Now in its 32nd glorious year

Winner of 70 major theatre awards

Seen by more than 140 million people

Meet Our Cast

Ben Lewis

in the role of

The Phantom

THEATRE

Recent theatre credits include: Frank Butler in Annie Get Your Gun (Crucible Theatre – Sheffield), Love Me Tender (Original UK Cast), Forbidden Broadway (Menier Chocolate Factory and West End), Candide (Menier Chocolate Factory), and Therese Raquin (Finborough Theatre). Ben played The Phantom in the original Australian production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s, Love Never Dies (The Really Useful Company). For his performance Ben received a Helpmann Award nomination and won the Judith Johnson Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical at the 2012 Sydney Theatre Awards.

Other theatre credits include: Carl-Magnus in A Little Night Music (Opera Australia), Sir Galahad in Spamalot (Original Australian cast) directed by Mike Nichols, Urinetown (Sydney Theatre Company), Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical (Original Australian cast), The Odyssey (Malthouse and Black Swan Theatre Company), Side by Side By Sondheim (Theatre Royal, Sydney), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (WildRumpus), The Windows Project (Darlinghurst Theatre), and Metro Street (Production Company).

FILM and TELEVISION

The Phantom in Love Never Dies (Universal Pictures/The Really Useful Company), Doctors (BBC Television), McLeod’s Daughters (Channel 9 Australia).

Ben has also performed as a solo artist at numerous major events including West End Live! (Trafalgar Square – London), Carols By Candlelight (Channel Nine Australia), 2012 Helpmann Awards, and 2007 APEC Summit (Sydney Opera House).

Ben has recorded Original Cast Albums for Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical and Morgan’s Run (ABC Classics/Symphony Australia), worked extensively as a concert artist, and has worked in radio drama for the BBC. Last year Ben returned to Australia to perform as a guest soloist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House.

A graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Ben is a proud member of Actor’s Equity.

Kelly Mathieson

in the role of

Christine Daaé

Kelly grew up in Scotland and first began ballet lessons at the age of two. She then went on to train with the Scottish Ballet company and it was during this time that her voice was discovered. After studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Junior Academy, she moved to London to study at the Royal College of Music. After graduating in 2015 she continued her training in Vienna, Austria.

Roles include : Barbarina , 1st Bridesmaid ‘Le Nozze de Figaro’ (Scottish Opera) , Actress ‘Agrippina’ (Theater an der Wien) , Euridice ‘Orpheus and the underworld’ (AOE) , Pamina ‘Die Zauberflöte’, Frasquita  ‘Carmen’, Susanna ‘Le Nozze de Figaro’ (Puglia Opera Festival)

Kelly is delighted to be joining the Phantom Company and to be making her West End debut in her dream role.

Jeremy Taylor

in the role of

Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny

Training: Guildford School of Acting.

Theatre includes: Fiyero in Wicked (Apollo) u/s ‘Galileo’ in We Will Rock You (Dominion); Evita (UK Tour); ‘Rolf’ in The Sound of Music (UK Tour); u/s ‘Rolf’ in The Sound of Music (Palladium).

Other appearances: Luke Kempner’s Impression of 2015 (ITV), A League of their Own (Sky1); Oliver Awards 2012 (Royal Opera House); West End Heroes (Dominion).

Amy Manford

in the role of

Christine Daaé at certain performances

Australian-born soprano, Amy Manford has performed internationally as a soloist with the London Handel, London Cello and the Perth Symphony Orchestra’s. She has sung at iconic venues such as the Seoul Arts Center in South Korea and at Buckingham Palace for the Prince of Wales.

Amy recently graduated with a Masters of Performance in Vocal Performance from The Royal College of Music with a Distinction. Here she sung the title roles of Gontran in Chabrier’s Une éducation manquée with the RCM International Opera School and Clotilde in the London Handel Festivals production of Faramondo.

Amy completed her undergraduate degree at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAPPA) where she was awarded the prestigious Barbara MacLeod Scholarship for Most Outstanding Female Classical Student in 2014. Her major roles at WAPPA include Gretel in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel and Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas.

Amy is overjoyed to be making her West End debut as Christine Daaé in Phantom of the Opera and would like to thank all her friends and family who have supported her on this journey.

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