Interview with The Phantom of The Opera’s SUSAN MONIZ

Susan Moniz as Madame Giry. Photo Credit Matthew Murphy

Chicago favorite SUSAN MONIZ on playing the iconic role of Madame Giry in the National Tour of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA as well as her memorable star turns in FUN HOME and FOLLIES. Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, plays Broadway in Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) for a special three-week return engagement from December 18, 2019 – January 5, 2020.

SUSAN MONIZ (Madame Giry). Broadway: Grease (Sandy & Rizzo). 1st National Tour: Fun Home (Helen). Regional: Follies (Sally, Chicago Shakespeare Theater); October Sky (Elsie, world premiere); Peggy Sue Got Married (Peggy, world premiere); Kismet (Joseph Jefferson Award); Into the Woods, 9 to 5, Carousel (Marriott Theatre); The Merry Widow, The Sound of Music (Chicago Lyric Opera); Hot Mikado (Ford’s Theatre); Phantom, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Fulton Theatre); Shadowlands, Spitfire Grill (Provision Theatre); Evita, BIG (Drury Lane Theatre). TV: “Chicago PD,” A&E’s “Romance, Romance.”


Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is presented by Cameron Mackintosh, The Really Useful Group, and NETworks Presentations. Directed by Laurence Connor (who co-directed the new production of Les Misérables that is back on tour across North America after a hugely successful revival on Broadway; directed the award-winning new production of Miss Saigon that played London’s West End and Broadway and is now on a tour across North America; and also directed the stage version of the movie School of Rock now playing in London’s West End), with choreography by Scott Ambler, set design by Paul Brown, Tony Award®-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Paule Constable, sound design by Mick Potter, and musical supervision by John Rigby. The production is overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA: music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Charles Hart (with additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe), book by Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber, orchestrations by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Based on the classic novel Le Fantôme de L’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it. He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command.

Cameron Mackintosh’s brilliant original production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA continues performances at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London and in its recording-breaking run at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway and many other cities around the world.


Individual tickets for THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA are available by calling the Broadway In Chicago Ticketline at (800) 775-2000 or by visiting Tickets are available for groups 10 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710 or emailing

Broadway In Chicago was created in July 2000 and over the past 19 years has grown to be one of the largest commercial touring homes in the country. A Nederlander Presentation, Broadway In Chicago lights up the Chicago Theater District entertaining more than 1.7 million people annually in five theatres. Broadway In Chicago presents a full range of entertainment, including musicals and plays, on the stages of five of the finest theatres in Chicago’s Loop including the Cadillac Palace Theatre, CIBC Theatre, James M. Nederlander Theatre, and just off the Magnificent Mile, the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place and presenting Broadway shows at the Auditorium Theatre.