Here’s the next installment on How Much of a Phantom Nerd Is Valt? The answer is: a pretty big nerd.
I wasn’t that smart when I was younger because then I would have masks for all my Phantoms, but I figured it out eventually. Now, bear with me since at least one of them is a signature of someone who has never been cast as the Phantom, but I will explain.
Scott Davies (UK) - also the mask I wore the second time I did Phantom (also, more on my time with Scott Davies later)
Ted Keegan (US Tour) - he is my fave, hush
Earl Carpenter (UK)
Thomas Schumaker (US Tour standby?) - I hope he was a standby, ugh
Michael Crawford - this is the mask I wore when I did Phantom my first time, so this one is really an uber-big-deal to me
John Cudia (US Tour)
Howard McGillin (Broadway) – not a fan, he was very rude to me
Roger Rees – Great actor, not an ALW Phantom, so why? Because you don’t know how much I bloody love RR and I owe my adoration of him due to (prepare to vomit) the Phantom of Manhattan audiobook. So he gets a mask. Hey, it’s how I roll.
Hugh Panaro (Broadway) – I never got to see him, sadly, but one of my friends was friends with him, and she asked him to sign a mask for my collection, which was REALLY SWEET. (Thank you, Hugh! You’re in good company)
Mark Campbell (US Restaged Tour) – this one is in my RI storage