On her first ever journey to Los Angeles, the triple-threat angel of music Paloma Garcia-Lee is hitting the Pantages stage in the final leg of “The Phantom of the Opera” tour. After appearing as the Meg Giry understudy on Broadway two years ago, Garcia-Lee stepped into the role on tour just days after leaving.

At the age of 19, Garcia-Lee was and still is the youngest member of any “Phantom” cast. “I’m so proud of where I’ve gotten at such a young age,” tells Garcia-Lee. “[The cast doesn’t] look at each other in ages. We look at each other like human beings.”

The past two years have treated Garcia-Lee well, but now she must say her goodbyes to the show. The Pantages Theatre serves as “Phantom”’s final stop of Broadway’s longest running national tour.  

“It is a complete bittersweet experience,” says Garcia-Lee. “It’s so sad because I wish it would never end, but at the same time I feel so proud to be a part of this incredible show. I’m really lucky to be a part of it.”

Garcia-Lee is thankful for both the tour and Broadway experiences. “To be a part of both of those is just mind-blowing to me,” she shares. “I’m like ‘Oh my gosh, I did that.’”

Though the tour keeps a tight schedule, Garcia-Lee has made plenty of time to enjoy the traveling side. “You’re able to adjust to a city, enjoy a city for a couple of weeks, and then you actually get to get sick of it and go on to the next place,” she explains. “It’s a dream lifestyle.”

As the musical tour approaches its final bows, Garcia-Lee is prepared to branch out beyond musical theater. “I’m ready to expand after this. The sky’s the limit,” she says.

Pantages Theatre is located at 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, visit broadwayla.org.