Michael Ball OBE

Michael Ball OBE

West End Star

Synopsis

Michael has been described by The Mail as ‘the best musical theatre tenor of his generation.’ Aside from Love Changes Everything, the Olivier award-winner wowed fans as Raoul in Phantom, Marius in Les Mis and Edna in Hairspray. In cabaret Michael belts out a string of Lloyd Webber numbers.

Biography

Michael Ball is one of the greatest musical theatre stars of his generation. Since making his West End debut as Marius in the original production of Les Miserables, Michael has created a string of leading characters in the West End and on Broadway in shows such as Aspects of Love, Passion, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Phantom of the Opera and Woman In White. His triumphant return to Musical Theatre as Edna in Hairspray saw him collect the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical.

As a vocalist, Michael Ball has represented Britain in the Eurovision Song Contest, watched by 600 million viewers. Amongst many albums, Michael has recorded Bernstein’s West Side Story with the London Philharmonic. His recording of Love Changes Everything from Aspects of Love remains one of the UK’s biggest selling singles

Away from music and theatre, Michael hosted his own ITV music and chat show, and has co-hosted This Morning and The One Show. He’s acted in Coronation Street and appeared as Andrew Lloyd Webber’s fearsome enforcer/debt collector in cult sit-com Toast of London. He also fronts Sunday Night with Michael Ball on Radio 2, and regular stands-in for other presenters on the station.

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Video

Michael Ball Performing ‘People’