As THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA heads in to its 33rdyear, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh are delighted to announce that Tim Howar will play ‘The Phantom’ for an initial run from 3 September – 8 December 2018 at Her Majesty’s Theatre, London.

Also joining the cast on 3 September 2018 will be Kimberly Blake as ‘Carlotta Giudicelli’ and Ross Dawes as ‘Monsieur Firmin’.

Continuing in the show will be Kelly Mathieson as ‘Christine Daaé’, Jeremy Taylor as ‘Raoul’, Amy Manford as the alternate ‘Christine Daaé’, Mark Oxtoby as ‘Monsieur Andre’, Jacinta Mulcahy as ‘Madame Giry’, Paul Ettore Tabone as ‘Ubaldo Piangi’, Georgia Ware as ‘Meg Giry’ and Scott Davies as the standby ‘Phantom’.

Tim Howar joins Phantom following his recent triumph as ‘Freddie Trumper’ in “Chess” at the London Coliseum. In addition to his theatre roles and since 2010, Tim has been the lead vocalist with the platinum selling Mike and the Mechanics, touring with them worldwide. His West End theatre credits include ‘Stacee Jaxx’ in “Rock of Ages” at the Shaftesbury Theatre and Garrick Theatre, ‘Stu’ in “Tonight’s The Night” at the Victoria Palace and ‘Ozzie’ in “On The Town” at the London Coliseum. He has also appeared as ‘Roger’ in “Rent” on Broadway.

Cameron Mackintosh said today “Tim Howar’s exciting vocal take on the iconic score of the Phantom brings a contemporary fresh approach to this legendary role which blew us away at his audition.”

Kimberly Blake can currently be seen as ‘Giulietta’ in “Aspects of Love” at the Hope Mill Theatre. Her West End credits include “Half A Sixpence” at the Noël Coward Theatre and most recently “Chess” at the London Coliseum. Her other credits include the role of ‘Jenny Lind’ in the national tour of “Barnum”.

Ross Dawes recently appeared in “The Rink” at the Southwark Playhouse. His many West End credits include “Girl from the North Country” at the Noël Coward Theatre, the original cast of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, where he also appeared in “Shrek the Musical”, “Passion” at the Donmar Warehouse, “Spamalot” at the Palace Theatre, “Starlight Express” at the Apollo Victoria and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” and “Saturday Night Fever”, both at the London Palladium.

The cast is completed by Matthew Barrow, Matt Bateman, James Bisp, James Butcher, Bridget Costello, Sophie Cottrill, Hadrian Delacey, Morven Douglas, Paul Erbs, Hannah Grace, Philip Griffiths, Katy Hanna, Hettie Hobbs, Grace Horne, Lily Howes, Ellen Jackson, Adam Robert Lewis,  Kris Manuel, Tim Morgan, Danielle Pullum, Rebecca Ridout, Anna Shircliff, Emily Smith, Rachel Spurrell, John Stacey, Andrei Teodor Iliescu, Claire Tilling, Victoria Ward andDanny Whitehead.

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