Derek – Howard McGillin

Howard McGillin

Howard McGillin is an actor, known for One Life to Live (1968), The Swan Princess (1994) and The Young and the Restless (1973) and as the accomplished Broadway star of several Broadway hits.

Howard has twice been nominated for Broadway’s Tony Award: in 1986 as Best Actor (Featured Role – Musical) for “The Mystery of Edwin Drood;” and in 1988 as Best Actor (Musical) for playing Billy Crocker in a revival of “Anything Goes.”

As of August 2006, he has achieved over 1 500 performances as the title character in the Broadway production of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s smash-hit musical, “The Phantom of the Opera”, earning him the title of the Longest-Running Broadway Phantom.

Was chosen to play “The Phantom of the Opera” for the 7,486th performance of the musical on Broadway, on January 9, 2006. This gala performance marked TPOTO as the Longest-Running Show in Broadway history, surpassing the previous record of 7 485 performances set by another Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, “Cats”.

Howard provides both the singing voice and acting voice for Prince Derek.


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