See what I did there? Ahaha very lame, yeah.
*My* top five favorite portrayals of both “Christine” and “Erik/The Phantom” from Phantom of the Opera on stage.
Top 5 Christines (in no particular order and mostly based on voice because of Youtube - though partly based on acting as well….hence why Sarah Brightman isn’t in there):
1. Rachel Barrell
2. Rebecca Caine (her voice is just wow)
3. Claire Moore
4. Gina Beck
5. TOO HARD TO CHOOSE - gosh this is a lot harder than I thought it would be but then again Phantom’s been playing for almost thirty (DEAR GOD) years.
Top 5 Phantoms (in no particular order):
1. John Owen Jones
2. Ramin Karimloo
3. Gary Mauer
4. Hugh Panaro
5. aaand giving some credit to John Cudia because I saw him on Broadway and while he wasn’t my favorite, he was still my first Broadway Phantom.