I adore Michael Crawford. He is a very talented singer and was the original Phantom in Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber. He got the role in an interesting way. Andrew Lloyd Webber had already given the role to someone else but it wasn’t working out in rehearsals as the voice of the phantom wasn’t what Webber really wanted with Sarah Brightman (the original Christine). Michael Crawford and Sarah took voice lessons from the same person and one day, when she arrived with her then husband, Webber, for her lesson, Crawford was still in his lesson. Webber said his voice was the voice of the phantom. The rest is history, as they say.
You may wonder why I’m yammering on about this the weekend before Christmas. Well, Mr. Crawford has the absolute loveliest Christmas album and I love, love to listen to it. I’m going to give you a link here to buy if you’re interested after you hear these favorite songs of mine from it.