Cameron Mackintosh announced today full casting for the spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.
Earl Carpenter will play the role of 'The Phantom' and Katie Hall will play the role of 'Christine'. They will be joined by Simon Bailey as 'Raoul', Angela M. Caesar as 'Carlotta', Andy Hockley as 'Monsieur Firmin', Simon Green as 'Monsieur Andre', Elizabeth Marsh as 'Madame Giry', Vincent Pirillo as 'Ubaldo Piangi', Hannah Cadec as 'Meg Giry' and Olivia Brereton as 'Christine' at certain performances.
The company also includes Alistair Barron, Rosie Bell, James Bisp, Greg Castiglioni, Cindy Corinne Ciunfrini, Caroline Crawley, Rachel Crocker, Michael Diana, Liesl Dowsett, A C Garcia, Hannah Grace, Henry Grant Kerswell, Sam Harrison, Sophie Hartley, Kirk Jameson, Sarah Joyce, Lauren Lotz, Lee Ormsby, Siani Owen, David Phipps-Davis, Claire Platt, James Pullum, Leigh Rhianon Coggins, Emma Roberts-Simms, Ben Sleep and Richard Woodford.
The show will run for eight weeks only at Birmingham Hippodrome from Wednesday 13 March – Saturday 4 May 2013.
Cameron Mackintosh said: 'After 25 phenomenal years and a glorious celebration of the show's success at the Royal Albert Hall, I'm delighted that the spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's legendary musical will be coming to Birmingham. With an exciting new design and staging, retaining Maria Björnson's amazing costumes, audiences will be able to surrender to the music of the night and fall in love with the Phantom in his new guise all over again.'
Earl Carpenter recently played the role of 'Javert' in the West End production of "Les Misérables" and also played the role in the 25th Anniversary tour of the show. He has also played 'The Phantom' in the West End production of "The Phantom of the Opera" as well as the starring role of 'Darryl Van Horne' in "The Witches of Eastwick" at the Prince of Wales Theatre, also in the West End. His touring credits include 'Joe Gillis' in "Sunset Boulevard". Katie Hall was a boot camp contestant for the BBC1's search for 'Nancy' in "I'd Do Anything" and was a final round contender for Andrew Lloyd Webber's search for the Eurovision entry, "Your Country Needs You", also for BBC1. After leaving the "I'd Do Anything" competition she was immediately cast to cover the role of 'Christine' in "The Phantom of the Opera" at Her Majesty's Theatre and is now the alternate 'Christine' in the production. Katie has also played the role of 'Cosette' in "Les Misérables" at the Queen's Theatre in the West End, on the 25th Anniversary tour and also at the O2.
Simon Bailey's West End credits include 'Lieutenant Torrasso/Count Ludovic' in "Passion" at the Donmar Warehouse, 'Raoul' in "The Phantom of the Opera" at Her Majesty's Theatre, 'Enjolras' in "Les Miserables" at the Queen's Theatre, 'Britney' in "We Will Rock You" at the Dominion Theatre and 'Pharaoh' in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at the New London Theatre. Simon is also a founder member of 'Theatreland's First Supergroup' Teatro. Angela M. Caesar's West End credits include 'The Moon' in "Caroline, or Change" at The National Theatre. Andy Hockley's theatre credits include 'Rudolph Reisenweber' in "Hello Dolly" at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, 'Marcellus' in "The Music Man" at Chichester Festival Theatre and 'The Chaplain' in "Mother Courage and Her Children" at The National Theatre. Television credits include "Life On Mars", "Heartbeat", "Emmerdale" and "Doctors". Simon Green's West End credits include 'Jules/Bob Greenberg' in "Sunday In The Park With George" at the Wyndham's Theatre, 'Lumiere' in Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" at the Dominion Theatre, 'Young Ben' in "Follies" at the Shaftesbury Theatre and 'Torasso' in "Passion" at the Queen's Theatre. Simon has also appeared in 'The Phantom of the Opera' at Her Majesty's Theatre, and as 'Monsieur Lefevre' in the recent 25th Anniversary celebrations of "Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall". Elizabeth Marsh's recent credits include 'Myra Yerkes' in the European premiere of Stephen Sondheim's "Road Show" at the Menier Chocolate Factory, "Sleeping Beauty" at the Birmingham Rep, and "Afterlife" and "The Threepenny Opera" at The National Theatre. Vincent Pirillo recently appeared in "Sweeney Todd" at Chichester Festival Theatre. Other recent credits include 'Mr Goodfellow' in "Inherit the Wind" at The Old Vic, 'Rabbi' in "Imagine This" at the New London Theatre, 'Rabbi/Avram' in "Fiddler on the Roof" at the Savoy Theatre, 'Signal Man' in "The Woman in White" at the Palace Theatre and 'Grandfather' in "Ragtime" at the Piccadilly Theatre. Olivia Brereton recently graduated from the Guildhall School of Acting where she appeared in 'The Light in the Piazza', Into the Woods' and 'The Boyfriend'. 'The Phantom of the Opera' marks Olivia's professional debut.