Theatre mogul Andrew Lloyd Webber has applauded Ricky Martin's talents as the gay pop star prepares to hit the stage in Evita, confessing the She Bangs hitmaker would have made a good Phantom of the Opera.
Martin is in rehearsals to play Che in Lloyd Webber's blockbuster musical and the impresario admits he's very impressed with his new star.
He tells BroadwayWorld.com, "I literally just heard him sing and he was singing very, very well. Obviously, he’s still new to the material, but I heard him a couple of days ago. I do think he will be a very, very good Che.
"I hadn’t thought of him as a Phantom, but he is a very, very talented singer and could easily be."