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Gary Mauer is an actor who most recently starred in the third national tour of The Phantom of the Opera playing the role of the Phantom. On Broadway, Gary starred as Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny in Phantom and played the role of Enjolras in Les Misérables . He has also appeared in numerous regional shows, including playing Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar . From April 30, 2007 through May 19, 2007, Gary filled in for Howard McGillin, the actor who formerly played The Phantom in Phantom, on Broadway. Gary has a B.F.A in Musical Theater from the University of Arizona in Tucson, and currently resides in New Jersey with his wife, actress Elizabeth Southard, and his two children: Nicholas and Eden. He can be heard on several CDs, including Bravo Broadway and Broadway's Fabulous Phantoms . In 2007, he recorded his own album, This Is the Moment, which includes "The Music of the Night", from The Phantom of the Opera, and "Bring Him Home", from Les Misérables. Gary is a lyric tenor who can currently be seen as part of the Bravo Broadway series in concerts throughout the United States with various symphonies.
The Phantom of the Opera is a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Charles Hart. Richard Stilgoe and Lloyd Webber wrote the musical's book together. Stilgoe also provided additional lyrics. Based on the eponymous French novel by Gaston Leroux, its central plot revolves around a beautiful soprano, Christine Daaé, who becomes the obsession of a mysterious, disfigured musical genius living in the subterranean labyrinth beneath the Paris Opéra House.
Erik is the title character from Gaston Leroux's novel Le Fantôme de l'Opéra (1909), best known to English speakers as The Phantom of the Opera. The character has been adapted to alternate media several times, including in the 1925 film adaptation starring Lon Chaney, the 1943 remake starring Claude Rains and Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical.
Les Misérables, colloquially known in English-speaking countries as Les Mis, is a sung-through musical based on the 1862 novel of the same name by French poet and novelist Victor Hugo. The musical premiered in Paris in 1980, and has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg and original French-language lyrics by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel. An English-language libretto was written by Herbert Kretzmer. The London production has run continuously since October 1985, making it the longest-running musical in the West End and the second longest-running musical in the world after the original Off-Broadway run of The Fantasticks.
The Internet Broadway Database (IBDB) is an online database of Broadway theatre productions and their personnel. It was conceived and created by Karen Hauser in 1996 and is operated by the Research Department of The Broadway League, a trade association for the North American commercial theatre community. The website also has a corresponding app for both the IOS and Android.
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Anthony Thorne Warlow is an Australian opera and musical theatre performer, noted for his character acting and considerable vocal range. He is a classically trained lyric baritone.
Michael Ashley Ball, OBE is an English actor, singer and broadcaster, who is known for his work in musical theatre. He made his West End debut in 1985 playing Marius in the original London production of Les Misérables, and went on to star in 1987 as Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera. In 1989, he reached number two in the UK Singles Chart with "Love Changes Everything", a song taken from the musical Aspects of Love, where he played Alex. He played the role in London and on Broadway.
Colm Wilkinson, also known as C. T. Wilkinson, is an Irish tenor and actor, best known for originating the role of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables and for taking the title role in The Phantom of the Opera at the Sydmonton Festival and in the original Canadian production.
John Owen-Jones is a Welsh musical theatre actor and singer, best known for his portrayals of Jean Valjean in Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schönberg's Les Misérables and of The Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera.
Dave Willetts is an English singer and actor known for having leading roles in West End musicals.
Hugh Panaro is an American actor known for his work on Broadway.
Ramin Karimloo is an Iranian-Canadian actor and singer, recognised mainly for his work in London's West End. He has played the leading male roles in both of the West End's longest running musicals: the Phantom and Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny in The Phantom of the Opera, and Jean Valjean, Enjolras, and Marius Pontmercy in Les Misérables. He also originated the role of the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies, which continues the story of The Phantom of the Opera.
Gavin Lee is an English actor who has appeared on the stage in musical theatre, notably in the musical Mary Poppins, in both the West End and on Broadway.
Drew Sarich is a stage actor and singer from St. Louis, Missouri.
John Cudia is a classical singer and a musical theatre actor who has played many of the biggest roles in musical theatre on Broadway. He was born on September 21, 1970 in North Carolina, but he graduated from Monsignor Donovan High School in Toms River, New Jersey.
Brad Little is an American musical theatre actor who has appeared in a number of Broadway and touring productions. After several regional productions, he made his national debut in 1988 in the United States national tour of Anything Goes as Billy Crocker. The next year, he took the role of Perchik in the Broadway and national tour productions of Fiddler on the Roof; in 1993, he played Cpt. De Castel Jaloux in Cyrano the Musical.
Peter Lockyer is an American actor and singer. He was born in Poughkeepsie, New York. As a child, he split his time between Toronto and Connecticut, and went to the same high school as the actress Gretchen Mol. Lockyer has appeared in numerous productions, including Miss Saigon as Chris, Les Misérables as Marius and La Boheme on Broadway. He has also appeared in a tour of The Phantom of the Opera and on TV with Bette Midler in a 1993 adaption of Gypsy.
Robert Hugh "Hadley" Fraser is an English stage actor and singer. He made his West End debut as Marius in Les Misérables. He also originated the role of Tiernan in the Broadway show The Pirate Queen.
Norm Lewis is an American actor and baritone singer. He has appeared in Europe, on Broadway, in film, television, recordings and regional theatre. Productions that he has been involved in include Dessa Rose, Miss Saigon, The Wild Party, and several others.
Jerzy Jeszke, is a Polish actor and singer, and is one of the most successful Polish theatre actors.
Earl Carpenter is an English musical theatre actor, recognised chiefly for his work in London's West End. He is known for his performances as Javert in the stage musical Les Misérables and as the Phantom in the London production of The Phantom of the Opera. He recently starred played the Phantom in the 25th Anniversary UK Tour, replacing John Owen-Jones, who left the tour in September. He made his return to Broadway in May 2015, reprising his role of Inspector Javert and recently a new show in Singapore Forbidden City
Ron Bohmer is an American actor and singer best known for his musical theatre roles on Broadway. He has starred in numerous Broadway productions, including The Scarlet Pimpernel, Les Misérables, and Fiddler on the Roof, and toured the United States playing such parts as the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera, and Joseph Smith in The Book of Mormon. As a concert soloist he has performed with symphony orchestras around the world.
Samantha Hill is a Canadian actress and singer who is most known for having starred in the Broadway shows Les Misérables and The Phantom of the Opera.
Marcus Lovett is an American singer and actor who was born in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.