Watch out for Swedish singer and musical artist Peter Jöback, who will star in “The Phantom of the Opera” on Broadway, starting at the end of April. “I’m very proud and this feels like a huge acknowledgement,” Jöback, who was presented in New York at a huge gala performance just recently, said.

Last spring Jöback did the Phantom at London’s West End. This is just a further step for the talented Swede. “I am about to make my Broadway debut, it’s amazing,” he says.

Jöback explained to daily Expressen that he met producer Cameron Mackintosh when he was in London, and when asked what he’d be interested in doing next, he’d said that it would be nice to play the Phantom on Broadway. A day later, Mackintosh called back and asked what Jöback’s schedule looked like for four months next year. Says Jöback: “It’s like winning an Olympic gold medal. I also feel like I worked hard for it. It’s especially nice, since few make their debut with such an adult, male character part (as the Phantom).”


Jöback has spent the past few days in New York looking for a place to live When asked if his husband Oscar will join him in moving to the Big Apple temporarily, he is unsure: “We haven’t really talked about how to solve it. It’s clearly not too bad to be in New York.” “The Phantom of the Opera” is a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on the French novel with the same name by Gaston Leroux. It premiered at London’s West End in 1986 and on Broadway in 1988. It is by many considered the most successful musical of all time and also the longest running show in Broadway history. Lyrics were written by Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe.

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