MICHAEL BALL is Britain’s leading musical theatre star, Olivier Award winner, multi-platinum recording artist and popular TV host and radio presenter.
Michael’s regular concert tours are hugely popular.
Since making his West End debut 25 years ago 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, Woman In White and Hairspray.
He made his debut with the New York City Opera in 2005 in their production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Patience and with the English National Opera in 2007 in their production of ‘Kismet’.
His showstopping performance as Edna Turnblad in the West End production of Hairspray earned him the whatsonstage.com award and Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical in 2008. As associate producer and lead actor in the 2010/2011 touring production of Hairspray, Michael has been reprising his role as Edna across the UK and Ireland. In 2011 he performed in Hairspray for the last time before going into rehearsals for Sweeney Todd with Imelda Staunton as Mrs Lovett.
Michael’s BBC Radio 2 show, ‘Michael Ball’s Sunday Brunch’ broadcasts to nearly 3 million listeners a week.