John Cudia as Jean Valjean as the Marriott Lincolnshire Production 2008
Study for ‘Angel of Music’ by Robert Heindel… Andrew Lloyd Webber invited him to paint ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ in its pre-production stages…After spending many hours observing, sketching, and taking thousands of colour slides, Heindel interprets his ‘behind-the-scenes’ look at the ballet and the stage musical in oils, pastels, and conte crayon.
2D Design AP Concentration (Music of the Night - All I Ask of You)
It starts getting better here-ish
Another Valentine’s Day offering, this illustration expanded upon the emotions first touched upon in “Tanguero,” but in a more subdued manner. More attention has been placed on detailing in costumes, specifically Christine’s Aminta dress, as it is featured more prominently.
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Boat scene: the golden edition:
1. Claudia Cota and Carlos Vittori (?), Buenos Aires,
2. Susanne Elmark and Flemming Enevold, Copenhagen,
3. Luzia Nistler and Alexander Goebel, Vienna,
4. Zoë Curlett and Scott Davies, UK tour,
5. Gina Beck and Ramin Karimloo, West End,
6. Hanne Damm and Peter Jorde, Copenhagen,
7. Susanne Elmark and Flemming Enevold, Copenhagen,
8. Teresia Bokor and Flemming Enevold, Copenhagen,
9. Broadway, but I really can’t tell who it is. Anyone?
… I don’t even know what this is, it started as a portrait and then I started writing PotO lyrics on the background and here this is.
Graphite on paper. Please reblog only, do not repost :)
This was a pose invented by accident, so to speak. During the first rehearsals in London Michael Crawford’s wig was less oily and slick compared to later wigs. When he removed the fedora during the title song cadenza, his wig acted up and he did an in-character move to smooth it out.
Gillian Lynne, original choreographer, was watching the rehearsals. She swooned when she saw how sensual the wig smoothing pose looked, and told Michael Crawford to do it again (and again). And so the wig slicking became a part of the choreography, done by every Phantom to come.
Here’s some legendary photos of it!
1. Anthony Crivello, Las Vegas.
2. Jonathan Roxmouth, Johannesburg.
3. John Owen-Jones, West End.
4. Dave Willetts, Edinburgh/UK tour.
5. Michael Craeford, West End*
6. Brad Little, Singapore/World Tour.
7. Mark McKerracher, Manchester/UK tour.
8. John Cudia, US tour.
9. Scott Davies, West End.
( * Note also how short his pants and jacket sleeves are. He and designer Maria Bjørnson wanted it this way, so arm and leg movements would be emphasized)
This was an early attempt to see if my phantoon designs could work beyond just getting a laugh. It received as pretty good response and paved the way for my Phantom Pin-Ups series.
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