...there, more the part.
And.....SCENE!
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re: Hugh or Howard?#11
Posted: 2/24/06 at 5:39pm
Howard. The guy practically IS The Phantom.
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re: Hugh or Howard?#12
Posted: 2/24/06 at 6:57pm
that is definitley true! Hes amazing
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re: Hugh or Howard?#13
Posted: 2/24/06 at 7:41pm
I've never actually seen Howard live, I've only seen clips of his performances, but they were quite good.

But Sandra and Hugh together were amazing. I've adored Sandra Joseph as Christine for about eleven years, her vocal technique is excellent!
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re: Hugh or Howard?#14
Posted: 2/25/06 at 11:17am
Howard definitly, plus SUCH a nice guy! A family friend of mine is related to him so he asked him to let us come backstage to meet him, he was getting his makeup taken off but he still talked to us and was just so nice, and such a good phantom!!
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re: Hugh or Howard?#15
Posted: 2/25/06 at 12:44pm
Both are wonderful actors that bring uniquely special facets to the Phantom. I can't say anything bad about them, and besides Hugh and Howard are close friends as well.

But in the end, my loyalties are with Hugh. LOL! :)

~Rosalynn
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re: Hugh or Howard?#16
Posted: 2/25/06 at 12:48pm
I've never met Hugh. I've been invited backstage by Sandra Joseph and Howard McGillin. I have some pics under my fan photos.
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re: Hugh or Howard?#17
Posted: 2/25/06 at 2:17pm
Howard was the first Phantom that I saw, and made the musical a wonderful experience for me. Not only is his singing beautiful, but his acting was hauntingly effective too (it's the only time I've really felt sorry for the Phantom). So, so, so excellent! Hugh's not bad either - and a hottie! - but no one has matched Howard!
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re: Hugh or Howard?#18
Posted: 2/25/06 at 2:22pm
Hugh Panaro is my Phantom.
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re: Hugh or Howard?#19
Posted: 2/25/06 at 2:30pm
Hugh is my phantom as well.

Sandra...she's not good. She constantly fails to reach to high notes. Her vibratto drags the pitch down dramatically.
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re: Hugh or Howard?#20
Posted: 2/25/06 at 7:46pm
Hugh is the best in my opinion. I do like Howard's Phantom as well, but Hugh gives more dimension to the role. And Hugh's "Music of the Night" just can't be beat!
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re: Hugh or Howard?#21
Posted: 2/25/06 at 7:47pm
Hugh was amazing...enough for me to see the show too many times.

Howard...well...I really wouldn't want to see him again unless I was there to see someone I like in the other roles. He's my least favorite so far.
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