“Palm Springs Art Museum has announced that the popular performance series Cabaret 88 will be returning to the Annenberg Theater starting in January 2022. Four Broadway headliners-including three Tony Award winners-will perform three nights each between January and April. The Cabaret 88 program, which takes place on the stage of the theater, was suspended for the 2020/2021 season due to the museum’s closure during COVID.
Starting out the series will be Hugh Panaro on Jan. 17, 18, and 19. Panaro is best known for portraying the Phantom in Broadway’s The Phantom of the Opera over 2,000 times, including the 25th anniversary production. He is one of the few actors to be cast by director Harold Prince as both the Phantom and Raoul in the show’s Broadway production. Panaro made his Broadway debut in the original production of LES MISERABLES as Marius, the role he originated in the First National Company. He was nominated for an Outer Critic Circle Award for his performance in the title role of Elton John’s Lestat…”