The Phantom of the Opera - Broadway

This haunting love story is Broadway's longest-running show!

Masked Man: Howard McGillin's Phantom Transformation

Howard McGillin Phantom transformation – vocalizing
ABOUT THIS PHOTO
McGillin vocalizes a bit to keep his voice in shape
as his makeup is continually applied.

About This Gallery

What makes Howard McGillin, who has played the title role in The Phantom of the Opera longer than any other Broadway Phantom, get into character? Well, an hour and a half in the makeup chair, for starters. We spent some time with the charming actor, who has starred in the role on and off since 1999 (more than 2,300 performance, for those who are counting) as he was transformed from handsome—and tall!—contemporary New Yorker to the decidedly not handsome—but still tall—Phantom. Join us in McGillin's dressing room at the Majestic Theatre, where the star submits to the unflinching hand of makeup artist Thelma Pollard and undergoes a makeover unlike any other. To learn more about McGillin, be sure to check out his NYC picks in his My New York. By the way, Broadway's Phantom turns

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Howard McGillin Phantom transformation – mask hanging
Howard McGillin Phantom transformation – Howard McGillin as himself
Howard McGillin Phantom transformation – Howard McGillin – Thelma Pollard 1
Howard McGillin Phantom transformation – wig cap snip
Howard McGillin Phantom transformation – gluing the wig cap
Howard McGillin Phantom transformation – ring
Howard McGillin Phantom transformation – brush on wig cap
Howard McGillin Phantom transformation – skull
Howard McGillin Phantom transformation – piece
Howard McGillin Phantom transformation – piece on face
Howard McGillin Phantom transformation – newspaper
Howard McGillin Phantom transformation – door
Howard McGillin Phantom transformation – smooth
Howard McGillin Phantom transformation – brushes1
Howard McGillin Phantom transformation – brushes2
Howard McGillin Phantom transformation – skull2
Howard McGillin Phantom transformation – skull3
Howard McGillin Phantom transformation – skull4
Howard McGillin Phantom transformation – skull5
Howard McGillin Phantom transformation – self-application
Howard McGillin Phantom transformation – makeup
Howard McGillin Phantom transformation – eyebrows
Howard McGillin Phantom transformation – eyebrows2
Howard McGillin Phantom transformation – eyebrows3
Howard McGillin Phantom transformation – drawing
Howard McGillin Phantom transformation – vocalizing
Howard McGillin Phantom transformation – Marni Raab
Howard McGillin Phantom transformation – lips
Howard McGillin Phantom transformation – lips2
Howard McGillin Phantom transformation – more makeup
Howard McGillin Phantom transformation – more makeup2
Howard McGillin Phantom transformation – more makeup3
Howard McGillin Phantom transformation – microphone
Howard McGillin Phantom transformation – wig
Howard McGillin Phantom transformation – mask
Howard McGillin Phantom transformation – finishing touches
Howard McGillin Phantom transformation – dressing
Howard McGillin Phantom transformation – mask2
Howard McGillin Phantom transformation – mirror
Howard McGillin Phantom transformation – stairs
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