Michael Ashley BALL

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1962-06-27
Education Plymouth Coll, Farnham Sixth Form Coll, Guildford Sch of Acting
Publications N/A
Recreations music, theatre, keeping fit, contemplating country life
Clubs N/A
Style Michael Ball, Esq
Career actor and singer; >ir< Surrey Youth Theatre 1980-81: The Boyfriend (1980), Under Milk Wood (1981); drama sch 1981-84, first professional role Judas/John the Baptist in Godspell 1984, first starring role Frederick in The Pirates of Penzance (Manchester Opera House) 1985, West End debut cr role of Marius in original prodn of Les Miseràbles (Barbican and Palace) 1985; other credits incl: Raoul in Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty's) 1987, cr role of Alex in Aspects of Love (Prince of Wales 1989, Broadway debut 1990), Giorgio in Passion (Queen's) 1996, Alone Together (Donmar Warehouse) 2001, Caractacus Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Palladium) 2002-03, Count Fosco in Woman In White (UK tour and Broadway) 2005, Reginald Bunthorne in Patience (NYC Opera) 2005, Hajj in Kismet (ENO) 2007, Edna Turnblad in Hairspray 2007, title role in Sweeney Todd (Adelphi Theatre) 2012; numerous nat and int concert tours; >ir< incl: Coronation Street, Late Expectations, Save the Children Christmas Spectacular, Top of the Pops, Royal Variety Performance, GB rep Eurovision Song Contest 1992, two series of Michael Ball 1993 and 1994; Michael Ball in Concert (video) 1997, hosted National Lottery Live Show July 1997, An Evening with Michael Ball 1998, Lord Lloyd Webber's 50th Birthday 1998; judge Soapstar Superstar 2007; >ir< incl: Les Miseràbles (original London cast album 1986, int cast album 1987), Rage of the Heart 1987, London cast album Aspects of Love 1989, Michael Ball 1992, West Side Story 1993, Always 1993, One Careful Owner 1994, The Best of Michael Ball 1994, Michael Ball - The Musicals 1996, Michael Ball - The Movies 1998, Christmas 1999, Live at the Royal Albert Hall 1999, This Time it's Personal 2000, Centre Stage 2001, A Love Story 2003, Love Changes Everything: The Essential Michael Ball 2004, Music 2005, One Voice 2006; >ir< Henry Purcell in England My England; >ir< Most Promising Artiste Award Variety Club of GB 1989, The Variety Club Best Recording Artiste 1998, Theatregoers Club of GB Most Popular Musical Actor 1999, Best Actor in a Musical Olivier Award 2008 (for Hairspray), Best Actor in a Musical Whatsonstage Award 2013 (for Sweeney Todd), Best Actor in a Musical Olivier Award 2013 (for Sweeney Todd)
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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