Michael Ball Biography

 
Date Of Birth:
June 27, 1962 (56)
Birth Place:
Stratford-on-Avon, West Midlands, ENGLAND
Bio:
Theatre credits include: Edna Turnblad in Hairspray (West End, UK tour, whatsonstage and Olivier Award 2008); Hajj/The Poet in Kismet (ENO); Gilbert & Sullivan's Patience (New York City Opera); Count Fosco in The Woman in White (West End/Broadway); Caractacus Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (West ... (read more)
 
Date of Birth: June 27, 1962 (56)

Birth Place: Stratford-on-Avon, West Midlands, ENGLAND

Bio:
Theatre credits include: Edna Turnblad in Hairspray (West End, UK tour, whatsonstage and Olivier Award 2008); Hajj/The Poet in Kismet (ENO); Gilbert & Sullivan's Patience (New York City Opera); Count Fosco in The Woman in White (West End/Broadway); Caractacus Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (West ... (read more)

Theatre credits include: Edna Turnblad in Hairspray (West End, UK tour, whatsonstage and Olivier Award 2008); Hajj/The Poet in Kismet (ENO); Gilbert & Sullivan's Patience (New York City Opera); Count Fosco in The Woman in White (West End/Broadway); Caractacus Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (West End); Alone Together (one-man show Donmar Warehouse; Theatre Royal, Haymarket); Stephen Sondheim's Passion (West End); Aspects of Love (West End/Broadway); The Phantom of the Opera (West End); Marius in the original production of Les Misérables (West End) and more.

A multi-platinum recording artist and dynamic live performer, Michael's numerous theatre/open air concert tours in the UK and abroad include his Proms debut in 2007 and sellout concerts at the Sydney Opera House. His 11th concert dvd, Heroes Live, was released in 2011.

TV and radio: co-presenter of the 2011 Olivier Awards (BBC TV/Radio) with Imelda Staunton, eponymous series and programmes for BBC and ITV, Michael Ball's Sunday Brunch for BBC Radio 2

2010 made his West End theatre producing debut with Love Story; patron of the children's charity Shooting Star/CHASE; director of the Royal Theatrical Fund.

Michael Ball Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Olivier Awards - 2013 - Best Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Michael BallSweeney Todd
 
Olivier Awards - 2008 - Best Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Michael Ball, Hairspray
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Michael Ball, The Woman in White