Phantom ‘Blacks it Up’
May 12th will mark a major milestone for the longest-running show in Broadway history, Phantom of the Opera. The tremendously talented Norm Lewis, will become the first African-American to take on the challenging role of the beloved masked martyr. Having some major shoes to step into will be nothing new to the Broadway veteran. His Broadway repertoire includes roles such as Javert in the 2006 revival of Les Misérables and Porgy in the 2011 production of Porgy and Bess, among others. Not only will POTO (Phantom of the Opera), currently in its 26th year, get a new Phantom, it will also welcome Sierra Boggess to the leading role of Christine Daaé. The show will reunite both actors whom worked together in the 2007 Broadway production of The Little Mermaid, portraying the roles of King Triton and Ariel, respectively. Quite frankly I am seriously looking forward to his performance because his voice is out of this world phenomenal. The ease with which he belts out intricate numbers such as “Stars” from Les Misérables, is truly fascinating; thus making him an ideal choice to deliver Phantom’s heartfelt and seductive numbers. Click on the link below to get a taste of Norm Lewis as Phantom. For ticket info and more, please click here.