Ben Forster

in the role of

The Phantom

Ben Forster

in the role of

The Phantom

Ben grew up in the UK city of Sunderland in the mid 1980’s.  At the age of 16, this real life Billy Elliot won a scholarship to attend the Italia Conti Performing Arts Academy. Ben’s transition from Sunderland schoolboy to the theatre world of London was captured in a successful prime time BBC1 documentary, ‘The Dream Academy’.

Since debuting in his first West End musical at the age of eighteen – La Cava, created by the Broccoli family of James Bond fame, Ben has had a successful theatre career. He has performed in numerous shows including Grease in the West End and international tour, Lennon and McCartney’s All You Need is Love and was part of the original cast of the hugely successful West End production, Thriller Live, taking the show from London onto international tours.

Ben shot to fame in 2012 after winning the ITV1 show, ‘Superstar’ – Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s TV talent search for Jesus in the rock arena musical, Jesus Christ Superstar. Ben competed against thousands and performed live to millions throughout the series. His talent and loveable personality won the hearts of the British public, who selected him to go on to win the coveted role and star alongside Spice Girl Melanie C, Tim Minchin and Chris Moyles, in a spectacular arena tour of the UK. Owing to the huge success of the production, Universal Pictures produced a movie version of the show which played in cinemas across the world, became a best selling DVD and was shown on British television. In 2013 the show toured Australia, before Ben then returned back to the UK with the show, winning critical acclaim once more for his portrayal of the role. In between these tours Ben starred as Brad Majors in the reinvented 40th Anniversary production of Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show for which he achieved rave reviews.

Ben has also produced two acoustic albums, which have won him international acclaim and established him as a successful recording artist. He is currently writing an original third album.

During 2014, Ben returned to the West End to guest star in the role of Magaldi in the hit musical Evita alongside Marti Pellow for its run at the Dominion Theatre. And last year, Ben returned to the West End stage reprising his role as Brad Majors in the special celebrity run of The Rocky Horror Show, alongside the creator and theatrical legend Richard O’Brien. The show was viewed by thousands after being broadcast live from the Playhouse Theatre to cinemas all over Europe.

Ben has most recently assumed the leading role of Buddy the Elf in Elf The Musical and was the first actor to do so outside the USA. Elf ran at the Dominion Theatre over the Christmas period and Ben has garnered considerable critical acclaim for his performance as Buddy, and was nominated for Best Actor in a Musical at the What’s on Stage Awards.

Ben is incredibly excited to be taking on the prestigious role of The Phantom this year.

Celinde Schoenmaker

in the role of

Christine Daaé

Celinde Schoenmaker

in the role of

Christine Daaé

Born in the Netherlands, Celinde has been singing from a very young age. As a child growing up, she could be seen in Annie, Oliver and Pinocchio. She graduated from Fontys Conservatoire in Music Theatre in Tilburg with Edward Hoepelman as her singing teacher.  Whilst there she gained experience as Lily in The Secret Garden and in The Grand Hotel.  She graduated summa cum laude and received the honorary Jacques de Leeuw Award.

Celinde made her West End debut playing Fantine in Les Misérables in London and then went on to play Jenny in Love Story in Holland.  Most recently, Celinde returned to London to reprise the role of Fantine in Les Misérables.

Celinde is thrilled to be staying in London and so excited to be taking on one of the most iconic female roles in Music Theatre.

Nadim Naaman

in the role of

Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny

Nadim Naaman

in the role of

Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny

Training: Nadim read Drama at The University of Warwick before training in Musical Theatre at The Royal Academy of Music.

Theatre includes: Charles Clarke in Titanic (Princess of Wales, Toronto), Anthony Hope in Sweeney Todd (Harrington’s Pie & Mash Shop), One Man, Two Guvnors (NT at The Theatre Royal, Haymarket), The Phantom of The Opera (Her Majesty’s), The Sound of Music (The Palladium), Cinderella (The Harlington), Titanic (Southwark Playhouse), Chess (Union), Marguerite (Tabard), Thirteen Days (Arcola), Knight Crew (Glyndebourne), James and The Giant Peach (Watermill) and The Last Five Years (Pleasance).

Workshops include: Gulliver’s Travels (Another Way); The Green Cockatoo (NT); Goodbye Barcelona (Arcola) and Love Never Dies (Really Useful).

Film and Television includes: Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most WantedFlying LessonsOne Flat Note, Gareth Malone Goes To Glyndebourne and Britain’s Got Talent.

Concerts include: How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (Guildhall, City of London Festival), A Little Night Music (The Palace and Yvonne Arnaud), An Arabian Interlude (Kensington Palace), West End Showstoppers (The Harlington), The Phantom of The Opera 25thAnniversary Concert (Royal Albert Hall), Rod Steward – European Tour 2007 (Twickenham) and Concert For Diana with Sir Elton John (Wembley).

His debut, self-penned album We All Want The Same is available on iTunes and via Auburn Jam Music.

Harriet Jones

in the role of

Alternate Christine Daae

Harriet Jones

in the role of

Alternate Christine Daae

Harriet grew up in Hastings, East Sussex, and began singing in festivals and competitions at the tender age of 6. She continued her training at The King’s School, Canterbury and subsequently moved to London, where she won a place at the Royal College of Music. After graduating with a First-Class honours degree in classical voice, Harriet made her West End debut here at Her Majesty’s Theatre playing the role of Christine.

Opera and concerts include: Flora in The Turn of the Screw (Grimeborn Opera Festival), Zerlina in Don Giovanni (Woodhouse Opera), and soprano soloist in Mozart’s Requiem and Coronation Mass, Handel’s Messiah and Dixit Dominus, and Bach’s B Minor Mass.

Television includes: The Queen in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Harriet is delighted to be returning to the Phantom company and would like to thank all her nearest and dearest for helping her along the way.

Lara Martins

in the role of

Carlotta Giudicelli

Lara Martins

in the role of

Carlotta Giudicelli

Training: Guildhall School of Music and Drama, BMus, 1st class Honours, and Centre National d’Insertion Professionelle des Artistes Lyriques (Cnipal, Marseille) young artists’ programme.

Theatre includes: Cunegonde in Candide (Teatro Nacional de Sao Carlos, Lisbon).

Opera includes: Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute, Elvira in L’Italiana in Algeri, Elena in Il Capello di Paglia di Firenze and Princess in Puss-in-boots (Portuguese National Opera Theatre), Kristin in Julie (Teatro Comunale di Bolzano, Italy), Fifth Maid in Elektra (Modena, Ferrara, Piacenza and Bolzano Opera Houses, Italy), Alice, the trapeze artist, in Circus Tricks (Tête-a-Tête Opera Festival, London), Die Drei Pintos and Princess Hirvaia in Offenbach’s Dick Whittington and his Cat (Bloomsbury), Flaminia in Il Mondo della Luna (Opera East), Adina in L’Elisir d’amore (Swansea City Opera), Sofia in Il Signor Bruschino (Opéra National de Bordeaux), Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro (Teatro da Trindade, Lisbon), Despina in Cosi fan Tutte (Teatro Rivoli, Oporto) and Madame Siberklang in Der Schauspieldirektor (International Music Festival of Algarve).

Concerts include: Exultate et Jubilate by Mozart (Kremlin, Moscow), Schubert’s Salve Regina (Glazunov Gallery, Moscow), solo song recital (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon), Bachianas Brasileiras no 5 by Villa Lobos (Tibor Varga Festival, Switzerland), Seven Popular Spanish Songs by Manuel de Falla (Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille) and gala concerts at the Opera de Toulon, Opera de Marseille, Opera d’Avignon and the Floral Hall at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, plus regular solo appearances with the major Portuguese orchestras.

Television and radio include: live broadcasts for RAI (Radio Audizioni Italiane), Antena 2 (Portuguese classical radio) and RTP (Portuguese national television).

Lara has been awarded prizes including the Donizetti Prize at the Jaumme Aragall singing competition, Spain, the English song prize and the Anne Wyburd Award at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, second prize at the Iberian Voices international singing competition, and first prize at the Concurso de Interpretação de Música do Estoril, Portugal.

Siôn Lloyd

in the role of

Monsieur Firmin

Siôn Lloyd

in the role of

Monsieur Firmin

Training: Guildford School of Acting, BA (Hons).

Theatre includes: The Bodyguard (International Tour); The Pajama Game (West End); Avenue Q (West End, original cast); The Full Monty (West End, original cast); Brief Encounter (West End); Miss Atomic Bomb (St James Theatre); The Wind in the Willows (The Royal, Northampton); Titanic (Charing Cross/Southwark Playhouse, European Premier); Beauty and the Beast (Coventry and Eden Court, Inverness); State Fair (Finborough, European Premier); The Marsh King’s Daughter (Byre Theatre, St Andrews); Oliver! (Lincoln Theatre royal and Aberystwyth Arts); The Full Monty (UK tour); The Rink (Belgrade Theatre, Coventry); Lags (Old Vic, Bristol/BAC); Spider’s Web (Windsor); Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Bridewell); The Royal Variety Performance (Coliseum) and various pantomimes from Inverness to Eastbourne.

Workshops include: Catch Me If You Can, Urinetown, Miss Atomic Bomb and Helen of Troy.

TV: Casualty (BBC); Outside the Rules (BBC) and The Greatest Store in the World (BBC).

Mark Oxtoby

in the role of

Monsieur Andre

Mark Oxtoby

in the role of

Monsieur Andre

Theatre includes: Jerry in Charlie and The Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), Firechief in The Phantom of the Opera – 25th Anniversary (Royal Albert Hall), Simeon in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Adelphi Theatre), Lord Bill Astor/Woods in A Model Girl (Greenwich Theatre), Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland (Birmingham Rep), Kite/Priest in Brighton Rock (Almeida Theatre), Player in Oh! What a Lovely War (NT), Mitch Maypole in Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens (Queen’s Theatre), Turnov/Poppa (Alternate) in Starlight Express (Apollo Victoria Theatre), Firechief in Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s Theatre), Nana/Bill Jukes in Peter Pan (Savoy Theatre), Lonnie Donegan in Elvis (Prince of Wales Theatre), Caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland (West Yorkshire Playhouse), La Cava (Victoria Palace & Piccadilly Theatre), South Pacific (Sheffield Crucible Theatre), Pirates of Penzance (Savoy Theatre), Roger in Grease (Larnaca Patticion Theatre, Cyprus), Memories of a King (Helsinki) and Timothy in Salad Days (Octagon Theatre, Yeovil).

TV/Film includes: Gigglebiz (CBeebies/BBC), Muppets Most Wanted (Disney), Love in the Supermarkets (BBC), The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary (Universal), Moon Over Princess Street (Peppers Ghost) and Size Matters (Peppers Ghost). Mark has also been nominated for various awards for his script writing and performing in a number of short films: Albert/Mirror/Cleaner/Brian in Mirror Mirror on the Wall, Jesus in Jesus Are You For Real? and Adolf Hitler in Hitler’s Last Letter. All were produced by My Big Fat Bag of Tricks Productions and played at various film festivals.

Commercials/Voice Overs include: Mercedes Benz, AOL, BBC News, Pizza Hut, DFS, Swiss Milk, Channel 4 Teletext, Magic FM, Disney’s Toy Story On Ice, Royal Mail, Air France, Mail On Sunday, Asda, London Transport, Paignton Zoo, Halfords, The Sun, Kew Gardens, This Morning, Muller, National Geographic, Iveco Trucks, DHL and also long running campaigns for Huggies, Tesco, B&Q and Kenco Millicano.

 Cast Recordings: Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens (Original London Cast), La Cava (Original London Cast) and The Phantom of the Opera – 25th Anniversary (Royal Albert Hall).

Awards: Golden Jester Comedy Award (Finalist), Charlie Chaplin Film Festival – Best International Comedy (Nominated), 2 Days Laughter Film Festival – Best Actor (Nominated) and voted ‘One To Watch’ by comedy website Jokepit.com.

Other: Mr Bond in James Bondone Nokia Phone Launch, Doremouse in Alice in Wonderland Tea Partyfor Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (Buckingham Palace). Notable Stand Up comedy performances include: The Comedy Store (London), Leicester Square Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East.

Jacinta Mulcahy

in the role of

Madame Giry

Jacinta Mulcahy

in the role of

Madame Giry

Theatre includes: in the West End, Fiordiligi in Cosi fan Tutte, Doria in Cafe Puccini, Cosette in Les Misérables, Fiona in Brigadoon and Nurse Kelly in Harvey. UK tours: Baroness Elsa in The Sound of Music, Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls and Maria in The Sound of Music. Also, Elaine in Arsenic and Old Lace (Windsor), A Perfect Gentleman and The Authorised Version (King’s Head), Twopence to Cross the Mersey (Liverpool), Sondheim’s There’s Always a Woman (Bridewell), Ettie in Come Back Paddy Reilly (USA tour), Eliza in My Fair Lady (Plymouth), Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Laura in The Glass Menagerie (Everyman), Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance (Cork Opera House), Henrietta in Robert & Elizabeth (Chichester), Oona O’Neil in The Little Tramp (Basingstoke), Ruth in Romantic Comedy (world tour) and Ma Baker in Daddy Cool.

Film includes: Brand New U, Earthquake – Nature Unleashed, Sylvie, Frankenstein – The Real Story, Son of the Pink Panther, The Kaleidoscope Affair, Sputnik Sweetheart and A Dark Reflection (2014).

Television includes: Poirot, Rosemary & Thyme, The Wharf, Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro, Holby, Up Against It, Casualty, Kings & Queens, Doctors, Murder on the Links, Fiordiligi in Cosi fan Tutte, Swallow, Night Works, Peak Practice, Emmerdale, Victorian Values, The Perfect Marriage, Shades, Sweating Bullets, Tommy Cooper – Not Like That, Like This (2014).

Recordings include: Brigadoon, Robert & Elizabeth, Mrs Henderson’s Party, Molly, A Princess & a Pig, Mr Crippen, Bird of Paradise and An Evening of Rodgers & Hammerstein (RTE Proms).

Paul Ettore Tabone

in the role of

Ubaldo Piangi

Paul Ettore Tabone

in the role of

Ubaldo Piangi

Tenor, Paul Ettore Tabone graduated from the Central Queensland University Conservatorium of Music (Australia) with the honour of being awarded the ‘Most Promising Voice for Music Theatre Award’ in both 2007 & 2009. With a Bachelor of Music Theatre he immediately made his first operatic debut with a solo opera performance in Opera Queensland’s world premiere production of The Dirty Apple.

In 2011/12 Paul joined Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel to The Phantom Of The Opera, Love Never Dies, playing the supporting principal role of Squelch. The production was filmed by Universal Studios International and distributed to over 75 countries worldwide.

2013 proved to be a milestone in his career. In February 2013 Paul was accepted as a ‘Young Artist in the prestigious Luciano Pavarotti Foundation of Modena under the guidance of director and wife of the late Maestro, Signora. Nicoletta Mantovani. Paul shared the stage with Placido Domingo and Andrea Bocelli, performing to an audience of over 20,000 at the Arena in Verona, Italy. This sold-out event commemorated 100 years of opera at the Arena, and was a tribute to the late Luciano Pavarotti. The event was broadcast via Rai 1 to over 15 million viewers. This concert led Paul to being invited to perform as a soloist at the house of Luciano Pavarotti in Modena in 2013. He then performed in New York on Broadway at the New York City Centre, Teatro Menotti (Spoletto) and Teatro Duse in Bologna with the Luciano Pavarotti Heritage Concert.

Paul made his professional operatic debut in 2014 as Duca di Mantova in Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Opera Națională Bucureşti under the baton of Cristiano Sandu and directed by Stephen Barlow. In April Paul performed as ‘Tony’ in Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story for the Teatro Carlo Felice (Genova) under the baton of Maestro Wayne Marshall, and also made his debut as B.F Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at the Teatro dei Giglio (Lucca) in collaboration with the Puccini Foundation of Italy under the direction of Massimo Morella.

Paul was the runner-up at the 2013 International Vocal Competition Rinaldo Pellizoni and won the Public Choice Award at the 2014 Canto Festival at Teatro La Fenice (FM).

2015 proved to be another great year for the young tenor as he returned to the Opera Naţională București for further performances as Duca Di Mantova in Stephen Barlow’s production of Rigoletto. He was then invited to once again play the role of Squelch for the 2015/2016 season of Stage Entertainment’s (Germany), production of Love Never Dies at the Hamburg Stage Operettenhaus.

Paul thanks his family, friends and his agent for their wonderful support.

Daisy Alice Hulbert

in the role of

Meg Giry

Daisy Alice Hulbert

in the role of

Meg Giry

Training: Central School of Ballet and later Elmhurst School for Dance under the directorship of Desmond Kelly. During her graduation year at Elmhurst, she danced with Birmingham Royal Ballet in La Fille Mal Gardée (UK tour) and the Dying Swan solo in Classical Spectacular (Birmingham NIA and Manchester MEN arenas).

Dance: Company member of the National Moravian-Silesian Ballet in the Czech Republic where she performed The Doll in The Nutcracker, Cygnets and Pas-de-Trois in Swan Lake, Rabbit in Snow White and was part of the Corps de Ballet in Sleeping Beauty and Lady of the Camellias.

Daisy is thrilled to be making her West End debut in The Phantom of the Opera and would like to thank her teachers, friends and family for their continued love and support.

Scott Davies

in the role of

Standby Phantom

Scott Davies

in the role of

Standby Phantom

Training: Scott was born and educated in Glasgow and trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

Opera and concerts include: recently, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber with the SPO (UK tour), Remondado in Carmen (English National Opera), and The Painter in Lulu, Borsa in Rigoletto, Don Riccardo and, on occasions, the title role of Ernani in Verdi’s Ernani (English National Opera).

Theatre includes: the title role in The Phantom of the Opera (West End and UK tour) and The Father in Halisinia (world premiere, NT). Other musicals include: Gus, Bustopher Jones and Growltiger in Cats (UK tour), Mr Snow in Carousel and Kayama Yesaemon in Pacific Overtures (Leicester Haymarket), Chess (international tour, Oslo) and Sandy in Brigadoon (Victoria Palace).

Television includes: Taggart, Take the High Road, The Laurence Olivier Awards, Unreported Incident, Call Me Mister, Crimewatch UK, Open House, Echo Island, The Kenny Live Show and Dustin.

Other work includes: Scott is a regular with Radio 2’s Friday Night Is Music Night and has sung with some of Europe’s leading orchestras, including the CBSO, RSNO, Hallé, Gothenburg Symphony, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra and RTE Concert Orchestra, with whom he recently played Pilate in the concert version of Jesus Christ Superstar. He has performed with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra as Benjamin Stone in an all-Scottish production of Sondheim’s Follies. Scott has also had the pleasure of singing for The Queen and for the Three Tenors (Pavarotti, Domingo and Carreras).

Matt Blaker

in the role of

Soldier

Matt Blaker

in the role of

Soldier

Matt graduated from the Guildford School of Acting with a First Class Degree in Musical Theatre

Upon graduating, Matt made his professional debut creating the role of Mr Bingley in the premiere production of Pride and Prejudice the Musical (Lyric Theatre, Belfast and subsequent tour).

Other credits include: Levi also covering and playing the Pharaoh in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK Tour), Bill Kenwright’s Greatest Rock n Roll Show (UK Tour) as Vince Eager/Frankie Sardo, NOLA for Delirium Theatre Company, Johnny Franz in Dusty (Charing Cross Theatre), Eric in Dreamboats and Petticoats: The Christmas Party (Broadway Theatre, Peterborough) and in 2016 the European tour of Jesus Christ Superstar covering and playing Pontius Pilate.

Matt is delighted to be making his West End debut in The Phantom Of The Opera and would like to thank his wonderful family for everything.

Bridget Costello

in the role of

Swing

Bridget Costello

in the role of

Swing

New Zealand-born Bridget Costello is a trained singer/actress/dancer who graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with a Postgraduate Diploma in Musical Theatre last year. Since graduating she has played the title role in ‘Princess Ida’ at the Finborough Theatre and performed as a singer at Thursford Christmas Spectacular in Norfolk. While at the Academy, Bridget played the roles of Amy March in ‘Little Women’ and Ivy in ‘On the Town’.

Before moving to London she studied at the New Zealand School of Music completing a Bachelor of Music and Postgraduate Diploma in Classical Performance Voice, and performed the role of Tytania in Britten’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. She has worked as a member of the NZ Opera Chorus in ‘The Bartered Bride’ and ‘Madame Butterfly’.

Maria Coyne

in the role of

Princess (Hannibal)

Maria Coyne

in the role of

Princess (Hannibal)

Theatre includes: Maria understudied and played Glinda and Nessarose in Wicked (Apollo Victoria), Marie in Nutcracker! The Musical (Pleasance Theatre), Catherine in Gatsby (Arts Theatre), Anne Egerman in A Little Night Music (Ye Olde Rose and Crown), Talia in Pierced (Leicester Square Theatre), Maid Marion in Robin Hood (Theatre Royal, Plymouth), Magenta and understudied Janet and Columbia in The Rocky Horror Show (40th Anniversary UK Tour), Martha in Spring Awakening (Broadway Theatre), Pocahontas/Jasmine in Disney’s Believe (Disney Creative Entertainment, USA) Young Maid in Bernarda Alba (Union Theatre), Crazy For You (London Palladium) and Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK Tour).

Workshops include: Esmerelda in The Legend of Notre Dame, Princess Aurora in Sleeping Beauty the Musical, Julie in The Theory of Relativity and Graham in But I’m a Cheerleader.

Film includes: Tavern Girl in Tulip Fever (The Weinstein Company), Nat in Skulls (Porcelain Film) and Student in Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone & Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Warner Bros).

Maria is thrilled to be joining the company of The Phantom of the Opera.

Hadrian Delacey

in the role of

Joseph Buquet

Hadrian Delacey

in the role of

Joseph Buquet

Training: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Theatre includes: creating the role of Mr Beebe in A Room with a View (Snap Theatre Company tour), his West End debut as Policeman, understudy Gerald and Parchester in Me and My Girl, Marine and Captain Shultz in Miss Saigon (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), Brujon, understudied and played Jean Valjean in Les Misérables, understudied Peron, playing opposite Marti Webb in Evita (UK tour), ensemble, understudy King Herod and Annas in Gale Edwards’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar (West End), Charlie the Fisherman, understudy Straight Arrow and General Bellows in Dr Dolittle (Labatt’s Apollo), Annas in Jesus Christ Superstar (international tour), King Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar (UK tour) and Romeo and Juliet (Piccadilly). Hadrian created the role of Marvin in the multi award-winning Jerry Springer – The Opera (NT, Cambridge Theatre) and as part of the ensemble he won the 2004 Olivier Award for Best Supporting Performance in a Musical. He then took over the role of Warmup Man/Satan, opening the show with David Soul as Jerry. Also, Mr Marks, understudy Max Bialystock, Roger De Bris and Franz Liebkind in The Producers (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, and UK tour), Knife Grinder and Mr Brownlow in Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Oliver! starring Rowan Atkinson (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), Major Shelley in The Secret Garden (Toronto), Inspector Collins in Phil Wilmott’s production of Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be (Union) and Oliver! (UK tour, Cameron Mackintosh).

Film includes: Les Misérables with Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe, directed by Tom Hooper.

Morven Douglas

in the role of

The Ballet Chorus of the Opera Populaire

Morven Douglas

in the role of

The Ballet Chorus of the Opera Populaire

Morven was born in Ayrshire, Scotland and began her training at age 11 at the Dance School of Scotland in Glasgow. At 16 she joined the Central School of Ballet where she trained for a further 3 years. Taking part in the Ballet Central touring company in her third year, where she performed in pieces by Christopher Gable, Sara Matthews and Richard Bermange.

Upon graduating this year with a BA Hons Degree in Professional Dance and Performance Morven is thrilled to be making her debut in the West End and to be joining the cast of The Phantom of the Opera.

Lyndsey Gardiner

in the role of

Confidante (Il Muto)

Lyndsey Gardiner

in the role of

Confidante (Il Muto)

Training: Originally from Glasgow, Lyndsey trained at the Dance School of Scotland (under the direction of Graham Dickie) and at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, graduating with a BA (Hons) in musical theatre.

Theatre includes: Milkmaid, understudied and played Charlotte in Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Oliver! (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), They’re Playing Our Song (Menier Chocolate Factory) and lead singer in 12 Days of Christmas (Tilbury).

Television includes: Popstar to Operastar, ident for Royal Bank of Scotland and Autumn Girl in Vodafone internal commercial.

Recordings include: Oliver! (live original 2009 cast).

Lyndsey is delighted to be joining the cast of The Phantom of the Opera and would like to thank her family and friends for their continued love and support.

Lori Gilchrist

in the role of

The Ballet Chorus of the Opera Populaire

Lori Gilchrist

in the role of

The Ballet Chorus of the Opera Populaire

Lori is from West Yorkshire and trained at the Pamela Gibson School Of Dance. She was also a Royal Ballet senior associate and a York scholar. At 16 Lori moved to Manchester to continue her training at the Northern Ballet School and graduated in 2004.

Upon graduating Lori joined Northern Ballet under the directorship of David Nixon in Leeds and danced there for 10 years. Whilst at Northern Ballet Lori danced many roles in David Nixon’s Ballets including: Sugar Plum Fairy in Nutcracker, Isabella in Wuthering Heights, Cleopatra in Cleopatra, Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Myrtle in Great Gatsby. She also performed in A Simple Man choreographed by Gillian Lynne, Belle and The Ghost of Christmas Past in A Christmas Carol by Massimo Moricone, Concertante by Hans van Manen, Perpetuum Mobile by Christopher Hampson, La Traviata by Veronica Paeper and Angels in the Architecture by Mark Godden.

In 2014 Lori Moved to New Zealand and joined The Royal New Zealand Ballet under the directorship of both Ethan Stiefel and Francesco Ventriglia. There she performed Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream choreographed by Liam Scarlett, Giselle by Ethan Stiefel and Johan Kobborg, Allegro Briliante by George Balanchine, Selon Desir by Andonis Foniadakis, Salute by Johan Kobborg, Queen of the Driads in Don Quixote by Adrian Burnett.

Lori is looking forward to Making her West End Debut In The Phantom of the Opera.

Philip Griffiths

in the role of

Monsieur Reyer/Auctioneer

Philip Griffiths

in the role of

Monsieur Reyer/Auctioneer

In 2010 Philip celebrated 30 consecutive years performing in the West End.

Training: Royal Manchester College of Music.

Theatre includes: in ten years at the Prince Edward Theatre, Evita directed by Hal Prince, Chess directed by Trevor Nunn and Anything Goes directed by Jerry Zaks. This year Philip celebrates 20 years in The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s (from 1998 to 2000 he was resident director). Also in the West End, Kings and Clowns and The Biograph Girl (both at the Phoenix). UK tours include Paul Fontaine in Desert Song and Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Pantomimes include Colin in Puss in Boots, Prince Charming in Cinderella and Robinson in Robinson Crusoe. Philip has also appeared in repertory in Othello and Faces of Eve (Salisbury Playhouse).

Opera includes: in 1972 being invited to join the Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Touring Opera companies. He has appeared with Kent Opera, Opera Rara, the New Opera Company, Dublin Grand Opera, English Music Theatre and in productions and concerts in Germany, Italy, France, Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Belgium.

Other work includes: In recognition of his work Philip was made an Honorary Friend of Gregynog Young Musicians Competition and is a supporter of Ysgol Theatr Maldwyn, a drama group for young performers, composers and writers from his home county of Montgomeryshire, Mid-Wales. Philip appears in many concerts in Wales to support local charities and to say thank you to the county of Montgomeryshire for the financial support which has enabled him to have what many would regard as a record-breaking period as a performer.

Ryan Goscinski

in the role of

Porter/Lion Man

Ryan Goscinski

in the role of

Porter/Lion Man

Training: Ryan was born in York and began his training at eight with the Royal Ballet Junior Associate Programme which he attended for three years. He then joined the Royal Ballet Lower School where he performed for The Queen at her 80th birthday as well as with the Royal Ballet Company in Sleeping Beauty. After graduating, he attended Central School of Ballet where he achieved a BA Hons degree in professional dance and performance.

Dance: Moving to Estonia in 2010 for a year to dance with the Estonian National Ballet Company; principal and soloist roles: Prince in The Little Prince and Fritz in The Nutcracker; corps de ballet: Manon, Swan Lake, The Three Musketeers, Coppélia, Romeo and Juliet and Who Cares.

In England he performed with Beyoncé in An Audience with Beyoncé (ITV) and he danced one season with Ballet Ireland and three seasons with the National Dance Company of Denmark, performing all over Denmark and Germany as well as at the London Coliseum; soloist roles: Fritz, The Chinese Prince and the Russian Prince in The Nutcracker; corps de ballet: Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker and Midnight Express. In 2014, Ryan performed in Richard Eyre’s La Traviata (Royal Opera House) and Romeo and Juliet (English National Ballet, Royal Albert Hall).

Television: Adverts for Gillette, Morrisons, Tassimo and Pepsi Max.

Other: Making more than ten appearances for Arsenal FC Ex-Professionals and Celebrities in 2013/14. Also, model for Vivienne Westwood’s 2014 Anglomania campaign.

Ryan is making his West End debut in The Phantom of the Opera.

Hettie Hobbs

in the role of

Swing

Hettie Hobbs

in the role of

Swing

Training: Hettie achieved a Masters with Distinction from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in 2015.

Credits whilst training: Liz in Billy, Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls, Sukie Rougemont in Witches of Eastwick and Scotty in Merrily We RollAlong.

Theatre Includes: Dorothy Parker in Showtime’s 48hr Challenge Thoroughly Modern Millie (The Adelphi Theatre). Resident performer for Brick Lane Music Hall, playing in a range of shows, including The Good Fairy in Pantomime. Hettie also toured as the lead performer with Dance Umbrellas commissioned 16 Singers. She also understudied and played the Dew Fairy and Sandman in Hansel and Gretel at Iford Manor.

Concerts include: Soloist for LEAP: Dance Umbrella (Spitalfields Church)

Featured soloist for Music Hall Week at Brick Lane Music.

Hettie is thrilled to be joining the Phantom of the Opera company and would like to thank all those who have continued to offer her support and love.

Grace Horne

in the role of

The Ballet Chorus of the Opera Populaire

Grace Horne

in the role of

The Ballet Chorus of the Opera Populaire

Grace was born in Grantham, Lincolnshire. At the age of 8 she joined the Royal Ballet Schools Junior Associate programme, as a weekly student for 3 years. At 11 years old, she gained a place at the Royal Ballet School, where she studied for a further 8 years at the Lower and Upper Schools.

Niall McMahon (former dancer of Scottish Ballet also intermittently coached Grace from the age of 10. She was a semi-finalist of the Young British Dancer of the Year in 2012, and a Finalist in 2013 and 2014. As a student, she danced with The Royal Ballet Company in productions of: Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Peter and the Wolf, Firebird and Manon.

During her graduate year she was given the opportunity to dance with Scottish Ballet during their tour of Peter Darrells, The Nutcracker. Upon graduating from the Royal Ballet School she joined Scottish Ballet, where she danced in Christopher Hampsons Cinderella and David Dawsons Swan Lake.

Lily Howes

in the role of

The Ballet Chorus of the Opera Populaire

Lily Howes

in the role of

The Ballet Chorus of the Opera Populaire

Lily was born in Maidstone in Kent and began her training at Lisa Maybank School of Dance. At 11 she gained a place at the Royal Ballet School where she studied for 8 years at the Lower and Upper school.  She reached the final of Young British Dancer of the Year in 2011.  As a student she danced with The Royal Ballet Company in productions of Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty , Romeo and Juliet and Don Quixote.

Upon graduating from the Royal Ballet School she joned Sarasota Ballet in Florida where she danced in productions of La Fille mal Gardee, La Sylphide, Jazz Calendar and a soloist role in Raymonda.

This is Lily’s debut in the West End and she is thrilled to be joining the cast of Phantom of the Opera.

Ellen Jackson

in the role of

Wardrobe Mistress

Ellen Jackson

in the role of

Wardrobe Mistress

Training: Ellen was born in Lanarkshire and is a graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

Opera includes: her professional debut at the Waterford Festival, performing the title role in The Merry Widow and Gianetta in The Gondoliers, for which she received the Best Female Voice Award. After this she joined Scottish Opera, with whom she performed in Der Rosenkavelier, Die Meistersinger, Die Fledermaus, L’Elisir d’Amore, Tosca and Egisto.

Theatre includes: My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof, The Beggar’s Opera, Annie, Sister Margaretta in The Sound of Music (UK tour), the hit West End musical Chess and Fiddler on the Roof (Theatre Royal, Plymouth). Seasons followed in Born Again (Chichester Festival Theatre), Les Misérables (Palace) and The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s), in which she played Madame Giry at many performances. She has also played Mrs Mullin and the Principal in the musical Carousel (Perth Theatre).

Ellen is delighted to be playing the role of the Wardrobe Mistress at Her Majesty’s in The Phantom of the Opera.

Richard Kent

in the role of

Firechief

Richard Kent

in the role of

Firechief

Trained: Guildford School of Acting

Theatre includes: Les Miserables (Swing) Queens Theatre, The Woman in White (Ensemble/US Sir Percival Glyde) Palace Theatre, Carousel (Ensemble/US Billy Bigelow) and Strindberg’s The Father (Svard) Chichester Festival Theatre, Wicked (Swing/US Dr. Dillamond) Apollo Victoria. 25th Anniversary concert of Les Miserables, London O2. Salad Days (ensemble/US Troppo & Uncle Zed ) Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, The Go Between (Denys Maudsley) West Yorkshire Playhouse, Derby Live and The Royal and Derngate Northampton. Taming of the Shrew (Hortensio) Derby Live Theatre. Anything Goes (Lord Evelyn Oakleigh) Kilworth House Theatre, Carousel (Jigger Craigin) Arcola Theatre. National Tours of Spamalot (Historian/Prince Herbert) The Producers (Lead Tenor/US Carmen Ghia & Leo Bloom)

Richard has also been a featured soloist at several concerts with the Welsh Musical Theatre Symphonic Orchestra and appeared in Ivor Novello, The Great British Musical and The Great British Musical in Concert at The Matcham Room, London Hippodrome.

Tim Laurenti

in the role of

Monsieur Lefévre

Tim Laurenti

in the role of

Monsieur Lefévre

Training: Guildford School of Acting.

Theatre includes: most recently, understudied and played Fagin in Oliver! (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), The Phantom of the Opera (West End), Zoltan Karpathy/Harry in My Fair Lady (UK tour), Les in Bouncers(Castle, Wellingborough), Carousel (UK tour), Motel in Fiddler on the Roof (UK tour), Terry in Boogie Nights (UK tour), Lion in The Wizard of Oz (St Albans), Phil in Simply the Best (Oldham Coliseum), Ted Vol Becque in Hard Times (West End), Les Misérables (West End and UK tour), Sam Mendes’s Oliver! (West End), Fantastic Mr Fox (Sevenoaks), Fleshcreep in Jack and the Beanstalk (Mansfi eld) and Dave in Sweat(Bloomsbury).

Adam Robert Lewis

in the role of

Swing

Adam Robert Lewis

in the role of

Swing

Training: Adam trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.

Workshops include: Guy Fawkes the Musical (Delfont Rooms, Prince of Wales).

Concerts include: Music is Magic (London Palladium), Ignite (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), Movies to Musicals (Glasgow City Halls), Songs of Laura and Daniel Curtis (Royal Albert Hall), An Evening with Only Boys Aloud (Maesteg Town Hall) and An Evening with Adam Robert Lewis (St James Studio).

Credits whilst training include: Witches of Eastwick (Mountview Academy), Merrily We Roll Along (Mountview Academy), Guys and Dolls (Mountview Academy) and Skylight (Mountview Academy).

Adam is thrilled to be making his West End debut in Phantom of the Opera.

Luke McCall

in the role of

Swing

Luke McCall

in the role of

Swing

Training: Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (Recipient of Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Scholarship); Maldwyn School of Theatre.

Credits whilst training: Company; The World Goes Round; After Miss Julie.

Other: Headline act Proms in the Park; The Beggar’s Opera (YMT); Macbeth (YMT); According to Brian Haw (YMT); Nosen Lawen (Cwmni Da); Prynhawn Da (Tinopolis).

Luke made his professional debut in the West End production of Les Miserables, where he played Feuilly and played both Enjolras and Jean Valjean as their understudies .

Leo Miles

in the role of

Swing

Leo Miles

in the role of

Swing

Training: Ecole Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq and Royal Academy of Music, graduating in 2011.

Theatre includes: Fleet in Titanic (Southwark Playhouse), Timothy in Salad Days (Riverside Studios), Kenneth Gibson in Call Me Madam(Union), Tony in West Side Story (RSC, Sage, Newcastle), Tommy in The Who’s Tommy (English Theatre Frankfurt and European tour) and Henry Ford in Ragtime the Musical (Landor).

Concerts include: St George’s Day Trafalgar Square Celebrations and Sondheim at 80 Prom with the BBC Performing Arts Fund Ensemble (Royal Albert Hall).

Recordings include: The Who’s Tommy (original Frankfurt cast, 2011) and Salad Days (Riverside Studios, 2012). Leo is thrilled to be joining The Phantom of the Opera for his West End debut and would like to thank his family for their love and support.

Fiona Morley

in the role of

Ballet Swing

Fiona Morley

in the role of

Ballet Swing

Training: Born in Rayleigh, Essex, Fiona started her professional training at the Bush Davies School of Performing Arts, and at 16 continued her training in London at the Ballet Rambert School, graduating with a diploma in dance.

Dance includes: After graduating she joined the Moving Visions Dance Company for a UK tour and moved to Charleroi in Belgium where she danced new works in the corps de ballet. She then joined the Vienna Festival Ballet as a principal dancer. Her performances include Cinderella, Coppelia and Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker.

Her West End debut was in 1996 and she is excited to be ballet swing in the ensemble of The Phantom of the Opera.

Paul Morrissey

in the role of

Jeweller (Il Muto)

Paul Morrissey

in the role of

Jeweller (Il Muto)

Training: BA Hons (Theatre Arts) University College Bretton Hall, PG Dip (Musical Theatre) Royal Academy of Music, London.

Theatre includes: Perkins / Eddie Lyons in Blood Brothers (Phoenix Theatre, West End & UK Tour), Pier in Iolanthe, Dragoon in Patience and Yeoman in Yeoman of the Guard (Buxton International Festival), George in 110 in the Shade (Fortune Theatre, West End), Ensemble in Some Enchanted Evening (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), Passarino / Understudy Piangi in Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s Theatre), Freddie Trumper in Chess (Channel Islands / Ireland), Robert in Company (Powerhouse Theatre, Wakefield). He also created the role of Dr. Francis Stone in the World Premier production of Stephen Lowe’s musical, Paradise (Edinburgh International Festival).

Paul is delighted to be returning to the cast of Phantom of the Opera.

James Roxby Brown

in the role of

Slave Master

James Roxby Brown

in the role of

Slave Master

James started dancing with Anna du Boission at the West London School of Dance. At age 11 he continued his training at Whitelodge, the Royal Ballet Lower School. He then went on to study at Central School of Ballet, where he has recently graduated, with a BA Hons Degree. James has just finished touring the UK with Ballet Central. Other performing credits include The Royal Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet at the Royal Opera House and ‘Polaris’ by Crystal Pite at Sadlers Wells. James is delighted to be joining the cast of Phantom of the Opera to mark his professional debut.

Tom Sterling

in the role of

Passarino/Hairdresser

Tom Sterling

in the role of

Passarino/Hairdresser

Training: The Royal Central School of Speech & Drama (Beatrice Lillie Scholar)

Theatre includes: Freddie Eynsford Hill in My Fair Lady (Kilworth House), Guy in Girlfriends (Union Theatre), Muffles in The Pied Piper (Workshop: National Theatre Studio), George in Sunday in the Park with George (RCSSD).

Film and television: Hitler’s Megaships (National Geographic), Testament of YouthThe Lost City of Z.

Concert performances: West End Heroes (Dominion Theatre), The 90th Salzburg Music Festival (Felsenreitschule & Grosses Festspielhaus)and The 12 Tenors (European tours: 2012/13 & 2014/15).

Joanna Strand

in the role of

Page

Joanna Strand

in the role of

Page

Joanna enjoys a career as a jazz – cabaret artist alongside her West End Career. She regularly performs her own shows at The Pheasantry, Pizza Express Dean Street and The Crazy Coqs -Live at Zedels, as well as travelling to New York to appear at Feinsteins, 54 Below, Birdland and the Metropolitan Room.

Joanna originally trained as a dancer at Arts Educational School, before going on to study singing at postgraduate level at The Royal Academy of Music. Her studies were interrupted with the gift of motherhood, and so she actually only made her professional West End debut in her mid 30s, when she first performed in Phantom of the Opera -thanks to an open audition! Since then she has toured with Bath Theatre Royal, as well appearing at The Vaudeville Theatre in the Broadway transfer of Master Class and numerous other west end and national credits including Jekyll and Hyde, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.

She is delighted to return to Phantom after seven years away!

Claire Tilling

in the role of

The Ballet Chorus of the Opera Populaire

Claire Tilling

in the role of

The Ballet Chorus of the Opera Populaire

Training: Born in Cheshire, Claire trained at Northern Ballet School, Manchester, where, in her graduating year, she performed as Swanhilda in Manchester City Ballet’s Coppelia and was an Adeline Genee Awards semi-finalist.

Theatre includes: Upon graduating, Claire joined the national tour of The Phantom of the Opera (1998-2000) and is delighted to be back with the company here at Her Majesty’s where she has covered and played the role of Meg Giry. Other theatre includes: Spirit of the Dance (UK and USA tours) and Lullabies of Broadway (USA tour).

Television includes: This Morning, First Light and Search for the Holy Grail.

Charlotte Vaughan

in the role of

Wild Woman (Hannibal)

Charlotte Vaughan

in the role of

Wild Woman (Hannibal)

Charlotte is a graduate of both the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and The Royal Academy of Music. She has performed as a guest soloist with numerous Male Voice Choirs across South Wales and was guest soloist in the 2015 Welsh Association of Male Voice Choirs Albert Hall Festival.

Credits while training include: Mrs Herring in Albert Herring (Sally Burgess, GSMD) Alice in Closer (Mia Soreriou, RAM) Sarah Jane Moore in Assassins (Sam Yates, RAM) Nettie in Carousel (Ken Caswell, RAM).

In July 2015, Charlotte played Smitty in a concert version of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying at the City Of London Festival (Susie Dumbreck). Charlotte is making her professional debut here at Phantom Of The Opera.

Victoria Ward

in the role of

Madame Firmin

Victoria Ward

in the role of

Madame Firmin

Training: Victoria trained at Mountview Theatre School.

Theatre includes: Sister Berthe in The Sound of Music (International tour), Kath Casey opposite Suggs in Our House, Madame Thénardier in Les Misérables, Sarah Jane Moore in Assassins, Sugar in Sugar (all for Pimlico Opera), Mrs McIlhenny in Do I Hear A Waltz? (Park Theatre), Prudy Pingleton in Hairspray (Singapore), Frau Schmidt in The Sound of Music (Kuala Lumpur), Blood Brothers (UK Tour), Constance in The Three Musketeers (UK Tour), Jaynie in Dont Misunderstand Me(English Theatre of Hamburg), Atlanta in Jason and the Argonauts (New Players Theatre), Molly Wesley in John Wesley (UK Tour), Helen in Wonderful Town, Dinah in South Pacific for Craig Revel Horwood (Grange Park Opera) and Polly Peachum in the ENO production of The Beggars Opera. Victoria has toured Australia, New Zealand, the U.S and Canada with Carl Rosa Opera playing Cousin Hebe opposite Timothy West in HMS Pinafore and Pitti-Sing in The Mikado. She returned to the company for their West End season at the Gielgud Theatre, playing Leila in Iolanthe and Isabel in The Pirates of Penzance.

Victoria is thrilled to be joining the cast of The Phantom of the Opera as it celebrates its 30thBirthday.

Georgia Ware

in the role of

The Ballet Chorus of the Opera Populaire

Georgia Ware

in the role of

The Ballet Chorus of the Opera Populaire

Training: Suzanne’s School of Dance, Ickenham, Royal Ballet Lower and Upper School.

Theatre includes: her West End debut at the age of six in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London Palladium, 2001-02), Little Cosette in Les Misérables (Palace and Queen’s, 2003-04) and The Nutcracker (Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, 2005, 2006 and 2011).

Film and television include: featured role in The Bill and voiceover for The Exorcism of Emily Rose.

Other work includes: Homage to The Queen Gala (Buckingham Palace, 2005) and Chloe in The Magic of Ballet fortnightly magazine (2005-07).

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