Monday, June 18, 2012

Peter Karrie - A Phantom Returns

Event Name: Peter Karrie - A Phantom Returns
Event Date: Thursday July 19, 2012
Event Time: 8pm
Ticket Prices: $12-30

Dubbed "The World's Most Popular Phantom" for his definitive role in Phantom of the Opera; Karrie has also been cast as Don Quixote, Daddy Warbucks, Jean Valjean, Judas, and so many other leading roles!

Karrie will be joined by former Parkite Rebecca Timmons and select students from the Egyptian YouTheatre Musical Program!

Peter Karrie’s voice has been showcased in many of the greatest theatrical successes in contemporary musical theatre, the highlight of which must be his highly acclaimed portrayal of The Phantom in Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record breaking musical The Phantom of the Opera.

Peter first played The Phantom at Her Majesty’s Theatre, London before going on to play the role in Toronto, Singapore, Hong Kong, Vancouver and the Millennium tour of Great Britain, covering Southampton, Bradford and Manchester.

His performances have been reviewed as “definitive” and have earned him the title of “The World’s Most Popular Phantom” on two separate occasions (as voted for by The Worldwide Phantom Appreciation Society). Peter has also been acknowledged by The Really Useful Group and The Cameron Mackintosh Organisation as being the longest serving ‘Phantom’ of all time with over 2750 credited performances, as announced at the recent ‘Phantom of the Opera’ 25th anniversary celebration at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Peter’s other stage credits are as follows.

He originated the Che role in ‘Evita’ for the first national tour of Britain.

Peter played the role of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables for more than three and a half years at London’s Palace Theatre reprising the same role several years later and then reprising it for a third time after that. He was once again reunited with the role in 1997 taking part in a spectacular open air concert in front of 15 000 people at Cardiff Castle.

He was an original member of the cast of Chess, eventually taking over from Murray Head as The American (Freddy Trumper).

Peter’s first West End production was in Ray Cooney’s Fire Angel. This was soon followed by another short lived production called James Dean. He also created the role of John Blackthorn for James Clavell’s Shogun in Washington and on Broadway, New York.

One of his all time favourite roles was as Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar (at the Palace Theatre).

In 2004 Peter played Daddy Warbucks in Annie. In early 2005 he created the role of the fire-and-brimstone preacher The Reverend Peter Price in the brand new, all Welsh musical Amazing Grace. This was followed in the summer of 2005 with an out of town run as Fagin in a Cameron Mackintosh production of Oliver!

In addition to his theatrical roles Peter has also hosted, for two consecutive years, his own BBC Wales television chat show called ‘Peter Karrie… Unmasked’. In addition to Standing Alone Peter has four other CDs on general release – ‘Theatrically Yours’, ‘Peter Karrie – Unmasked’ (live recordings taken from his BBC television series of the same name), ‘The Impossible Dream’ and ’On the Other Side of Love’. All are available on Amazon and iTunes, and can be accessed via Peter’s official web site 

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