Best Phantoms In Phantom of the Opera

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Ramin Karimloo
Ramin is totally the best! Well, maybe that's because I haven't seen Michael Crawford yet. Anyways, Ramin has that seductive touch, even with a hideous face, something that the Phantom SHOULD have. His voice is incredible as well, angelic, and a little demon-like scary when offended, like Phantom. His acting is also off the charts! He can shift from abusive to soft, from angelic to mean. He is totally BADASS. Plus, his voice fits the role perfectly, something that has a hypnotic quality that can actually bend the listener to his will- another noticeable characteristic of the Phantom. He is without a doubt the best so far. Scratch everything I've said- Ramin is Phantom. :))
Visually, vocally, and emotionally he was by far the best Phantom. He looked so comfortable in the character and his voice is perfectly angelic. He made the character come to life in a way no actor ever has before. Also, the chemistry between him and Sierra just makes everything seem natural.
He has a bee y unique voice (in a good way). And his acting is wonderful too! Especially in the Final Lair scene, the way he portrayed and expressed the Phantom's frustration, pain, anger and sadness was enough to make me tear. Literally.
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2Michael Crawford
I saw him first, and no one else comes close to his riveting, heart rending portrayal. He didn't just play the phantom, he WAS the phantom.
First is always best, you cannot beat this guy! Male vocalists like Ramin Karimloo are a dime a dozen, but Michael is one of a kind!
The very first Phantom. Michael Crawford set a very high bar for the likes of Ramin Karimloo (he's my second choice) to follow.

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3Colm Wilkinson
The first and the one with the most beautiful voice
First to ever portray the Phantom at ALW's Sydmonton festival and easily the best.

4John Owen Jones
One of the most beautiful voices to ever play the Phantom - no one can compare to him in theatricality.
Best phantom by far.
John Owen Jones
Best voice I have ever heard sing Phantom
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5Hugh Panaro
He's the first and only Phantom that I've seen on Broadway, ans his voice is just fantastic. He nearly brought me to tears when he sang The Music of the Night. I think that he's so much better than Ramin Karimloo, Michael Crawford, and Colm Wilkonson. He also portrays the Phantom with perfect wit and sarcasm.
In my opion he is really good and made a standout performance

6Anthony Warlow
Sublime. His portrayal absorbs you into the performance with power and strength along with softness and emotion. The word brilliant isn't strong enough.
The ultimate phantom of the opera!

7John Cudia
He was my first Raoul and second phantom. So awesome. God bless john

8Robert Guillaume

9Anthony Crivello

10Brent Barrett

The Contenders

11Gary Mauer

12Cooper Grodin
Cooper Grodin's Phantom is not only sexy, but tortured as he sings and acts out his love for Christine whom he needs for his music. Cooper's voice in "Music of the Night", and duets with Christine on "Point of Return", and "Angel of Music", knocked me out of my seat! He plays Phantom with a feeling and depth that reach right into your heart so you find yourself rooting for him to get the girl. His performance is that heart rendering and touching.
I just saw Cooper Grodin in Boston on Opening Night, and his voice truly took my breath away. There is this velvety nuance in his voice that strikes a chord with me. I have scoured the other recorded versions of this musical, and as wonderful as the other Phantoms have been, I truly prefer Grodin's voice over the rest.
Phantom for the West End Production. Saw him in Chicago. Cooper is marvelous! Especially impressed since he stepped in after the original Phantom left the production. I fell in love with his voice right after "Music of the Night." Truly portrays the "Angel of Music" perfectly.
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13Davis Gaines
Davis Gaines if by far my favorite phantom. His voice is perfect for the roll and is stunning. Wish I could have been there to see it/

14Rob Guest

15Earl Carpenter
Guys, you are putting everyone else first mainly for their voice. Earl really gets into the essence of the character. He is so gently with every Christine he plays, it is beautiful.

16Peter Karrie

17Peter Jöback
He's the all time best with emotion and pation plus he as an amazing voice in all he uplayed all the phantoms at the 25th anniversary grand finally, also he had the only voice that popped out when they all sung together.

18Gerard Butler
He was the phantom, his eyes showed the pain and loneliness that the phantom felt of being an outcast for his looks, and the love he felt for Christine, his voice was amazing, its not perfect but that's good. It made me feel the pain and sorrow of the phantom and he made me feel like I was in the movie
I think that Gerard Butler showed when he was singing that he really loved Christine.
He is exactly what and who I think of when I think of Erik
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