Rebecca Eichenberger & John Easterlin Tapped for Phantom

first_imgRebecca Eichenberger View Comments Please, Monsieur: another Giry! Rebecca Eichenberger is set to take on the role of the mysterious ballet mistress in The Phantom of the Opera on April 4. Also joining the company of Broadway’s longest-running show on that date will be John Easterlin, who will make his Broadway debut as opera tenor Ubaldo Piangi. They replace Linda Balgord and Christian Šebek, respectively.Eichenberger previously played the role of Phantom opera diva Carlotta for more than 700 performances, from April 2001 to June 2003. She joins direct from the original cast of An American in Paris. Among her many other Broadway credits are Evita, 1776, A Grand Night for Signing, The Frogs and Carousel, as well as the national tour of Ragtime.Four-time Grammy Award recipient Easterlin’s international opera credits include multiple productions with the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Opéra National de Paris, Wiener Staatsoper, ROH Covent Garden, ENO, Teatro Real, Bolshoi and COC Toronto, in addition to the Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Washington, Houston and Dallas Opera. He created the role of Andy Warhol in Philip Glass’ The Perfect American and Larry King in the U.S. premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Anna Nicole.The cast currently includes James Barbour as The Phantom, Julia Udine as Christine, Jeremy Hays as Raoul, Laird Mackintosh as Monsieur André, Craig Bennett as Monsieur Firmin, Michele McConnell as Carlotta (now the longest-running actress to play the role in the Broadway production, surpassing the previous record of 1,700 performances set by Marilyn Caskey) and Kara Klein as Meg Giry. At certain performances, Rachel Zatcoff plays the role of Christine. from $29.00center_img The Phantom of the Opera Related Showslast_img read more

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