Swedish recording star Peter Jöback has been tapped for a limited engagement in the Broadway production of The Phantom of the Opera. Jöback, who was introduced from the Majestic Theatre stage at Phantom’s 25th anniversary gala on January 26, will join the Broadway production on April 29 and remain in the show through August 24. Current star Hugh Panaro will return to the title role on August 26.
Jöback is a Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling Swedish recording artist. He played the Phantom in London from March to September 2012. Other West End theater credits include Miss Saigon and The Witches of Eastwick. In his native country, Jöback has starred in the Ulvaeus and Andersson musical Kristina fran Duvemala and Cabaret.
In other Phantom casting news, Sierra Boggess will end her limited engagement as Christine on March 2, and current alternate Samantha Hill will assume the principal role the week of March 4. Broadway vet Marni Raab will return at the same time as the Christine alternate.
Peter Jöback joined Boggess, Panaro and international Phantoms John Owen Jones and Ramin Karimloo during a curtain call encore of “The Music of the Night” at the Phantom 25th anniversary gala. They performed for an audience that included original Christine Sarah Brightman, producer Cameron Mackintosh and director Hal Prince.