Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Angel or Father, Raoul or Enjolras?
If you've been reading my blog since the Les Mis concert comparisons last June, you'll know that I'm a pretty huge fan of Ramin Karimloo. Not only does the guy have a fabulous voice and incredible acting talent, he has (mostly) excellent taste in musicals. (I say "mostly" because he unfortunately created the role of the Disfigured Coney Island Sideshow Manager in an Andrew Lloyd Webber mistake entitled Love Should Die. Or something like that.) He's played Feuilly, Enjolras and Valjean in Les Mis, as well as three roles in Phantom (Christine's father in the movie, Erik himself in the Royal Albert Hall production and Raoul on the West End).
And today it is with great joy that I bring you a high-quality medley of clips from Phantom-on-the-West-End in 2003, featuring John Owen Jones as the Phantom (SQUEEEEEEE) and Ramin himself as Raoul. The fangirliness is strong in this post, folks. If you're looking for just Ramin in the video (and wish to avoid the Point of No Return clip... cough), he's in at 2:09 and then again at 2:44 (that VOICE in "Wandering Child"!!!!!!) and 3:12. "Final Lair," guys. This video has Final. Lair. Okay, so there are only a few lines, but STILL.
*faints from the excitement*
Ahem. I'll stop stalling and just give ya the video. :D
Oh, and if you were as disappointed as I was that "All I Ask of You" didn't appear in that medley, here's the audio recording at least, to help you hold back the tears.