Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera will make a triumphant return to TPAC as part of its North American Tour. Hailed by critics as “bigger and better than ever before,” this production boasts many exciting special effects including new scenic and lighting designs, new staging and choreography. The beloved story and thrilling score – with songs like “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask Of You,” and “Masquerade” – will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this Phantom one of the largest productions now on tour.
Quentin Oliver Lee will appear in the role of The Phantom. Quentin is deeply honored to play The Phantom. His select credits include – Broadway: Prince of Broadway(U/S). Regional/Tour: Porgy and Bess (Porgy U/S), Festival of The Lion King (Scar), Encores! Golden Apple (Ensemble), I Dream (Ensemble). Opera: La Bohème (Schunard), Carmen (Escamillo), Gianni Schicchi (Gianni). Quentin was a Regional Finalist at the MET Opera Council Auditions and is an Alumnus of Northern Arizona University. He is also a proud Equity member.
The Phantom of the Opera opens Wed 10/24/18 at 7:30PM for 16 performances, ending Sunday 11/4/18 at 6:30PM. The production, overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier, featuring brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler, and new staging by director Laurence Connor.
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.
The musical opened in London’s West End in 1986, and on Broadway in 1988. It won the 1986 Olivier Award and the 1988 Tony Award for Best Musical, and Michael Crawford (in the title role) won the Olivier and Tony Awards for Best Actor in a Musical. It is the longest running show in Broadway history by a wide margin, and celebrated its 10,000th Broadway performance on 11 February 2012, the first production ever to do so. It is the second longest-running West End musical, after Les Misérables, and the third longest-running West End show overall, after The Mousetrap.
Phantom has been translated into several languages and produced in over 28 countries on 6 continents.
With total estimated worldwide gross receipts of over $5.6 billion and total Broadway gross of $845 million, Phantom was the most financially successful entertainment event until The Lion King surpassed it in 2014. By 2011, it had been seen by over 130 million people in 145 cities across 27 countries, and continues to play in London and New York.