Beginning November 19, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will welcome three principal cast changes:
- Kaley Ann Voorhees will assume the role of Christine, the innocent young soprano who becomes the object of The Phantom’s obsession. Ms. Voorhees is currently the Christine Alternate, a role she’s played off and on for several engagements since her PHANTOM and Broadway debut in September 2014. At the age of 20, she became the youngest actress to play the role in the Broadway production. She now becomes the twenty-first actress to be cast as the Principal Christine.
Ms. Voorhees previously appeared in the original Broadway cast of Prince of Broadway, the career retrospective of PHANTOM director Harold Prince. She also performed in the musical’s world premiere in Japan and made her opera debut in Mr. Prince’s production of Candide at New York City Opera last winter. She hails from Aurora, OH and has a BFA in Musical Theatre from Point Park University. Her first performance officially taking over as the Principal Christine will be Monday evening, November 19.
Ms. Voorhees succeeds Ali Ewoldt, who made history when she became the first Asian-American actress to assume the role of Christine in the Broadway production in June 2016. After more than 600 performances, she’ll play her final performance on Saturday evening, November 17.
- Eryn LeCroy will be making her PHANTOM and Broadway debut as the Christine Alternate, succeeding Ms. Voorhees. Her Off-Broadway/New York credits include the recent hit production of Sweeney Todd as Johanna and in the Encores! production of Assassins. She also appeared in the world premiere of the musical Sousatzka as Young Sousatzka and in the national tour of Jekyll and Hyde as Emma Carew. Ms. LeCroy was born and raised in Texas and hails from New Jersey. She holds a BM from Oklahoma City University. Her debut performance will be Wednesday evening, November 21.
- Kelsey Connolly will be making her PHANTOM and Broadway debut as the inquisitive ballerina Meg Giry. She is the eleventh actress to be cast in the role on Broadway. Ms. Connolly previously appeared in the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular and performed with the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company in Artemis in Athens at The Joyce Theater. She was born and raised in Trumbull, CT and has a BFA from The Juilliard School. Her debut performance will be Tuesday evening, November 20.
Continuing in their starring roles are Ben Crawford as The Phantom and Jay Armstrong Johnson as Raoul, with co-stars Laird Mackintosh as Monsieur André, Craig Bennett as Monsieur Firmin, Raquel Suarez Groen as Carlotta, Maree Johnson as Madame Giry and Carlton Moe as Piangi.