The Phantom of the Opera (adaptations)


The Phantom of the Opera (adaptations)

There have been many literary and dramatic works based on Gaston Leroux's novel "The Phantom of the Opera," ranging from light operas to films to children's books. Some well known stage and screen adaptations of the novel are the 1925 silent film and the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical (see "The Phantom of the Opera (1986 musical)"); Susan Kay's 1990 "Phantom" is one of the best known novels and includes in-depth study of Erik's life and experiences.

Movies

*"Das Gespenst im Opernhaus" or "Das Phantom der Oper" (1916): Featuring the Swedish actor Nils Olaf Chrisander (1884-1947) and the Norwegian actress Aud Egede-Nissen (1893-1974, aka Aud Egede Richter). Now a lost film and is only believed to have existed because of references in other media.
*"The Phantom of the Opera" (1925): Featuring Lon Chaney, Sr. and Mary Philbin. For this classic silent film Universal Studios created a faithful replica of the Paris Opera House as a setting. The film was reissued in 1929 with sound effects, music and some reshot dialogue sequences (but none with Chaney). The scene in which Erik plays the organ and Christine creeps up behind him to snatch his mask off is often cited by critics and connoisseurs of film art as one of the most memorable moments in the history of film. Indeed, theaters were urged to have smelling salts on hand in case ladies in the audience fainted in horror.
*"Song at Midnight" (Chinese: 夜半歌聲 "Ye ban ge sheng") (1937): Featuring Gu Menghe and Hu Ping, directed by Ma-Xu Weibang.
*"Phantom of the Opera" (1943): Featuring Claude Rains as the Phantom and the singer Susanna Foster as Christine. This film reused the same Paris Opera studio set as the original silent film and once again features the spectacular scene in which the Phantom causes the chandelier to crash down on the heads of the audience. In this version, however, horror is mostly downplayed in favour of grand operatic spectacle. And here the Phantom is Christine's father, the daughter he abandoned when she was a baby and his efforts to forward her career are based on his wish to see his daughter's career advance, rather than being "in love" with her as in other versions. The Phantom's facial disfigurement is caused by him having acid thrown in his face rather than him being born disfigured as in Leroux's original story. This accidental disfigurement became part of the Phantom legend, and was copied in later film versions.
*"The Climax" (1944). More of a follow up to the 1943 film and has little to do with the Leroux story.
*"El Fantasma de la Opereta" (1954): Featuring Gogó Andreu and Tono Andreu. Bears no similarity to the Leroux novel sans the title.
*"El Fantasma de la Opereta" (1959): Featuring German Valdés ("Tin Tan") and Pedro de Aguillon.
*"Phantom of the Horse Opera" (1961): A Woody Woodpecker cartoon.
*"The Phantom of the Opera" (1962): Hammer Horror version featuring Herbert Lom and Heather Sears. This version has the Phantom playing the "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor" by Johann Sebastian Bach on the organ - which has become a cultural trope indicating tragic horror. As in the 1943 version the Phantom is disfigured by acid.
*"The Mid-Nightmare, Part One" (1962) and "Part Two" (1963) (Chinese: 夜半歌声-上集 "Ye ban ge sheng - shang ji" and 下集 "xia ji"): Remake of the 1937 Chinese film, this time featuring Zhao Lei and Betty Loh Tih.
*"Il Vampiro dell'Opera" or "The Monster or the Opera" (1964): Featuring Giuseppe Addobbati.
*"Phantom of the Paradise" (1974): Also called "The Phantom of the Fillmore"; a rock musical directed by Brian De Palma.
*"The Phantom of the Opera" (1987): Featuring Aiden Grennell (Cartoon).
*"" (1989): Directed by Dwight H. Little, featuring Robert Englund and Jill Schoelen. This is a rather sadistic and gory version of the story: though in this respect it resembles the original novel more than some more romantic versions. There is a Faustian motif throughout and the film features extracts from Gounod's opera Faust - as in the original novel.
*"The Phantom of the Mall: Eric's Revenge" (1989): Featuring Derek Rydall.
*"The 1990 remake of the 1925 Version of" Phantom of the Opera: A restored version with soundtrack and new music by Rick Wakeman and narration by Christopher Lee. Starring Lon Chaney, Sr.. 88 Minutes. New musical score replaces the 1925 score. It was sold by Video Treasures on Videotape Copyrighted in 1993. ISBN is 1-55529-785-4.
*"The Phantom of the Opera" (1991): Featuring David Staller and Elizabeth Walsh.
*"O Fantasma da Ópera" (1991): Featuring Geiso Amadeu.
*"The Chipmunks - Phantom Of The Rock Opera" (1991)
*"The Phantom of the Ritz" (1992): Featuring Joshua Sussman.
*"The Phantom Lover" (1995): A second remake of the 1937 film, by Hong Kong director Ronny Yu and featuring Leslie Cheung. Title in Chinese is the same as the other versions.
*"Il Fantasma dell'Opera" (1998): Directed by Dario Argento, featuring Julian Sands and Asia Argento.
*Disney released "The Phantom of the Megaplex" (2000).
*"Joel Schumacher's The Phantom of the Opera" (2004): Adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Charles Hart musical, starring Gerard Butler and Emmy Rossum. Patrick Wilson appears as Vicomte Raoul de Chagny.

Television

*"El Fantasma de la Opereta" (1960): Miniseries featuring Narciso Ibáñez Menta.
*"The Phantom of What Opera?" (1971), an episode from Rod Serling's "Night Gallery".
*"The Phantom of Hollywood" (1974): TV Movie featuring Jack Cassidy as an old-time movie star who had been disfigured by an accident and now haunted the backlot of a condemned Hollywood studio.
*"The Phantom of the Opera" (1983): TV Movie featuring Maximilian Schell, Michael York, and Jane Seymour.
*"The Phantom of the Opera" (1990): Miniseries produced by NBC, directed by Tony Richardson and starring Burt Lancaster, Teri Polo, and Charles Dance. Executive Producer was Edgar J. Scherick.

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*"The Phantom of the Opera: The Musical" adapted by Ivan Jacobs from the play by John Kenley and Robert Thomas Noll. www.joyce-agency.com
*"The Angel Of The Opera" Phantom of The Opera-like musical, set in 1860, about a violinist, and an angel who appears in her dreams and teaches her to sing opera. (2009?)
*"" (AKA "The Phantom of Manhattan"), sequel by Andrew Lloyd Webber (2009)
*"Gaston Leroux's Phantom of the Opera" by Joseph Traynor (2007).
*"The Panto of the Opera" by Stuart Ardern (2007) an English Pantomime treatment.
*"The Phantom of the Opera" ballet by the Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada (2006)
*"" reconceived by Andrew Lloyd Weber and Hal Prince at The Venetian, Las Vegas (2006).
*"Phantom of the NorShor" (2005).
*"Phantom of the Opera: Original Family Musical" (1998) with book by Rob Barron and music, lyrics and orchestrantion by David Spencer.
*"The Phantom of the Opera on Ice" (1995) with narration and lyrics by Roberto Danova, Tony Mercer, Kathy Dooley and Stephen Lee Garden. Music composed and arranged by Roberto Danova.(A DVD was released in 2006 featuring the Russian Ice Stars, Roberta Danova, Mungo Jerry Johnny Logan, Victor Michael and Sue Quin).
*"Phantom of the Opera" (1992) with book by Michael Tilford and music and lyrics by Tom Alonso.
*"The Phantom of the Opera: An Exciting New Musical Adaptation" (1992), book and lyrics by Joseph Robinette and music by Robert Chauls.
*"Phantom of the Op'ry: A Melodrama with Music" (1991), book by Tom Kelly, music by Gerald V. Castle and lyrics by Michael C. Vigilant.
*"Phantom of the Soap Opera" (1992), Book and lyrics by Craig Sodaro, music by Randy Villars, Eldridge Publishing Co.
*"Phantom" (1991): Musical by Maury Yeston (music and lyrics) and Arthur Kopit (text).
*"Phantom" (1991) book by David H. Bell, music by Tom Sivak.
*"Phantom of the Opera" (1990) with book by Bruce Falstein and music by Lawrence Rosen and Paul Shierhorn.
*" The Phantom of the Opera: The Play" (1988-1989) by John Kenley and Robert Thomas Noll, music by David Gooding and Charles Gounod.
*"The Pinchpenny Phantom of the Opera: An Affordable Musical Comedy" (1988) by Dave Reiser and Jack Sharkey.
*"The Phantom of the Opera" (a.k.a. "The American Phantom of the Opera: A Love Story") (1987) by Helen Grigal (book and lyrics) and Eugene Anderson (music). Produced by the Oregon Ridge Dinner Theater in cooperation with the Baltimore Actor's Theater. Director/Choreographer: Helen Grigal.
*"The Phantom of the Opera" (1986): Musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
*"The Phantom of the Opera: Or the Passage of Christine" (1986) with book by Kathleen Masterson and music by David Bishop.
*"Phantom of the Opera: A New Victorian Thriller" (1979) by Gene Traylor.
*"Ken Hill's Phantom of the Opera" (1976/1984): Musical by Ken Hill, with lyrics set to music by Gounod, Offenbach, Verdi, and others.
*"The Phantom of the Opera" (1975) by David Giles.
*"Das Phantom der Oper" with music by A. Gerber - and the text by P. Wilhelm.
*"Phantom of the Music Room" by Janet Gardner: A children's musical play featuring a loosely adapted storyline with lyrics set to assorted classical and historical tunes.

Radio

*Phantom of the Opera (1943): The Lux Radio Broadcast of 1943 based on the 1943 film Phantom of the Opera starring Claude Rains. This broadcast does not feature Claude Rains, but Basil Rathbone as the Phantom. The rest of the cast is the same as the 1943 film with Nelson Eddy, and Susanna Foster. Produced and hosted by Cecil B. DeMille.
* The Phantom of the Opera (2001): This adaptation of the Gaston Leroux novel was produced by Generations Productions LLC for National Public Radio and is rebroadcast via XM Satellite Radio.
* The Phantom of the Opera (2007): Originally aired December 2007 on BBC7, written and directed by Barnaby Edwards in four half-hour episodes for Big Finish Productions. The four-part dramatization is the first to feature the original operatic sequences described in the novel, which have been freshly recorded and orchestrated by composer Tim Sutton. The play features Anna Massey, Peter Guinness, Alexander Siddig and James D’Arcy.

Literature

*"The Return of the Phantom" (2007) by Etienne de Mendes. Book one of a trilogy.
*"Angel of Music, or The Private Life of Giselle" (2007) by Maria Andrianova - the first Russian novel on this theme, illustrated by professional artist. A sequel to original Leroux novel.
*"Unmasqued: An Erotic Novel of The Phantom of The Opera" (2007) by Colette Gale
*"Tales of the Shadowmen 2: Gentlemen of the Night" (2006) edited by Jean-Marc Lofficier & Randy Lofficier. Published by Black Coat Press
*"Tales of the Shadowmen 1: The Modern Babylon" (2005) edited by Jean-Marc Lofficier & Randy Lofficier. Published by Hollywood Comics
*"Angel of Music: Tales of the Phantom" (2005) by Carrie Hernández
*"Fantômes d'Opéra" (2004) by Alain Germain.
*"The Phantom of Paris" (2003) by Gwenith M. Vehlow
*"Mystery at the Opera House" (2002) by Brigitta D'Arcy
*"Angel of Music" (2002) by D.M. Bernadette - a sequel to "all Phantom adaptations"
*"Journey of the Mask" (2002) by Nancy Hill Pettengill - a sequel to Leroux's original novel
*"After Twilight" (2001) by Amanda Ashley, Christine Feehan and Ronda Thompson.
*"Le Journal Intime du Fantôme de l'Opera" (2000) by Marion Dumond-Gros.
*"The Phantom of Manhattan" (1999) by Frederick Forsyth - a sequel to the Lloyd Webber musical (not to the original novel).
*"Musikens Ängel" (The Angel of Music), Swedish novel by Eva Gullberg. Published by "Författarhuset" in 1998.
*"Beauty and the Opera or the Phantom Beast" a short story by Suzy McKee Charnas. Published in "Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine", March [1996. Reprinted in "Modern Classics of Fantasy" (1997) by St. Martins Press (editor: Gardner Dozois), again in "Music of the Night" (2001) by Electricstory, and in "Stagestruck Vampires and Other Phantasms" (2004) this short story offers an alternate ending, with Christine staying with the Phantom for five years.
*"Maskerade" (1995) by Terry Pratchett - a "Discworld" novel that parodies the story.
*"The Angel of the Opera" (1994) by Sam Siciliano - Sherlock Holmes and his cousin meet the Phantom.
*"Genevieve Undead, Part One: Stage Blood" (1993) by Jack Yeovil - A version of the story set in the world of Warhammer Fantasy.
*"The Canary Trainer" (1993) by Nicholas Meyer - a Sherlock Holmes novel which re-interprets Leroux's plot.
*"Phantom of Chicago" (1993) by Lori Herter. Published in "Shadows '93" by Silhoutette.
*"Behind the Phantom's Mask" (1993) by Roger Ebert.
*"Night of the Phantom" (1992) by Anne Stuart.
*"Phantom" (1991) by Susan Kay - a retelling of the Phantom's life.
*"Phantoms" (1989) by Martin and Rosalind Greenberg.
*"Night Magic" (1989) by Charlotte Vale Allen - a romance novel retelling of the Phantom story in more modern times.
*"Classic Tales of Horror" (A Pull-the-Tab Pop-Up Book) (1988) by Terry Oakes (Illustrator)
*"Phantom of the Soap Opera" (1988) by Judi Miller. Published by Dell Pub Co
*"The Phantom of the Opera: Pop-Up Book" (1988) by Frank Van Der Meer, Arum Press
*"Phantom of the Opera" (Monsters series) (1987) by Ian Thorne - Novelization of the 1943 movie with Claude Rains
*"The Phantom of the Opera" (1976) by David Bischoff
*"City Life" by Donald Barthelme - Contains the short story "The Phantom of the Opera's Friend"

Children's Literature

*"The Phantom Cat of the Opera" (2001) by David Wood. Published by "Watson-Guptill Publications". Illustrated by Peters Day
*"Phantoms Don't Drive Sports Cars" (1998) ( The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids ) by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones. Published by "Scholastic Paperbacks"
*"Bantam of the Opera" (1997) by Mary Jane Auch. Published by "Holiday House"
*"Phantom of the Auditorium" (1995) by R. L. Stine, about a school being haunted by a boy who was supposed to play an Erik-type figure in a production of "The Phantom" but died on opening night.
*"Phantom of the Muppet Theater" (1991) by Ellen Weiss, Manhar Chauhan (Illustrator)
*"The Peeping Duck Gang investigates the case of the Phantom of the Opera" (1990) by Keith Brumpton.
*"Babar: The Phantom" (1990) by Rh Value Publishing
*"The Phantom of the Opera" (1989) by Peter F. Neumeyer. Published by "Gibbs Smith". Illustrations by Don Weller.
*"The Phantom of the Opera" by Kate McMullan. Published by "Step-Up Classic Chillers". Illustrations by Paul Jennis.
*"The Phantom of the Opera" by Jennifer Bassett. Published by "Oxford Bookworm's Library".
*In Bruce Coville's book "Monster of the Year", a tall masked Phantom-esque character appears briefly, suggesting that for good publicity, the others try for a show on Broadway. This suggestion is vetoed by the main character's mother, saying it takes years for such a thing to happen.

Comics

*"The Trap-door Maker" Three volumes. (2006) by Pete Bregman. Published by "Treehouse" - story revolves around Erik's time in Persia.
*"The Opera House Murders" (2003) story by Yozaburo Kanari and art by Fumiya Sato. In "The Kindaichi Case Files" series. Published by "TokyoPop".
*"Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan #11 and #12 Le Monstre" (1997) published by "Dark Horse Comics" - A Phantom of the Opera/Tarzan crossover.
*"" (1997) by Mike Grell with Andre Khromov. Published by "DC Comics".
*"Le Trésor du Fantôme de l'Opéra" (The Treasure of the Phantom of the Opera) Volume 7 of the Joseph Rouletabille series. Story by André-Paul Duchateau and drawings by Bernard-C. Swysen. Published by "Claude Lefrancq" in 1996 and "Soleil" in 2001.
*"Le Fantôme de l'Opéra" (1995) by JET. Published by "Asuka Comics DX" - Japanese, mixes elements from Leroux, Andrew L. Webber, and Lon Chaney.
*"Sherlock Holmes: Adventure of the Opera Ghost" Two volumes. (1994) by Steven P. Jones, art by Aldin Baroza, and cover art by Guy Davis. In black&white. Published by "Caliber press".
*"Phantom of the Opera" (1991) by Mitchell Perkins and Wanda Daughton (and Vickie Williams). Published by "Innovation".
*"Le Fantôme de l'Opéra" Volume 1 of the Joseph Rouletabille series. Story by André-Paul Duchateau and drawings by Bernard-C. Swysen. Published by "Claude Lefrancq" in 1989 and "Soleil" in 2001.
*The Phantom is Monster in My Pocket #38. He is draughted by evil monster leader Warlock but sides with Vampire and the good monsters. He becomes less inclined to wear his mask as the series go on after being exposed to MTV.
*"The Phantom of the Opera" (1988) published by "Eternity Comics" - Based on Gaston Leroux's novel.
*"The Phantom of the Opera: A Graphic Novel" by Barry Leroux. Published by Bill Barry Enterprises.
*"The Phantom Stranger" (1973) no. 23 published by "DC Comics".
*"The Phantom of Notre Duck" (1965) by Carl Barks.
*"Le Fantome de l'Opera" by Toshihiro Hirano. Two volumes.

Non-fiction

*"The Phantom Of The Opera: Film Companion" (2005) by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Joel Schumacher.
*"Shadowmen" (2003) by Jean-Marc Lofficier. Published by Hollywood Comics
*"The Underground of the Phantom of the Opera" (2002) by Jerrold E. Hogle.
*"The Phantom of the Opera (Hollywood Archives Series)" (1999) by Philip J. Riley.
*"Phantoms of the Opera: The Face Behind the Mask" by John L. Flynn. First edition published 1993, second edition in 2006.
*"The Complete Phantom of the Opera" (1991) by George Perry.
*"Abenteuer und Geheimnis: Untersuchungen zu Strukturen und Mythen des Populärromans bei Gaston Leroux" (1988) by Hans T. Siepe. Published by P. Lang.
*"Le Travail de l'"obscure clarté" dans Le Fantôme de l'Opéra de Gaston Leroux" by Isabelle Husson-Casta.
*"The Phantom of the Opera. Essay about the Original Novel and musical by Sandra Andrés Belenguer (2000)".

Translations

* 1911 "The Phantom of the Opera" into English translated by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos.
* 1926 "Operaens Hemmelighed" translated into Norwegian/Danish by Anna Høyer.
* 1970 "Fantóm Opery" translated into Czech by J.V. Svoboda.
* 1988 "Fantomen på Operan" translated into Swedish by Ulla Hornborg. (Translated from the English translation by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos).
* 1989 "פנטום האופרה"' translated into Hebrew by Arie Chashavia.
* 1990 "The Phantom of the Opera" translated into English by Lowell Bair.
* 1996 "The Essential Phantom of the Opera" translated into English by Leonard Wolf.
* 2000 "Fantomet i Operaet" translated into Danish by Lea Brems.
* 2004 "The Phantom of the Opera" translated into English by Jean-Marc Lofficier and Randy Lofficier.
* オペラ座の怪人 (Opera za no Kaijin) Japanese title translation.

Music

* A heavy metal song by the band Iron Maiden about the book was recorded for the "Iron Maiden" album, released in 1980 and in its live singles cover, the band's mascot Eddie is playing organ and holding Phantom's mask.
* Cover band Me First and the Gimme Gimmes recorded a punk rock version of the title track from Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical on their 1999 album "Are a Drag".
* Heavy metal band Iced Earth wrote a song titled "The Phantom Opera Ghost," released in 2001. The song is built around an abbreviated retelling of the story, with lead singer Matt Barlow playing the role of the Phantom, and Yunhui Percifield playing the role of Christine.
* Gothic rock band Dreams of Sanity has recorded cover versions of the title track from Lloyd Webber's musical.
* "Phantasia" is the orchestral interpretation created by Andrew and Julian Lloyd Webber [http://www.thephantomoftheopera.com/poto/news_news_story.php?id=208] . A cello assumes the role of the Phantom (Julian Lloyd Webber) while a violin assumes the role of Christine (Sarah Chang).
* There is a techno version of the "Phantom of the Opera theme song".
* A heavy metal song by the band Cristal y Acero from México covering the main theme of Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera".
* A techno song by the band Banya, covering Webber's "Phantom Of The Opera Theme," created to feature in the game "Pump It Up".
* Finnish metal band Nightwish and Swiss gothic band Lacrimosa have done a version of the theme song.
* In 2004, for the movie version, Junior Vasquez made remixes of the song.
* DCI corps Santa Clara Vanguard won 1st place with a show based on and using music from the musical.
* Power metal band HolyHell perform a cover of the Phantom of the Opera live, with Eric Adams of Manowar singing the Phantom's part.
* American singer David Cook sang The Music of the Night for his Top 6 (Andrew Lloyd Webber week) on American Idol (season 7).
* Japanese singer Mika Nakashima sampled the theme song in her song "IT'S TOO LATE".
* Singer/Songwriter Bob Dylan mentions The Phantom in his song Desolation Row from the album Highway 61 Revisited. The Phantom is depicted in a scene having dinner with Casanova.

Pop Culture references

* On an episode of Late Show with David Letterman, Will Ferrell sings "Music of the Night", with mostly incorrect lyrics, after stating, "I don't have it totally down" and "I don't know the name of it."
* A picture of the Lon Chaney Phantom is used at least once on "Monty Python's Flying Circus".
* The villainous "Phantom of Vaudeville" and his ventriloquist dummy, Elmo, as featured on "The Ghost Busters" may be a reference to the Phantom, as both are masked, and, as Kong notes, "the only way to send a Phantom back is to unmask him."
*In one episode of "Kappa Mikey", the Phantom is parodied as "The Phantom of the Studio", using a mask because someone wrote "fart" on his forehead.
* In the episode of the Suite Life of Zack and Cody entitled "Arwinstein," At London's Halloween Party, one guest is dressed as the Phantom with the full mask.
*A statue of Red Death can be seen a few times in the background by the door.
*A bust of Lon Chaney as the Phantom can be seen twice near the stage.
*When Arwinstein kidnaps Carey and brings her to Arwin's secret room, it is similar to the scene Down Once More/Track Down This Murderer from the Phantom of the Opera movie.

* In the episode "Cookin' With Romeo and Juliet" of the Suite Life of Zack and Cody, there is a man wearing the Phantom's half-mask in the ballroom scene.

* In the first High School Musical, The Phantom of the Opera is mentioned in the dialogue when Chad is trying to talk Troy out of the musical while the two are in the library.

* In the Hannah Montana episode "Get Down, Study udy-udy," When Rico is painting Miley's picture, Miley can be seen wearing a pink dress almost identical to the one Carlotta wore in the production of Il Muto. It gives a hint to the next episode, ("I am Hannah, Hear me Croak.") because Carlotta gives her famous croak like a toad on stage while wearing the pink dress.

* There is an episode of the Snorks (called "Summer and Snork"), where Junior takes on a Phantom-like role to scare All-Star out of the lead part. Tooter takes over the role of a crossover between Sherlock Holmes and The Persian from the Gaston Leroux novel.

* The Phantom briefly appeared in an episode of Family Guy. Peter makes a reference to the Phantom in saying "this is even more boring then when I went to see The Phantom of The Opera." Which then cuts to Peter in the audience of the musical. He then yells, "Show us the gross half of your face, that's what we all came to see".

The Phantom is called "the gayest super villain ever" by Homer Simpson, particularly the Andrew Lloyd Webber version. Erik seems to be a reoccurring background character on "The Simpsons". He has appeared in several episodes, the most noticeable of which include:

* Homer of Seville:Behind Homer is a poster for "The Phantom of the Opera":Also Marge is worried about a disaster happening while Homer is performing, so Chief Wiggem informs her that they have pre-crashed the candelier. A reference to the famous scene from the phantom.
* Flaming Moe :Homer's haughty speech from the rafters when he reveals that the Flaming Moe's secret ingredient is cough syrup.:Notice the robe deftly draped over his face like the Phantom's mask (from Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical).
* Bart on the Road:"Phantom of the Opry"
* Lisa's Wedding:Martin Prince has become him in the future after a horrible science fair accident
* Homer Simpson, This Is Your Wife:He appears in Lenny's HiDef TV when Homer first turns it on

The Phantom has also been featured in "Married With Children", multiple children's shows (an episode of "Animaniacs" is quite memorable, while a whole episode of the show "Count Duckula" was set in Paris and featured the Phantom throughout), and even soap operas like "Passions".
* An episode of called "Broadway Malady" had The Mask as The Phantom of the Opera who tried to ruin the Mad Monkey Musical with a falling chandelier, but due to budget constraints, was reduced to using a small light fixture (the chandelier fall was seen at the end of the episode when the insane Broadway director creates a musical number with many Mask villains while in prison).
*In one Tiny Toons episode, Buster Bunny is playing the organ and is wearing the Phantom of the Opera mask.
* In CyberChase episode number 102, the two-headed creature Sams is playing an organ, and when he stops a chandelier above Matt and Inez drops and stops right above them.
*Wilson on Home Improvement dressed-up as the Phantom in a Halloween episode.
*In the animated movie Quest For Camelot, during the song "If I Didn't Have You", two-headed dragon(s) Devon and Cornwall morph into the Phantom and Madame Butterfly.
* In "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events", Count Olaf (Jim Carrey) has a newspaper with a picture of Lon Chaney as the Phantom on the front page.
* The Phantom (from Andrew Lloyd Webber) showed up in Backstreet Boys music video "Everybody"
* Erik (from Leroux) shows up in "Have You Got Any Castles?" together with Frankenstein's monster, Mr. Hyde and Fu Manchu, on the "The Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume". It was also featured on the cover of "Video Watchdog".
* In an episode of "Sex and the City", Carry sees her old flame Mr. Big at the Opera. After storming out she thinks to herself "I felt like I had just seen the Phantom of the Opera".
* He appears in an episode of "Jimmy Neutron" that focuses on Jimmy unmasking a series of "Phantoms" who turn out to his classmates before finally coming to the "real" Phantom.
* In the "SpongeBob SquarePants" episode, "Something Smells," SpongeBob thinks he is ugly, and at one point he is seen in a long black cape playing a pipe organ.
* In an episode of "The Fresh Prince of Belair" Carlton is in charge of the Peacock, but something goes wrong and a lot of strange figures arrive one of them is the "Andrew Lloyd Webber" Phantom
*In Neopets two collectible cards make references. "The Phantom" [http://images.neopets.com/games/tradingcards/lg_24.gif] , which is clearly meant to resemble the Phantom, and "Riyella" [http://images.neopets.com/games/tradingcards/lg_129.gif] which features the description "The Phantom's true love".
*The Phantom is included among the band in the "Beetlejuice" cartoon show at Universal Studios Theme Parks. He also is a featured character in "The Sadie Chronicles".
*"Phantom of the Opera" is a song by heavy metal band Iron Maiden, featured on their 1980 self-titled album.
*In the children's series, "Arthur", a 'clip' from the "Phantom of the Opera" appears when he is watching television, avoiding practicing piano. He also appears in an episode about plagiarism when Francince has a dream about the consequences of copying.
*An episode of "Histeria!" featured a "Dating Game" type skit with composers instead of suitors, and one was Andrew Lloyd Webber ( he was just identified as Andrew) wearing the Phantom's costume while standing in the boat from the title number in the middle of a Gothic, subterranean lake.
*Slovenian metal band Coptic Rain covered/remixed the main theme song on their Discovery EP.
*During "Batman Returns", there is a scene at a costume party, and in the background we see a guest with a skull mask and a large, red hat standing on a staircase.
*The 14th episode in season 1 of "That Girl" is entitled "Phantom of the Horse Opera" [http://www.tv.com/that-girl/phantom-of-the-horse-opera/episode/31155/summary.html]
*The rapper Lil' Wayne mentions Phantom of the Opera in his song Hustler Musik.
*During a sketch called "New Off-Broadway Shows" on Conan O'Brien, they performed "Infomercial: The Musical", during which the Phantom appears with a juicer, while singing "I am the Phantom of the Juicer!"
*The Doctor Who story "The Caves of Androzani" shares many similarities to Leroux's work, although the circumstances of Sharaz Jek's disfigurement owe more to the 1943 film version.
*"The Phantom Opera Ghost" is a song done by Iced Earth on their Album "Horror Show"
* In the pilot episode of "" the Phantom can been seen briefly in a sewer watching a signal go through a cable line.
*MeatLoaf's video for the 1993 song "I'd Do Anything for Love (but I Won't Do That)" is based on Phantom of the Opera as well as Beauty and the Beast.
*World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) wrestler The Undertaker had to wear a Phantom of the Opera like mask after Mabel fractured Undertaker's orbital eye bone in 1995.
*In " [Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III] ", Raphael references the Phantom nearly at the end of the climax when Walker appears with April O'Neil as hostage, saying "Hey look, it's the Phantom of the Opera."
*In the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" episode "Timing Is Everything", a poster can be seen for "Alien of the Opera", an obvious parody of The Phantom.
*The Phantom appears in Waxwork.
*In , one of the Gremlins gets splashed with acid on his face. He immediately dons a mask and imitates the Phantom.
*In the webcomic, CONvicts [http://www.convictscomics.com/] , pages 78-85 [http://www.convictscomics.com/0078.html] deal with David, Andrew, and Alex going to the Masquerade to hunt down the Masquerade Ghost (dressed as Webber's Phantom) for a reward. Throughout the arc the Masquerade Ghost crashes a chendelier and takes down his opponents not by strangling them, but kicking them in the groin.
*In the Japanese horror movie, "", the main character, "Sadako Yamamura", a character similar to the Phantom, wears a half mask in an amateur play called 'Mask'. Also, the leading actress, Aiko, is killed to make room for Sadako, as Carlotta was replaced by Christine. A lighting rig also crashes to the stage, like the chandelier.
*The rose and mask logo appears in the 'Irregarding Steve' episode of "American Dad", in which Steve and Roger run away to New York City.
*In the movie "Meet the Robinsons", Grandpa makes a Phantom reference when the peanut butter and jelly machine breaks down.
*In a very short-lived Saturday NBC series titled The Kids from C.A.P.E.R. (1976-1977), there is an episode titled "The Phantom of the Drive-in Movie." One of the team members, Bugs, describes the falling chandelier scene from the 1943 movie. As the others remind him that they are at a drive-in movie and thus should fear no such thing this time, a chandelier comes crashing down.
*In an episode of MacGyver, MacGyver's mortal enemy Murdoc, who was horribly disfigured due to a flamethrower accident in a previous episode, disguises himself with a prosthetic face and goes by the name Jacques Leroux (an obvious reference to Gaston Leroux). He falls in love with MacGyver's friend Penny Parker, eventually kidnapping her, and the episode climaxes in an underground lair filled with booby traps.
*" Are You Afraid of the Dark " had an episode similar to the plot of "Phantom of the Opera" about a monster who lived in a high school and kidnapped a talented female violinist. (2000)
*" Goosebumps " The Phantom of the Auditorium episode where a school puts on a play called The Phantom, unfortunately, someone is out to stop the show! (1995)
*" Flying Rhino Junior High " (1998-2000) : Cartoon series which features a character, Earl, who lives underneath the school, constantly wants people to call him 'The Phantom'
*"Aqua Teen Hunger Force" In the episode Super Model, at the end Frylock comes without his gotee and is wearing firemen's clothes. Meatwad hands Fry lock a Phantom mask and says to him that "the fire was so bad that it burnt your face"
* There was an episode of Wishbone about The Phantom of the Opera. The beloved Jack Russell terrier plays the role of Raoul de Chagny.
*An episode of Babar features a Phantom-esque character, who lived in the cellars of a rundown movie house, and frightened people away so that he could be left alone. He (unnecessarily) wore a domino mask.
*Rhydian Roberts sang a version of Phantom of The Opera in the 4th series of The X Factor on 27/10/2007. [ [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSUuOlsEDfU YouTube - X Factor 4, ep 12, RhydiPoop flauting CRAP game from the sewer in the thing guys and dollsan (itv.com/xfactor) ] ]
*The Muppet Show had a Phantom that haunted the theater. He was called "The Phantom of the Muppet Theater"

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