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.
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)
Last year, Peter joined the ensemble cast for Modus, an eight part crime thriller from the Swedish network TV4. Peter played Rolf, the husband of Marcus (Magnus Roosmann) who get caught up in a series of brutal murders. The show was a huge success on Swedish TV and has been sold internationally. BBC 4 in the UK have the rights but as far as I know, it has not been scheduled yet.
The show is currently being repeated in Sweden and is available to watch in Australia on the SBS catch up service with English subtitles. Please be aware that there may be some geographic restrictions on watching streamed episodes.
TV 4 official page about Modus (in Swedish)
Watch streaming episodes (in Swedish) on TV 4 Play
Watch streaming episodes (with English subtitles) on SBS Australia
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 will be presenting a new Christmas show at Gothia Towers in Göteborg between 25 November 2015 and 20 December 2015.
The show premieres on Wednesday 25 November 2015 and then continues between Thursdays and Sundays until Sunday 20 December 2015.
Tickets go on sale on 28 February 2015 and can be booked by clicking here.
More information will be found at Peter’s official Christmas site but it currently just consists a coming soon splash page.
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.
At 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.