A new Phantom is descending to the Majestic Theatre's lair! James Barbour will take over the title role in The Phantom of the Opera from February 9, becoming the 15th man to officially play the part on the Great White Way. The Broadway vet will replace Norm Lewis, who will don the mask for the final time on February 7.
Barbour has starred on Broadway in Cyrano—The Musical, Carousel, Beauty & the Beast, Jane Eyre, Urinetown, Assassins and A Tale of Two Cities. Other stage credits include The Witches of Eastwick, Anna Nicole, The Secret Garden, Camelot and Les Misérables. His screen credits include Alchemy, Eight Crazy Nights, Waiting for Lefty, The Tell Tale Heart, Sex and the City, Ed, That’s Life and Twinkle Toes.
The current cast of the longest-running show on the Great White Way also includes Julia Udine as Christine, Jeremy Hays as Raoul, Laird Mackintosh as Monsieur André, Tim Jerome as Monsieur Firmin, Michele McConnell as Carlotta, Christian Šebek as Piangi, Kara Klein as Meg Giry and Kaley Ann Voorhees as the Christine alternate.
Check out Barbour singing "Music of the Night" below!