Category Archives: Theatre

Phantom Interviews

Here are a two interviews plus a performance that Peter has done for Phantom of the Opera on Broadway.

Becoming the Phantom (from the Phantom of the Opera YouTube channel):

Broadway.com Show – Interview and special performance of Music of the Night:

 

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Phantom 30th Anniversary Round-Up

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Phantom of the Opera recently celebrated its 30th anniversary on Broadway. Peter, being the current Phantom, took part in the celebrations along with his co-stars Ali Ewoldt (Christine) and Rodney Ingram (Raoul).

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On 22 January 2018, the celebration week kicked off with Peter, Ali and Rodney ringing the opening bell at the Nasdaq Stock Exchange. This was broadcast on a giant screen in Times Square.

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Broadway.com looked back on 30 years of Phantom on Broadway. The article is illustrated with a stunning photoshoot of the three stars at the Parker New York Hotel. Click here for the article, a gallery of photos and a fun video where Peter, Ali and Rodney introduce themselves.

On 24 January 2018, there was a special gala performance of the show. Our trio started the day with a ceremonial lighting of the Empire State Building. Plenty of photos were taken and some can be seen at the following links: Playbill, Theater Mania and Broadway.com.

An episode of The Broadway.com Show featured coverage of the red carpet and gala performance. The segment starts at 6:34 and Peter pops up as one of the red carpet interviews.

As part of the gala performance, Peter performed alongside the original Christine, Sarah Brightman and the cast of School of Rock in a rock version of the “Phantom of the Opera” song. Amazing version.

The actual anniversary fell on 26 January 2018. Peter and Ali appeared on the Today Show to perform “Music of the Night”. You can see that video by clicking here.

Peter continues to play in Phantom until 31 March 2018. Visit the Upcoming Events section of Peter’s official site for a schedule of his appearances and links to book tickets.

Peter returns to Broadway as the Phantom

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It has been announced that Peter will once again play the Phantom for the 30th anniversary of Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. It is a great honour for Peter to be asked to recreate the role for an important landmark in the show’s history.

Peter will be playing a strictly limited season from Monday 15 January 2018 to Saturday 31 March 2018. The actual anniversary is 26 January but will be celebrated two days earlier on 24 January. More details of that special show will be forthcoming.

 

Swedish language Phantom songs

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In February this year, Peter released Swedish language versions of “Phantom of the Opera” and “Music of the Night”, the former a duet with his Phantom co-star, Emmi Christensson. These are available on iTunes and Spotify-

The two songs are also available on an extended version of Peter’s “I Love Musicals – The Album”, again only available digitally.

There are currently no plans to release a full cast recording of the show, unfortunately.

The Phantom of the Opera in Sweden

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A new Swedish production of The Phantom of the Opera opens at Cirkus in Stockholm on 14 September 2016, currently booking until 2 April 2017. Following Peter’s acclaimed stints as the Phantom in London’s West End and on Broadway, he once again dons the mask but this time, in his homeland and in the Swedish language.

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Peter is joined by Emmi Christensson playing Christine and Anton Zetterholm as Raoul.

Emmi has more recently played Christine in the West End and attracted attention as the first blonde Christine. Anton has been successful in Germany, in particular playing the lead role in the musical version of Tarzan. He has also worked in the West End playing Enjolras in Les Miserables.

Official Phantom website (in Swedish)

Book tickets (in Swedish and in English)

 

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I Love Musicals – 2015 Tour

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A new Swedish arena tour for I Love Musicals has been announced for 2015. Helen Sjöholm will be Peter’s special guest and the tagline reads “Tillsammans igen” which translates to “Together again”. Helen, of course, is currently appearing opposite Peter in “Livet är en schlager and the two of them starred in “Kristina från Duvemåla” 20 years ago.

These are the dates and locations that have been announced so far.

  • 26 Sep 2015 – Malmö Arena, Malmö
  • 2 Oct 2015 – Helsingborg Arena, Helsingborg
  • 3 Oct 2015 – Vida Arena, Växjö
  • 9 Oct 2015 – ABB Arena, Västerås
  • 10 Oct 2015 – Ericsson Globe, Stockholm
  • 16 Oct 2015 – Göransson Arena, Sandviken
  • 17 Oct 2015 – Scandinavium, Göteborg

Tickets go on sale on 27 February 2015 and can be purchased here.

More information can be found at the official site for I Love Musicals.

Peter wins award at QX Gay Gala

qxgaygala2015At the recent QX Gay Gala Awards, Peter was awarded Drag Artist of the Year, for his performance as Candy Darling in “Livet är en schlager”. “Livet är en schlager” also won the award for Show of the Year.

Peter gave an emotional acceptance speech where he paid tribute to his half brother Göran, who had passed away.

Peter also appeared on stage with John Glans to perform “Mil efter mil” from “Livet är en schlager”. Check out the video below.