Friday, 22 January 2016

First look at Ben Forster as The Phantom of the Opera

The first image of Ben Forster as the title character in The Phantom of the Opera has been released (see below). Forster takes over the role from John Owen-Jones in the West End production of the musical at Her Majesty's Theatre from 1st February 2016.

Discussing his new role during a recent interview with West End Frame, Forster said: "I’m really excited! I’m looking forward to bringing my vision forward and I think Andrew (Lloyd Webber) and Cameron (Mackintosh) are quite excited about that too."

Having recently played Buddy in Elf The Musical at the Dominion Theatre, Forster's theatre credits include: Brad in The Rocky Horror Show (West End/UK tour), El Haj in La Cava (West End), Doody in Grease (West End/ international tour), lead vocalist in Thriller Live (West End/international tour) and Magaldi in Evita (West End). 

He won ITV's Superstar series in 2012 and went on to play the title role in the UK and Australian arena tours of Jesus Christ Superstar.

Photo Credit:  Matt Crockett

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