New Zealander, Bridget Costello, played the role of Christine Daae in the original West End production and the most recent new production of The Phantom of the Opera at the Sydney Opera House and Arts Centre, Melbourne. She initially played the role of Swing and Understudy Christine in the London production.


Her training commenced at the New Zealand School of Music and she went on to study at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music in London.

After graduating, Bridget played Princess Beautiful in The Tinderbox (Charing Cross Theatre), Princess Ida in Princess Ida (Finborough Theatre), and was a Soloist at Thursford Christmas Spectacular. She had the honour of singing the New Zealand and British National Anthems at the ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Hyde Park Corner. Bridget has also performed in the ensemble with New Zealand Opera in Madame Butterfly and The Bartered Bride.  

Bridget will next be starring in Driftwood – The Musical for the upcoming Melbourne and Sydney seasons.