BEN CRAWFORD was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona and received a BFA in Music Theatre from The University of Arizona (Bear Down). His Broadway credits include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Mr. Salt), the titular character in Shrek The Musical, Big Fish (Edward Bloom u/s, Don Price), Les Misérables (Javert/Valjean u/s) and On the Twentieth Century (Bruce Granit u/s). Ben is so incredibly grateful to be back onstage. Thank you for wearing your masks and being vaccinated! Science rules! Love to Super Parents Tom and Cathy, the gorgeous Kelsey and the incredible Charlotte and Jack Crawford. Repped by CGF Talent. Be sure to check out Ben’s EPs Electronic Pandemic and A Crawdaddy Christmas on all music streaming platforms! @crawdady21
EMILIE KOUATCHOU (Christine Daaé) is making her Broadway debut in Phantom. Recent credits include Unknown Soldier (Playwrights Horizons), Oklahoma! (Broadway at Music Circus, Sacramento, CA) and Sweeney Todd (Connecticut Repertory Theater). Graduate University of Michigan’s Musical Theatre program. She is extremely grateful for the love and support from her family, friends, team at Authentic Mgmt and CGF Talent, and everyone who has supported her throughout the years. All Black Lives Matter.
Julia is thrilled to return to Phantom, where she made her Broadway debut as Christine. She previously toured the country as Christine with the original cast of the restaged North American National Tour. She has been fortunate to perform with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Maestro Yannick Nezet-Seguin, celebrating Leonard Bernstein, and has also performed with Josh Groban in the opening of his Stages tour in Atlanta. Other Theater credits include City Center’s Pirates of Penzance (Mabel), Jack’s Back (Jenny), Tell Me On a Sunday and Shrek (Fiona). TV includes “Law & Order: SVU” and “All My Children.” Love and thanks to her family and friends!
JOHN RIDDLE (Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny) originated the roles of Hans in Disney’s Frozen and Young Anton in The Visit on Broadway. Off-Broadway: Cal in Titanique. National tour: Evita. Regional: Kennedy Center, Long Wharf Theatre, Goodspeed, PCLO, Casa Mañana, MUNY. Other: Cinderella’s Prince in Into the Woods (Town Hall), The Secret Garden in Concert (Lincoln Center), soloist with the Cincinnati Pops. TV: “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “One Life to Live.” Recordings: Frozen, The Visit, John Kander’s Hidden Treasures. @thejohnriddle
Broadway: Flying Over Sunset, All My Sons, School of Rock, Gettin’ the Band Back Together, Les Misérables (Original Revival Cast), Threepenny Opera. Off-Broadway: Cyrano, Working (2008 revision, Drama Desk Award), Grand Hotel (Encores!), Three Sisters. Regional highlights: Les Misérables (Dallas Theatre Center), Oklahoma! (Arena Stage), Disgraced (Arena Stage), Disney’s The Jungle Book (Goodman/Huntington).
Video Game: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.
TV/Film: “Law & Order: SVU,” “The Wire,” “Search Party,” Blackout.
IG: @nehaljoshi. The first time he stepped on a Broadway stage was to audition for Phantom…he didn’t get it (don’t worry the story ends happily).
Broadway: The Last Ship (Billy Thompson), A Tale of Two Cities (Jerry Cruncher), South Pacific (Thomas Hassinger), Miss Saigon (Sgt. Schultz). Off-Broadway: Music in the Air (City Center Encores!), Citizen Ruth (NY Fringe Festival). National tour: The Phantom of the Opera (Monsieur Firmin), The Light in the Piazza (Signor Naccarelli), Billy Elliot (Big Davey), Mamma Mia! (Bill Austin), Ragtime (Willie Conklin), Les Misérables (Combeferre). Regional: A Little Night Music (Fredrik), Randy Newman’s Faust (Michael), House of Martin Guerre (Jehannot), all at the Goodman Theater, Chicago. Thanks to Steve and Dale. Love to Sala and Mako.
Raquel is thrilled to be making her Broadway debut with Phantom! Off-Broadway: Roxanne Conti, iFigaro (90210)! (Duke Theater); Grand Dame, Vox Lumiere’s Phantom of the Opera. Opera: Marzelline, Fidelio (Opera Carolina); Frasquita, Carmen (Opera San Antonio, Venture Opera); Susanna, Le nozze di Figaro (Opera on the James); Lauretta, Gianni Schicchi (Opera on the James, DiCapo Opera); Opera Lyra Ottawa; Syracuse Opera. Prize Winner: Giulio Gari International Vocal Competition, Florida Grand Opera YPO Competition. Special thanks to my loving mom and dad, Tara Rubin Casting, Renée Fleming, Joan Lader, UIA Talent and my dream team at Empower Voices Now!
MAREE JOHNSON (Madame Giry) is thrilled to rejoin the Broadway production after recently playing Madame Giry on Sydney Harbour (Handa Opera & Opera Australia). Other Australian credits include Phantom (Christine Daaé) Cats (Grizabella), Les Misérables, West Side Story (Maria), My Fair Lady (Eliza), Scrooge (Isabel/
Heralded by The New York Times as an “ardent tenor,” Carlton Moe debuted at Carnegie Hall as a soloist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. He has performed with such organizations as the Oregon Symphony, Walla Walla Symphony, Aspen Music Festival, Savannah Voice Festival, Opera in Williamsburg, Charlottesville Symphony, and the Martina Arroyo Foundation. He holds a Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music, where he attended on a full scholarship. All my love to Alison.
SARA ESTY she/her/hers (Meg Giry) is a former soloist with the Miami City Ballet, and Princess Grace Award recipient for dance. Select theater: An American in Paris (Lise Dassin, Broadway/first national tour), Hoagy Carmichael’s Stardust Road (Clara, The York Theatre Co.), Brigadoon (Jean, NYCC Encores!), A Chorus Line (Maggie, Encores!; Cassie, Cape Playhouse), Alien/Nation(Williamstown Theatre Festival, Forest of Arden Co. Member). Film/TV: West Side Story (dir. Steven Spielberg), “Fosse/Verdon,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” Love and thanks to BRS/Gage and my family! @estygrl
Broadway debut! New York: Brigadoon (NYCC Encores!) Regional: Maria in Jerome Robbins’ Broadway (TUTS). Concert Dance: CityDance Ensemble, the Washington Ballet, Miami City Ballet. Proud National YoungArts Foundation Alumna. Passionately committed to advocating for a world free of Multiple Sclerosis. Endless love to the Alvari for their unconditional support. Passionately committed to advocating for a world free of Multiple Sclerosis. Endless love to Alexander and the Alvari.
Polly recently appeared in the new Susan Stroman musical, Marie, at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre. She has toured the country with An American in Paris and Phantom. She is beyond thankful to have been a part of the Phantom Phamily for so many years! Endless thanks to Denny and Seth, as well as her amazing family.
Broadway: Baz Luhrmann’s La Bohème on Broadway (Mimí). Principal artist at the Metropolitan Opera, Theatre du Châtèlet Paris, Teatro Dell’Opera di Roma, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Den Norske Opera. TV: “FBI” (guest star). Film: Spike Lee’s Red Hook Summer (featured). Debut album: Love the Color of Your Butterfly available at janinahburnett.com
Broadway debut! Xiaoxiao was born in China. She danced with Guangzhou Ballet as a soloist in China after her graduation from Guangzhou Art School. In 2012, She moved to the U.S. and joined the Suzanne Farrell Ballet. She’s a dancewear designer as well, her line is called Xiaoxiao Designs (@xiaoxiaodesigns)
Kanisha Marie Feliciano (Page). Broadway debut: Flying Over Sunset. Credits: Abduction of the Seraglio, Little Women, Dinner at Eight, Don Pasquale, The Ballad of Baby Doe. MM, U of Houston. BM, Westminster Choir College. Love to Nova Thomas and Tom Jaber for helping me find my voice, and to friends and family for unwavering support.
Broadway/national tour: Evita, Carousel, A Bronx Tale, The Last Ship, The Phantom of the Opera, Sweeney Todd, Company. Regional theaters credits include: The Kennedy Center, Cincinnati Playhouse, Arkansas Rep, Paper Mill Playhouse and more. TV/Film: “Prodigal Son,” “Jessica Jones,” “Elementary,” “Person of Interest,” “Flesh & Bone,” “Unforgettable.”
Chris proudly made his Broadway debut with Phantom in March 2018! Two-time Rutgers University graduate (BMus and MMus). Host of the Georgetti on Ice! podcast. Represented by CPM Talent Management. All my love to my wife Amanda, my angel of music. chrisgeorgetti.com
Broadway: Company (Kathy), 2007 Tony Award, revival. National tours: The Phantom of the Opera (Christine alternate), Show Boat (Magnolia u/s), Secret Garden (Rose u/s). Regional: Cabaret (Sally), Jekyll & Hyde (Lucy), South Pacific (Nellie). TV/Film “Blacklist” (NBC), “Crashing” (HBO), “That D#$n Michael Che” (HBO Max). Thanks Tom, Parents, Barry and daughter Navia!
Credits include Film: Knock at the Cabin. TV: “Law & Order: Organized Crime” (guest star), “Servant,” “Mare of Easttown,” “FBI: Most Wanted.” Theater: The Lodger (Northern Stage), Legacy of the Tiger Mother (Best of SF Fringe). Commercial: Bank of America, IBM, Smartwater. Podcast: I Heart Geek. AEA, SAG-AFTRA. @satomihofmann www.satomihofmann.com
Broadway debut! Originally from Ehime, Japan, she’s performed with the International Tour of The Phantom of the Opera and The MET Opera. Endless thanks to Denny and the Phantom family. Love and big hugs to Vinny, as well as her family and friends! ayakakamei.com
Broadway: Sweeney Todd, Camelot, Cyrano – The Musical, Phantom. National Tours: Camelot, Phantom. Orchestral soloist: Detroit, Syracuse, Charleston WV, Portland, Pittsburgh, Ottawa, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Edmonton, Fort Worth Symphonies, Dayton Philharmonic, National Symphony. Ted’s solo CD available on iTunes. Proud member of Actors Equity Association for 32 years. Visit: TedKeegan.com
Kfir began his dance career in Israel, where he was born and raised. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Dance and Principal dancer with the Alabama Ballet, Kfir is also a pop singer/songwriter whose latest single is featured on MTV Europe. For more Kfir music visit www.Kfir.com.
Broadway debut! Tour: Fame (Iris Kelly). Regional: West Side Story, An American in Paris, Singin’ in the Rain. Endless gratitude to Polly and Denny. I love this show and can’t wait to share the magic with our audiences. To Mom, Dad and Kathleen, thanks for believing in me! To God be the glory!
RICHARD POOLE (Monsieur Lefèvre/Firechief). Broadway and national touring credits include Cats (Gus/Growltiger), Les Miz (Valjean), Evita (Che), Joseph… (Joseph standby), Mame (with Angela Lansbury) and Dreamgirls (original production). Other productions include the European tours of Ken Hill’s The Phantom of the Opera (Phantom) and Hair (Claude). Winner, Bay Area Theatre Critics’ Circle Award for Assassins (Booth).
Raoul and Phantom in three other versions. Tours: Hal Prince’s Show Boat, Into the Woods, Martin Guerre. Regional: She Loves Me, Company, A Christmas Carol (Goodman), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Steppenwolf), Lend Me a Tenor, Crazy for You. Director: Into the Woods. Northwestern graduate. Love to Hannah and Lily.
Broadway: The Woman in White. Off-Broadway: After the Ball (Irish Rep). Tours: Phantom (Raoul), Big (Josh). Las Vegas: Phantom. Regional: Evita (Che), Jesus Christ Superstar (Jesus), Miss Saigon (Chris), Aida (Radames), Sweeney Todd (Anthony), Chess (Freddie). Love and thanks to my family, Bridget and Connor. Woo Doggies!
Broadway/National Tours: Christine in Phantom (Broadway’s 10,000th performance), Carlotta in Cameron Macintosh’s Spectacular New Phantom tour, The Bridges of Madison County (Francesca understudy), White Christmas (Betty Haynes). Regional: Cleveland Playhouse, Denver Center, Riverside Theatre, Arkansas Rep, Bay Street Theatre. Alum: Baldwin-Wallace University. Love to her family and to Stephen.
Originally from Vancouver, Justin has performed at the Met Opera, the Tony Awards, the Kennedy Center and in various film and TV productions. Broadway: Movin’ Out (Swing), Come Fly Away (original cast, Dance Captain, Hank). Companies: Alberta Ballet, Ballet British Columbia, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet. Love to Grandma Lil, Button and Kristina.
Christine Daaé over 3,000 performances (Broadway, world/national tours), Cats (Hamburg), The Secret Garden (JOB), My Fair Lady (Media), concerts. Director/Dramaturg: Steel Magnolias (Seton Hall), Trouble in Tahiti/Filthy Habit (LOON), Adding Machine (B-Side), Belleville (Brooklyn College). Producer: FEAR (Off-Broadway). Faculty @iamusicaltheatre. Story Analyst, Amazon Studios. @marnisee
Broadway debut. Off-Broadway: Carmen Jones (Cindy Lou, AUDELCO nomination, Best Featured Actress in a Musical); Brigadoon, New Yorkers, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Lost in
the Stars (Encores!); Radio City. National tours: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Memphis, After Midnight. For our Angel of Music, Quentin Oliver Lee.
Honored to be back at the beloved Majestic with you all! Native of Oakland, CA. Boston Conservatory of Music alumnus. Credits include Broadway/National tour: Leonard Bernstein’s MASS (Carnegie Hall), Phantom, Martin Guerre (U.S. premiere), Carousel, Cats (Grizabella) and 42nd Street. Love to Bennett and Cameron. www.janetsaia.com
PAUL ADAM SCHAEFER (Marksman) is so grateful to be performing in Phantom. Stage work: …Millie (first national, regionally), Company (Barrington), High Society (Walnut Street), …Albertine (Playwrights Horizons), Giant (Playwrights VA), Fantasticks (Maine State). TV: “FBI,” “Blacklist,” “Ways and Means,” “Baker and the Beauty,” “Law & Order,” “Guiding Light.” Many thanks to CPM and Clear.
NYC credits include Fiorello! and Brigadoon at City Center Encores!, as well as the original workshop of An American in Paris. Regional: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Fiddler on the Roof, The Nutty Professor, Sweet Charity, Mary Poppins. Film/TV: “The Punisher” (Netflix), “For Life” (ABC), Equal Standard.
Theater: Beauty and the Beast (Gaston), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Trevor), The Scarlet Pimpernel (Percy), Carousel (Billy), Camelot (Lionel), Jekyll & Hyde (Jekyll). TV: “As The World Turns” (Patrick), “Guiding Light” (Marco), “All My Children,” “Rescue Me.” Thanks to The Mine. Love to my beautiful wife and family.
Phantom national tour; The Fall of Zalam (Shapeshifter Lab); Hello My Baby!, Half a Sixpence (Goodspeed); The Foreigner (Maltz Jupiter); Cabaret (Pittsburgh Public). TV/Film: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Breaking Bad,” “Vinyl,” “FBI,” “The Blacklist: Redemption,” “Odd Mom Out,” “Flesh & Bone,” “Royal Pains,” “The Carrie Diaries,” The Tell-Tale Heart, Death in Love.
Tug is always thrilled to be back at Phantom. Broadway and tours include Cats, Chicago and Evita. TV: “Law & Order: SVU.” MFA San Diego State University, BFA Syracuse University. Son of Drew and Becky, he hopes you enjoy the show. Stay well!
JIM WEITZER (Monsieur Reyer/Hairdresser). Broadway: The Phantom of the Opera (Raoul; Andre, 25th Anniversary cast), Little Women (John Brooke, original cast album). National tour: My Fair Lady (Freddie). Regional: The Rivals (Faulkland), Cabaret (Cliff), Anything Goes (Billy Crocker), Forever Plaid (Smudge), Passion (Giorgio). Jim is a mental health clinician (MHC-LP) currently taking new clients who live in New York State. www.freshpathny.com/staff/jim-weitzer
Christine Daaé in the German company of The Phantom of the Opera. She also covered Christine on the national tour. Regional: Les Misérables, The Taffetas, Beauty and the Beast, West Side Story. Opera: Le Nozze di Figaro, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, L’Elisir d’Amore. Love to my angel.
Broadway: M. Butterfly, The King and I. National tour: An American in Paris. Regional: Brigadoon (Maggie), Jerome Robbins’ Broadway (Eliza), In Your Arms (White Snake). Television: “NCIS: Hawaii.” Ballet Companies: Milwaukee Ballet, Ballet Theatre of Maryland. Much aloha to my family, John, Patty, Jamie and Nick. www.ericawong.co, @ericawong.co