Later the same year he was a guest star at Clark’s Concert, also broadcast by the BBC. Enjolras Enjolras He has never had singing lessons, but as a boy he learned to sing by singing along to music: for example, songs by Ella Fitzgerald, Mahalia Jackson, and Frank Sinatra. : Do I follow where she goes? I will join these little schoolboys. Jean Valjean Lesgles One more day of him not caring. But seriously, this show is in my DNA from playing Marius when it first launched back in 1985. Marius Do I stay, and do I care? A heart full of love... A night full of you - the words are old, but always true! His father trained as an Austin apprentice at the Longbridge plant and went on to become a successful business man, although he had originally wanted to be an actor. Michael Ball: Marius. Will you take your place with me? : He made his West End debut in 1985 playing Marius in the original London production of Les Misérables, and went on to star in 1987 as Raoul in The Phantom Of The Opera. We will nip it in the bud. When did Michael represent the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest? SINGER Michael Ball has spoken of his secret sadness - he can never know the joys of being a father following a tragic accident when he was a teenager. 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. Michael Ball (singer) : biography 27 June 1962 – In 2004, he co-starred with Petula Clark in a production of Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard at the Cork Opera House, later broadcast by the BBC. Enjolras See more ideas about Les miserables, Michael, Ball. | Dear Mademoiselle, I was lost in your spell... Marius Marius | When our ranks begin to form... Marius She was just like a ghost to me. Feuilly Composer Claude-Michel Schönberg, who made an appearance on stage after the show, mused whether Michael could still reach Marius’ high notes. Grantaire [everyone sings their previous verses simultaneously]. Michael Ashley Ball is a British actor, singer, and radio and TV presenter. Jean Valjean Michael Ball Celebrates Anthony Newley: Host & Performer Hackney Empire, London 31 August 2006 BBC Radio 2 broadcast 2006 Les Misérables - 21st Anniversary Celebration: Original Cast - Marius Pontmercy: Queen's Theatre, London 7 October 2006 2007 Prom 58: An Evening with Michael Ball: Principal performer Royal Albert Hall, London 28 August 2007 Thenardier Red: the world about to dawn... Black: the night that ends at last! One more day before the storm... Marius Enjolras The legendary singer first found fans as romantic lead Marius in Les Miserables back in the 1980s, and Ball is now playing baddie Javert in a new concert staged version, which opened at London's Gielgud Theatre last night (August 21). . Ball was a 23-year old, curly-haired unknown when Sir Cameron Mackintosh cast him as the student revolutionary Marius Pontmercy in the world premiere of The now famous musical. : : , Enjolras : Michael Ashley Ball, OBE is an English actor, singer and radio broadcaster. These men who seem to know my crime will surely come a second time. A live performer, actor, musical theatre star, recording artist, broadcaster – he tackles every challenge thrown at him with determination and enthusiasm. , Michael Ball, Actor: Les Misérables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary. : , : : , Enjolras Cosette | They met in 1989 when Cathy was an entertainment reporter for the BBC, and she interviewed him during rehearsals for the musical Aspects of Love.. My world if she's not there! Cosette Official Sites Ball went on to note that Les Mis’s return to the London stage coincides with the 35th anniversary of the show’s West End debut, in which he originated the role of student revolutionary Marius. Ensemble : : I'll fight with you! Company Credits : Marius Madame Thenardier Jean Valjean Lesgles Shall I join my brothers there? Michael Ball has enjoyed a very successful and varied career over the last 20 years, both in the West End and on the Concert Stage, working with some of the 20th century's most prolific musical theatre composers. Red... Marius : Filming & Production https://lesmiserables.fandom.com/wiki/Michael_Ball?oldid=29588. Michael Ashley Ball, OBE (born 27 June 1962) is an English actor, singer and broadcaster. Michael made his West End debut when Cameron Mackintosh cast him as Marius Pontmercy in the original London production of Les Misérables 35 years ago. Jan 1, 2020 - Loved him as Marius in Les Miserables 10th anniversary special!. Courfeyrac : Do I stay, and do I dare? : : One more day all on my own. He joined a youth theatre, which led to his studying drama at Guildford School of Acting, where he found an environment that suited him. O God, for shame, you did not even know my name. Tomorrow we'll discover what our God in Heaven has in store. He sang three tracks […] Feuilly His maternal grandmother was protective of the family. : Every man will be a king, every man will be a king. Marius Most of 'em are goners, so they won't miss much! 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. : Eponine One day more! , Michael Ball OBE– a multitalented artist who excels at his craft. Joly Red... Marius , : , I was 23 and I couldn't see any light at the end of the tunnel." Michael Ball is no stranger to ‘Les Mis’ – it was the show in which he made his West End debut back in 1985, performing as Marius Pontmercy. Ball's maternal grandfather was a coal miner. Showing all 7 items Jump to: Quotes (7) Quotes . Michael lives with his partner Cathy McGowan, 75, the former presenter of Ready Steady Go!.. Apr 9, 2020 - Explore Debra Lambert's board "Michael Ball" on Pinterest. The color of despair! One more day before the storm. Enjolras , Marius His maternal grandmother, having a musical ear, was proud of Ball's early singing achievements; she died suddenly, however, of a heart attack about one week before his debut in The Pirates of Penzance. He made his West End debut in 1985 playing Marius in the original London production of Les Miserables, and went on star in 1987 as Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera. Eponine : Red: the blood of angry men! I feel my soul on fire! As a student he went busking on Saturdays in Guildford town with a female student friend to earn a little extra money. Grantaire One minute there, and she was gone! Marius There's a new world for the winning, there's a new world to be won. Ball was interested in the theatre and his father took him to see shows in the school holidays, including a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre of King Lear, which impressed him as a youngster of about 14 years old. Grantaire Combeferre : Do you hear the people sing? Michael Ball His voice type is high baritone. , : Tomorrow, we'll be far away. Michael Ball is one of Britain’s best-loved ... Ball quickly found success and was cast in the 1985 original London production of Les Miserables as Marius. Lesgles Catch 'em as they fall. There's a grief that can't be spoken, there's a pain goes on and on. How can I live when we are parted? , Eponine - Michael Ball quotes from BrainyQuote.com "When I was playing Marius in the inaugural production of 'Les Mis,' I contracted glandular fever which developed into a post-viral depression. Gender Another day, another destiny, this never-ending road to Calvary. But he never saw me there. Les Misérables: The Staged Concert. : ...will you take your place with me? : A regular face on the British stage and television, performer Michael Ball was born in 1962 in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, U.K. Moving to South West England when he was three years old, Ball grew up learning to sing along to records by Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra. , Enjolras , , Courfeyrac Ball was born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire to a Welsh mother and an English father. Enjolras I did not live until today. As our ranks begin to form. , Marius Michael Ball wowed theatre-goers in London last night, as he made a return to the musical that started his career 35 years ago. When he was 11 years old he went to Plymouth College, an independent boarding school, because his parents thought this would give him a good education, but he did not fit into the academic and sporting environment at the school at that time, and he was unhappy there. Michael Ball took to the stage to perform 'You'll Never Walk Alone' at the 2020 Royal Variety Show.. : : One day more. : A ghost, you say? Character My place is here. : Tomorrow is the judgment day. Enjolras , After his graduation, Ball's singing career rapidly got off the ground. Cosette Enjolras Black: the dark of ages past. Feuilly One day more. , Michael Ball, OBE is an English actor, singer and broadcaster, who is known for his work in musical theatre. : Male Michael Ball returns in the darker role of Javert, after originally starring as Marius Pontmercy opposite Patti LuPone as Fantine, in the 1985 world premiere of Les Misérables at the Barbican.. Combeferre : ... 'The Michael Ball Show' 'Michael Ball Live' 'Michael Ball' 'Michael Ball and Friends' Joly Marius Who is Michael Ball’s partner, Cathy McGowan? : Here, a little dip. Marius in 'Les Miserables' Raoul in 'Phantom of the Opera' Alex in 'Aspects of Love' Caractacus Potts in 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' NEXT> 4. , : , Michael Ball seems to have it all - the finest show voice of his generation, charm, ... he had originated only one role in the West End: that of Marius in Les Misérables, back in 1985. , At the barricade of freedom. : The time is now, the day is here! Watch 'em run amok. He moved to Dartmoor with his parents when he was three years old. Black... Marius : , Javert : : Never know your luck when there's a free-for-all. Thenardier Cosette Lesgles Grantaire Combeferre Les MiserablesHairspraySweeney Todd Marius , , Enjolras Michael Ball has revisited Les Miserables for his new album, which is a collection of his favourite tracks including his take on the song written for Hugh Jackman in the film version. Feuilly Joly , A ghost, maybe. 27 June 1962 One more day to revolution. . The 37-year-old star of the hit musicals Les Miserables and Aspects Of Love suffered appalling injuries … Tomorrow, you'll be worlds away, and yet with you, my world has started. ...at the barricades of freedom! EMPTY CHAIRS AT EMPTY TABLES (Les Misérables) - Michael Ball They will wet themselves with blood! Michael Ashley Ball is a British actor, singer, and radio and TV presenter. Ball has a sister, Katherine, almost a decade his junior. Marius Memorable Works : : Do I join my brothers there? , He is best known from his role of Marius Pontmercy in the Original London Cast, 10th Anniversary Concert Cast and International Cast, Jean Valjean in the 2004 Windsor Castle Concert and Javert in the 2019 Gielgud Theatre All Star Concert. One more dawn, one more day, one day more! A performance from Les Miserables, with Ball reprising his star-making role as Marius, is another easy win. Eponine Ensemble Marius . And I swear, I will be true. 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