Favourite Phantoms

Page 1 of 3 1, 2, 3  Next

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Favourite Phantoms

Post  operafantomet on Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:31 am

Here's MY Phantoms...

Of those I've seen live:
Peter Jorde, Earl Carpenter, Flemming Enevold, John Owen-Jones

Others:
Mikael Samuelson, Michael Crawford, Masachica Ichimura, Saulo Vasconcelos, Hugh Panaro, John Cudia

operafantomet

Posts : 3600
Join date : 2009-09-21
Age : 37
Location : Norway

View user profile http://www.anea.no

Back to top Go down

Re: Favourite Phantoms

Post  Phantom Cat on Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:26 pm

My favourite Phantoms are Earl Carpenter I love you and Nic Greenshields (London), and Attila Czengeri (Budapest).

Phantom Cat

Posts : 22
Join date : 2009-09-22
Location : Chateau Fantôme

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Favourite Phantoms

Post  Paula74 on Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:01 pm

In order...

Hugh Panaro
Mikael Samuelson
Jeff Keller
Mark Jacoby
Tim Martin Gleason
James Romick
Anthony Crivello

Paula74

Posts : 626
Join date : 2009-09-22
Age : 42
Location : Monsieur Madeleine's office

View user profile http://www.hugh-panaro.net

Back to top Go down

Re: Favourite Phantoms

Post  IamErik771 on Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:59 pm

Heh . . . the order of mine changes pretty regularly, often depending on who I've listened to recently and what kind of mood I'm in. For now, my top ten list would look something like this:

Peter Karrie
Alexander Goebel
Kevin Gray
Steve Barton/Davis Gaines (tie)
Mikael Samuelson
Ernst D. Suttheimer
Colm Wilkinson
Peter Jorde
Ian Jon Bourg
Kiyotaka Imai / Eiji Akutagawa (tie)

I also have soft spots for John Cudia (the only one I've seen live as the Phantom so far), Hugh Panaro (who I almost got to see on Broadway), Brad Little, and many others. Very Happy


Last edited by IamErik771 on Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:46 pm; edited 1 time in total

IamErik771

Posts : 319
Join date : 2009-09-22
Age : 28
Location : Hawaii

View user profile http://iamerik771.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Favourite Phantoms

Post  Raphael on Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:21 pm

Michael Crawford
Michael Crawford
Michael Crawford
Michael Lackey
Anthony Crivello/Brent Barrett
Brad Little
Franc D'Ambrosio

R.


Last edited by Raphael on Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:18 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : How could I forget Brent?)

Raphael

Posts : 1046
Join date : 2009-09-22
Location : San Francisco Bay Area

View user profile http://www.phantoonsoftheopera.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Favourite Phantoms

Post  phantomgirl110 on Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:01 pm

Brad Little
Brad Little
Brad Little
Brad Little
Brad Little

phantomgirl110

Posts : 246
Join date : 2009-09-21
Age : 28
Location : San Francisco Bay Area

View user profile http://freewebs.com/little-meg

Back to top Go down

Re: Favourite Phantoms

Post  operafantomet on Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:19 pm

phantomgirl110 wrote:Brad Little
Brad Little
Brad Little
Brad Little
Brad Little
You forgot to add Brad Little! Razz

I forgot to add Colm Wilkinson and Mike Sterling!


Last edited by operafantomet on Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:22 pm; edited 1 time in total

operafantomet

Posts : 3600
Join date : 2009-09-21
Age : 37
Location : Norway

View user profile http://www.anea.no

Back to top Go down

Re: Favourite Phantoms

Post  phantomgirl110 on Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:20 pm

operafantomet wrote:
phantomgirl110 wrote:Brad Little
Brad Little
Brad Little
Brad Little
Brad Little
You forgot to add Brad Little! Razz
Oh, how silly of me! Yes, Brad Little is one of my favorites too.

phantomgirl110

Posts : 246
Join date : 2009-09-21
Age : 28
Location : San Francisco Bay Area

View user profile http://freewebs.com/little-meg

Back to top Go down

Re: Favourite Phantoms

Post  MasqPhan on Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:22 pm

phantomgirl110 wrote:Brad Little
Brad Little
Brad Little
Brad Little
Brad Little

Somehow I knew that was coming "Feather Girl". Smile

For me Michael Crawford will always hold a special place since it was his voice and acting in the role that initially drew me into Phantom. It was on a TV special for President George Bush Senior. Go figure. I never got to see Michael live in Phantom but I did get to see him perform various Phantom parts live in concert a number of times.

Fav. Phantoms I've seen live are:
edit: I have to put Peter Karrie up here now. No I didn't see him in Phantom but after seeing what he was like when I played "Christine" opposite him in concert, he makes it into the top of my list.
Anthony Crivello
Brent Barrett
Mike Sterling
Scott Davies
Ciaran Sheehan

I hope some day to get to see Michael Lackey. I have a feeling he might launch into #1 from how I've heard him described as the Phantom.

Would also have loved to have seen Anthony Warlow live in the role. Love his voice!


Last edited by MasqPhan on Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:41 pm; edited 2 times in total (Reason for editing : Had to change my fav's a bit.)

MasqPhan
Admin

Posts : 390
Join date : 2009-09-21

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Favourite Phantoms

Post  SenorSwanky on Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:02 am

I used to have a whole list of tiered rankings of the various Phantoms I've been exposed to, but that was lost to the POL crash last year or the year before (whenever it was). These remain my nine favorite in basically the same order they've been for awhile, with some jockeying for different positions depending on my sometimes altering tastes.

1.) Colm Wilkinson
2.) Michael Crawford
3.) Steve Barton
4.) Davis Gaines
5.) Peter Karrie
6.) Mark McKerracher
7.) Kevin Gray
8.) Mike Sterling
9.) Ethan Freeman

I've only seen three Phantoms live (Thomas James O'Leary, Brad Little, and Stephen Buntrock), and wasn't all that fond of any of them.

SenorSwanky

Posts : 1632
Join date : 2009-09-25
Age : 31
Location : Raleigh, NC

View user profile http://www.facebook.com/dustiningalls

Back to top Go down

Re: Favourite Phantoms

Post  Guest on Fri Sep 25, 2009 5:14 am

IAN JON BOURG!!!! GO IAN!!!! Cool

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: Favourite Phantoms

Post  MlleMusique on Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:57 am

#1 Michael Crawford
(no explanation needed, I'm sure...)

#2 Simon Pryce
(amazing vocals, gorgeous acting)

#3 Earl Carpenter
(his acting was...wow)

MlleMusique

Posts : 106
Join date : 2009-09-22
Location : Australia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Favourite Phantoms

Post  phantom10906 on Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:02 am

1. John Cudia
2. Brad Little
3. Andrew Varela

phantom10906

Posts : 267
Join date : 2009-09-21
Age : 29
Location : Santa Clara, CA

View user profile http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=608426503#/profile.php?id

Back to top Go down

Re: Favourite Phantoms

Post  Blind Phan on Sat Sep 26, 2009 10:00 am

Colm Wilkinson! Like a Star @ heaven Then John Cudia ties with him, which I didn't think was possible until I saw his last performance of the tour's Toronto stop two years ago! Like a Star @ heaven Then tied for second place would have to be John Owen Jones (at least from what I've heard on YouTube *Wow!*), and, believe it or not, Paul Stanley! Ok Ok. So his voice isn't perhaps all that it could be. But I really felt that he got the character!

Blind Phan

Posts : 90
Join date : 2009-09-24
Age : 36
Location : The Toronto production lives!!!

View user profile http://www.phantomfemme.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Favourite Phantoms

Post  SenorSwanky on Sat Sep 26, 2009 5:46 pm

A fan of Paul Stanley? Wow. I'm a fan of his because I'm a huge KISS fan, and I appreciate his passion for the role and the work he put into doing it. I think he does understand the character, even if the results weren't exactly good.

SenorSwanky

Posts : 1632
Join date : 2009-09-25
Age : 31
Location : Raleigh, NC

View user profile http://www.facebook.com/dustiningalls

Back to top Go down

Re: Favourite Phantoms

Post  HerMajesty on Sat Sep 26, 2009 6:12 pm

The best I have ever seen by a country mile is Howard McGillin, truly stunning. I like Anthony Crivello too and Michael Crawford's original performance. I am a big fan of Warlow and would love to see him.

Nic Greenshields was excellent and I have a soft spot for John Owen Jones (although he is miles better in Les Miserables and IMHO the best person to have ever played the role of Valjean, I cannot wait to see him again on the tour!) Earl Carpenter was great as s/b but changed his performance when he got full time and let himself down IMO by becoming generic, such a shame.

HerMajesty

Posts : 91
Join date : 2009-09-22
Age : 33

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Favourite Phantoms

Post  Miss von Krolock on Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:29 am

Easy to pick just one for me:

Ramin Karimloo!

Miss von Krolock

Posts : 148
Join date : 2009-09-21
Location : Portugal

View user profile http://www.myspace.com/miss_von_krolock

Back to top Go down

Re: Favourite Phantoms

Post  TGITPC on Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:44 pm

I'm a sucker for Howard McGillin and John Cudia, but that's mostly because they were my first Broadway/Tour Phantoms.

I also LOVE Kevin Gray and Gary Mauer. I'll even listen to Peter Karrie on some days. Hugh is obviously phenominal as well. I adore Ramin, Franc, and Davis also. I just like stage Phantoms in general. Very Happy

EDIT: I forgot Earl! I love Earl too.

TGITPC

Posts : 21
Join date : 2009-09-27
Age : 22
Location : In Phantom costume...it's fun!

View user profile http://thatgirlinthephantomcostume.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Favourite Phantoms

Post  carlottawannabe on Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:20 pm

The two phantoms that I just loved are Earl Carpenter and Nic Greenshields. Am still hoping that Nic comes back one day!!

carlottawannabe

Posts : 16
Join date : 2009-09-27
Location : Hovering at Her Majestys Theatre

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Favourite Phantoms

Post  operafantomet on Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:38 pm

Happy about all the Earl Carpenter love here. From the moment I saw him as standby Phantom in London I knew he was a special one. Definitely my favourite English-languaged Phantom, at least of those I'v seen live. Probably of 'em all too.

_________________
JOSEFINE TO THE PHANTOM:
You come off as... somewhat... rough...

operafantomet

Posts : 3600
Join date : 2009-09-21
Age : 37
Location : Norway

View user profile http://www.anea.no

Back to top Go down

Re: Favourite Phantoms

Post  SenorSwanky on Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:33 am

I could never get into Earl's Phantom for two reasons: one, his baritone voice always seemed strained reaching into his upper register (a problem one of my favorite baritone Phantoms, Steve Barton, sometimes had, but not to nearly the same extent, but a problem another of my favorite baritone Phantoms, Davis Gaines, did not have), and I also just didn't like his voice in the role in general (though I do like it when he plays Javert, for whatever reason); and two, he brought some brilliant acting choices to the role, but they almost always seemed to be too clever, too conscious, like he was trying and thinking too much, rather than being natural. I'm a method guy, like MC. Even PK and a couple of my other favorites sometimes have irked me for being seemingly contrived and rehearsed in their affectations on some occasions.

SenorSwanky

Posts : 1632
Join date : 2009-09-25
Age : 31
Location : Raleigh, NC

View user profile http://www.facebook.com/dustiningalls

Back to top Go down

Re: Favourite Phantoms

Post  Enjolras on Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:37 am

1.) Anthony Warlow
2.) Gary Mauer
3.) Hugh Panaro
4.) John Owen Jones
5.) Earl Carpenter
6.) Eiji Akutagawa
7.) Peter Karrie
8.) Ethan Freeman
9.) Juan Carlos Barona
10.) Michael Crawford(sorry Jeff)
11.) Henk Poort
12.) Timothy Nolen

Enjolras

Posts : 12
Join date : 2009-09-22

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Favourite Phantoms

Post  SenorSwanky on Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:05 am

Enjolras wrote:12.) Timothy Nolen
Interesting. Despite his issues with the score and the producers' issues with his liberties with the score that led to his shortened run in the show, he was quite a good Phantom, perhaps not living up to his predecessor, but who can? I was lucky to see Nolen in an Opera Company of North Carolina production of Don Giovanni three years ago, along with a former tour Carlotta (Kelly Cae Hogan).

SenorSwanky

Posts : 1632
Join date : 2009-09-25
Age : 31
Location : Raleigh, NC

View user profile http://www.facebook.com/dustiningalls

Back to top Go down

Re: Favourite Phantoms

Post  Enjolras on Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:40 am

SenorSwanky wrote:
Enjolras wrote:12.) Timothy Nolen
Interesting. Despite his issues with the score and the producers' issues with his liberties with the score that led to his shortened run in the show, he was quite a good Phantom, perhaps not living up to his predecessor, but who can? I was lucky to see Nolen in an Opera Company of North Carolina production of Don Giovanni three years ago, along with a former tour Carlotta (Kelly Cae Hogan).



Well I just love the sound of a bass-baritone.

Enjolras

Posts : 12
Join date : 2009-09-22

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Favourite Phantoms

Post  SenorSwanky on Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:03 am

Enjolras wrote:
SenorSwanky wrote:
Enjolras wrote:12.) Timothy Nolen
Interesting. Despite his issues with the score and the producers' issues with his liberties with the score that led to his shortened run in the show, he was quite a good Phantom, perhaps not living up to his predecessor, but who can? I was lucky to see Nolen in an Opera Company of North Carolina production of Don Giovanni three years ago, along with a former tour Carlotta (Kelly Cae Hogan).



Well I just love the sound of a bass-baritone.
Me too. I tend to like Phantoms and Raouls with deeper voices. In fact, among my nine favorite Phantoms, there are four baritones (Barton, Gaines, Freeman, McKerracher) and only one, maybe two or three true tenors (MC, and I'm not sure about Gray and Sterling), along with two baritenors (Colm and PK).

SenorSwanky

Posts : 1632
Join date : 2009-09-25
Age : 31
Location : Raleigh, NC

View user profile http://www.facebook.com/dustiningalls

Back to top Go down

Re: Favourite Phantoms

Post  operafantomet on Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:05 am

SenorSwanky wrote:I tend to like Phantoms and Raouls with deeper voices. In fact, among my nine favorite Phantoms, there are four baritones (Barton, Gaines, Freeman, McKerracher) and only one, maybe two or three true tenors (MC, and I'm not sure about Gray and Sterling), along with two baritenors (Colm and PK).
What did you think of Matthew Cammelle as the Phantom, then? He had a rather nice baritone.

_________________
JOSEFINE TO THE PHANTOM:
You come off as... somewhat... rough...

operafantomet

Posts : 3600
Join date : 2009-09-21
Age : 37
Location : Norway

View user profile http://www.anea.no

Back to top Go down

Re: Favourite Phantoms

Post  SenorSwanky on Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:09 am

operafantomet wrote:
SenorSwanky wrote:I tend to like Phantoms and Raouls with deeper voices. In fact, among my nine favorite Phantoms, there are four baritones (Barton, Gaines, Freeman, McKerracher) and only one, maybe two or three true tenors (MC, and I'm not sure about Gray and Sterling), along with two baritenors (Colm and PK).
What did you think of Matthew Cammelle as the Phantom, then? He had a rather nice baritone.
I'm not familiar enough with either his Phantom or Raoul to say, though I don't remember really being impressed with his Phantom.

SenorSwanky

Posts : 1632
Join date : 2009-09-25
Age : 31
Location : Raleigh, NC

View user profile http://www.facebook.com/dustiningalls

Back to top Go down

Re: Favourite Phantoms

Post  Lyndsay on Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:10 am

Ramin Karimloo's definitely my favourite. I used to love Earl Carpenter and though he's very talented, I think his voice is much better suited to other roles, such as Javert that he currently plays.

Lyndsay

Posts : 6
Join date : 2009-09-30
Age : 28
Location : Birmingham/York

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Favourite Phantoms

Post  Helen on Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:33 pm

Earl Carpenter's definately my favourite Phantom, with Nic Greenshields a close second. Vocally, John Owen Jones is my favourite. He was the first Phantom I saw and I wish I could have seen him more than once. The only other Phantom I've seen is Ramin Karimloo. I wasn't a fan of his Phantom until I saw him at the beginning of the month, and I really like him now.

Helen

Posts : 251
Join date : 2009-09-28

View user profile

Back to top Go down

This is an easy question for me too

Post  KarriesAngel on Thu Oct 01, 2009 6:36 pm

None other then Peter Karrie. I've also seen his own show more times then I can rember and he usually finnishes off with Phantom songs.

I also like Dave Willetts but not as much. Dave was the very first Phantom I've seen.

KarriesAngel

Posts : 10
Join date : 2009-10-01
Age : 43
Location : Kirklees

View user profile http://www.yourdreamforum.info/thephantomoftheopera

Back to top Go down

Re: Favourite Phantoms

Post  Sponsored content Today at 1:29 pm


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 1 of 3 1, 2, 3  Next

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum