The Phantom of the Opera Broadway Original Cast

The Phantom of the Opera Broadway

Based on Gaston Leroux’s horror novel, The Phantom of the Opera tells the enticing story of a disfigured Phantom who haunts the depths of The Paris Opera House. Mesmerized by the talents and beauty of the young soprano Christine, The Phantom lures her as his protégé and falls fiercely in love with her. The Phantom's obsession sets the scene for a dramatic turn of events where jealousy, madness and passions collide. Audiences are in for a thrilling night of spectacle and romance, accompanied by Broadway’s most unforgettable score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, including "Music of the Night," "All I Ask of You," and "Masquerade." Directed by the late Harold Prince and produced by Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group, the musical opened on Broadway on January 26, 1988. It won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and became the longest-running show in Broadway history on January 9, 2006.


(Vicomte de Chagny)

(in "Hannibal")

(In "Don Juan Triumphant")

(In "Don Juan Triumphant")

Awards and Nominations

1988 Drama Desk Awards
Outstanding Actor - Musical: Michael Crawford won.
Outstanding Actress - Musical: Sarah Brightman was nominated but did not win.
Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical: Judy Kaye was nominated but did not win.

1988 Outer Critics Circle Awards
Best Actor - Musical: Michael Crawford won.

1988 Tony Awards
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Michael Crawford won.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Judy Kaye won.

Production Team

Maria Björnson Scenic Designer
Costume Designer
Kristen Allen Blodgette Musical Director
Andrew Bridge Lighting Designer
David Cullen Orchestrator
Andrew Lloyd Webber Orchestrator
Gillian Lynne Choreographer
Mick Potter Sound Designer
Harold Prince Director
Christopher Tucker Make-Up Designer
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