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Howard McGillin

Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Having most recently appeared in “Grey Gardens” with Betty Buckley at Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theatre, Howard is best known for his record-setting performance in the title role of “The Phantom of the Opera” on Broadway. He has appeared extensively in leading roles on Broadway and London’s West End in addition to appearances in film and television.

Having played the title role in “Phantom” on Broadway more times than any other actor in the show’s history, he most recently appeared on Broadway in “Gigi” with Vanessa Hudgens. Howard’s other leading roles on Broadway include “The Kiss Of The Spider Woman”, “She Loves Me”, “The Secret Garden”, “Anything Goes” (with Patti LuPone, for which he earned Tony and Drama Desk nominations), “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” (Tony and Drama Desk nominations, and a Theatre World Award), and “Sunday in the Park with George”. On London’s West End, Howard starred in “Mack and Mabel” and in “Anything Goes”. He was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for his New York theatrical debut in the New York Shakespeare Festival's production of “La Bohème” with Linda Ronstadt. Howard has appeared at the Irish Repertory Theatre as George Bailey in “It’s A Wonderful Life”, and in “A Child’s Christmas In Wales”. Regionally, he appeared in the George Street Playhouse of “It Shoulda Been You” (with Tyne Daly and directed by David Hyde Pierce) and “The 39 Steps”. Howard also appeared as Mr. Applegate in “Damn Yankees” at the Paper Mill Playhouse. He starred in the Stephen Sondheim/John Weidman musical “Bounce” directed by Harold Prince in its world premiere at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago and later at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., where he was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award. Howard has sung on concert stages around the world, from Carnegie Hall to the Kennedy Center to the Israel Philharmonic Hall in Tel Aviv. He has appeared in New York’s famed Cafe Carlyle, 54 Below, Feinstein’s at the Regency, and the Algonquin Hotel’s Oak Room.

Seen recently on the CBS series “Elementary”, Howard has also narrated numerous episodes of “Nature” for PBS, and recorded numerous audio books in addition to providing voices for the animated feature films “South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut” and “The Swan Princess”. His solo CD “Howard McGillin: Where Time Stands Still” is available online at

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Broadway Revival Production, 2023
Judge Roan

Old Soldier

World Premiere Production, 2022
Performer [Replacement]

[New York]
Two River Theater World Premiere, 2018

Theater for the New City World Premiere, 2018

Broadway Revival, 2015
Honore Lachaille

[Washington, DC (Regional)]
Kennedy Center Production, 2015
Honore Lachaille

The Irish Repertory Theatre Production, 2011

Encores! Revival, 2011
Sir Francis Chesney

[US Tour]
Touring Revival, 2004
Captain Hook

[Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 2003
Wilson Mizner

Richard Rodgers 100th Birthday Celebration, 2002

"Younger Than Springtime" Performer

Reunion Concert, 2002
Billy Crocker

Encores! Concert, 1999
Roles originated by Rodney McLennan

Off-Off-Broadway Revival, 1998

[West End]
London Revival, 1995

Reunion Concert, 1994


Broadway Revival, 1993
Steven Kodaly

Broadway Production, 1993
Molina [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 1991
Archibald Craven [Replacement]

[West End]
London Production, 1989
Billy Crocker

Original Broadway Production, 1988
The Phantom [Replacement]

The Phantom [Replacement]

The Phantom [Replacement]

The Phantom [Replacement]

The Phantom [Replacement]

Lincoln Center Revival, 1987
Billy Crocker

[New York]
Concert Reading, 1987

Broadway Transfer, 1985
John Jasper / Mr. Clive Paget

John Jasper/Clive Paget

New York Concert, 1985
Young Ben

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1985
John Jasper/Clive Paget

Original Broadway Production, 1984
Alex (Act Two) [Replacement]

Soldier (Act One) [Replacement]

Howard McGillin Movies

[1984]Where the Boys Are Chip

[1991]Company Business Bruce Wilson

[1994]The Swan Princess Adult Prince Derek

[2021]tick, tick... BOOM! Sunday Legend #7

Howard McGillin TV Shows

Emergency! Paramedic Dwyer

Insight Defense Attorney, John Hopkins

Switch Paul Alexander, 1st Policeman

The Bionic Woman Sgt. Don Woods, Staff Sgt.

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Photos: Charles Busch Celebrates New Memoir With a Release Party

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Photos: Go Inside The 2023 JIMMY AWARDS At The Minskoff Theatre

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BROADWAY BARKS Returns Next Month

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From The Winner's Circle: PARADE Composer Jason Robert Brown Completes His Acceptance Speech In The Press Room

Parade has won the 2023 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. During his acceptance speech, composer Jason Robert Brown was cut off by the orchestra while discussing the show's legacy. In his visit to the press room, the acclaimed composer shared what we missed on the Tony telecast.

What Michael Arden Said During His Censored Tony Awards Acceptance Speech

When Michael Arden accepted his Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for staging the new revival of Parade on Broadway, he was censored while discussing his upbringing. Read what he said during the acceptance speech!

PARADE Wins 2023 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical

Parade has won the 2023 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.

Photos: Inside the 2023 New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards

The awards were presented during a private ceremony on Tuesday, May 22. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out the photos here!

PARADE Will Perform At White House Event In Celebration Jewish American Heritage Month

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Listen: James Lapine, Chip Zien and Danielle Ferland Kick Off GIANTS IN THE SKY Podcast

The Broadway Podcast Network is launching new podcast, “Giants in the Sky: How Sondheim and Lapine Went Into the Woods” hosted by Ben Rimalower, makes its series debut. Listen now!

Photos/Video: Watch Highlights from Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' Easter Bonnet Competition

The theater community rallied together once again with spirited skits, dynamic dance and brilliant bonnets as Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ Easter Bonnet Competition returned April 24 and 25, 2023. The performances celebrated in-theater Red Bucket appeals that raised $3,601,355 for meals and medication, health care and hope for those who need them most.

Photos: Backstage at Closing Night of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Broadway's longest-running show ever, The Phantom of the Opera, took its final Broadway bow on April 16, 2023, after a 35-year run. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos from backstage and behind the scenes here!

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Howard McGillin has appeared on Broadway in 12 shows.

Howard McGillin has appeared on London's West End in 2 shows.

Howard McGillin's first West End show was Anything Goes which opened in 1989

Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Bounce , Outstanding Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Anything Goes , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Anything Goes Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for La Boheme .

Howard McGillin's next show will be Parade which opens on 3/16/2023 on Broadway.

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