Marilyn Berger, Buffalo Grove, Ill.
It may have seemed odd to see the original Phantom at the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical’s anniversary concert and not hear him sing. Crawford was never supposed to perform, though, in order to rest his voice for his regular gig — performing as the Wizard in The Wizard of Oz — but still be honored with fellow original lead Sarah Brightman. Crawford, 70, lives in New Zealand for health reasons after he was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome.
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