The Phantom returns to Hill-Stead!
Once again Tim Stella, one of Broadway’s finest musical directors, brings Hugh Panaro, one of Broadway’s finest leading men, to Hill-Stead’s Drawing Room for an intimate evening of vocal performance in the glow of the evening lights at L’Affaire Musicale.
5:45 pm Wine and cheese reception
6:30 pm Musical performance
Museum Members | $45
Non-Members | $55
LetsGOArts! Members | $45
Presented with generous support from The Richard P. Garmany Fund at The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
Hugh Panaro was the Phantom in Broadway’s The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary and has played the title role over 2000 times. Hugh is also one of the few actors to have been cast by Harold Prince as both The Phantom and Raoul in the Broadway production. Hugh was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for his performance in the title role of Elton John’s Lestat, based on Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles. He made his Broadway debut in the original production of Les Misérables as Marius ( the role he originated in the First National company) and created the roles of Buddy in the original Side Show (Sony cast recording) and Julian Craster in Jule Styne’s last musical, The Red Shoes. Hugh created the title role in the American premiere of Cameron Mackintosh’s Martin Guerre and made his West End debut in the original London company of Harold Prince’s Show Boat as Gaylord Ravenal. Hugh also played Ravenal in the Broadway and Toronto productions of SHOWBOAT. At the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia. Hugh received the Barrymore Award for his performance as Jean Valjean in Les Misérables and was nominated for his performance as Fagin in Oliver! In 2012, Hugh received the Edwin Forrest award for his long term contribution to the theater. At the prestigious 5th Avenue Theater in Seattle, Hugh played George Seurat in Sam Buntrock’s Tony award-winning production of Sunday in the Park with George and Robert in Stephen Sondheim’s Company. As a concert artist, Hugh has performed major symphony orchestras all over the world and toured Europe with the legendary Barbra Streisand. Hugh is a graduate of Temple University and the recipient of the Boyer College of Music Certificate of Honor for his accomplishments in musical theater.
Tim Stella has conducted some of the most famous Broadway musicals including The Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Guys and Dolls, The Most Happy Fella, Hello Dolly and Legs Diamond. He was Musical Director for National Tours of Cats, Evita and Annie, as well as Musical Supervisor of the Evita World Tour, for which he produced the cast album for Deutsche Grammophon/Polydor.