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Michael Ball interview on THE AMERICAN THEATRE WING Online Radio

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http://www.americantheatrewing.org/audio-DSC-single.php?episode=80

Michael is a very interesting interview subject - he is fun and quite candid. Some very interesting subjects covered ( the interview is lengthy and these parts come a bit later during the session) :

*Comparing and working with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Sondheim
*Opening with LES MISERABLES in the original production
*Working with the sets of THE WOMAN IN WHITE
*Launching his dual career ( musical theatre, recording, concerts and television/radio presenting)
*Current trends on Broadway ( as he covers them on his BBC radio series BALL OVER BROADWAY).

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Updated On: 12/27/05 at 07:27 PM
Rebekah
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Talented, talented man! A wonderful interview and we are lucky to have him on Broadway! I saw the Woman in White twice and absolutely loved it!!! I'm so glad I got to see him while he is here!!! A privilege we Americans don't get that often! Don't let the opportunity go by!
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I finally got a chance to listen to this interview. Extremely interesting and enjoyable. Well worth a listen. re: Michael Ball interview on THE AMERICAN THEATRE WING Online Radio
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Yes, he was quite chatty - wasn't he, Kec?

Michael may not have been in musical theatre all the time in the span of his career but he has been in quite a number of big memorable productions -

*Les Miserables ( original Marius)
*Phantom of the Opera ( first cast replacement for Raoul)
*Aspects of Love ( original Alex in London and on Broadway)
*Passion ( Giorgio in the London transfer)
*Chitty Chitty Bang Bang ( original Caractacus Potts)
*The Woman in White ( replacement for Michael C; created the role on Broadway)

and he was discovered in --

*The Pirates of Penzance

and came back to Gilbert and Sullivan (with the New York City Opera) in --

*Patience.

And something not covered in the very informative interview - he has also sung the role of Jean Valjean in the special Windsor Castle concert of LES MISERABLES and the role of Joe Gillis in the concert version of SUNSET BOULEVARD in Cork, Ireland.


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Updated On: 12/31/05 at 08:13 PM