BWW TV: Michael Ball Talks CHESS with Neil Sean!
West End and recording star Michael Ball earned Olivier Awards for Hairspray and Sweeney Todd. Now starring in the new version of the 80's mega smash " Chess" by the Abba boys Benny & Bjorn plus Sir Tim Rice in this new and exclusive interview he reveals all about Chess, interviewing Hollywood legend Doris Day, turning Down Sunset Boulevard and so much more!
Michael Ball's passion for music was evident from such an early age, he taught himself to sing by singing along to his parent's Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald records. After his father took him along to see theatre shows in the school holidays, he decided he also wanted to act. Joining a local theatre group, he studied drama at the Guildford School of Acting, he graduated in 1984. He got his big break shortly after when he was chosen from 600 hopefuls to star in a Manchester Opera House production of The Pirates Of Penzance.
Since then he's appeared in numerous shows in the US and in Britain, including The Phantom Of The Opera, Les Miserables, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Hairspray. The latter earned him a Laurence Olivier Award. Michael has also enjoyed chart success his version of Love Changes Everything reached number two and tried his hand at TV and radio presenting. He's been together with former Ready Steady Go presenter Cathy McGowan since 1992.