Hugh Panaro

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Annenberg Theater
at Palm Springs Art Museum


January 17, 18, 19, 2022 at 6:00 pm


Annenberg Theater
at Palm Springs Art Museum


January 17, 18, 19, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Hugh Panaro is perhaps best known for having played the coveted role of the Phantom in Broadway's The Phantom of the Opera over 2,000 times, including the 25th-anniversary production. He is one of the few actors to be cast by director Harold Prince as both the Phantom and Raoul in the show's Broadway production. 

Panaro made his debut on Broadway in the original production of Les Misérables as Marius, the role he originated in the First National Company. He also created the roles of Buddy in the original Side Show, Julian Craster in Jule Styne’s musical The Red Shoes, and the title role in the American premiere of Cameron Mackintosh’s Martin Guerre. 

He was nominated for an Outer Critic Circle Award for his performance in the title role of Elton John's Lestat, based on Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles. Panaro made his West End debut in the original London company of Harold Prince’s Showboat as Gaylord Ravenal. 

Off-Broadway, he recently performed the title role in the Barrow Street Theatre’s production of Sweeney Todd. Additionally, he has performed in What’s a Nice Country Like You...Doing in a State Like This, White Lies, Michael Frank's Noa Noa, and Michael John LaChiusa's Little Fish.

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In order to keep everyone safe during and after the event, we are requesting that all guests comply with the following COVID health and safety rules in order to safely attend.

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination: If you have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to the event, please bring your vaccination card (or photo of it) and a photo ID to our check-in desk.

Proof of negative COVID test: If you haven’t been vaccinated, please have a COVID test done within 72 hours before the event. Please bring your results with you, as well as a photo ID to our check-in desk.

We truly hope that everyone will comply with these rules but understand if you can’t. In the interest of ensuring the safety of all guests and venue employees, unfortunately, no guest will be admitted to our celebration without proof of a negative test or full vaccination.

In accordance with city, county, and state regulations, this event will be appropriately size-limited. Participants will be required to wear masks when not eating or drinking and maintain six-foot distances.

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