:I Ok, this is between two people. Unfortunately my memory of seeing one of them live is horrible, so I’m forced to lean more towards the other.
These two Phantoms are:
1. John Cudia
2. Ramin Karimloo
I hardly remember John Cudia live, and I’ve hoped to God that my memory of seeing the musical in Toronto would have been crystal clear. Unfortunately, it is not. :’c From the vague parts of my memory on the show, Cudia was astonishingly wonderful. He sang wonderfully, he acted wonderfully; he was just fanphantastic. c’:
I’ve come to love Ramin Karimloo’s voice since the release of the LND OLC, and seeing him as The Phantom for the 25th Anniversary was a treat beyond compare. He was… amazing; truly amazing!
I don’t want to pick one over the other though because I basically love both equally and only remember Ramin a little more than John. I do however plan on trying to get my hands on a filmed copy of one of Anthony Warlow’s performances and JOJ’s performances. Perhaps Hugh Panaro’s too for good measure!
But basically for now, it’s a tie between Cudia and Karimloo.