Michael Crawford created most of the role and won all the awards a stage actor can get. He played the Phantom role in London, New York City and Las Vegas.
Sarah Brightman played Christine Daaé, but Dale Kristien took off since Sarah had left in 1988. Dale Kristien is the longest running Christine in history, since 1988 em New York City to Las Vegas. She played with both Michael and Steve Barton. Steve Barton played Raoul in London and New York City. The Phantom of the Opera is the longest running musical in the history of Broadway, because of the hard work of Michael, the cast and the producers.