The Resource For Musicals



The Phantom of the Opera Forum


Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
If Barton and Crawford were switched... 
Author Message
Broadway Legend
Broadway Legend

Joined: Sat Jan 22, 2005 3:42 pm
Posts: 1816
Location: Maison des Lunes
Post 
Perhaps... I have heard rumors of a video that I may know a way to see. Otherwise, there's the Lincoln Center.

On the OLC, however, Crawford does, at times, sound like they hired Mandy Patinkin instead.

_________________
"I LOVE incarceration,
I could lock up a platoon,
I'll be strapping up an inmate,
Very tightly, very soon.
So wave one bachelor goodbye,
She'll be your bride- she'd rather die
Than have her daddy ossify
In my sordid saloon..."


Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:13 pm
Profile WWW
Tony Winner
Tony Winner
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 15, 2003 11:25 am
Posts: 429
Location: Norway
Post 
Monsieur D'Arque wrote:
Perhaps... I have heard rumors of a video that I may know a way to see. Otherwise, there's the Lincoln Center.

On the OLC, however, Crawford does, at times, sound like they hired Mandy Patinkin instead.

He really does. And granted I like both Patinkin and OLC Crawford, I was much more impressed with live stuff with him (Crawford, that is). I experienced another depth (both vocal and acting wise) in his portrayal.

_________________
.
.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MY COSTUME SITE: http://aneafiles.webs.com/
------------------------------------------------------------------------


Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:17 pm
Profile WWW
Off-Broadway Lead
Off-Broadway Lead
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 28, 2007 5:52 pm
Posts: 216
Post 
I've only heard Crawford on the OLC, and I'm not a huge fan of his voice based on that; too whiny. BUT if any role works as whiny, the Phantom does. The character can certainly be seen as a whiny, selfish, overgrown child. Crawfords voice works particularly well on the 'All I Ask Of You' reprises. So though I prefer a darker, richer voice in some ways, I think Crawford's voice suits the role in a way that Barton's never could.


Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:41 pm
Profile
Young Hoofer
Young Hoofer

Joined: Sun Jul 23, 2006 7:17 pm
Posts: 45
Post 
I like a richer sounding Phantom, but I think Barton's phantom is too harsh sounding.

Crawford brought much more to the role than singing. He's known for his interpretation of the character, not particularly for his voice.

_________________
"I will drink your cup of poison. Nail me to your cross and break me. Bleed me, beat me, kill me! Take me now, before I change my mind"- Gethsemane from "Jesus Christ Superstar"


Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:28 pm
Profile
Fresh Face
Fresh Face

Joined: Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:00 am
Posts: 17
Location: Austria
Post 
I don´t like MC´s Phantom, I know Steve Barton sounds harsh as Phantom, but his acting must be great.
I can´think of MC as Raoul, no. Steve Barton was the perfect Raoul.


Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:58 am
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 17 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.