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Hugh Panaro

 
Birth Place:
Pennsylvania, USA
Bio:
Hugh Panaro is perhaps best known for having played the coveted role of the Phantom in Broadway's The Phantom of the Opera over 2,000 times, including the 25th Anniversary production. In fact, Hugh is one of the few actors to be cast by Harold Prince as both The Phantom and Raoul in the show's ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: February 19, 1964 (58)

Birth Place: Pennsylvania, USA

Bio:
Hugh Panaro is perhaps best known for having played the coveted role of the Phantom in Broadway's The Phantom of the Opera over 2,000 times, including the 25th Anniversary production. In fact, Hugh is one of the few actors to be cast by Harold Prince as both The Phantom and Raoul in the show's ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Arlington, VA (Regional)]
Signature Theatre World Premiere, 2020
Auguste Rodin
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Transfer from London Production, 2016
Sweeney Todd [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Lestat
  [Broadway]
Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit, 2005
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2003
Robert
Robert
  [Regional (US)]
Sondheim Festival Production, 2002
Anthony Hope
  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1999
Martin Guerre
  [West End]
London Production, 1998
Gaylord Ravenal
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Performer
Buddy Foster
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1997
Tom Martin
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1994
Gaylord Ravenal [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1993
Julian Craster
  [Off-Broadway]
1992
Performer
  [New York]
Reading, 1988
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1988
The Phantom [Replacement]
The Phantom [Replacement]
Raoul [Replacement]
The Phantom [Replacement]
The Phantom [Replacement]
The Phantom [Replacement]
The Phantom [Replacement]
  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 1987
Marius
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1987
Marius [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Actors' Playhouse Production, 1985
Ensemble

Photos

John Owen Jones, Hal Prince, Hugh Panaro, Sierra Boggess, Cameron Mackintosh & Ramin  Photo

John Owen Jones, Hal Prince, Hugh Panaro, Sierra Boggess, Cameron Mackintosh & Ramin Karimloo during the 'Phantom of the Opera' - 25 Years on Broadway Gala Performance Curtain Call Celebration at the Majestic Theatre in New York City on 1/26/2013

From: 
Date:
08/06/2019
Hugh Panaro, Housso Semon, Ivy Austin, Hal Shane, Debbie Gravitte and Andrew Fitch  Photo

Hugh Panaro, Housso Semon, Ivy Austin, Hal Shane, Debbie Gravitte and Andrew Fitch

From: 
Date:
02/12/2019
Ivy Austin, Housso Semon, Debbie Gravitte, Hugh Panaro, Andrew Fitch and Hal Shane Photo

Ivy Austin, Housso Semon, Debbie Gravitte, Hugh Panaro, Andrew Fitch and Hal Shane

From: 
Date:
02/12/2019
Hugh Panaro, Ivy Austin, Andrew Fitch, Housso Semon, Hal Shane, Debbie Gravitte, Luci Photo

Hugh Panaro, Ivy Austin, Andrew Fitch, Housso Semon, Hal Shane, Debbie Gravitte, Lucie Arnaz and Robert Klein

From: 
Date:
02/12/2019
Hugh Panaro, Ivy Austin, Andrew Fitch, Housso Semon, Hal Shane, Debbie Gravitte Photo

Hugh Panaro, Ivy Austin, Andrew Fitch, Housso Semon, Hal Shane, Debbie Gravitte

From: 
Date:
02/12/2019

 

Stage

Performances
  [Arlington, VA (Regional)]
Signature Theatre World Premiere, 2020
Auguste Rodin

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Transfer from London Production, 2016
Sweeney Todd [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Lestat

  [Broadway]
Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit, 2005
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2003
Robert

Robert

  [Regional (US)]
Sondheim Festival Production, 2002
Anthony Hope

  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1999
Martin Guerre

  [West End]
London Production, 1998
Gaylord Ravenal

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Performer

Buddy Foster

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1997
Tom Martin

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1994
Gaylord Ravenal [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1993
Julian Craster

  [Off-Broadway]
1992
Performer

  [New York]
Reading, 1988
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1988
The Phantom [Replacement]

The Phantom [Replacement]

Raoul [Replacement]

The Phantom [Replacement]

The Phantom [Replacement]

The Phantom [Replacement]

The Phantom [Replacement]

  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 1987
Marius

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1987
Marius [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Actors' Playhouse Production, 1985
Ensemble

Hugh Panaro Biography

Hugh Panaro is perhaps best known for having played the coveted role of the Phantom in Broadway's The Phantom of the Opera over 2,000 times, including the 25th Anniversary production. In fact, Hugh is one of the few actors to be cast by Harold Prince as both The Phantom and Raoul in the show's Broadway production and is currently starring as the titular role in the immersive Off-Broadway production of Sweeney Todd.

Hugh made his Broadway debut in the original production of Les Misérables as Marius, the role he originated in the First National Company. He also created the roles of Buddy in the original Side Show (Sony cast recording); Julian Craster in Jule Styne's last musical, The Red Shoes; and the title role in the American premiere of Cameron Mackintosh's Martin Guerre. Hugh was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for his performance in the title role of Elton John's Lestat, based on Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles.

He made his West End debut in the original London company of Harold Prince's Show Boat as Gaylord Ravenal, the role he previously played in the Broadway and Toronto productions.

Hugh Panaro Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Hugh Panaro, Lestat

Hugh Panaro News

Cast Change Announced For MOSSO's Sondheim Celebration at Symphony Hall Photo Cast Change Announced For MOSSO's Sondheim Celebration at Symphony Hall
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2022

MOSSO, the Musicians of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, will celebrate the music of legendary composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim on Thursday, June 23, at 7:30 PM in Springfield Symphony Hall. The Sondheim Celebration, conducted by Tim Stella, will feature Broadway stars Hugh Panaro and Lisa Vroman.

Richard P. Garmany Fund Donates $15,000 to MOSSO for Stephen Sondheim Celebration Photo Richard P. Garmany Fund Donates $15,000 to MOSSO for Stephen Sondheim Celebration
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 13, 2022

 The Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving will be the lead sponsor of MOSSO’s, the Musicians of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, celebration of the music of legendary composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim.

Mosso Celebrates The Broadway Music Of Stephen Sondheim This Month At Symphony Hall Photo Mosso Celebrates The Broadway Music Of Stephen Sondheim This Month At Symphony Hall
by Stephi Wild - Jun 1, 2022

MOSSO, the Musicians of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, will celebrate the music of legendary composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim on Thursday, June 23, at 7:30 PM in Springfield Symphony Hall.

MOSSO Announces Summer Concert Series at Symphony Hall Celebrating Stephen Sondheim a Photo MOSSO Announces Summer Concert Series at Symphony Hall Celebrating Stephen Sondheim and John Williams
by Stephi Wild - May 2, 2022

MOSSO, the Musicians of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, have announced details of their upcoming summer concerts at Symphony Hall. MOSSO will celebrate the music of Stephen Sondheim and John Williams. These concerts mark the first time in almost twenty years that the musicians of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra have performed summer concerts in Springfield.

Patti LuPone to Perform SONGS FROM A HAT in Support of Lincoln Center Theater Photo Patti LuPone to Perform SONGS FROM A HAT in Support of Lincoln Center Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022

On Monday, May 9 at 7:30pm two-time Tony and Olivier Award winner Patti LuPone will return to the Vivian Beaumont Theater to sing SONGS FROM A HAT, a concert to support Lincoln Center Theater’s productions and education programs. 

Utah Symphony Announces Summer 2022 Deer Valley Music Festival Photo Utah Symphony Announces Summer 2022 Deer Valley Music Festival
by Stephi Wild - Mar 3, 2022

Orchestral music will be accompanied by the breathtaking views of the Wasatch Range in Park City this summer at the Utah Symphony's 18th annual Deer Valley Music Festival. The six-week summer concert series, which runs from July 1 through August 6, features a diverse musical lineup, showcasing the versatility of Utah Symphony musicians as they perform music ranging from classical to alternative rock.

Plano Symphony Orchestra Announces 40th Anniversary Season Photo Plano Symphony Orchestra Announces 40th Anniversary Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 21, 2022

The Plano Symphony Orchestra has announced the concerts for its momentous 40th anniversary season, Celebrating Connections. In addition to celebrating PSO’s ruby anniversary, Maestro Hector Guzman is commemorating 40 inspiring years as the symphony’s music director.

BWW Review: Jodi Benson and the Utah Symphony Brought Holiday Magic to the Noorda Photo BWW Review: Jodi Benson and the Utah Symphony Brought Holiday Magic to the Noorda
by Tyler Hinton - Dec 18, 2021

Tony nominee and Disney Legend Jodi Benson joined the Utah Symphony at its Utah County home, the Noorda Center for the Performing Arts at Utah Valley University, for a festive, magical evening of holiday music.

BWW Interview: Michele McConnell will Appear in SPARKLE, TWINKLE, JINGLE! with the Pa Photo BWW Interview: Michele McConnell will Appear in SPARKLE, TWINKLE, JINGLE! with the Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus.
by Audrey Liebross - Dec 8, 2021

For three already sold-out performances, Broadway star Michele McConnell will appear with the Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus (PSGMC), in the chorus's holiday show, SPARKLE, TWINKLE, JINGLE!, at the Palm Springs Art Museum's Annenberg Theater. Performances will take place Friday and Saturday, December 10th & 11th at 7 p.m., and Sunday, December 12th at 3 p.m.

Palm Springs Art Museum Announces CABARET 88 Performers Photo Palm Springs Art Museum Announces CABARET 88 Performers
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 15, 2021

Palm Springs Art Museum has announced that the popular performance series Cabaret 88 will be returning to the Annenberg Theater starting in January 2022. Four Broadway headliners-including three Tony Award winners-will perform three nights each between January and April.

Hugh Panaro Videos

VIDEO: Laura Osnes, Jeremy Jordan, Kerry Ellis, Janet Dacal and More Sing 'Finding Wo VideoVIDEO: Laura Osnes, Jeremy Jordan, Kerry Ellis, Janet Dacal and More Sing 'Finding Wonderland'
by Stage Tube - Jul 10, 2020

Frank Wildhorn and more than sixty members of the Wildhorn Musical family simultaneously world premiered a video featuring¬†53¬†singers from¬†12¬†countries, representing¬†17¬†of his musicals, performing the powerful, ‚ÄúFinding Wonderland,‚ÄĚ from the Broadway musical,¬†Wonderland on Friday, July 10th at 9am ET.¬†

VIDEO: Watch Teal Wicks Sing 'In the Stone' From CAMILLE CLAUDEL VideoVIDEO: Watch Teal Wicks Sing 'In the Stone' From CAMILLE CLAUDEL
by Stage Tube - Mar 12, 2020

Get a sneak preview of Teal Wicks singing 'In the Stone' from CAMILLE CLAUDEL! CAMILLE CLAUDEL will begins its run at Signature Theatre on March 24. Video below!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from New York Pops' Star-Studded Gala, Honoring Legendary Boublil & Schonberg!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 3, 2016

BroadwayWorld was on hand throughout the evening, capturing some of the night's best moments - below, check out a collection of performance highlights, featuring Lea Salonga and Eva Noblezada, Stephanie J. Block and more!

BWW TV: Broadway's Best Honor Boublil & Schonberg with Rousing 'One Day More' at New York Pops Gala
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 7, 2016

BroadwayWorld was on hand throughout the evening, capturing some of the night's best moments, including the company's rousing performance of 'One Day More' from LES MISERABLES. Check it out below!

BWW TV: What Musical Inspired LES MISERABLES? New York Pops Honorees Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schonberg Tell All!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 30, 2016

The big event is just days away and the celebrate, BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge sat down with the legendary duo to chat about all things Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, and so much more!

BWW Audio Exclusive: Ramin Karimloo Sings from AN AMERICAN VICTORY Album!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 18, 2016

Broadway Records announced today the official release of An American Victory: A New Musical. The studio cast recording is now available for pre-order at http://www.broadwayrecords.com and Amazon, and will be available on iTunes and other retailers on April 22, 2016. Featuring an all-star cast headlined by Ashley Brown, Adam Jacobs, John Owen-Jones, Ramin Karimloo, Hugh Panaro and Aaron Tveit, this sweeping, epic album features twenty-one songs from the musical written by new composer Louis R. Bucalo. An American Victory is set in 1801, as America experiences brutal attacks on its ships by government sponsored pirates, whose extortion demands have grown to reach twenty percent of the entire government's budget. Based on actual historical events, An American Victory tells the story of an audacious act of defiance against organized terror that forever changes the lives of all those caught in the swirling struggle, and the path of a nation. Below, we are excited to bring you an exclusive track from the album- 'All I Am,' performed by Ramin Karimloo.

STAGE TUBE: Watch Sutton Foster, Robert Fairchild & More Sing to Their Dogs at BEST IN SHOWS
by Stage Tube - Nov 2, 2015

Michael Arden, Kelli Barrett, Bill Berloni, Robert Fairchild, Sutton Foster, Lesli Margherita, Andrea McArdle, Orfeh,Hugh Panaro, Kate Rockwell, Jarrod Spector and Alysha Umphress all took part in Best in Shows, a star-studded cabaret evening to benefit the Humane Society of New York, at Feinstein's/ 54 Below. Oscar and Tony Award-winnerJoel Grey was awarded the first annual Humane Society of New York's Sandy Award, presented to an artist who has shown a fierce commitment, through action and advocacy, to the cause of animal rights.

BWW TV: Watch Christiane Noll and Hugh Panaro Sing from THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY with Jason Robert Brown!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 13, 2015

Just last week, Des Moines Performing Arts, in partnership with the Des Moines Symphony, hosted a special guest with Iowa ties at the state's largest single-day concert event. The Yankee Doodle Pops concert on the Iowa State Capitol's West Terrace, welcomed three-time Tony Award¬ģ-winning composer Jason Robert Brown to conduct the orchestra in selections from Broadway's THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, featuring soloists Christiane Noll and Hugh Panaro. The musical, winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations, is famously set in Iowa and will launch its national tour at the Des Moines Civic Center November 28 - December 5. Below, check out highlights from the special concert event!

STAGE TUBE: Philadelphia Native Hugh Panaro Chats Philly POPS' Christmas Spectacular
by Stage Tube - Dec 12, 2014

Philadelphia's treasured musical tradition - The Philly POPS Christmas Spectacular - returns to Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for eight festive performances, now through December 20, 2014, led by Britain's celebrated Philadelphia-raised conductor David Charles Abell. Philadelphia native and Broadway vet Hugh Panaro, who will be making his POPS debut with the show, stopped by CBS 3 to chat about how he got his start onstage and his return home for the concerts. Click below to watch the interview!

BWW TV: Broadway Goes to the Dogs- Watch Highlights from BEST IN SHOWS Benefit, with Osnes, Borle, Murney & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 11, 2014

Laura Osnes, Christian Borle, Hugh Panaro, Taylor Richardson, John Bolton, Tituss Burgess, Rachel Bay Jones and Julia Murney all took part in Best in Shows, a star-studded cabaret evening to benefit the Humane Society of New York, last night at New World Stages. Hosted and with Music Direction by Seth Rudetsky, Best in Shows was presented by Dorothy and Bill Berloni. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out highlights from the concert below!


Hugh Panaro Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Hugh Panaro been in?
Hugh Panaro has appeared on Broadway in 8 shows.

How many West End shows has Hugh Panaro been in?
Hugh Panaro has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Hugh Panaro's first West End show?
Hugh Panaro's first West End show was Show Boat which opened in 1998

What awards has Hugh Panaro been nominated for?
Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Lestat .