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Michael Crawford News

Date Of Birth:
January 19, 1942 (73)
Birth Place:
Salisbury, Wiltshire, ENGLAND
Gender:
Male
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@CrawfordMichael - 12/21/14 04:10pm I hope everyone's holiday season is filled with comfort and joy, and that the new year will bring peace and love to us all. Love Michael xx


@CrawfordMichael - 12/22/13 05:16pm I wish you a beautiful and blessed holiday season, wrapped in love, joy, and the increase of peace on earth. With lots of love, Michael xx


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BWW Reviews: Don't Miss Riverside's Crowd-pleasing MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBERBWW Reviews: Don't Miss Riverside's Crowd-pleasing MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
by Jeffrey Walker - Jan 20, 2015

THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER might be a show Riverside Center has to bring back again real soon. But your job is to get tickets to it now. Patrick A'Hearn has assembled a winning cast to showcase more than 30 songs from the great and near great Webber musicals. Fans of CATS, EVITA, and even STARLIGHT EXPRESS can revel in songs from these and a dozen other titles. (more...)

VIDEO: Rebecca Caine Accepts BroadwayWorld Award for Best Cabaret Performance or Solo ConcertVIDEO: Rebecca Caine Accepts BroadwayWorld Award for Best Cabaret Performance or Solo Concert
by Toronto Newsdesk - Jan 19, 2015

BroadwayWorld Toronto is pleased to bring the first video in a series of acceptance speeches from our 2014 BroadwayWorld Award Winners! The BroadwayWorld Awards are an award decided by the fans - from nominations all the way to selecting the final winner. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/19/15- Michael CrawfordSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/19/15- Michael Crawford
by Stage Tube - Jan 19, 2015

Happy Birthday Michael Crawford! In 1981, Crawford starred in the Original London production of Cy Coleman's Barnum (1981) as the illustrious American showman P. T. Barnum. He is best known for starring opposite Sarah Brightman in the original cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera as the title character. In 1986, Crawford began his performance in London, continuing on to Broadway in 1988, and then Los Angeles a year later, in 1989. He played the role for 2½ years and over 1,300 performances, winning an Olivier Award (Best Actor in a Musical) and a Tony Award (Best Performance By An Actor in a Lead Role, Musical). Beginning in February 2011, Crawford has played the role of the Wizard in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's musical version of The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/19/2015 - CHICAGO's New Billy, Scott Alan at 54 Below and More!WAKE UP with BWW 1/19/2015 - CHICAGO's New Billy, Scott Alan at 54 Below and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jan 19, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: CHICAGO crowns its new King of the Courtroom, Scott Alan comes to 54 Below, Broadway stars team up for concerts across the city and more! (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Posts Statement On Casting Of James BarbourTHE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Posts Statement On Casting Of James Barbour
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 14, 2015

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA releases a statement regarding the controversial casting of the newest Phantom! (more...)

Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Telly Leung & More Set for SEASONS OF BROADWAY at BB King's, 3/30Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Telly Leung & More Set for SEASONS OF BROADWAY at BB King's, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Featuring four of Broadway's brightest stars, "Seasons of Broadway" is an evening of hit songs and personal backstage anecdotes, celebrating the diversity of Broadway and the powerful impact it has had beyond the theater. The show will play a one-night special engagement at BB King's Blues Club and Grill in New York City on Monday, March 30 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez to Lead 1/26 Reading of SING ME HOME in L.A.Mandy Gonzalez to Lead 1/26 Reading of SING ME HOME in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Members of the Los Angeles theater community are invited to a staged reading of Sing Me Home on January 26 at 8 pm (cocktails at 7 pm). This brand new, contemporary musical, with book by Amber Romina Cassell and music and lyrics by singer-songwriter Kristy Hanson features fourteen original songs in the pop-rock genre, with influences ranging from rhythm and blues to country. (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Gets a New Masked Man- James Barbour Set to Replace Norm Lewis This Winter!THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Gets a New Masked Man- James Barbour Set to Replace Norm Lewis This Winter!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Producers Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group announced today a new leading man for the Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber'sTHE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, directed by Harold Prince. The longest-running show in Broadway history, and one of the most successful stage productions of all-time, PHANTOM will welcome Broadway star James Barbour when he takes over the title role beginning Monday, February 9, 2015. (more...)

Tickets on Sale! West End Star Danielle Hope to Make American Debut at 54 Below on February 13, 2015Tickets on Sale! West End Star Danielle Hope to Make American Debut at 54 Below on February 13, 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Tickets are now on sale! 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club will present Danielle Hope in her American debut on Friday, February 13, 2015 at 9:30 PM. After a well received and successful solo debut in London's West End and additional concerts through the UK, Danielle brings her cabaret to New York City to make her debut just steps away from the heart of Broadway. The evening will feature a celebration of music including performances of songs from shows that have shaped her career so far, West End favorites and some very special new material - and, some very special Broadway guests. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet New Cast of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in London- Liam Tamne, Harriet Jones & More!Photo Flash: Meet New Cast of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in London- Liam Tamne, Harriet Jones & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Andrew Lloyd Webber musical 'THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA' just welcomed some new cast members to Her Majesty's Theatre in the West End. Liam Tamne stars as 'Raoul', and making their West End debuts: John Ellis as 'Piangi' and Alicia Beck as 'Meg. 'THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA' continues to star Geronimo Rauch as 'The Phantom' and Harriet Jones as 'Christine'. Check out photos of the new cast in action below! (more...)

Original Hugh Jackman Movie Musical THE GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH To Premiere Christmas Day 2016Original Hugh Jackman Movie Musical THE GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH To Premiere Christmas Day 2016
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 6, 2015

Exciting new details on Hugh Jackman's upcoming original movie musical! (more...)

VIDEO: BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Guest Editor Richard Jay-Alexander; Day 11 - Michael Crawford!VIDEO: BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Guest Editor Richard Jay-Alexander; Day 11 - Michael Crawford!
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Dec 23, 2014

While Rob and I were talking, we started chatting about the year in theatre and in life and BroadwayWorld.com's 10th Year in business and how it all began with his Dad taking him to see THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and how it led him down the path of becoming a fan of Michael Crawford. There's a story in there, that you may or may not know, but, it's a pretty safe bet that if that 'theatrical moment' hadn't occurred, this website might not be in existence. So ... today, I offer you MICHAEL CRAWFORD singing one of the most beloved traditional and holy songs of the season. (more...)

Julia Udine Makes Broadway Debut as 'Christine' in PHANTOM OF THE OPERA TonightJulia Udine Makes Broadway Debut as 'Christine' in PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Two stars from the spectacular new production of PHANTOM now on North American Tour -- Julia Udine, who plays Christine Daae, and Linda Balgord, who plays Madame Giry -- join the Broadway Company beginning today, December 15. (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez to Make LA Concert Debut with LOVE, ALL WAYS, 1/27-28Mandy Gonzalez to Make LA Concert Debut with LOVE, ALL WAYS, 1/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Chris Isaacson Presents and Upright Cabaret have announced that native Angeleno and Broadway star Mandy Gonzalez will welcome the new year by coming home to make her Los Angeles solo concert debut. Directed by Eric Michael Gillett with musical direction by Brian J. Nash, there will be two shows: Tuesday, January 27, and Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 8:30pm at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood. (more...)

Feinstein's at the Nikko Adds The Company Men & More to January 2015 LineupFeinstein's at the Nikko Adds The Company Men & More to January 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

Feinstein's at the Nikko today announced the additional lineup for January 2015. Joining the previously announced performers are The Drexler Sisters who will perform their show, A Very Drexler Cabaret; Broadway veteran Franc d'Ambrosio and his acclaimed show, Franc d'Ambrosio - The Phantom Unmasked; and The COMPANY MEN, America's favorite mashup group. Tickets for all performances are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez to Lead SING ME HOME Industry Reading in JanuaryMandy Gonzalez to Lead SING ME HOME Industry Reading in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Members of the Los Angeles theater community are invited to a staged reading of Sing Me Home January 26 at 8 pm (cocktails at 7 pm). This brand new, contemporary musical, with book by Amber Romina Cassell and music and lyrics by singer-songwriter Kristy Hanson features fourteen original songs in the pop-rock genre, with influences ranging from rhythm and blues to country. (more...)

Awards 2014 - Two Days To Go! A Look Back At Past WinnersAwards 2014 - Two Days To Go! A Look Back At Past Winners
by Carrie Dunn - Nov 25, 2014

The 2014 BWW:UK Award winners will be announced on Thursday - so we thought it's about time we looked back at the previous years! (more...)

New Video Of Norm Lewis Discussing THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERANew Video Of Norm Lewis Discussing THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 17, 2014

Norm Lewis talks PHANTOM! (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2014

Peter French stars in 'Peter French Sings Harry Nilsson and the Great American Songbook,' Nov. 28 at 20:30, at The PHeasantry (152 Kings Road Chelsea London SW3 4UT). He will be singing songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Nat King Cole and Doris Day. (more...)

West End Star Danielle Hope to Make American Debut at 54 Below on February 13, 2015West End Star Danielle Hope to Make American Debut at 54 Below on February 13, 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club will present Danielle Hope in her American debut on Friday, February 13, 2015 at 9:30 PM. After a well received and successful solo debut in London's West End and additional concerts through the UK, Danielle brings her cabaret to New York City to make her debut just steps away from the heart of Broadway. The evening will feature a celebration of music including performances of songs from shows that have shaped her career so far, West End favorites and some very special new material - and, some very special Broadway guests. (more...)

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