The producers of the spectacular new national touring production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA announced today that Tony Award nominee Brad Oscar will assume the role of ‘Monsieur Firmin’ when he joins the production in Philadelphia at the Academy of Music, beginning Monday, April 7. He joins Cooper Grodin as ‘The Phantom,’ Julia Udine as ‘Christine Daaé,’ Ben Jacoby as ‘Raoul,’ Jacquelynne Fontaine as ‘Carlotta Giudicelli,’ Edward Staudenmayer as ‘Monsieur André,’ Linda Balgord as ‘Madame Giry,’ Frank Viveros as ‘Ubaldo Piangi’ and Hannah Florence as ‘Meg Giry’. Mr. Oscar succeeds original cast member Craig Bennett in the role.
With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM, the most successful musical of all-time, is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA plays Philadelphia’s Academy of Music (300 S. Broad Street) now through April 12, 2014.
The Ensemble includes Adam Bashian, Nick Cartell, Dan Debenport, Amy Decker, Mark Emerson, Michael Thomas Holmes, Celia Hottenstein, Christopher Howard, Merritt David Janes, Amy Justman, Edward Juvier, Dustin Layton, Luke Lazzaro, Jay Lusteck, Katie McCreary, Grace Morgan, Christy Morton, Quinto Ott, Eric Ruiz, Allan Snyder and Marguerite Willbanks. The Corps de Ballet includes Morgan Cowling, Anjelica Bette Fellini, Ramona Kelley, Abigail Mentzer, Lily Rose Peck, Tara Sweeney and Micki Weiner.
Brad Oscar earned a 2001 Tony Award nomination for creating the role of Franz Liebkind in The Producers. He has also been seen on Broadway in Big Fish, Nice Work If You Can Get It, The Addams Family and Spamalot. National Tours include Young Frankenstein and Jekyll & Hyde. Film and TV credits include Ghost Town, The Producers, Smash, The Good Wife and three Law & Orders.
There are currently seven productions of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA around the world: the flagship London production (27 Years and counting), New York (26 Years and counting), Sapporo (Japan, 25 Years and counting, in repertory), Budapest (Hungary), Hamburg (Germany), the Asian Pacific Tour (now in South Korea) and Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular all-new production now on North American Tour. The next international opening will be in Taipei, China in September 2014.
Tuesday – Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm
Friday & Saturday evening at 8:00 pm
Sunday evening at 6:30 pm
Matinees: Saturdays at 2:00 pm and Sundays at 1:00 pm
Two specially scheduled performances are on Monday, April 7 at 7:30pm and Thursday, April 10 at 2:00 pm.
Tony Award nominee Brad Oscar will join the Phantom of the Opera US Tour from April 7 at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, PA.