Howard McGillin is best known for his record-setting performance in the title role of
“The Phantom of the Opera”on Broadway, Howard has appeared extensively in leading roles on Broadway and London’s West End. In addition to his signature role behind the mask, Howard has starred on Broadway in “Gigi”, “The Kiss Of The Spider Woman”, “She Loves Me”, “The Secret Garden”, “Anything Goes” (nominated for Tony and Drama Desk Awards), “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” (Tony and Drama Desk nominations, and received the Theatre World Award), and “Sunday in the Park with George”.
On London’s West End, Howard starred in acclaimed revivals of “Mack and Mabel” and in “Anything Goes”. He was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for his New York theatrical debut in the New York Shakespeare Festival's production of “La Bohème”. He starred in the Stephen Sondheim/John Weidman musical “Bounce” directed by Harold Prince at the Goodman Theatre in Chicagoand The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., where he was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award.
Other regional credits include leading roles in “Damn Yankees” at The Paper Mill Playhouse, “The 39 Steps” and “It Shoulda Been You” at The George St. Playhouse, and “Grey Gardens” and “My Fair Lady” at The Bay St. Theater, and “It’s A Wonderful Life” at the Irish Repertory Theatre. Howard has sung on concert stages around the world from Carnegie Hall to the Israel Philharmonic Hall in Tel Aviv to Tokyo. He has performed in New York’s famed Cafe Carlyle, 54 Below, Feinstein’s at the Regency, and the Algonquin Hotel’s Oak Room. Recent television appearances include “The Good Wife” and “Elementary”. Howard has also narrated numerous episodes of “Nature” for PBS, and recorded numerous audio books in addition to providing voices for the animated feature films “South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut” and “The Swan Princess”.
His solo CD “Howard McGillin: Where Time Stands Still” is available online at cdbaby.com.