The Phantom of the Opera (1925): Featuring Lon Chaney, Sr. and Mary Philbin. For this classic silent film Universal Studios created a faithful replica of the Paris Opera House as a setting. The film was reissued in 1929 with sound effects, music and some reshot dialogue sequences (but none with Chaney). The scene in which Erik plays the organ and Christine creeps up behind him to snatch his mask off is often cited by critics and connoisseurs of film art as one of the most memorable moments in the history of film. The make up of Lon Chaney was so surprisingly disfiguring that the Camera operator actually lost focus while shooting the sequence. Indeed, theaters were urged to have smelling salts on hand in case ladies in the audience fainted in horror.
Phantom of the Opera (1943): Featuring Claude Rains as the Phantom and the singer Susanna Foster as Christine. This film reused the same Paris Opera studio set as the original silent film and once again features the spectacular scene in which the Phantom causes the chandelier to crash down on the heads of the audience. In this version, however, horror is mostly downplayed in favour of grand operatic spectacle. The Phantom's animus was caused by the credit for his musical compositions being stolen by the opera's conductor. The Phantom's facial disfigurement is caused by him having acid thrown in his face rather than him being born disfigured as in Leroux's original story. This accidental disfigurement became part of the Phantom legend, and was copied in later film versions.
El Fantasma de la Opereta (1954): Featuring Gogó Andreu and Tono Andreu. Bears no similarity to the Leroux novel sans the title.
The Phantom of the Opera (1989): Directed by Dwight H. Little, featuring Robert Englund and Jill Schoelen. This is a rather sadistic and gory version of the story, though in this respect it resembles the original novel more than some more romantic versions. There is a Faustian motif throughout and the film features extracts from Gounod's opera Faust - as in the original novel. In this version, the Phantom was a handsome young man who sold his soul to the Devil in return for being loved for his music - his disfigurement is the Devil's way of making sure he is loved for no other reason. An additional innovation is that, instead of putting on masks, the Phanton stitches his disguises with thread and needle into his skin.
Il Fantasma dell'Opera (1998): Directed by Dario Argento, featuring Julian Sands and Asia Argento, in which Julian Sands is a good-looking man whose animus comes from being abandoned as a baby and raised by the numberless rats in the subterranean levels of the opera house; he also, somehow, has developed telephathic abilities. He kills off various people who, in his opinion, spoil the wonderfulness of the opera house.
Das Phantom der Oper (1949) with music by A. Gerber - and the text by P. Wilhelm.
The Phantom of the Opera (1975) by David Giles.
"El Fantasma de la Opera" ("The Phantom of the Opera", 1976) Mexican musical adapted by Raúl Astor from the Gaston Leroux's book with music and lyrics by Mexican composer Nacho Méndez. It was staged at Teatro de los Insurgentes in Mexico City where it ran for almost 400 performances and showcased for Mexican TV.
Phantom of the Op'ry: A Melodrama with Music (1991), book by Tom Kelly, music by Gerald V. Castle and lyrics by Michael C. Vigilant.
Phantom of the Soap Opera (1992), Book and lyrics by Craig Sodaro, music by Randy Villars, Eldridge Publishing Co.
"Phantom of the Music Room" (1992) by Janet Gardner: A children's musical play featuring a loosely adapted storyline with lyrics set to assorted classical and historical tunes.
The Phantom of the Opera (1992), book and lyrics by Joseph Robinette and music by Robert Chauls.
Phantom of the Opera (1992) with book by Michael Tilford and music and lyrics by Tom Alonso.
The Phantom of the Opera on Ice (1995) with narration and lyrics by Roberto Danova, Tony Mercer, Kathy Dooley and Stephen Lee Garden. Music composed and arranged by Roberto Danova.(A DVD was released in 2006 featuring the Russian Ice Stars, Roberta Danova, Mungo JerryJohnny Logan, Victor Michael and Sue Quin).
Phantom of the Opera: Original Family Musical (1998) with book by Rob Barron and music, lyrics and orchestrantion by David Spencer.
Phantom: Based on the Novel by Gaston Leroux (1998) A 2 Act Play with Musical Performances from Gounod's Faust & Romeo & Juliet. Written & Directed by Jack Danini.
Musikens Ängel (The Angel of Music), Swedish novel by Eva Gullberg. Published by Författarhuset in 1998.
Beauty and the Opera or the Phantom Beast a short story by Suzy McKee Charnas. Published in Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, March 1996. Reprinted in Modern Classics of Fantasy (1997) by St. Martins Press (editor: Gardner Dozois), again in Music of the Night (2001) by Electricstory, and in Stagestruck Vampires and Other Phantasms (2004) this short story offers an alternate ending, with Christine staying with the Phantom for five years.
The Phantom of the Opera by Jennifer Bassett. Published by Oxford Bookworm's Library.
In Bruce Coville's book "Monster of the Year", a tall masked Phantom-esque character appears briefly, suggesting that for good publicity, the others try for a show on Broadway. This suggestion is vetoed by the main character's mother, saying it takes years for such a thing to happen.
The Phantom of her dreams (1999) by Lela Duspara about a girl that is haunted by a musician that tries to teach her how to love, through a shared gift, music.
Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich (2010) by Adam Rex contains five pages listing the Phantom's frustration with catchy popular tunes: "The Phantom of the Opera can't get "It's a Small World" Out of His Head", "The Phantom of the Opera still can't get "It's a Small World" Out of His Head", "If the Phantom of the Opera can't get "Pop goes the weasel" out of his head, he's going to freak out " " Now the Phantom of the Opera can't get "The girl from Ipanema" out of his head" and "The Phantom of the Opera is considering giving up music and doing his haunting somewhere else"
Le Trésor du Fantôme de l'Opéra (The Treasure of the Phantom of the Opera) Volume 7 of the Joseph Rouletabille series. Story by André-Paul Duchateau and drawings by Bernard-C. Swysen. Published by Claude Lefrancq in 1996 and Soleil in 2001.
Le Fantôme de l'Opéra (1995) by JET. Published by Asuka Comics DX - Japanese, mixes elements from Leroux, Andrew L. Webber, and Lon Chaney.
Le Fantôme de l'Opéra Volume 1 of the Joseph Rouletabille series. Story by André-Paul Duchateau and drawings by Bernard-C. Swysen. Published by Claude Lefrancq in 1989 and Soleil in 2001.
Le Fantome de l'Opera by Toshihiro Hirano. Two volumes.
Sherlock Holmes: Adventure of the Opera Ghost Two volumes. (1994) by Steven P. Jones, art by Aldin Baroza, and cover art by Guy Davis. In black&white. Published by Caliber Press.
Phantom of the Opera (1991) by Mitchell Perkins and Wanda Daughton (and Vickie Williams). Published by Innovation.
The Phantom is Monster in My Pocket #38. He is draughted by evil monster leader Warlock but sides with Vampire and the good monsters. He becomes less inclined to wear his mask as the series go on after being exposed to MTV.
The Phantom of the Opera (1988) published by Eternity Comics - Based on Gaston Leroux's novel.
The Phantom of the Opera: A Graphic Novel by Barry Leroux. Published by Bill Barry Enterprises.
The Phantom Stranger (1973) no. 23 published by DC Comics.
Heavy metal band Iced Earth wrote a song titled "The Phantom Opera Ghost," released in 2001. The song is built around an abbreviated retelling of the story, with lead singer Matt Barlow playing the role of the Phantom, and Yunhui Percifield playing the role of Christine.
Japanese rock band D released a single titled "Yami Yori Kurai Doukoku no ACAPELLA to Bara Yori Akai Jounetsu no ARIA" with the title song depicting the Phantom's emotions for Christine.
Walter Murphy recorded an album entitled "The Phantom of the Opera" in 1978 that heavily featured Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, mixed into songs that all had something to do with the story of Erik and Christine
Metalcore band Chiodos laments as Erik in their song 'Hey Zeus! The Dungeon'
On CollegeHumor.com, Streeter occasionally plays the Phantom of the Office, portrayed as an annoying co-worker who makes numerous references to fire, his home in the catacombs, and various violent games (i.e. "Beat The Greek" which involves "putting an adolescent Greek girl in a sack and beating her to a pulp"). He also shows violent tendencies, suggesting hanging bat boys at baseball games, splitting Sarah down the middle, etc.
The villainous "Phantom of Vaudeville" and his ventriloquist dummy, Elmo, as featured on The Ghost Busters may be a reference to the Phantom, as both are masked, and, as Kong notes, "the only way to send a Phantom back is to unmask him."
In one episode of Kappa Mikey, the Phantom is parodied as "The Phantom of the Studio", using a mask because someone wrote "fart" on his forehead.
In the episode of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody entitled "Arwinstein", at London's Halloween party, one guest is dressed as the Phantom with the full mask. Also, when Arwinstein kidnaps Carey and brings her to Arwin's secret room, it is similar to the "Down Once More/Track Down This Murderer" scene from the musical. In another episode, "Cookin' with Romeo and Juliet", there is a man wearing the Phantom's half-mask in the ballroom scene.
A statue of Red Death can be seen a few times in the background by the door.
A bust of Lon Chaney as the Phantom can be seen twice near the stage.
In the first High School Musical, The Phantom of the Opera is mentioned in dialogue when Chad is trying to talk Troy out of the musical while the two are in the library.
There is an episode of The Snorks (called "Summer and Snork"), where Junior takes on a Phantom-like role to scare All-Star out of the lead part. Tooter takes over the role of a crossover between Sherlock Holmes and The Persian from the Gaston Leroux novel.
A production briefly appeared in an episode of Family Guy. Peter makes a reference to the Phantom in saying "this is even more boring then when I went to see The Phantom of the Opera", which then cuts to Peter in the audience of the musical. He then yells, "Show us the gross half of your face, that's what we all came to see!"
The Phantom is called "the gayest super villain ever" by Homer Simpson, particularly the Andrew Lloyd Webber version. Erik seems to be a recurring background character on The Simpsons. He has appeared in several episodes, the most noticeable of which include:
An episode of The Mask: The Animated Series called "Broadway Malady" had The Mask as The Phantom of the Opera who tried to ruin the Mad Monkey Musical with a falling chandelier, but due to budget constraints, was reduced to using a small light fixture (the chandelier fall was seen at the end of the episode when the insane Broadway director creates a musical number with many Mask villains while in prison).
In one Tiny Toon Adventures episode, Buster Bunny is playing the organ and is wearing the Phantom of the Opera mask.
In an episode of CyberChase episode, the two-headed creature Sams is playing an organ, and when he stops a chandelier above Matt and Inez drops and stops right above them.
The Phantom (from Andrew Lloyd Webber) showed up in Backstreet Boys music video "Everybody".
Erik (from Leroux) shows up in Have You Got Any Castles? together with Frankenstein's monster, Mr. Hyde and Fu Manchu, on the The Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume. It was also featured on the cover of Video Watchdog.
In an episode of Sex and the City, Carrie sees her old flame Mr. Big at the Opera. After storming out she thinks to herself "I felt like I had just seen The Phantom of the Opera".
He appears in an episode of Jimmy Neutron that focuses on Jimmy unmasking a series of "Phantoms" who turn out to be his classmates before finally coming to the "real" Phantom.
In the children's series, Arthur, a 'clip' from the "Phantom of the Opera" appears when Arthur is watching television, avoiding practicing piano. He also appears in an episode about plagiarism when Francine has a dream about the consequences of copying.
An episode of Histeria! featured a "Dating Game"-type skit with composers instead of suitors, and one was Andrew Lloyd Webber (he was just identified as Andrew) wearing the Phantom's costume while standing in the boat from the title number in the middle of a Gothic, subterranean lake.
During Batman Returns, there is a scene at a costume party, and in the background we see a guest with a skull mask and a large, red hat standing on a staircase.
In season 1 of That Girl, an episode is entitled "Phantom of the Horse Opera" 
The rapper Lil' Wayne mentions Phantom of the Opera in his song Hustler Musik.
During a sketch called "New Off-Broadway Shows" on Conan O'Brien, they performed "Infomercial: The Musical", during which the Phantom appears with a juicer, while singing "I am the Phantom of the Juicer!"
The Doctor Who story The Caves of Androzani shares many similarities to Leroux's work, although the circumstances of Sharaz Jek's disfigurement owe more to the 1943 film version.
"The Phantom Opera Ghost" is a song done by Iced Earth on their Album "Horror Show"
The Phantom briefly appears in Waxwork. In one scene, the villainous tour guide Lincoln (played by David Warner (actor)) learns that there are at least several Phantom movies in existence. Lincoln says in disbelief, "They made a movie about the Phantom of the Opera?" Lincoln shoves a teenage visitor named Jonathon into the display and whispers under his breath, "They'll make a movie about anything nowadays." Seconds later, Jonathon appears in the display as the Phantom. In the climatic ending, the Phantom appears among the army of now-living wax figures.
In Gremlins 2: The New Batch, one of the Gremlins gets splashed with acid on his face. He immediately dons a mask and imitates the Phantom.
In the webcomic, CONvicts , pages 78–85  deal with David, Andrew, and Alex going to the Masquerade to hunt down the Masquerade Ghost (dressed as Webber's Phantom) for a reward. Throughout the arc the Masquerade Ghost crashes a chandelier and takes down his opponents not by strangling them, but by kicking them in the groin.
In the Japanese horror film, Ring 0: Birthday, the main character, Sadako Yamamura, a character similar to the Phantom, wears a half mask in an amateur play called 'Mask'. Also, the leading actress, Aiko, is killed to make room for Sadako, as Carlotta was replaced by Christine. A lighting rig also crashes to the stage, like the chandelier.
The rose and mask logo appears in the 'Irregarding Steve' episode of American Dad, in which Steve and Roger run away to New York City. In another episode, Roger becomes the "Phantom of the telethon".
In a very short-lived Saturday NBC series titled The Kids from C.A.P.E.R. (1976–1977), there is an episode titled "The Phantom of the Drive-in Movie." One of the team members, Bugs, describes the falling chandelier scene from the 1943 movie. As the others remind him that they are at a drive-in movie and thus should fear no such thing this time, a chandelier comes crashing down.
In an episode of MacGyver, MacGyver's mortal enemy, Murdoc, who was horribly disfigured due to a flamethrower accident in a previous episode, disguises himself with a prosthetic face and goes by the name Jacques Leroux (a reference to Gaston Leroux)[original research?]. He falls in love with MacGyver's friend, Penny Parker, eventually kidnapping her, and the episode climaxes in an underground lair filled with booby traps.
Are You Afraid of the Dark had an episode similar to the plot of Phantom of the Opera about a monster who lived in a high school and kidnapped a talented female violinist. (2000)
Goosebumps: "The Phantom of the Auditorium" episode has a school put on a play called The Phantom. Unfortunately, someone is out to stop the show. (1995)
Flying Rhino Junior High features a character, Earl, who lives underneath the school and constantly wants people to call him 'The Phantom'.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force: In the episode Super Model, at the end Frylock comes without his goatee and is wearing firemen's clothes. Meatwad hands Frylock a Phantom mask and says to him that "the fire was so bad that it burnt your face".
In one episode of Wishbone titled Pantin' at the Opera, the beloved Jack Russell terrier plays the role of Raoul de Chagny.
An episode of Babar features a Phantom-esque character who lived in the cellars of a rundown movie house, and frightened people away so that he could be left alone. He (unnecessarily) wore a domino mask.
In a season 2 episode of Night Gallery, Leslie Nielsen appears in one of his first comical roles as a "Phunny Phantom" in a short feature titled The Phantom of What Opera?
In a season 4 episode of Supernatural, Sam Winchester (Jared Padalecki) is seen walking into a moviehouse called the Goethe Theater after hours. The feature film is The Phantom of the Opera. In the stereotypical Phantom fashion, a "mysterious" shadowy figure inside is at the organ playing Bach's "Toccata and Fugue". Believing this organist to be a murdering shape-shifter, Sam sneaks up behind him in a gender-bender parody of the unmasking scene in an attempt to tear off his ear. This turns out to be an embarrassing mistake for Sam.
On Chowder's "Panini for President", Gorgonzola wears a black cape and Phantom's mask and a part from the Phantom of the Opera's Theme Song Beginning starts to play.
In Dean Koontz's book From the Corner of His Eye, a Phantom reference is made on page 559, 2nd paragraph.
In Season 9 of Night Court, in episodes 1 (173) and 2 (174), titled "A Guy Named Phantom (Part 1)" and "A Guy Named Phantom (Part 2)", Harry and Christine are both confused over their feelings for each other, but before they can work them out, the deranged Dan (referring to himself as "The Phantom," wearing a mask and cape, and living in hiding) kidnaps Christine at a courthouse costume party.
Gloria van Guten's level in Psychonauts is set up like a theater, with the play being an exaggerated retelling of Gloria's life. The theater is menaced by a skull-masked figure known as the Phantom, who is sabotaging the production.
Mystery Legends: The Phantom of the Opera (2010) - Big Fish Games a hidden object game takes place about 20 years after the events of the book happen, because you play as Christine's daughter, Evelina, who looks exactly like Christine when she last met the Phantom. The Phantom still lives in the opera house, but it's abandoned. He invites Christine back (Evelina, actually) to sing once more. Evelina looks around the opera house getting constant flashbacks to the events of the book.