The Phantom of the Opera has been sharing “The Music of the Night” with Broadway audiences for more than 24 years, and on February 11, Broadway's longest running show will celebrate its 10,000th performance. In honor of this momentous milestone, Broadway.com resident artist Justin ‘Squigs’ Robertson headed to the Majestic Theatre to pen a “phabulous” tribute to Hugh Panaro (the Phantom), Trista Moldovan (Christine), Kyle Barisich (Raoul) and the Broadway cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical, set in the Paris Opera House. (From left: Michele McConnell as Carlotta, Kevin Ligon as Monsieur Firmin, Aaron Galligan-Stierle as Monsieur André, Cristin J. Hubbard as Madame Giry, Christian Sebek as Piangi and Heather McFadden as Meg). Check out Squigs’ portrait of the Phantom’s dark lair, then see Panaro and company in person.
About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. Click to e-mail Squigs. Photo by Matthew Murphy