André Schwartz leaves Phantom for good

2012-01-18 11:14
Cape Town – Singer André Schwartz has decided to withdraw himself from the Johannesburg performances of The Phantom of the Opera.

The musical's Cape Town run came to an end on Sunday. The show will continue in Johannesburg at the Teatro at Montecasino on January 31.

Schwartz only performed six times in the Cape Town production.

In the press release distributed by impresario Pieter Toerien, Schwartz says that this was one of the most difficult decisions of his career.

Jonathan Roxmouth - who took over the role of Phantom from Schwartz in Cape Town after Schwartz strained his vocal chords – will continue to play the role in Johannesburg.


  • Robin Dyers - 2012-01-18 22:29

    Best wishes to Andre. You've really developed beautifully into the role of Phantom. Jonathan, I'm secretly stalking you anyway (in a spooky good kinda way), so there's no need to express my excitement about this turn of events. Loved you in all your other shows (spooky stalk-stalk)! You're totally gonna trump Michael Cawford! *schoolgirl shriek*

  • wendylg - 2012-01-19 17:03

    How very sinister.....gosh a feeling of deja vu i'd say!!!

  • Abe - 2012-01-24 12:06

    Love Jonathan Roxmouth. So glad he's taken over.

  • Piet - 2012-01-24 13:36

    andre is still alive? wow ...

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