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.
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.
Christmas Night 2017 is a tour around Sweden in November and December featuring the artists David Lindgren, Thomas Di Leva and Molly Sandén. However, Molly is not able to make all the shows so Peter has stepped in for four of the shows that Molly will miss.
- 12 December 2017 – Gävle
- 13 December 2017 – Uppsala
- 14 December 2017 – Linköping
- 16 December 2017 – Västerås
More information (in Swedish) including links to book tickets can be found at the Christmas Night website.
Peter will be headlining a Christmas concert being held at the Globe Arena in Stockholm on 15 December 2017. The concert is being put on by KFS, a Swedish consumer organisation.
Tickets will be available from 9am (Swedish time) on 14 August 2017 at the following link. Members of KFS with a Coop card will be able to get discounted tickets.
Peter has joined the ensemble for a special concert, Trees & Love, in support of the aid organisation Vi-Skogen that plants trees in east Africa, as a way of alleviating poverty.
The concert will be held on 12 September 2017 at the Göta Lejon in Stockholm and all proceeds will go to support children in east Africa.
The concert will also be screened at cinemas across Sweden.
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.
Peter has been announced as a participant in the 12th season of the highly popular Swedish TV show, Stjärnorna på slottet.
Wikipedia describes the show as follows:
The show basis is that five famous people live together in a castle for five days. Each person has one day that focuses on them and their career, they eat dinners where they discuss the individual.
Peter will be filming the show for five days in August at Teleborg Castle in Växjö. It will be broadcast on SVT after Christmas 2017.
According to Peter on the SVT site, “It will be an exciting week. It feels like an interesting collection of different kinds of long careers. I am looking forward to interesting conversations and sharing memories.”