Unmasking the Phantom

Creating a face as startling as the title character in “Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular” takes expert makeup skills. That’s where two-time Emmy Award-winning makeup artist Ron Wild comes in. Wild spends an hour each night working his magic on Anthony Crivello, who plays the Phantom in the show at the Venetian hotel.

“My head is a canvas,” said Crivello. “I literally watch myself being transformed.” … (Read full story).

Photos by Aleza Freeman

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  2. Just me at 11:34 am

    What’s the point of all those pictures if they’re taken from the “unblemished” side??

  3. Aleza Freeman at 10:07 am

    Thank you for your comment. Due to space constraints of the dressing room, and in order to allow the artists to hold fast and true to their makeup regimen, it was difficult to give a full 360 degree viewpoint. But I have added some more photos of the Phantom’s “blemished” side that may be more what you were hoping to see. As is clear from the photos, there is much more that goes into the Phantom’s makeup than simply his “blemished” side.

  4. John at 4:10 pm

    Thanks for posting this blog Aleza. I’m aspiring to one day be in that make-up chair one day. The photos are great and your work is professional.

  5. Aleza Freeman at 4:17 pm

    Thank you very much for your comment, John! I am glad you enjoyed the photos. And good luck to you in your quest to play Phantom … Or I should say, “Break a leg!”

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