The Phantom of the Opera (musical)
The Phantom of the Opera is a musical. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Richard Stilgoe wrote the book. Charles Hart and Stilgoe wrote the lyrics. Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote the music. The musical is based on the 1910 novel, The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux.
|The Phantom of the Opera|
Her Majesty's Theatre
|Music||Andrew Lloyd Webber|
|Book||Andrew Lloyd Webber|
|Basis||The Phantom of the Opera, a 1910 novel by Gaston Leroux|
|Productions||West End, 1986|
|Awards||Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical (1986)|
Tony Award for Best Musical (1988)
West End and Broadway premieresEdit
- The Phantom of the Opera, a disfigured man
- Christine Daaé, a young opera singer
- Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny, her lover
The story is about a strange man who lives in a sewer beneath the opera house in Paris. Obsessed with a young singer, he terrorizes everyone at the opera in an effort to make her a star.
The musical won many awards, including the 1986 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical and the 1988 Tony Award for Best Musical. Michael Crawford won the Olivier and Tony Awards for Best Actor in a Musical.