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  • Hi, I'm Christopher Rokosz, actor and director of both stage and screen, and I'd like to

  • share with you some information about who wrote the musical, "Phantom of the Opera."

  • Well, the original writer of the musical "Phantom of the Opera," was a gentlemen by the name

  • of Ken Hill, an English playwright and composer. His version - musical version of "Phantom

  • of the Opera" inspired Andrew Loyd Webber to produce the "Andrew Loyd Webber" version.

  • That's the one that you may be familiar with; with the famous "Phantom of the Opera," "Music

  • of the Night;" it's been the longest running play on Broadway. Andrew Loyd Webber is also

  • the composer and writer of such other famous plays as, "Cats" and "Joseph and the Amazing

  • Technicolor Dreamcoat." Critically acclaimed, seven Tony awards, three Grammy awards, a

  • Golden Globe award, and Academy award, and he was also knighted in 1992 and had the Kennedy

  • Center award bestowed on him in 2006. So he's pretty not-- he's not really a "shlob." He's

  • a very, very famous composer; definitely check it out. Phantom of the Opera is an incredible

  • show. I enjoyed both the original Ken Hill version and the Andrew Loyd Webber version.

  • Now when you're talking about writing it, it's a little tricky; he is the composer and

  • credited -- given the writing credits, but Charles Hart is also credited as a lyricist

  • producing the lyrics for some of these famous things. So, between Charles Hart, Ken Hill,

  • and Andrew Loyd Webber; that's the trifecta of information about who wrote the musical

  • versions of Gaston Leroux's "Phantom of the Opera." I'm not Gaston Leroux, I am Christopher

  • Rokosz and we'll see you next time.

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