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Tuesday, July 23

Cast changes for the Phantom of the Opera in September

As it approaches its 34th year, a new cast the Phantom of the Opera in London has just been announced with effect from 9th September 2019. Australian musical theatre star Josh Piterman (UK tour of Hairspray) will be making his West End debut as The Phantom.

Further casting is that  Britt Lenting will be  making her West End debut playing  Carlotta Giudicelli, while Richard Woodford (We Will Rock You) will play Monsieur André ,  Danny Whitehead will play Raoul and  Bridget Costello is the  alternate Christine Daaé.

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

The cast is completed by 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.

 Josh Piterman is an established Australian musical theatre performer and classical crossover artist. As a singer he was part of the international pop opera group, The Ten Tenors and in 2018 released his self-titled debut solo album which went to Number 1 in the Australian Classical Crossover iTunes chart. Josh’s musical theatre credits include ‘Tony’ in “West Side Story”; ‘Jamie’ in “The Last Five Years”; ‘Edward’ in “Blood Brothers”; and ‘Gerry Goffin’ in “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical”, all in his native Australia. He also played ‘Bustopher Jones/Gus/Growltiger’ in the Australian 2016 season of “Cats”, a role for which he won the Green Room Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical. Josh’s UK theatre credits include playing ‘Corny Collins’ in the UK Tour of “Hairspray”.
 
Britt Lenting's previous theatre credits include ‘Lead Vocalist’ in the UK Tour of Pasha Kovalev’s “The Magic of Hollywood”; ‘Killer Queen’ in “We Will Rock You”; ‘Enid Hoopes’ in “Legally Blonde” and ‘Prudy Pingleton’ in “Hairspray”. Britt has also been seen on television in the Dutch shows “Beat The Best” and “The Voice of Holland” and in the UK on BBC One’s “All Together Now”.
Richard Woodford’s West End theatre credits include ‘Galileo’ and ‘Khashoggi’ in “We Will Rock You” at the Dominion Theatre, ‘Grantaire’/’Factory Foreman’ in “Les Misérables” at the Queen’s Theatre; and ‘Electra’ and ‘Rusty’ in “Starlight Express” at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. Richard also appeared in the 25th Anniversary Tour of “The Phantom of the Opera”, and as ‘Gus/Growltiger/Bustopher Jones’ in the Asian tour of “Cats”, and ‘Greaseball’ and ‘Electra’ in “Starlight Express” in Bochum.

The show is also due to head on on a new UK tour starting at Leicester Curve next February.

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