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Michael Ball

Michael has won critical acclaim and has earned himself a loyal following with his numerous performances on stage, film and TV.

Michael's numerous Radio 2 credits include his long-running and successful Radio 2 series, 'Ball Over Broadway', which took Michael to New York to review shows and interview directors, stars and producers.

Michael has presented one-off specials for the network including tributes to Jerry Herman and Anthony Newley. He has also been a guest presenter on Sunday mornings and Sunday evenings.

Michael has numerous West End credits including Marius in 'Cameron Mackintosh' and the RSC's production of 'Les Miserables'; Raoul in Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Phantom Of The Opera'; Alex in Lloyd Webber's 'Aspects Of Love' (and on Broadway); Giorgio in Stephen Sondheim's musical 'Passion'; and his award-winning Count Fosco in Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Woman In White' (and on Broadway).

In 2007 he toured the UK before making his debut with the English National Opera in the lead role of Hajj/Poet in a new production of Robert Wright and George Forrest's 'Kismet'.

In August he made his BBC Proms debut with 'An Evening With Michael Ball' at London's Royal Albert Hall – it marked the first time a musical theatre star had been given a solo concert at the classical music festival.