Chris Mann is “The Phantom of the Opera“

Wed, Oct 22, 2014 by User 4 Comments

Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group announced today that Chris Mann will join the cast of the spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA currently on national tour.  


With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM, one of the most successful musicals of all-time, is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America.


Beginning November 25 at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Chris Mann will portray the man behind the mask, ‘The Phantom,’ with Katie Travis as ‘Christine Daaé,’ Storm Lineberger as ‘Raoul’ and Anne Kanengeiser as ‘Madame Giry.’  David Benoit will also return to the role of ‘Monsieur Firmin’ and Morgan Cowling will assume the role of ‘Meg Giry.’ They join current cast members Jacquelynne Fontaine as ‘Carlotta Giudicelli,’ Edward Staudenmayer as ‘Monsieur André’ and Frank Viveros as ‘Ubaldo Piangi.’


Recording artist Chris Mann had his breakout turn on NBC’s “The Voice.” In 2012, he released his debut solo album “Roads” and followed with his PBS Concert “Chris Mann In Concert: A Mann For All Seasons.”    


For more information on the production and a video sneak peek, please visit

Based on the classic novel Le Fantôme de L’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it.  

He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber said, “It’s wonderful to have a new production of PHANTOM touring America now that the show has celebrated over 26 years on Broadway. Director Laurence Connor has done an amazing job and this production has received huge critical acclaim in the UK.”


Cameron Mackintosh said, ''After a glorious celebration of 26 phenomenal years on Broadway with no end in sight, I’m delighted that this dazzling new production of PHANTOM has been phenomenally well-received by both audiences and critics alike in the U.K. and now the U.S. With an exciting new design and staging, retaining Maria Björnson’s amazing costumes, I am confident North American audiences will fall in love with the PHANTOM in his new guise -- for the first time or all over again.”


The new production of PHANTOM is an enormous hit with audiences and critics alike…


“Extraordinarily opulent.  This PHANTOM’S storytelling and relationships have an electrifying tension.” – Chicago Sun-Times


“An intense and spectacular new production with a stunning new design,

fresh drama and added momentum.” – Sunday Express (UK)


“Take a deep breath and prepare to be dazzled; this kind

of gorgeous escapism is exactly what audiences need.” – The Scotsman (UK)


“Powerful, gorgeous…and better than ever.” – The Philadelphia Inquirer

“This PHANTOM is for a new generation.” – Roy Leonard, Chicago Now

  1. Laurie avatar

    On Wed, Nov 26, 2014 at 7:14 AM, Laurie said:

    I was wonderfully surprised to see Chris as Phantom last night-- as it turns out -- his first night on tour in Ft Lauderdale. I have seen Phantom 7 times from the Kennedy Center to London to Chicago, and of course, New York City Broadway. He -- by far -- was the most eqsquisite Phantom witnessed! He captured the role more deeply with passion and expressed his tremendous range of feelings through his voice straight into your soul. Those that were lucky enough to have this pleasure as their first Phantom-- were speechless and stunned. Congratulations Chris, you are even more amazing that previously known, you touched a part of my heart I didn't even realize was still vacant. Thank you.....

  2. senjyman avatar

    On Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 10:17 PM, senjyman said:

    I want to watch!! Do you come to Japan? I hope, you'll come to!!

  3. AmandaGranner avatar

    On Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 1:23 PM, AmandaGranner said:

    Cinco de MANNo in Seattle!!! I'll have to come give you a birthday hug!

  4. BryanTjiupek avatar

    On Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 10:07 AM, BryanTjiupek said:

    It's gonna be awesome!!!

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