Beginning May 12, Tony Award nominee Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess will join the cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera at Broadway’s Majestic Theatre. Lewis and Boggess will star in the roles of the Phantom and Christine, respectively. The pair previously co-starred in the father-daughter roles of Triton and Ariel in the 2007 Broadway production of The Little Mermaid.
Andrew Lloyd Webber commented, “This is wonderful news! I can’t wait to see Sierra Boggess and Norm Lewis perform together as Christine and Phantom. Broadway audiences are in for a treat.”
Lewis’ casting as the Phantom will make him the first African-American performer to star as the Phantom in the New York Production. Meanwhile, Boggess’ casting marks her return to the musical following her appearance in the 25th Anniversary Broadway cast of The Phantom of the Opera in 2013, as well as the 25th Anniversary production at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
Producer Cameron Mackintosh shared in a statement, “Having worked with Norm since the 90s, when he played John in Miss Saigon on Broadway, and then Javert on Broadway in Les Misérables in 2006, I couldn’t be more thrilled that he is now joining Phantom, matched with Sierra – one of the finest Christines ever. It’s hard to imagine a more exciting pairing, as the show continues its phenomenal, history-making run at The Majestic.
Phantom of the Opera is directed by Harold Prince and produced by Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group. Music is provided by Lloyd Webber, with lyrics by Charles Hart, and a book by Richard Stilgoe and Lloyd Webber.
Additional members of the creative team include production design by Maria Bjornson, lighting by Andrew Bridge, sound design by Mick Potter with original sound by Martin Lewis, orchestrations by David Cullen and Lloyd Webber, and musical staging and choreography by Gillian Lynne.