VIDEO: Watch LES MIS Star Ramin Karimloo's 'Losing' Music Video!
Ramin Karimloo is currently starring in his Broadway debut as 'Jean Valjean' in the revival of Les Miserables, playing at the Imperial Theatre. Karimloo is also set to release his latest EP, titled 'The Road to Find Out: East,' which will be available starting April 7, 2014 via Big Hand Recordings. The EP features what Karimloo calls 'Broadgrass', which is an amalgamation between Broadway and Bluegrass music. The actor just released the video for the single "Losing" from the album, and you can check it out below!
'East' is the first of four EPs from 'The Road To Find Out' release series, with 'North', 'South' and 'West' to follow. The tracks on 'East' include "Oh What A Beautiful Morning" from Oklahoma, a brand new song called "Losing" which Ramin wrote with Hadley Fraser (an English stage actor, who played Javert in LES MISERABLES) and features Katie Birtill on vocals, "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables" from Les Miserables, and "Broken", another original track co-written with Hadley.
Ramin Karimloo most recently played "Jean 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 ofThe 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.
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