So, if you know even just the tiniest bit about me- you know about my obsession with The Phantom of the Opera. (If you didn't know that - you've been warned.) From the plays - to the books - to the movies - and yes, even to the video games ... I am obsessed.
Therefore, I thought the perfect way to start off the "Joy" section is with my newly discovered Phantom, Ben Forster. I recently saw him in the London West End Production of Phantom and he completely blew my mind. (I'm very picky and very much a snob.) His portrayal of the Phantom is far beyond the norm... and he brought something to the role that was breathtaking and almost too much for my little heart to handle. Definitely the reason fate took me there and provided 5th row seats for only $70! Praise!
His performance is exactly, in every facet, what I look for in the Phantom. I could write a whole thesis on his performance.... maybe one day I will.
But for now just know - Ben Forster as Phantom is TOPS!
Please, enjoy the video below:
Featuring Ben Forster and Celinde Shoenmaker at West End Live 2017
Music of the Night begins at the 3:27 mark.