Josh Piterman to lead new cast of The Phantom of the Opera in the West End


New casting has been announced for the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical The Phantom of the Opera, which heads into its 34th year in the West End.

From 9th September, Australian singer Josh Piterman will play the titular Phantom at Her Majesty’s Theatre. Many of his musical theatre credits come in hi Australian productions of West Side Story, The Last Five Years, Blood Brothers, and Beautiful – The Carole King Musical and Cats.  His UK theatre credits include a national tour of Hairspray, playing Corny Collins, and Phantom will be his West End debut.

The new casting also includes Britt Lenting, who will make her West End debut as Carlotta having appeared in UK tours of We Will Rock You, Legally Blonde and Hairspray, and Richard Woodford, who has appeared in the West End productions of We Will Rock You and Les Miserables, who will play Monsieur Andre.

Kelly Mathieson will continue in the production as Christine Daaé, as will Ross Dawes (Monsieur Firmin), Jacinta Mulcahy (Madame Giry), Paul Ettore Tabone (Ubaldo Piangi), Georgia Ware (Meg Giry) and Scott Davies (standby Phantom).

Danny Whitehead will now play Raoul, and Bridget Costello will now act as standby Christine.

The complete cast includes Zoe Arshamian, Matthew Barrow, James Butcher, Grace Castle, Sophie Caton, Sophie Cottrill, Corinne Cowling, Hadrian Delacey, Morven Douglas, Paul Erbs, Philip Griffiths, Katy Hanna, Ellen Jackson, Adam Robert Lewis,  Kris Manuel, Tim Morgan, Danielle Pullum, Rebecca Ridout, Eleanor Sanderson-Nash, Anna Shircliff, Alistair So, John Stacey, Manon Taris, Andrei Teodor Iliescu, Ben Tyler, Claire Tilling, Victoria Ward and Simon Whitaker.

The Phantom of the Opera opened at Her Majesty’s on 9th October 1986, when it stared Michael Crawford in the lead role alongside Sarah Brightman. It has run at the theatre ever since.

Lloyd Webber’s score includes the songs “Music of the Night”, “All I Ask of You”, “Masquerade”, “Think of Me” and “The Phantom of the Opera”.

The Phantom of the Opera is booking at Her Majesty’s Theatre until April 2020.

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