STAGE TUBE: Broadway's Resident 'Jean Valjean,' Ramin Karimloo, Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Add another stage star to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge list!
Broadway's resident 'Jean Valjean,' the Tony-nominated Ramin Karimloo recently took the challege, posting his video to Instagram. Along with the video, he posted the caption: "No nominations. Just Donate. Generously. Educated yourself at alsa.org This is to answer @jamieallenmagic's call out to me and in memory of his cousin."
Check it out below!
Karimloo recently starred "Valjean" in the Toronto production of LES MISERABLES, a role he also played in London's West End, where he also received the Theatregoers' Choice Award for his performance. In London, he also performed as "The Phantom" in the West End production of The Phantom of the Opera, as well as the show's 25th Anniversary production at the Royal Albert Hall. He was personally selected by Andrew Lloyd Webber to play "The Phantom" in the London world premiere of the show's sequel,Love Never Dies, for which he was nominated for an Olivier Award as Best Actor in a Musical. His association with LES MISERABLES and The Phantom of the Opera also includes having played "Enjolras" and "Raoul," respectively, in the West End productions of each show. He was also honored to have performed the role of "Enjolras" in the LES MISERABLES 25th Anniversary Concert at the 02 Arena in London. He also performed in the U.K national tours of Miss Saigon and Sunset Boulevard. He has toured extensively performing his own special genre of music, Broadgrass. His solo album Human Heart is available from Sony Records. Ramin is Iranian-born and was raised in Canada.