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  • --Hi, I'm Ali Ewoldt. -- I'm Rodney Ingram.

  • --I'm Peter Joback. --And we're from the

  • cast of The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, and we're here to tell you

  • 30 facts you might not know about ourselves.

  • --I'll start. I grew up in a small town called Pleasantville, PL EA sa NT v IL le, hey!

  • --I was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden.

  • --I was raised near Puerto Vallarta in Mexico.

  • --I've played Phantom for I think about 700

  • times in Stockholm in London and here in New York.

  • --I'm a relative newbie in

  • Phantom years I've only been here for 10 months.

  • --I've been in Phantom for about a

  • year and eight months or so, but I have been auditioning for Phantom for about

  • 10 years. --Mm-hmm

  • --True story. -- And I played

  • Tevye in a Mexican production of Fiddler on the Roof.

  • --I was 10 years old. I

  • did I played Kurt von Trapp in Sound of Music

  • --My first job out of college was as the

  • Jasmine flying body double in the Aladdin show at Disneyland.

  • --I first saw

  • Phantom in 2007 in Las Vegas with Sierra Boggess before I knew what a Sierra

  • Boggess was.

  • --We sat in one of the boxes, which I remember because the whole time

  • my dad kept trying to tease me to tell me that we were in box 5, and the Phantom

  • was gonna appear.

  • --In Sweden we have something called the golden mask. It's

  • just like Tony Awards. And I think I've got it twice.

  • --Do you have to wear it when

  • you win and you like...

  • --No, no.

  • --When I put on the old man makeup at the top of show

  • it's very zen experience because I feel like I'm applying the years and I get to

  • be old man, which I feel like plays into my strengths anyway.

  • --Rodney also loves being photographed man.

  • --I hate being photographed as an old man let that be a record.

  • --I have two kids. Two daughters

  • that are my love. -- I have a lovely rescue puppy

  • named Mia-Belle. She's a toy poodle mix.

  • --I'm somewhat of a donut enthusiast. As we all know Donuts spelled the Homer Simpson

  • would d-o-n-u-t is like the equivalent of somebody trying to spell

  • night n-i-t-e. I mean it's a little gauche for my taste, but you understand.

  • --I don't bake at all, not even a little bit.

  • --I did Chris in Miss Saigon with a

  • wonderful girl called Ma-Anne Dionisio whom I think is the best Kim ever.

  • --I'm probably one of the few Filipino actresses on Broadway who has not been

  • in Miss Saigon ever.

  • Yeah, so far.

  • --I'm also a recording artist. -- Mm-hmm

  • --I've done I think fifteen albums -- That's absurd.

  • --I just made my Carnegie Hall debut with in New York Pops singing with Matt Doyle.

  • --What's your least favorite costume you've ever worn?

  • --Uh uh it's been

  • affectionately referred to as blond-ney in the ensemble track in Aladdin that I

  • had. It was for only like two seconds on stage but it was this really gaudy

  • blonde wig and a velvet suit. It was not ideal

  • --I had a blonde moment when I worked for Disney in Japan, Tokyo DisneySea. I had

  • this blonde wig that I sang Summertime in and we called it the Miss Piggy wig.

  • --I always have a green apple before the show because it's like it's too good for

  • my throat phlegm and all that.

  • --Nice.

  • --I've started the ritual of going through the entirety of

  • my Hannibal ballet and also Think of Me before the show. And the problem with

  • starting rituals is once you start you can't stop them

  • because then superstition says that like you need to keep doing them, so I'm stuck.

  • --That's true.

  • Whenever you're singing "Wishing," I go

  • through my lyrics of the counterpoint.

  • --I do it up in the cross!

  • I go through everything.

  • --I know and now I feel like if I don't do it, I'm

  • gonna like you know lose my place in the music or something.

  • --I had my like big break in Sweden,

  • where I'm from, in a show that was written by Bjorn and Benny, you know the

  • Abba guys.

  • --Yeah! --Yeah.

  • --What's your opinion on Mamma Mia?

  • --I like it. I saw the opening in London. --Do

  • you want to be in it?

  • --Yeah hashtag cast me but like off the record.

  • [coughs] [laughs]

  • --I like that.

  • --Let's wrap it up.

  • --We are so excited to celebrate phantoms 30th anniversary!

  • --Yeah, we hope all of you will come and see us.

  • --Absolutely.

  • Please come pay us a visit.

--Hi, I'm Ali Ewoldt. -- I'm Rodney Ingram.

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30 Things You Might Not Know About PHANTOM Stars Rodney Ingram, Ali Ewoldt and Peter Joback

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    陳明頤 posted on 2019/03/20
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