Jones is special in that he has performed in the role for the longer than any other London Phantom, as he left after nearly four years and 1,400 performances. Gerard Butler Hollywood actor Gerard Butler has never portrayed the role of the Phantom on stage, but he was cast in the 2003 movie of the musical by director Joel Schumacher.Although Butler has no previous musical experience, he began to take singing lessons and auditioned for Andrew Lloyd Webber who was impressed by his performance.Those who are hard of hearing or deaf, have low vision or are blind, who cannot climb stairs or who require aisle seating or wheelchair locations, who are on the autism spectrum or have other developmental or cognitive disabilities now have one great place to find out everything you need to know to choose a show, buy tickets and plan your trip to Broadway. It tells the story of the hideously deformed Phantom who lurks beneath the stage of the Paris Opera, exercising a reign of terror over its occupants. From the novel "Le Fantôme de L'Opéra" by Gaston Leroux.

Recognised by fans of the musical for bringing a different interpretation of the character to the show, Ramin received a Theatregoers’ Choice Award Nomination for Best Actor in a Take Over Role, that year.

Ramin went on to originate the part of the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel Love Never Dies which premiered at the Adelphi Theatre in 2010, and one of his greatest honours was being chosen to perform as the Phantom alongside his Love Never Dies co-star Sierra Boggess as Christine in the 25 anniversary production of The Phantom of the Opera which was staged at the Royal Albert Hall and streamed live to cinemas across the world. Michael Crawford Topping our list of Phantom’s is, of course, the very first Phantom, Michael Crawford.

Butler was praised for his role as the iconic masked musician and it brought him recognition in the world of film. Ramin Karimloo Ramin is popular amongst Phantom fans.

In 2003, he played a different leading role in the West End production of The Phantom of the Opera as he performed as Raoul, and in 2007 he took over as the Phantom and performed during the 21 anniversary in the role.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s score, with its beloved signature song “Music of the Night,” sets the mood, but you may also find yourself humming the gorgeous period costumes and simple yet grand sets (even the famous chandelier, which probably falls slower than you’d expect, is a thrill). Grand opera and lush romance might not be their cup of tea. There are old-fashioned scare moments throughout—a dead corpse plunging from a noose, shrieking-for-their-lives ballerinas, that disfigured face...

Such sights will either send your kid burying their face in your arm or thinking it’s the coolest show in town.The Phantom of the Opera, Broadway's Longest-Running Show" class="man hover-fade__fader" src="" style="width:100%;" follows a deformed composer who haunts the grand Paris Opera House.Sheltered from the outside world in an underground cavern, the lonely, romantic man tutors and composes operas for Christine, a gorgeous young soprano star-to-be.With hundreds of actors, including understudies, playing the lead role of the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera in its many productions throughout the world, it is a hard task to choose the top ten talented men who have stepped behind the mask to portray the enigmatic musical genius.We undertook this difficult task, however, and here is our list of top Ten Phantom’s who have played the role in various productions throughout the world. Anthony Crivello Anthony Crivello originated the Las Vegas production of The Phantom of the Opera, and is tenth on our list.Broadway at the Eccles presents Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Weber's The Phantom of the Opera at Salt Lake City's new Eccles Theater July 11 - July 22, 2018.