He starred in the world premiere of Stephen Sondheim’s Bounce at The
Goodman Theatre and The Kennedy Center, earning a Helen Hayes
nomination. On Broadway, his leading roles include his record-setting
performance here in Phantom, as well as Kiss of the Spider Woman, She
Loves Me, The Secret Garden, Anything Goes (Tony and Drama Desk
nominations), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Tony and Drama Desk
nominations, Theatre World Award) and Sunday in the Park with George.
London appearances include Mack and Mabel and Anything Goes. He was
nominated for a Drama Desk Award for his New York debut in the NY
Shakespeare Festival’s production of La Bohème, and he appeared Off-
Broadway in As Thousands Cheer with The Drama Dept. His numerous
appearances in movies and television include the animated films South
Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut and Swan Princess. Other voice-overs include
several books-on-tape and the PBS series “Nature.” Televised concerts
include Stephen Sondheim’s Follies, the Kennedy Center Honors, the
Boston Pops, Carnegie Hall, the White House and the Israeli Philharmonic
in Tel Aviv. Cast recordings and his solo CD, Howard McGillin: Where
Time Stands Still, are available online.
He's currently the Phantom in Broadway show.
Thank you so much dear Howard for your kindness, care and signed photo!
Sandra - What has meant for your artistic career being the Phantom of the
Opera in Webber's musical?
Howard - Playing the Phantom has been a high point in my career. It is an
extraordinary role, one that I've felt very lucky to have played.
Sandra - What scene/song of the Phantom musical is your favourite and why.
Howard - Although extremely draining, I'd have to say that the Final scene
of the show is my favorite. Very powerful emotionally.
Sandra - What is it, in your opinion, that makes the show so appealing?
Howard - I think the reason "Phantom" is so popular is that we can all
identify with the main character and his feeling, so out of step with society.
We are all a bit like him in our own way.
Sandra - What did you find most difficult to prepare for your role?
Howard - Strangely enough, I felt an instant understanding about the
character. Of course, the actor's taste is to submerge himself fully in the
role, which in this case is pretty exhausting from a physical and emotional
Sandra - Can you tell us how did you feel at the Broadway Phantom Record
last 9th January? Explain us your favourite moment of that evening.
Howard - The January 9th performance was extremely exciting and also very
stressful, knowing the entire creative team as out there, bot to mention
every other actor who has ever played the role on Broadway watching your
every move! But it was fun.
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