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PODCAST: Quentin Oliver Lee – Phantom in “The Phantom Of The Opera” At DPAC

Quentin Oliver Lee

On the Phone w/ Phyllis Podcast features an interview with Quentin Oliver Lee who is cast as Phantom in Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom Of The Opera. The spectacular new work will make its highly anticipated return to Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) for two weeks, February 28 through March 11, 2018.

Quentin Oliver Lee
Quentin Oliver Lee

Baritone Quentin Oliver Lee talks about his role as Phantom, providing his synopsis of the play, the autonomy of playing the role as an African American male, why African Americans and Black church play audiences should see The Phantom of the Opera, and more.

Based on the classic novel Le Fantôme de L’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, The Phantom Of The Opera tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it.  He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command.

With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of Phantom is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America.

Quentin Oliver Lee
The Phantom of the Opera – Qu
entin Oliver Lee & Eva Tavares – (Photo: Matthew Murphy

Cameron Mackintosh said, “I’m delighted that my new production of Phantom has proved to be as spectacular a success as the brilliant original which is still the reigning champion as the longest-running production on Broadway after 29 phenomenal years. This exciting new staging, retaining Maria Björnson’s amazing costumes with a terrific new cast is thrilling audiences and critics alike and gaining a whole new generation of fans eager to see this version again and again.

This new production of PHANTOM has now been seen by over 2 million people across North America since it opened in November 2013 and continues to take the music of the night to dazzling new heights.”

Cameron Mackintosh’s brilliant original production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom Of The Opera continues performances at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London and in its recording-breaking run at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway and many other cities around the world.

Tickets for The Phantom of the Opera at the DPAC start at $35 (+ taxes & ticket fees) are now on sale via:

  • Online at com
  • The Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Ticket Center at DPAC: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, North Carolina
  • com / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.982.2787
  • Groups of 12 or more to all four shows are on sale now by e-mailing

For more information on the production and a video sneak peek, please visit


Since its opening in 2008, DPAC has become the center for live entertainment in North Carolina. Recognized for its contemporary design, DPAC features 2,700 seats, intimate sightlines and state-of-the art sound and video. Listed annually among the top venues in the country by multiple publications that track attendance and live event sales, DPAC is currently the #4 ranked theater in the U.S.  

With a mission of presenting one-of a-kind live entertainment events, DPAC truly has “something for everyone”, hosting over 200 performances a year including spectacular touring Broadway productions, high-profile concert and comedy events, family shows and the heralded American Dance Festival. Owned by the City of Durham and operated under the direction of Nederlander and Professional Facilities Management (PFM), since 2011 DPAC has been listed the #1 performing arts organization in the region by the area media.

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Phyllis Coley
Phyllis D. Coley is CEO/Publisher of Spectacular Magazine and Host of Spectacular Magazine Radio Show. With a B.A. in English from NCCU, the Durham native began her professional career as Promotions/Marketing Director for New York City’s WKTU-FM. While at the radio station, Coley discovered the rap group Kid ‘n Play and managed them for five years, guiding their music and movie careers to success. Moving back to Durham, Coley produced a nationally syndicated television show, The Electric Factory, while working as News Director for FOXY 107/104. In April 2002, recognizing a void in highlighting the achievements of African Americans, she started her own business publishing ACE Magazine. Coley launched Spectacular Magazine in November 2004. Recognizing the lack of pertinent and truthful information, Coley began Spectacular Magazine Radio Show in March 2009. Coley is the organizer of Durham's Annual MLK/Black History Month Parade and the Annual North Carolina Juneteenth Celebration. She currently serves on Central Children’s Home Board of Directors, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Advisors, as Immediate Past Secretary of the Durham Rotary Club Board of Directors and is one of the founding members of the Triangle United Way’s African American Leadership Initiative.

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