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Michael Crawford Comments On Second Royal Appointment

Michael Crawford Comments On Second Royal AppointmentInternational stage and screen superstar Michael Crawford shares his reaction to this week's news of his second royal appointment by Queen Elizabeth II, that of CBE in recognition of his ongoing children's charity work, in a new video statement.

Crawford comments, "It's the second time - I acted the first time."

"Obviously, I'm better at my charity work than I was at acting!" Crawford shares as he boisterously laughs, citing the higher ranking of the CBE title than that of OBE.

Additionally, Crawford says, "To be able to draw money in and raise money is a gift and that wouldn't have come without my success that I'd had in that other world."

"So, this has been a great reward," Crawford concludes.

Of note, Crawford previously received an OBE in 1986 following the London opening of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.

Also, BroadwayWorld previously reported on the 2013 royal appointment announcements of Michael Crawford, available here, as well as Angela Lansbury, Gillian Lynne and Penelope Keith, available here.

For more about Michael Crawford, check out my extensive 2011 InDepth InterView, available here.

Check out the video of Michael Crawford discussing his second royal appointment below.

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Pat Cerasaro Pat Cerasaro is BroadwayWorld's Chief Interviewer and Senior Editor, contributing exclusive columns including InDepth InterViews, Sound Off, Flash Fridays as well as additional special features and extensive news coverage. His work for the site has appeared in The New York Times, US Weekly, The Biography Channel, NBC and more.