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Howard McGillin

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Nationality USA
Birth 5 november 1953 (66 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Howard McGillin (born November 5, 1953 in Los Angeles, California) is a Tony-nominated stage, screen and television actor. He is known for his role of John Jasper in Drood and for being the world's longest running Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera.


Early life and career
McGillin was born in Los Angeles, California. His father William was an accountant, and his mother Margaret was an administrator at Santa Barbara City College. McGillin graduated from Dos Pueblos High School and the University of California, Santa Barbara. While in college, he appeared at the Sacramento Music Circus in seven musicals.

He began his career on television, working as a contract player for Universal Studios. He moved to New York with the intention of pursuing a career on Broadway, and was cast as one of the male leads in the New York Shakespeare Festival's 1984 production of La Boheme, which starred Linda Ronstadt. The New York Times reviewer, Frank Rich, called McGillin "dashing".

Other featured and leading roles on the stage followed. Often considered a "tall, dark and handsome" leading man, McGillin originated the role of John Jasper in The Mystery of Edwin Drood at the Imperial Theatre; for his performance he was nominated for a 1986 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. He earned a second Tony nomination in 1988 for his portrayal of Billy Crocker in the Broadway revival of Cole Porter's Anything Goes.

McGillin starred in the award-winning West End 1995 production of Mack & Mabel and sings on the cast album recording. He received praise as Molina in the Kander and Ebb musical Kiss of the Spider Woman, replacing Brent Carver in 1994. The New York Times reviewer wrote: "In an impressive change of pace from the smooth philanderer he played in 'She Loves Me,' Howard McGillin is Molina...Mr. McGillin can be almost boyishly blithe at times. He embraces Aurora's campy films with the flair of the musical-comedy aficionado...While Mr. McGillin is playing up Molina's more exuberant charm, Mr. Mitchell is playing down Valentin's brusque condescension. As a result, the growing affection between them seems the more believable." Due to their performances and that of leading lady Vanessa L. Williams, the show received a rare second cast recording.

McGillin originated a leading role in the world premiere of Stephen Sondheim's musical Bounce at the Goodman Theatre, Chicago, and the Kennedy Center in 2003. He was featured in the Encores! production of the Ziegfeld Follies of 1936 in 1999.

He has performed in many concerts in the United States and abroad, including a concert production of Sondheim's Follies in 1985 at Lincoln Center that was released on DVD.He appeared in the Irish Repertory Theatre (New York City) concert, A Child's Christmas in Wales in Concert in December 2011.

McGillin has continued to perform in television and film as a voice-over artist. His is the singing voice of Gregory in South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, has narrated many books on tape, and programs/commercials on television (including the PBS series Nature.) McGillin is the voice of Prince Derek in the animated film The Swan Princess (1994). McGillin has released one solo CD, Where Time Stands Still. He has contributed to numerous cast recordings, including those of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes, Kiss of the Spider Woman (second cast recording) and Bounce.

McGillin holds the record for the most performances by an actor in the title role of the musical The Phantom of the Opera (official title: "World's Longest Running Phantom"), joining the Broadway cast in 1999. He was part of the musical when it became the longest-running production in Broadway history on January 9, 2006, and its twenty-first anniversary on January 26, 2009. McGillin played his last performance in the role on July 25, 2009, marking his 2,544th show.

He performed in the York Theatre production of I Remember Mama, which ran from October 8–10, 2010. McGillin starred as Sir Francis Chesney in the New York City Center Encores! production of Where's Charley? from March 17–20, 2011. He played Applegate in the Paper Mill Playhouse production of Damn Yankees! in Millburn, New Jersey, which ran from March 7, 2012 through April 1, 2012.

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Filmography of Howard McGillin (6 films)

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South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, 1h21
Directed by Trey Parker
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical, Animation
Themes Military humor in film, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Political films
Actors Mary Kay Bergman, Trey Parker, Isaac Hayes, Matt Stone, George Clooney, Mike Judge
Roles Gregory (singing voice)
Rating76% 3.847683.847683.847683.847683.84768
Stan Marsh, Kenny McCormick, Kyle Broflovski and Eric Cartman head to the local movie theater to see the new film Terrance and Phillip: Asses of Fire which stars the boys' favorite Canadian comedy duo Terrance and Phillip ("Mountain Town"), but when the boys get there, they are refused entry due to the film being rated R by the MPAA, so they pay a homeless man to accompany them. The boys learn obscene phrases from the movie ("Uncle Fucka") which makes the other kids in town want to see the movie.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame, 1h27
Directed by Kirk Wise, Gary Trousdale
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Musical, Animation, Romance
Themes Films about children, Films about religion, Musical films, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Tom Hulce, Demi Moore, Tony Jay, Kevin Kline, Jason Alexander, Mary Kay Bergman
Roles Additional Voices (voice)
Rating69% 3.4511653.4511653.4511653.4511653.451165
In 1482 Paris, Clopin, a gypsy puppeteer, narrates the origin of the titular hunchback. A group of gypsies sneak illegally into Paris, but are ambushed by Judge Claude Frollo, the minister of justice. A gypsy woman in the group attempts to flee with her deformed baby, but Frollo chases and kills her outside Notre Dame. He tries to kill the baby as well, but the cathedral's archdeacon intervenes and accuses Frollo of murdering an innocent woman. To atone for his sin, Frollo reluctantly agrees to raise the deformed child in Notre Dame as his son, naming him Quasimodo.
The Swan Princess, 1h18
Directed by Richard Rich
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about birds, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Michelle Nicastro, Howard McGillin, Sandy Duncan, Liz Callaway, Jack Palance, Larisa Oleynik
Roles Prince Derek (voice)
Rating64% 3.2013153.2013153.2013153.2013153.201315
King William (Dakin Matthews), widowed father of newborn Princess Odette, and Queen Uberta (Sandy Duncan), widowed mother of young Prince Derek, decide to betroth their children in the hopes of uniting their kingdoms. Rothbart (Jack Palance) is an evil sorcerer who wishes to take William's kingdom for himself, but before he can make his move, he is attacked by William's men. Although banished from the kingdom, Rothbart vows to return to get his revenge.
Company Business, 1h39
Directed by Nicholas Meyer
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Political films
Actors Gene Hackman, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Kurtwood Smith, Terry O'Quinn, Daniel von Bargen, Géraldine Danon
Roles Bruce Wilson
Rating57% 2.851172.851172.851172.851172.85117
The film follows the exploits of Sam Boyd (Gene Hackman), a former operative for the CIA who is reactivated to escort Pyotr Ivanovich Grushenko (Mikhail Baryshnikov), a captured KGB mole, to a prisoner exchange in recently reunited Berlin. The exchange is actually a cover for a CIA plot to use drug cartel money to buy back Benjamin Sobel (Bob Sherman), a U-2 pilot who was shot down over the Soviet Union during the 1960s. The exchange goes wrong after Boyd recognizes the supposedly imprisoned Sobel as a man he saw two days before at Dulles Airport, and is subsequently told by Grushenko that it really is Sobel, who is now a KGB agent.
Where the Boys Are '84, 1h34
Directed by Hy Averback
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Transport films, Erotic films, Road movies
Actors Lisa Hartman, Lorna Luft, Wendy Schaal, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Russell Todd, Howard McGillin
Roles Chip
Rating40% 2.0224752.0224752.0224752.0224752.022475
Four co-eds from snowbound Penmore College head to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for spring break: Carole (Lorna Luft) taking a separate vacation from her steady boyfriend, winds up as a hot contender in a "Hot Bod Contest"; Jennie (Lisa Hartman) is doubly lucky, courted by both a rich classical pianist and a devil-may-care rocker; Sandra (Wendy Schaal) looking for the Mr. Right who will finally satisfy her; and Laurie (Lynn-Holly Johnson) dreams of a night of unbridled passion with a real he-man.
Love's Savage Fury, 1h40
Directed by Joseph Hardy
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Jennifer O'Neill, Perry King, Jennifer O'Dell, Raymond Burr, Robert Reed, Debbi Morgan
Roles Ferris
Rating57% 2.888922.888922.888922.888922.88892
Pendant la Guerre de Sécession, une jeune femme sudiste essaie de tenir son foyer quand les Nordistes envahissent la région.