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. Other leading roles on Broadway include “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 “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” opposite Linda Ronstadt.
Howard most recently appeared opposite Charles Busch in the world premiere of his play, “The Confession of Lily Dare” in New York. Regionally, he starred in the Stephen Sondheim/John Weidman musical “Bounce” directed by Harold Prince at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago and The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., where he was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award. Other regional appearances include “Pamela’s First Musical, “Grey Gardens” with Betty Buck-ley, “My Fair Lady”, “Damn Yankees”, “The 39 Steps”, and “It Shoulda Been You”.
Howard has sung on concert stages around the world from Carnegie Hall to the Israel Philhar-monic Hall in Tel Aviv to Tokyo, and has performed in New York’s famed Cafe Carlyle, 54 Be-low, Feinstein’s at the Regency, and the Algonquin Hotel’s Oak Room. Television appearances include “The Black List”, The Good Wife” and “Elementary”, in addition to narrating numerous episodes of “Nature” for PBS, and numerous audio books. Howard appeared in the legendary all-star Stephen Sondheim’s “Follies: In Concert” available on DVD. He has starred in animated feature films such as “South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut” and “The Swan Princess”. His solo CD “Howard McGillin: Where Time Stands Still” is available online at cdbaby.com.