John Owen-Jones stars in The Great British Bake Off Musical at the Noel Coward Theatre in London.
John Owen-Jones is originally from Burry Port in South Wales, and is a star of the West End and Broadway stage. He has released 7 studio albums, worked extensively in theatre and has appeared on television, radio and in concert all over the world.
On stage, John is best known for his acclaimed performances as Jean Valjean in Les Misérables and as the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera. John remains the youngest actor in West End history to have played Jean Valjean in Les Misérables – a role he also played twice on Broadway, and has performed as the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera nearly 2000 times – more than any actor in the show’s entire West End run.
After training at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, John made his West End debut at the Palace Theatre in 1995, when he first joined the cast of Les Misérables. He has been closely associated with the show ever since, appearing in every London theatre in which the show has played.
Elsewhere on stage, John has performed extensively in theatre in the West End and around the UK in shows such as Sweeney Todd for the English National Opera with Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson, Showboat at the Royal Albert Hall, A Little Night Music at the National Theatre with Dame Judi Dench and led the cast in in the world premiere of brand-new musical Tiger Bay, in a role written especially for him.
On TV he has appeared in shows such as Toast of Tinseltown, The Bill and Scott and Bailey.
John is an accomplished concert performer, playing many solo headline shows around the UK and abroad and has appeared as a guest performer in concert globally in such venues as The Royal Albert Hall in London, Bunkamura Orchard Hall in Tokyo, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Sydney Opera House and Carnegie Hall in New York. In 2022 he completed his first UK solo concert tour culminating with a sellout show in the West End at Her Majesty’s Theatre. He has appeared twice at the BBC Proms in the Park concerts, twice on The Royal Variety Show, toured the UK in concert with Katherine Jenkins and has been a special guest in concert with Collabro, Michael Ball, Alfie Boe and Bryn Terfel. He has performed leading roles in staged concert versions of The Hired Man, Sweeney Todd, South Pacific, and new musical The Clockmaker’s Daughter. He has also worked as a director, radio presenter and voiceover artist.