Michael BallBritish actor, singer, and radio and TV presenter. Born 27 June 1962
Michael Ball Biography (Wikipedia)
Michael Ashley Ball, OBE (born 27 June 1962) is an English actor, singer and broadcaster. He made his West End debut in 1985 playing Marius Pontmercy in the original London production of Les Misérables, and went on to star in 1987 as Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera. In 1989, he reached number two in the UK Singles Chart with "Love Changes Everything", a song taken from the musical Aspects of Love, where he played Alex. He played the role in London and on Broadway.
In 1992, Ball 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 Giorgio in Passion (1997) and Caractacus Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (2002). He has twice won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical. He won in 2008 for his role as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray, and then in 2013 for the title role in the revival of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
Michael Ball Tracks
Past BBC Events
Proms 2019: Proms in the Park, Hyde Park
Proms 2018: Proms in the Park, Hyde Park
Proms 2017: Proms in the Park: Hyde Park
Friday Night is Music Night: Friday Night is Music Night: David Jacobs Tribute
The Oliviers in Concert
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