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).
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.
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.
Over the last couple of years, Peter has been working on a new pop album in English. He has been writing all the songs together with British singer/songwriter Kathryn Williams and Swedish producer Tobias Fröberg. At least 13 songs have been completed.
In a recent interview with Swedish newspaper DN, Peter revealed that it is hoped for the album to come out next year.
Peter debuted one of the songs “I’m A Believer” at a series of concerts in London in November 2014. You can see that performance in the following video.
Earlier this year, Peter Jöback and Ola Salo (formerly lead singer for the Swedish group The Ark) joined Gina Dirawi as hosts of Andra Chansen (the second chance semi-final) of Melodifestivalen 2016. As part of the proceedings, the two artists performed an uptempo duet, “Sing Me Out” written by Peter Kvint and Ola Salo.
The song has been released digitally on iTunes and Spotify but unfortunately not as a physical release.
There is a video of the performance on You Tube, which may be geo-blocked depending on your location.
Also on the show, Peter, Ola and Gina performed a version of “Skyfall”, the James Bond song originally recorded by Adele.
Swedish group Cookies ‘n’ Beans have released a Christmas EP both as a CD and digitally.
The EP includes the song “En julsaga” sang as a ‘duet’ with Peter. This is a Swedish version of the Pogues classic “Fairytale of New York”.
Peter performed the song along with the group on the TV show Bingolotto.
The EP can be ordered from Bengans by clicking here.
Peter is launching a new fashion line in conjunction with Sir of Sweden in October. It is known as the New York Wardrobe. Check the website for more information.
Watch the video below for a preview of the fashion.
Peter performed as the Phantom for the last time on Broadway and is now back home in Sweden preparing himself for the release of his new album on 11 September 2013, followed by his Swedish tour which kicks off on 27 September 2013.
Peter has recorded a video thanking Phans (the term for fans of Phantom of the Opera). It can be watched below.
A short clip about the recording of Peter’s new album, including a preview of the song “Music of the Night” from “Phantom of the Opera”.
Peter’s new single, “En andra chans” was released to radio this week but is not yet available on iTunes. It is, however, available for listening on Spotify.
Click here to listen on Spotify.
There is also a video featuring footage shot during the recording of the song.
SVTPlay has this clip of Peter performing “Masquerade” at the Birdland Jazz Club in New York. It is a bonus clip only available on the internet and not shown as part of the TV series.