Gerard Butler Sings “Music of the Night” from “The Phantom of the

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Gerard Butler gives a stunning performance of “Music of the Night” from “The Phantom of the Opera”.

Gerard Butler

Gerard Butler, the Scottish actor who brought the part of the Phantom to life in the 2004 film The Phantom of the Opera, gave a spine-tingling performance of the musical’s iconic “Music of the Night” at the 2017 Tony Awards. The performance was a surprise to many in the audience, as Butler is not known for his singing.


Gerard James Butler (born 13 November 1969) is a Scottish actor, producer, and singer. After studying law, Butler turned to acting in the mid-1990s with small roles in productions such as Mrs Brown (1997), the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), and Tale of the Mummy (1998). In 2000, he starred as Atticus Finch in the drama film adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird.

Butler gained worldwide recognition for his portrayal of King Leonidas in Zack Snyder’s action film 300 (2006), based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel of the same name. His performance earned him an MTV Movie Award for Best Fight and a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Actor. Following 300, Butler had starring roles in several comedies, including The Ugly Truth (2009), Game of Shadows (2011), and Movie 43 (2013). In 2012, he played secret agent Mike Banning in the action thriller film Olympus Has Fallen and its sequel London Has Fallen (2016). He also played police sergeant Jerry Dandrige in two Horrorthon favourites: Dracula 2000 (2000) and Dracula II: Ascension (2003).


-The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
-Dracula 2000 (2000)
-Reign of Fire (2002)
-PS, I Love You (2007)
-Nim’s Island (2008)
-300 (2006)
-Gamer (2009)
-How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

“The Phantom of the Opera”

Gerard Butler sings “Music of the Night” from “The Phantom of the Opera” in this video. The Phantom of the Opera is a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Charles Hart. The story is based on the French novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra by Gaston Leroux.


“The Phantom of the Opera” is a classic Gothic tale of a masked figure who lives in the bowels of the Paris Opera House and falls in love with a young ingenue. The Phantom, played by Gerard Butler, is a tortured soul who seems to be more beast than man. Helongs for the love of Christine Daaé (Emmy Rossum), but she loves another, Raoul de Chagny (Patrick Wilson). The Phantom’s obsession with Christine drives him to commit terrible crimes in an attempt to make her his own.

The movie Musical of “The phantom of the opera” was released in 2004, it was directed by Joel Schumacher and produced by Lloyd Webber himself. The film starred Gerard Butler as the title character and Emmy Rossum as Christine Daaé. Patrick Wilson played Raoul de Chagny, while Miranda Richardson portrayed Madame Giry.

The film was generally well-received by critics and was a box office success, grossing over $154 million worldwide.


The Phantom of the Opera is a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Charles Hart. The book was originally published as a serialisation in The Daily Mail from 23 September to 8 December 1909.

“Music of the Night”

Gerard Butler, an acclaimed actor, producer, and musician, gave a stunning performance of “Music of the Night” from “The Phantom of the Opera” at the Royal Albert Hall. The entire audience was captivated by his voice and the way he brought the lyrics to life.


Music of the night
Darkness gathers around me
Shadows of the evening
As memories start to fade

Dreams of another time and place
Fading into the night

Desires that we cannot resist
Temptations that are hard to fight

Music of the night, please take me away

Music video

The music video for “Music of the Night” was directed by Nigel Dick and released in 2006. It features Gerard Butler singing the song in front of a green screen, with special effects used to create a Phantom-like character who interacts with Butler during the performance.

The video was included as a bonus feature on the DVD release of “The Phantom of the Opera” (2004).

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