The song “The Phantom of the Opera” from the original cast recording came through my headphones, and the voice of the phantom sounded so familiar…
and that’s the story of how I found out this guy:
aka: Cornelius Hackl from the film version of “Hello Dolly” is the same guy who originated the role of The Phantom.
I don’t remember seeing this photo before, even more so in HD.
There’s more common similar photo with Michael sitting on the throne in the same pose…but looking in slightly different direction and where the image is more croped.
*More blue eye promos!!!*