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Ramin Karimloo

 
Bio:
Olivier and Tony Award nominee Ramin Karimloo made his name in the early 2000s in some of the West End's most enduring productions, most notably Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables. He originated the role of the Phantom in Phantom of the Opera sequel Love Never Dies in 2010 before making his ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
Olivier and Tony Award nominee Ramin Karimloo made his name in the early 2000s in some of the West End's most enduring productions, most notably Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables. He originated the role of the Phantom in Phantom of the Opera sequel Love Never Dies in 2010 before making his ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Revival, 2022
Nick Arnstein
  [West End]
Original London Production, 2021
The Phantom [Replacement]
  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Kennedy Center Broadway Center Stage Revival, 2018
Anatoly Sergievsky
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
Gleb
  [West End]
West End Premiere, 2016
Tom
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Premiere Production, 2016
Performer [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Manhattan Concert Productions Concert, 2016
Archibald Craven
  [International Tour]
World Premiere Production, 2015
Performer
  [New York]
Manhattan Concert Production at Lincoln Center, 2015
Tom Watson
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
Jean Valjean
  [West End]
Original London Production, 2010
The Phantom
  [UK Tour]
Touring Revival, 2004
Chris [Replacement]
  [West End]
Original London Production, 1985
Jean Valjean [Replacement]
Feuilly [Replacement]
Enjolras [Replacement]

Photos

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Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Revival, 2022
Nick Arnstein

  [West End]
Original London Production, 2021
The Phantom [Replacement]

  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Kennedy Center Broadway Center Stage Revival, 2018
Anatoly Sergievsky

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
Gleb

  [West End]
West End Premiere, 2016
Tom

  [Off-Broadway]
New York Premiere Production, 2016
Performer [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Manhattan Concert Productions Concert, 2016
Archibald Craven

  [International Tour]
World Premiere Production, 2015
Performer

  [New York]
Manhattan Concert Production at Lincoln Center, 2015
Tom Watson

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
Jean Valjean

  [West End]
Original London Production, 2010
The Phantom

  [UK Tour]
Touring Revival, 2004
Chris [Replacement]

  [West End]
Original London Production, 1985
Jean Valjean [Replacement]

Feuilly [Replacement]

Enjolras [Replacement]

Ramin Karimloo Biography

Olivier and Tony Award nominee Ramin Karimloo made his name in the early 2000s in some of the West End's most enduring productions, most notably Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables. He originated the role of the Phantom in Phantom of the Opera sequel Love Never Dies in 2010 before making his Broadway debut in the 2014 revival of Les Mis. Karimloo has also performed show tunes on a series of solo recordings, including his second album, 2019's From Now On, which landed on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.

Born in Tehran, Iran, and raised in Peterborough and Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada, Karimloo began his music career in Toronto, where he sang in rock groups, including a Tragically Hip cover band. After a stint with cruise-based theater companies, Karimloo relocated to the U.K., where in 2000 he played the title role of Aladdin in a pantomime production staged by the Chatham Theatre. Over the next two years, he joined the U.K. tours of The Pirates of Penzance and Sunset Boulevard, making his West End debut soon after, playing Feuilly in Les Misérables in 2002. In 2003, he joined Phantom of the Opera as Raoul, and a year later, he appeared in Joel Schumacher's film version of the musical as Christine's father. Karimloo returned to the national tour circuit in 2005 for Miss Saigon. Off-stage, Karimloo made his first solo recording, the EP Within the Six Square Inch, 2007. It included two Billy Joel covers alongside well-known show tunes. That same year, he returned to Phantom, this time taking on the title role, which he continued until late 2009. The following year, he originated the role of the Phantom in the sequel Love Never Dies. He stayed with the production until the show closed in summer 2011, making time in October 2010 to play Enjolras in the 25th anniversary concert of Les Misérables. He also appeared on the Love Never Dies cast recording, which made it onto the Billboard 200 chart. By late 2011, Karimloo had joined the Les Misérables cast once more, this time stepping into the lead role of Jean Valjean. His full-length solo debut, Ramin (aka Human Heart), arrived via Sony Masterworks in early 2012 and reached 16 in the UK Charts.

In 2013, Karimloo joined a Toronto production of Les Misérables, then made his Broadway debut in March 2014 with a revival of the same show. He was nominated for a Tony for Best Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Valjean. A month after leaving Broadway's Les Mis in August 2015, Karimloo appeared in an episode of the CBS series Blue Bloods. Over the next couple of years, he performed in the world premier of The Prince of Broadway, directed by the late Hal Prince. Ramin played Che in Evita (Vancouver and Japan) U.K. Premier of Murder Ballad playing Tom, (London), Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar (Japan) and Anatoly in Chess (Kennedy Center and Japan). Ramin also originated the role of Gleb Vaganov in the Broadway Premier of Anastasia.

In 2019, Karimloo joined the main cast of the BBC medical drama Holby City playing Kian Madani and played the title role in two concert performances of the musical Doctor Zhivago in London. In September of that year, Sony Masterworks released his second solo album, From Now On. With popular songs from The Greatest Showman, Hamilton, and Dear Evan Hansen, among other film and stage musicals, From Now On reached number 11 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.

Ramin Karimloo Awards and Nominations

 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2014 - Best Leading Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Ramin Karimloo, Les Miserables
 
Drama League Awards - 2014 - Distinguished Performance Award
Ramin Karimloo, Les Miserables
 
Theatre World Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance Gold Star
Ramin Karimloo, Les Miserables
 
Tony Awards - 2014 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Ramin Karimloo, Les Miserables
 
Olivier Awards - 2011 - Best Actor in a Musical
Ramin Karimloo, Love Never Dies

Ramin Karimloo News

Photos: Dancer/Singer John Manzari Brings THE FIRST SET To Birdland Theater Photo Photos: Dancer/Singer John Manzari Brings THE FIRST SET To Birdland Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022

On Monday, May 23, Birdland Theater presenting dancer/singer/choreographer John Manzari in ‚ÄúThe First Set,‚ÄĚ a high-energy show highlighting the influence of tap dance on African American music through songs by Ahmad Jamal, Gregory Porter, Bill Evans, and others.

Bringing Back Broadway: Situation's Rian Durham on Jumping in to Causes and Weatherin Photo Bringing Back Broadway: Situation's Rian Durham on Jumping in to Causes and Weathering the Shutdown
by Robert Diamond - May 24, 2022

Next up - Rian Durham, Account Group Director and the strategic marketing lead for multiple Broadway shows that weathered the shutdown like WICKED, or launched shortly after re-opening like the highly anticipated revival of FUNNY GIRL. 

VIDEO: FUNNY GIRL Original Broadway Cast Member Visits Current Broadway Production Photo VIDEO: FUNNY GIRL Original Broadway Cast Member Visits Current Broadway Production
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

Rosemary Greenspon nee Jelincic, who was in the ensemble of the original Broadway production of Funny Girl, paid a visit to the Broadway revival!

Ramin Karimloo, Busy Philipps & More to Join PFLAG Parent Day Photo Ramin Karimloo, Busy Philipps & More to Join PFLAG Parent Day
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

PFLAG National has announced additional star power to the lineup for its second annual PFLAG Parent Day on Sunday, May 22, 2022, including actors Busy Philipps, Harvey Guillén, Bravo’s Top Chef winner Chef Melissa King, along with a musical performance by Tony-nominated Ramin Karimloo.

Who Else Was Eligible for 2022 Tony Awards Nominations? Photo Who Else Was Eligible for 2022 Tony Awards Nominations?
by Team BWW - May 9, 2022

Nominations for the 2022 Tony Awards were announced this morning, and while a select, talented few will spend the day celebrating their achievements, there are many who (while still great!), didn't get a nomination this year. Check out who else was eligible below. Here's to their great work this theatre season!

How to Watch the 2022 Tony Nominations Photo How to Watch the 2022 Tony Nominations
by Team BWW - May 7, 2022

The 75th Annual Tony Award Nominations will be announced on Monday, May 9, by Adrienne Warren and Joshua Henry. The announcement can be viewed LIVE (9am ET) in their entirety here on BroadwayWorld. Plus, be sure to stay tuned throughout the rest of the day for reactions from the nominees and more!

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis -  5/3 Photo INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 5/3
by BWW Special - May 3, 2022

Welcome to this week's edition of BroadwayWorld's exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 5/1/2022.

VIDEO: The Best of Broadway Comes Out to Celebrate Opening Night of FUNNY GIRL Photo VIDEO: The Best of Broadway Comes Out to Celebrate Opening Night of FUNNY GIRL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 30, 2022

On Sunday night, FUNNY GIRL celebrated its opening night at the August Wilson Theatre. All the greatest stars of stage and screen came out to celebrate and BroadwayWorld is taking you to the red carpet for an inside peek. Click here to watch interviews with the cast!

Student Blog: Another Opening of Another April Show Photo Student Blog: Another Opening of Another April Show
by Student Blogger: Emily Pugh - Apr 29, 2022

As the temperatures rise, the flowers bloom, and the days grow longer, we look forward to several exciting events that come with the beginning of Spring. In the case of the theatre community, theatre practitioners and fans alike are thrilled with the vast array of shows that are beginning their run on Broadway. Both theatre enthusiasts and critics alike flock to new shows, hoping to view an exciting production they will always remember. In turn, the actors, crew and creatives involved with these shows work tirelessly to open a production that will engage audiences and give themselves a sense of accomplishment. Although no shows opened during the Spring of 2021 due to the pandemic, April has already demonstrated that Broadway is back again with the opening of ten new productions! For those who have not been able to witness these productions yet, here is a quick recap of Broadway’s April 2022 openings.

Wake Up With BWW 4/29: Ramin Karimloo to Miss FUNNY GIRL Performances Due to COVID, a Photo Wake Up With BWW 4/29: Ramin Karimloo to Miss FUNNY GIRL Performances Due to COVID, and More
by - Apr 29, 2022

Ramin Karimloo revealed that he has tested positive for Covid, and will be out of Funny Girl on Broadway for 10 days. In happier news, Manhattan Theatre Club has announced a new Broadway production, Cost of Living, for its upcoming 2022-2023 season. Plus, Heathers will be filmed in the West End next month for a later release on screen!

Ramin Karimloo Videos

VIDEO: The Best of Broadway Comes Out to Celebrate Opening Night of FUNNY GIRL VideoVIDEO: The Best of Broadway Comes Out to Celebrate Opening Night of FUNNY GIRL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 30, 2022

On Sunday night, FUNNY GIRL celebrated its opening night at the August Wilson Theatre. All the greatest stars of stage and screen came out to celebrate and BroadwayWorld is taking you to the red carpet for an inside peek. Click here to watch interviews with the cast!

VIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night of FUNNY GIRL on Broadway VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night of FUNNY GIRL on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 25, 2022

FUNNY GIRL opened last night, Sunday, April 24 at the August Wilson Theatre and BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and we're taking you behind the scenes below!

VIDEO: Jane Lynch Explains How Starring in FUNNY GIRL is a Full Circle Moment for Her VideoVIDEO: Jane Lynch Explains How Starring in FUNNY GIRL is a Full Circle Moment for Her on SUNDAY TODAY
by Michael Major - Apr 18, 2022

Jane Lynch sat down with Willie Geist on Sunday Today to discuss the new Broadway revival of Funny Girl, working with Beanie Feldstein, Glee, and more. The interview features the first footage released from the production, including Lynch performing 'Henry Street' and 'Who Taught Her Everything' and Beanie Feldstein singing 'People.'

VIDEO: Beanie Feldstein Discusses the Letter She Received From Barbra Streisand on CO VideoVIDEO: Beanie Feldstein Discusses the Letter She Received From Barbra Streisand on COLBERT
by Michael Major - Apr 12, 2022

Beanie Feldstein sat down with Stephen Colbert last night to discuss playing the iconic role of Fanny Brice in the new Broadway revival of Funny Girl. Feldstein discussed the legacy of Fanny Brice, working with Ramin Karimloo, and the note that she received from Barbra Streisand before she beginning performances.

VIDEO: Beanie Feldstein Talks FUNNY GIRL on GOOD MORNING AMERICA VideoVIDEO: Beanie Feldstein Talks FUNNY GIRL on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Michael Major - Apr 11, 2022

Beanie Feldstein sat down on Good Morning America this morning to discuss taking on the iconic role of Fanny Brice in the first Broadway revival of Funny Girl. Feldstein reveals if she would want to know if Barbra Streisand is in the audience, how she makes the role her own, and more. Watch the new interview now!

VIDEO: FUNNY GIRL's Beanie Feldstein Talks Fanny Brice, Barbra Streisand, and More on VideoVIDEO: FUNNY GIRL's Beanie Feldstein Talks Fanny Brice, Barbra Streisand, and More on CBS SUNDAY MORNING
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 10, 2022

Beanie Feldstein stopped by CBS Sunday Morning today to talk about her performance in Broadway's first revival of Funny Girl.

VIDEO: Hangin' with FUNNY GIRL's Nick Arnstein, Ramin Karimloo! VideoVIDEO: Hangin' with FUNNY GIRL's Nick Arnstein, Ramin Karimloo!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 6, 2022

Ramin Karimloo- what a beautiful, beautiful name! The star of New York and London returns to the Broadway stage this season opposite Beanie Feldstein in the much anticipated Funny Girl revival, which is currently in previews at the August Wilson Theatre.

VIDEO: First Look From the Sitzprobe of FUNNY GIRL on Broadway! VideoVIDEO: First Look From the Sitzprobe of FUNNY GIRL on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 24, 2022

The highly anticipated Broadway revival of Funny Girl is beginning performances this month! The musical will have its first preview at the August Wilson on March 26 and officially open on April 24. 

VIDEO: Jane Lynch Talks FUNNY GIRL on the TODAY SHOW VideoVIDEO: Jane Lynch Talks FUNNY GIRL on the TODAY SHOW
by Michael Major - Mar 11, 2022

Jane Lynch appeared on the third hour of TODAY this morning to discuss her return to Broadway in Funny Girl. ynch plays Mrs. Rosie Brice in the highly-anticipated revival. Watch Lynch discuss the upcoming production, plus The Weakest Link, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Only Murders in the Building, and more!

VIDEO: Beanie Feldstein, Ramin Karimloo, and More in Rehearsal For FUNNY GIRL VideoVIDEO: Beanie Feldstein, Ramin Karimloo, and More in Rehearsal For FUNNY GIRL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 9, 2022

The highly anticipated Broadway revival of Funny Girl is beginning performances this month! Check out all new footage from rehearsals!


Ramin Karimloo Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ramin Karimloo next theatre project?
Ramin Karimloo's next show will be Funny Girl which opens on 4/24/2022 on Broadway.

How many Broadway shows has Ramin Karimloo been in?
Ramin Karimloo has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Ramin Karimloo been in?
Ramin Karimloo has appeared on London's West End in 6 shows.

What was Ramin Karimloo's first West End show?
Ramin Karimloo's first West End show was Les Miserables which opened in 1985

What awards has Ramin Karimloo been nominated for?
Best Leading Actor in a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Les Miserables , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Les Miserables , Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Les Miserables Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Les Miserables and Best Actor in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for Love Never Dies .

What awards has Ramin Karimloo won?
Best Leading Actor in a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Les Miserablesand Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Les Miserables.