Performance

Phantom Press Release…

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PHANTOM News! As many of you know, HUGH PANARO plays his final performance on Saturday evening, May 3. NORM LEWIS will debut in the title role one week later on Monday evening, May 12. The week in between Hugh and Norm (the week of May 5), we’re pleased to announce that our own¬†Laird Mackintosh¬†(current Andre […]

The Secret Superstar…

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Have a look at this excellent article from newyork.com‘s Garth Wingfield with photographs by Greg Chow. …No, the “secret superstar” isn’t me – it’s Thelma Pollard, Phantom makeup artist extraordinaire! I was lucky enough to be performing on the day that the interview was done, and it’s an interesting insight into what goes on in […]

Becoming the Phantom…

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A few days ago, on Saturday the 18th of January, I had the great privilege of playing – for my first time on Broadway – the title role in The Phantom of the Opera. When I first joined the New York company of Phantom, in August of last year, I only had Monsieur Andre on […]

Joining Broadway’s “Phantom of the Opera”

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I’m thrilled to be returning to Broadway in the cast of the legendary Phantom of the Opera – a show that has meant so much to me in my life & career. It’s been thirteen years since the Toronto production closed, in which I played Raoul and covered the Phantom. This time ’round, I’m playing […]

Laird Joins Cast of “Lord Tom”…

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A few days ago I had the pleasure of performing in a series of readings of a very exciting new musical project: “Lord Tom”, with music & lyrics by Stanley Jay Gelber and co-written with Kimberly Vaughn. Based on the famous novel “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”, by Harriet Beecher Stowe, the new musical is being directed […]