Thursday, October 02, 2008

RIP Rob Guest

We awoke to the news this morning that legend of Australian and New Zealand stage musicals has passed away at the very young age of 57. He had suffered an enormous stroke on Tuesday and died last night.

Rob Guest is most famous for being the longest running actor to play the Phantom in the Phantom of the Opera in the world.

I last saw him on stage performing just a couple of weeks ago, performing as the Wizard in Wicked and he was really awesome and had previously seen him in Phantom as well. It is a great loss for the musical theatre industry here and obviously for his family, friends and cast members.

RIP Rob Guest


  1. I never saw him in a musical, but I went to a concert of his and have a great evening.

    I was just stunned when I heard the news. He was much too young.

  2. I agree he was was too young to leave this earth....Rob Guest was a legend. I loved his performance in the Phantom and I also saw him many times in New Zealand including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. He is a sad loss. travelespresso



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