Dean Chisnall Will Be West End's New Phantom of the Opera; Joanna Ampil, Helen Hobson, More Join Cast | Playbill

London News Dean Chisnall Will Be West End's New Phantom of the Opera; Joanna Ampil, Helen Hobson, More Join Cast

Andrew Lloyd Webber's long-running hit continues at His Majesty's Theatre.

Dean Chisnall, Joanna Ampil, and Helen Hobson

Dean Chisnall, most recently seen as Jean Valjean in Les Misérables at the Sondheim, will step into the title role of London's The Phantom of the Opera beginning July 29 at His Majesty’s Theatre.

That day, the long-running production, which is currently booking through March 29, 2025, will also welcome Joanna Ampil (Miss Saigon, Jesus Christ Superstar) as Carlotta Giudicelli, Martin Ball (Beauty and the Beast, Wicked) as Monsieur Firmin, Helen Hobson (Come From Away, Mamma Mia!) as Madame Giry, and Millie Lyon in her West End debut as Meg Giry plus ensemble members Anya Alindada, Lily Allen-Dodd, George Arvidson, Embla Bishop, David Burilin, Fergus Dale, Emily George, Molly Hall, Will Hawksworth, Nicholas Hepher, Mandy Kwan, Jess Michelmore, and Johnny Randall.

Continuing in the show are Lily Kerhoas as Christine Daaé, Joe Griffiths-Brown as Raoul, Adam Linstead as Monsieur André, and David Kristopher-Brown as Ubaldo Piangi. At certain performances the role of Christine Daaé is played by Eve Shanu-Wilson.

The company is completed by Leonard Cook, Colleen Rose Curran, Michael Colbourne, Hywel Dowsell, Connor Ewing, Serina Faull, Florence Fowler, James Gant, Melanie Gowie, Samuel Haughton, Eilish Harmon-Beglan, Janet Mooney, Tim Morgan, Zoë Soleil Vallée, Jasmine Wallis, and Victoria Ward.

The Phantom of the Opera has music by Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Charles Hart, additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe, and a book by Stilgoe and Lloyd Webber, based on the novel Le Fantôme de l’Opera by Gaston Leroux.

The musical also has orchestrations by David Cullen and Lloyd Webber, music supervision by Simon Lee, production design by Maria Björnson, set design adapted by Matt Kinley with associate costume design by Jill Parker, lighting by Andrew Bridge, associate lighting design by Warren Letton, and sound by Mick Potter. The musical staging and choreography are by Gillian Lynne, recreated and adapted by Chrissie Cartwright. Originally directed by Harold Prince, this production is directed by Seth Sklar-Heyn.

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