The second single from Peter’s forthcoming album has been released. “Shape of You” is a song written by Peter himself, Kathryn Williams, Tobias Fröberg and Tobias Karlsson. It is produced by Tobias Karlsson and mixed by Ronny Lahti. The choir on the song features Joseph Clarke, Joachim Bergström, Kathryn Williams, Jessica Fox and Mariah Hargrove.
The song is available from the usual digital platforms.
Peter premiered the song on the TV4 show Sommarkrysset on 4 August 2018.
He also performed the previous single “The Mask”.
The album is due out at the end of October 2018.
Peter appeared at “Allsång på Skansen” on 26 June 2018. He performed two songs – “Stockholm i Natt” and his new single “The Mask”. Clips of the songs can be seen on SVT’s web site until 13 September 2018.
Peter also appeared during the annual concert to celebrate Princess Victoria’s birthday on 14 July 2018. He performed “The Mask”, “Juni, Juli, Augusti” and “Come What May” (with Emmi Christensen, Peter’s co-star from the Stockholm production of “Phantom of the Opera”). Unfortunately, this concert is about to be removed from SVT’s web site.
Peter has released a trailer for his new show starting on 20 September 2018 at Cirkus in Stockholm.
Peter has also announced the ensemble for his new show.
Jens Hultén is a well known Swedish actor who has appeared in such international films as “Skyfall” and “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation”. He worked with Peter in the Swedish production of “Cabaret”.
Elin König Andersson is an acrobat who has performed around Europe and the United States.
Gunilla Backman is one of Sweden’s major musical stars, starring in such shows as “Mamma Mia (svensk version)”, “Miss Saigon” and “Les Misérables”. Peter sang a duet with Gunilla on her 2006 album “Nära mig”.
Marianne Mörck has worked with Peter before, namely in “Kristina från Duvemåla”. Marianne is primarily an opera singer and is well known to Swedish audiences. She also had a recurring role in the Swedish TV series of “Wallander”.
Frida Öhrn is known as the lead singer of Oh Laura who had an international hit with the song “Release Me” in 2007. She is currently a member of the group Cookies ‘n’ Beans as well as launching a solo career known simply as Öhrn. Peter has often worked with Cookies ‘n’ Beans over the last few years.
Daniel Mauricio is a dancer and singer who has appeared in “Lion King”, “West Side Story”, “Chicago” and “Book of Mormon”
Karl Noremo (not present but a photo is in the frame being held by Frida) is a dancer and singer who trained at the American Musical Theater Academy in London. He has appeared in shows like “Sweet Charity” and “Billy Elliott”.
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Peter released his new single on 6 April 2018 across the usual digital platforms.
The song is called “The Mask” and is written by Peter, Tobias Fröberg and Kathryn Williams. It was produced by Tobias Karlsson from Max Martin’s company MXM in Los Angeles.
A video has also been released. It was filmed in a dance studio in the Bronx. It is directed by Rikkard Häggbom and choreographed by Nicholas Cunningham.
“The Mask” is from Peter’s new album that will be released to coincide with Peter’s new show in September 2018. This will be his first pop album in seven years.
Peter has announced an exciting new show, which will play a residency at the Cirkus Theatre in Stockholm from 20 September 2018.
The name of the show is “Med hjärtat som insats”, which translates to “With his heart on the line” and has also been dubbed “His Greatest Show”. Peter has worked with his creative team Hans Marklund and Magnus Rensfors to create a music experience they are calling “Pop Theatre”.
The show has been described as a spectacular, colourful, dramatic and musical journey between different stages of life and world destinations. Decadent Berlin, romantic Paris, magical New York, sophisticated London and last but not least luxurious Las Vegas. You will meet Peter as an artist, a crooner, a musical star and a pop singer through successes, adversities, love, heartbreak and passion for the stage and showbiz.
The show will play in the evening Thursdays to Saturdays, with a matinee on Saturdays from 20 September 2018 to 15 December 2018. Click here for tickets.
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:
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.