Hugh Panaro, Sara Jean Ford to Join Broadway's The Phantom of the Opera on September 7
Panaro, who will play the title role, has played both the Phantom and Raoul in the Broadway production, playing the latter role over 1,000 times. Among his other Broadway credits are Lestat, Side Show, Showboat, The Red Shoes, and Les Misérables.
Ford, who will play Christine, was first seen in the Broadway production of Phantom in early 2007 playing the role of the Mirror Bride and covering the role of Christine. Later that year she began playing Christine on the national tour, playing it for nearly a year.
The company also features Ryan Silverman (Raoul), George Lee Andrews (Monsieur André), David Cryer (Monsieur Firmin), Patricia Phillips (Carlotta), Cristin J. Hubbard (Madame Giry), Evan Harrington (Piangi) and Heather McFadden (Meg Giry). At certain performances, Marni Raab plays Christine.