It’s been announced that Oliver Award winner David Thaxton, is to play the role of the Phantom in the West End production of THE PHANTOM OF OPERA.
Thaxton, who won an Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical for Sondheim’s PASSION at the Donmar Warehouse, joins the cast from 10th December. Thaxton’s previous credits include Javert and Enjolras in LES MISÉRABLES, Pilate in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and Raoul in LOVE NEVER DIES, takes over the Phantom from Tim Howar.
Howar takes a leave of absence from the show to perform contractual dates with Mike and the Mechanics. He will return to the role from 13th May 2019.
Thaxton joins the current cast including: Kelly Mathieson as Christine Daaé, Jeremy Taylor as Raoul, Amy Manford as the alternate Christine Daaé, Kimberly Blake as Carlotta Giudicelli, Ross Dawes as Monsieur Firmin, Mark Oxtoby as Monsieur André, Jacinta Mulcahy as Madame Giry, Paul Ettore Tabone as Ubaldo Piangi, Georgia Ware as Meg Giry and Scott Davies as the standby Phantom.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s masterpiece has been running at London’s Her Majesty’s Theatre since 1986. Its continued success includes a multitude of international productions performed in multiple languages. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA continues to run at Broadway’s Majestic Theatre where it celebrated its 30th anniversary this year.
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is currently booking in the West End until 5th October 2019.