Farewell, Rob Guest

Since this item was posted, Rob Guest has passed away. There's more here and here.

My thoughts are with the family and friends of Rob Guest, the musical theatre star who suffered a stroke and is reportedly in a critical condition in a Melbourne hospital. Guest has been a particular favourite with Queensland audiences, playing the title role in the Phantom of the Opera when it first came to Brisbane and starring in several musicals at the Gold Coast Arts Centre, where he helped mentor young performers. He was in Melbourne appearing in the smash hit Wicked. Sadly, his outlook is said to be "very grim". Guest was the world's longest running Phantom and also starred in The Sound of Music and Les Miserables. And, as producer John Frost says he is an "all-round good bloke".