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David Cryer '58 and Phantom of the Opera Maintain Record-Setting Broadway Run

December 10, 2006

David Cryer - Firmin.jpgDecember 10, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - David Cryer, a 1958 graduate of DePauw University, continues in his role in the Broadway production of Phantom of the Opera, Playbill reports. Cryer, who portrays Monsieur Firmin, has been performing in the musical -- first as a member of the national touring company and more recently as a member of the Broadway cast -- since 1992.

Phantom is "the longest-running show in Broadway history," notes the article. "Produced by Cameron Mackintosh/Really Useful Group, Inc. and directed by Harold Prince, the musical is in its 19th year in New York, playing at the Majestic Theatre." 

Playbill notes that Jennifer Hope Wills is taking over the leading role of Christine from Rebecca Pitcher and that Anne Runolfsson recently returned to the production as Carlotta.

david cryer 1986-2.jpgPhantom of the Opera became the longest-running show in Broadway history on January 9, 2006. It has since become the first production in Broadway history to surpass 7,500 performances and reach 18 years.

Read the story by clicking here and visit the musical's Web site here.

Video clips of David Cryer from a 1996 television news profile can be accessed here and here.