Over the previous three-and-a-half a long time, 37 ingenues have performed Christine Daaé, together with alternates. Try the galleries beneath to see all of the Broadway stars who’ve sung us the “Music of the Night time” since 1988.
Sarah Brightman on October 9, 1986, 31 years in the past, Sarah originated the enduring position of Christine Daaé in “The Phantom of the Opera” in London. She appeared in each London and Broadway productions, and he or she was Andrew Lloyd Webber’s muse for the musical. Andrew stated: “With out Sarah there can be no Phantom. Everybody is aware of she was my muse for the present.
Patti Cohenour was the unique alternate for Sarah Brightman. She later went on to switch Brightman within the position reverse Timothy Nolen, the primary baritone Phantom and likewise the one bass baritone Phantom, and likewise has performed the position of Christine reverse Colm Wilkinson in Toronto
Dale Kristien is well-known for her record-breaking four-and-one-half years within the position. Ms. Kristien first performed Christine reverse the unique Phantom, Michael Crawford, on Broadway they usually each premiered the Andrew Lloyd Webber present in Los Angeles on the Ahmanson Theatre. She subsequently continued within the position till the present closed. Altogether, Ms. Kristien was featured in additional than 1,700 performances –
the longest operating Christine in captivity and the one actress allowed to play the position for all
eight exhibits per week, wherever on the planet.
Rebecca Luker’s Broadway debut was in The Phantom of the Opera within the position of Christine (1988–91). She was initially an understudy for principal actress Sarah Brightman and her alternate Patti Cohenour. Luker later took over the position after Brightman and Cohenour left the present.
Katharine Buffaloe performed Christine from Could 1989 – Could 1992 · 3 yrs 1 mo reverse Phantoms; Cris Groenendaal,Steve Barton, Jeff Keller, Mark Jacoby and Kevin Grey.
Karen Culliver performed Christine in .Los Angeles within the early 1990, Chicago: June 1990 to Feb. 1991, on Broadway: Early 1991 to early 1993 and San Francisco: 1997-1998.
Luann Aronson performed the position of Christine Daaé within the Broadway manufacturing of The Phantom of the Opera and toured internationally with its acclaimed manufacturing.
Mary D’Arcy starred as Christine Daaé reverse each Michael Crawford and Colm Wilkinson in Los Angeles, Toronto, and on Broadway.
Tracy Shayne performed Christine beginning in 1987 and acquired married to her Phantom actor Hugh Panaro in 1993 however separated after six years in 1999.
Laurie Gayle Stephenson starred for 2 years on Broadway as Christine Daae in Phantom Of The Opera, and made her debut as Christine in Phantom with the primary nationwide touring firm at The Kennedy Middle in Washington, D.C.
Terri Bibb is probably finest recognized for her 1000+ performances as Christine on Broadway and with the nationwide tour, singing a command efficiency on the White Home and incomes a Helen Hayes Award nomination and a Carbonell Award alongside the best way.
Adrienne McEwan (spelled McKeown) performed Christine within the US tour 1993-94 +1996, and on Broadway 1998-2003.
Sandra Joseph legendary run as Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera spanned ten years and over 1,500 performances. She holds the file because the longest-running main girl within the longest-running Broadway present of all time.
Kimalee Bryant performed Christine Daaé within the Broadway (1994–95; 1998; 2009–2012 often), Swiss (in German; 1995–96), U.S. Nationwide Tour (1996–98) and Toronto (1999) productions of The Phantom of the Opera. She performed Carlotta within the third nationwide tour of Phantom (2005–06; components of 2008–2012). In the summertime of 2008, Bryant returned to the Broadway manufacturing of Phantom, protecting Carlotta and performing that position a number of instances. She returned to the roles of Christine, Carlotta and generally Madame Giry, on Broadway, for components of 2009–12.
Sarah Pfisterer performed Christine Daae in over 1000 performances.
Lisa Vroman debuted on Broadway as Christine in The Phantom of the Opera (1988), a job she additionally performed for 5 years in San Francisco.
Elizabeth Southard and Gary Mauer had been just about the “it” couple in Phantom in the direction of the tip of the US Tour, performing collectively as Phantom and Christine from 2004-2006, in addition to being married in actual life. Each additionally had an extended observe file in Phantom; Elizabeth Southard was alt. Christine in Canada in 1997, and likewise u/s on Broadway in 1999 and 2001-2003, whereas Gary Mauer beforehand had been principal Raoul on Broadway from 1996-2001.
Julie Hanson appeared on Broadway and within the nationwide tour of The Phantom of the Opera. She made her Broadway debut however was first forged within the nationwide tour of Phantom. She was solely 21! That summer season, I acquired a name from the identical casting director, asking if I may come to New York to audition for Phantom of the Opera. I flew to New York, noticed Phantom for the primary time, auditioned within the decrease foyer of the theatre after the efficiency, and was provided the job on the spot! Attending to do the Broadway present a couple of years later was one other dream come true and icing on the cake.
Rebecca Pitcher from 1999 to 2004, Pitcher performed the position of Christine on the third nationwide tour. A yr later, she joined the Broadway forged as an alternate for Christine, and on April 17, 2006, she turned the primary performer of the position, changing Sandra Joseph.
Jennifer Hope Wills accepted a alternative ensemble place in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Lady in White. Nevertheless, this productions was very brief lived and Wills carried out in it for only one week. However that job led on to Wills attending to audition for her dream job, Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera. She was instantly requested to grow to be the Alternate (performing the position twice weekly) and simply two months later was requested to take the Principal place on the Nationwide Tour for 10 weeks as they traveled by means of Canada the place she obtained rave evaluations.Upon her return to NYC, she turned the Principal within the Broadway Manufacturing and remained so for a few years. General she was with the manufacturing for over 4 years from March 2006 – August 2010 with break day for maternity go away.
Susan Owen carried out on Broadway in The Phantom of the Opera, understudying the position of Christine, after taking part in the position on the Second Nationwide Tour in 2003, after having being Christine alternate within the US tour from 1997-98. Whereas on tour, she carried out in such cities as Washington, D.C (The Kennedy Middle), Los Angeles (The Pantages Theatre), and Chicago (The Chicago Lyric Opera Home).
Elizabeth Loyacano joined the Broadway manufacturing of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera on Dec 8 2007. She assume the position of the Christine’s Alternate, taking part in the position twice per week.
Marni Raab has an extended, distinctive historical past with the present, together with quite a few engagements with the U.S. Tour between Sep 2001 and 2008 and originating the position of ‘Christine’ for the Asian World Tour between Dec 2004 and Aug 2006. She turned the thirteenth actress to be forged as ‘Christine’ within the Broadway manufacturing in Aug 2008. Since that point, she’s performed quite a few engagements as each the Principal ‘Christine’ and the ‘Christine’ Alternate, which she’s most just lately performed from 04 Mar – 27 Jul 2013 March of this yr. On Broadway, she has performed the position of ‘Christine’ over 750 instances, making her the fifth longest-running ‘Christine’ within the manufacturing’s historical past. She additionally performed Christine from July 30 2013 assuming the position from Samantha Hill who performed her remaining efficiency on 27 Jul 2013.
Sara Jean Ford holds the distinctive distinction of performing two main roles in two Broadway exhibits in the identical week. By sheer farcical theatre- mishap, (that’s a factor, by the best way) she was requested to play the position of Petra in ‘Night time Music’, (a job she had by no means performed) solely to return to her position of Christine in ‘Phantom’ a pair days later.
Trista Moldavan appeared within the musical’s nationwide tour. She was the fifteenth actress to take over because the Broadway manufacturing’s main girl. She first joined the nationwide tour in June 2008 as a member of the ensemble and protecting the position of Christine. She assumed the position of Christine solely two months later, incomes a Denver Ovation nomination as Greatest Actress. She continued to carry out the position for over two years, most notably having the excellence of taking part in it as a part of the closing firm in Los Angeles in October 2010.
Samantha Hill made her Broadway debut in The Phantom of the Opera as Christine Daaé in 2012. She was the alternate within the position till the departure of Sierra Boggess, after which went on to star till July 2013.
Sierra Boggess carried out the position for a restricted six-week engagement by means of March 2, 2013. She was changed by Christine alternate Samantha Hill however she performed Christine for the twenty fifth anniversary for the Lloyd Webber adaptation and in Love By no means Dies, Christine was performed by Sierra.
Mary Michael Patterson joined the Broadway firm of The Phantom of the Opera because the alternate Christine Daaé and later grow to be the principal in September 2014 when Sierra Boggess departed the present. Two years later, Patterson joined the US touring firm as Meg Giry in Love By no means Dies, which ran from September, 2017 to December, 2018.
Kaley Ann Voorhees is most recognized for being the youngest particular person to play Christine, the place she made her Broadway debut.
Julia Udine performed the position of Christine Daaé within the U.S. nationwide tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical The Phantom of the Opera from 2013 to 2014, She joined the Broadway forged on December 15, 2014.
Rachel Zatcoff made her Broadway debut in 2015 as the Christine Daaé alternate!
Ali Ewoldt on June 13, 2016, she joined the Broadway firm of The Phantom of the Opera because the present’s first Asian-American Christine.[
Rachel Eskenazi Gold made her Broadway debut within the ensemble and was shortly moved as much as play Christine Daae, which she did for a yr and a half.
Eryn LeCroy made her debut as Christine on Nov. 21, 2018, the night time earlier than Thanksgiving,
Meghan Picerno began in 2017, when she took on the position of Christine within the Love By no means Dies Nationwide Tour, earlier than becoming a member of the Phantom of the Opera World Tour as Christine in 2019. Picerno joined the Broadway forged in 2021, reuniting to choose again up certainly one of Broadway’s most iconic exhibits after a year-and-a-half-long absence broke a 32-year-streak of performances.
Emilie Kouatchou a Chicago-born actor made historical past as the primary Black actor to play Christine Daaé. She is who will completed the Broadway manufacturing. She made her ground-breaking debut as an understudy, Emilie Kouatchou took up the title position full time on January twenty sixth 2022 at New York Metropolis’s Majestic Theater.