There’s a new opera ghost in the Paris Opera House! Tony nominee Norm Lewis made Broadway history on May 12 as the first African American to don the mask in The Phantom of the Opera on the Great White Way, and who gets to go on that foggy boat ride with him? None other than his former The Little Mermaid daughter and Phantom fan favorite, Sierra Boggess!
Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson stopped by Broadway’s longest-running show to catch the new stars, and penned this sketch of Lewis, Boggess and current Raoul Jeremy Hays, capturing the haunting Act II graveyard scene (we can hear that creepy violin solo now!).
Congratulations to Lewis and Boggess on a successful first few performances; here’s to many more nights of beautiful music of the night!
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.