Drumroll, please! Ben Crawford will join The Phantom of the Opera cast beginning Monday, April 16 in the iconic title role.

Cameron Mackintosh said, “It is always thrilling to find an exciting new ‘Phantom,’ and in Ben Crawford, we have a real find. He will take this legendary musical into its fourth triumphant decade on Broadway, after its recent spectacular 30th Anniversary celebrations that were headed by acclaimed international star Peter Jöback, who will play his last performances as ‘The Phantom’ at the end of this month.”

Crawford has appeared on Broadway in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the title role in Shrek The Musical, Big Fish, Les Misérables, and On the Twentieth Century. He was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona and earned a BFA in Music Theatre from the University of Arizona.

During the two weeks between Mr. Jöback and Mr. Crawford, the role of “The Phantom” will be played by principal cast member Laird Mackintosh, who plays the role of “Monsieur André.”

The Phantom of the Opera welcomes Ben Crawford beginning April 16!

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