Michael Ashley Ball (born 27 June 1962) is an English actor, singer and broadcaster, who is known for his work in musical theatre. He made his West End debut in 1985 playing Marius in the original London production of Les Misérables. In 1989, he reached number two in the UK singles chart with "Love Changes Everything". The song was taken from the musical Aspects of Love, where he played Alex. He played the role in London and on Broadway. In 1992, he represented the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest, finishing second with the song "One Step Out of Time". In 1995, he reprised the role of Marius in Les Misérables: The Dream Cast in Concert. His other West End roles include Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera (1987), Caractacus Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (2002) and Edna Turnblad in Hairspray (2007), for which he won the 2008 Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical. For his role of Sweeney Todd in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at the Adelphi Theatre, he won a second Olivier award in 2013.
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- Michael Ball and Sam Bailey's Exclusive Live Duet!http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02f6h2h.jpg2014-12-14T15:49:00ZMichael and Sam teamed up for an impromptu live performance on Weekend Wogan!http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/09402904-94b8-467d-a894-4a7b40045eaf?clipfocus=p02f6h2sSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 7 mins
Michael Ball and Sam Bailey's Exclusive Live Duet!
- Michael Ball Live in Sessionhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02f6gny.jpg2014-12-14T15:44:00ZMichael performed two songs from his new album If Everyone Was Listeninghttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/09402904-94b8-467d-a894-4a7b40045eaf?clipfocus=p02f6gp8Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 17 mins
Michael Ball Live in Session
- Michael Ball chats to Steve Wrighthttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c5f7j.jpg2014-11-17T17:00:00ZMichael talks about his new album and says how his dad thinks that doing radio is easy!http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/09402904-94b8-467d-a894-4a7b40045eaf?clipfocus=p02c5jpcSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 7 mins
Michael Ball chats to Steve Wright
- Michael Ball and Victoria Wood chat to Sir Terryhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p028zss7.jpg2014-10-20T11:28:00ZTerry is joined by Michael and Victoria who tease ahead to their new TV filmhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/09402904-94b8-467d-a894-4a7b40045eaf?clipfocus=p0291b7jSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 10 mins
Michael Ball and Victoria Wood chat to Sir Terry
- Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton talk about Sweeney Todd with Graham Nortonhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cfsdy.jpg2012-03-18T00:00:04ZImelda Staunton and Michael Ball talk to Graham about bringing the hit production of Sweeney Todd to the West End after a successful run in Chichester.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/09402904-94b8-467d-a894-4a7b40045eaf?clipfocus=p00q6187Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 18 mins
Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton talk about Sweeney Todd with Graham Norton
- Michael Ball - Interview with Steve Wrighthttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cd8mf.jpg2011-11-23T00:00:30ZMichael Ball chats to Steve and Tim about his new DVD, Heroes Live, and his role in the Sweeney Todd musical.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/09402904-94b8-467d-a894-4a7b40045eaf?clipfocus=p00m23qkSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 10 mins
Michael Ball - Interview with Steve Wright
- Michael Ball - Can't Help Falling In Love With Youhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c9fh7.jpg2011-06-22T23:00:16ZMichael Ball and David Jacobs are joined by Radio 2 producer Alan 'Barrowlands' Boyd for a rendition of 'Can't Help Falling In Love With You' at Elton John's piano.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/09402904-94b8-467d-a894-4a7b40045eaf?clipfocus=p00hrb51Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 10 mins
Michael Ball - Can't Help Falling In Love With You
- UK Entry 1992http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02blp20.jpg2010-06-02T00:00:00ZThis UK Eurovision entry from 1992 was performed by Michael Ball and called "One Step Out of Time". The 37th Eurovision Song Contest was held in Sweden with the UK finishing in 2nd place.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/09402904-94b8-467d-a894-4a7b40045eaf?clipfocus=p00859k0Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 1 min
UK Entry 1992
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