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Date Of Birth:
June 27, 1962 (58)
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 complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: June 27, 1962 (58)

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 complete bio)
HAIRSPRAY Cast Will Perform on BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT Photo HAIRSPRAY Cast Will Perform on BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2020

The London cast of Hairspray will perform on Britain's Got Talent this weekend.

THE SHOWS MUST GO ON Returns With FAME THE MUSICAL - 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR Photo THE SHOWS MUST GO ON Returns With FAME THE MUSICAL - 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2020

Friday 25 September, THE SHOWS MUST GO ON YouTube Channel returns with the FAME THE MUSICAL - 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR as part of new season: 'THE GREATS ON TOUR'. There will be a new show every week including MICHAEL BALL: PAST & PRESENT TOUR - LIVE, ALFIE BOE LIVE - THE BRING HIM HOME TOUR and JEFF WAYNE'S MUSICAL VERSION OF THE WAR OF THE WORLDS.

BWW Exclusive: John Lloyd Young Counts Down His Favorite Broadway Performances! Photo BWW Exclusive: John Lloyd Young Counts Down His Favorite Broadway Performances!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2020

Tony and Grammy Award-winner John Lloyd Young returns to The Space in Las Vegas on Saturday, October 3 with John Lloyd Young's Broadway, an intimate and unforgettable evening of Broadway favorites and classic showtunes. While we await he big night, we're getting inside John's head as he counts down ten Broadway performances that have excited, entertained, and inspired him throughout his life and career!

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe's BACK TOGETHER Cinema Release Postponed to 17 October Photo Michael Ball and Alfie Boe's BACK TOGETHER Cinema Release Postponed to 17 October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2020

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe are postponing the release of their Back Together concert in cinemas to 17 October.

BWW Prompts: Which Broadway Star's Solo Album is Your Favorite and Why? Photo BWW Prompts: Which Broadway Star's Solo Album is Your Favorite and Why?
by BWW Prompts - Jul 22, 2020

Find out which Broadway stars have put out the best solo albums, according to our readers!

Theatre Support Fund + Raises £250,000 With 'The Show Must Go On!' Initiative Photo Theatre Support Fund + Raises £250,000 With 'The Show Must Go On!' Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2020

After phenomenal public demand for 'The Show Must Go On!' t-shirts, Theatre Support Fund + has reached an incredible milestone by raising a huge quarter of a million pounds for Acting For Others, The Fleabag Support Fund and NHS COVID-19 Urgent Appeal.

Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre Slowly Reopens in July Photo Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre Slowly Reopens in July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2020

Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre will once again open its doors to the public this summer, with an ongoing programme of events which will include the temporary relocation of one of the town's most popular cafés, Eat Me, from late July, followed by the re-opening of the cinema in mid-August.

HAIRSPRAY to Open at The London Coliseum April 2021 Photo HAIRSPRAY to Open at The London Coliseum April 2021
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2020

The producers of Hairspray the Musical have announced new performance dates for West End return of the multi award-winning smash hit musical.

Broadway Catch Up: June 22 - Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ariana DeBose, Michael Ball, and Mo Photo Broadway Catch Up: June 22 - Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ariana DeBose, Michael Ball, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2020

While Broadway remains shut down, BroadwayWorld is keeping up with your favorite stars and giving you a peek at what they have been up to! Check out this weekend's highlights from some of your favorites, including Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ariana DeBose, Michael Ball, and more!

VIDEO: Michael Ball Shows Off His Moves With New Installment of #BoogieWithBall Photo VIDEO: Michael Ball Shows Off His Moves With New Installment of #BoogieWithBall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2020

Michael Ball is showing off his moves in a new #BoogieWithBall video on Twitter!

VIDEO: Matt Lucas Joins West End Stars For 'Thank You Baked Potato' Photo VIDEO: Matt Lucas Joins West End Stars For 'Thank You Baked Potato'
by Stage Tube - Jun 20, 2020

Matt Lucas, Michael Ball, Petula Clark, Cameron Mackintosh, Claude-Michel Schonberg, and more have released a virtual performance of the comedy song 'Thank You Baked Potato.'

BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records QuaranStreams with Hey, Mr. Producer; G Photo BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records QuaranStreams with Hey, Mr. Producer; Guest Richard Jay-Alexander
by Ben Rimalower - May 11, 2020

In this very special QuaranStreams, Ben and Daniel talk to Broadway producer and director Richard Jay-Alexander about 'Hey, Mr. Producer!' the 1998 concert honoring Cameron Mackintosh. The concert featured performances by Bernadette Peters, Lea Salonga, Elaine Paige, Colm Wilkinson, Judi Dench, Jonathan Pryce, Ruthie Henshall, Ellen Greene, Michael Ball, Tom Lehrer and many more, including Julie Andrews as host. Richard Jay-Alexander served as Executive Director for the NYC office of producer Cameron Mackintosh and ran the North American operation for over a decade. Richard's recent directorial credits include 'Les Misérables' and 'Guys and Dolls,' both at the Hollywood Bowl. He has also staged concerts for superstars such as Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Bernadette Peters, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Kristin Chenoweth.

Helen Mirren, Miranda Hart and Michael Ball Front UNTIL THE CURTAINS RISE Fundraiser Photo Helen Mirren, Miranda Hart and Michael Ball Front UNTIL THE CURTAINS RISE Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2020

West End creatives and beloved celebrity favourites are rallying behind a fundraising initiative for the UK theatre community embattled by the COVID-19 epidemic to keep theatre alive Until the Curtains Rise.

Wake Up With BWW 5/4: Lucille Lortel Award Winners, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 5/4: Lucille Lortel Award Winners, and More!
by Stephi Wild - May 4, 2020

Check out the full list of winners for the Lortel Awards, and more!

Cameron Mackintosh Believes Theatre Will Not Come Back Until 'Early Next Year' Photo Cameron Mackintosh Believes Theatre Will Not Come Back Until 'Early Next Year'
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2020

Producer Cameron Mackintosh chatted with Michael Ball this morning on his BBC Radio 2 show, where he provided his insight on what he thinks the future of re-opening theatres looks like.

VIDEO: Preview Andrew Lloyd Webber's Royal Albert Hall Birthday Celebration with Glen Photo VIDEO: Preview Andrew Lloyd Webber's Royal Albert Hall Birthday Celebration with Glenn Close, Michael Ball & More!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2020

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Royal Albert Hall Celebration will stream today as The Shows Must Go On continues! Fans can tune in today, May 1 (2pm), to watch this tribute, which was held in honor of the composer's 50th birthday. Performers include Tina Arena, Antonio Banderas, Glenn Close, Donny Osmond, and more.

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Royal Albert Hall Celebration Will Stream This Weekend as Part  Photo Andrew Lloyd Webber's Royal Albert Hall Celebration Will Stream This Weekend as Part of THE SHOWS MUST GO ON!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2020

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Royal Albert Hall Celebration will stream on YouTube this Saturday, as part of The Shows Must Go On!

Michael Ball and Captain Tom Moore's 'You'll Never Walk Alone' Hits Number One in the Photo Michael Ball and Captain Tom Moore's 'You'll Never Walk Alone' Hits Number One in the UK
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2020

According to Talkin' Broadway, Michael Ball and Captain Tom Moore's single You'll Never Walk Alone is the number one song in the UK.

BWW Review: LES MISERABLES: THE STAGED CONCERT, Digital Download Photo BWW Review: LES MISERABLES: THE STAGED CONCERT, Digital Download
by Cindy Marcolina - Apr 25, 2020

Back in 2019, the former Queen's Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue was temporarily closed down to transform the building into the Sondheim Theatre and give its favourite tenant, Les Misérables, a major revamp.

Broadway Catch Up: April 20 - Kelli O'Hara, Ben Platt, Jennifer Hudson, Betsy Wolfe,  Photo Broadway Catch Up: April 20 - Kelli O'Hara, Ben Platt, Jennifer Hudson, Betsy Wolfe, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 20, 2020

While Broadway remains shut down, BroadwayWorld is keeping up with your favorite stars and giving you a peek at what they have been up to! Check out this weekend's videos, from stars including Kelli O'Hara, Ben Platt, Jennifer Hudson, Betsy Wolfe, and more!

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