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date: 07 August 2020

Crawford, Michael [Dumbell-Smith, Michael Patrick ]locked

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[Dumbell-Smith, Michael Patrick ]

(b Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, Jan 19, 1944). British actor and singer. Crawford is best known as the originator of the title character in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical The Phantom of the Opera; he played the role in both its London opening (1986) and its Broadway opening (1988). Although the high-profile role won him international fame (and the Tony Award), Crawford was known to British audiences as a stage, radio, and television personality beginning in his childhood. His only other Broadway credit to date was the short-lived Dance of the Vampires (2002; 56 performances). He originated a supporting role in Lloyd Webber’s The Woman in White, which ran in London in 2004. His numerous film credits include several musicals and music-related films; he played Hero with Zero Mostel in Sondheim’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966), appeared in ...

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