About Michael Ball
Michael Ball, the acclaimed star of stage and screen will appear in two major West End productions.
In August 2019, Ball will play Javert for 16 weeks in Les Misérables The All-Star Staged Concert – this spectacular staging of the legendary concert, previously seen in London at the Royal Albert Hall and the O2 Arena will run at the Gielgud Theatre.
Ball will then return to his legendary, Olivier Award winning role of Edna Turnblad, as Hairspray the Musical comes to London for a special, strictly limited season in April 2020.
Michael Ball continues to exceed all expectations of what Britain’s leading man of musical theatre should be about.
For 30 years Michael has been starring in musical theatre productions in the West End and on Broadway winning critical acclaim and awards for his stage work and recording career. He is a double Olivier Award winner, multi-platinum recording artist and radio and TV presenter.
In what seems like an impossibly long and successful career he has moved from the hot young star of Les Mis and Aspects of Love, to comic master in shows like Hairspray, to mass murderer in Sweeney Todd.
Michael Ball’s previous theatre roles
Michael made his West End debut as Marius in the original London cast of Les Misérables; he starred in the West End production of The Phantom of the Opera, Aspects of Love in the West End and on Broadway, in the London production of Stephen Sondheim’s Passion and as Caractacus Potts in the West End musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
He won his first Olivier Award for his performance as Edna Turnblad in the smash hit musical Hairspray and his second Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his critically acclaimed lead role in Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
Michael most recently starred as Anatoly in the first major West End production of Chess – the much loved 1984 musical from ABBA songwriters Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, and Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar, The Lion King, Evita). Prior to this production Ball played Mack Sennett in Chichester Festival Theatre’s UK tour of Mack and Mabel.
What role does Michael Ball play
Michael Ball will play the role of ruthless policeman Javert in Les Misérables The All-Star Staged Concert
Michael Ball will play the role of Edna Turnblad, Tracey’s larger than life mother, in Hairspray the Musical
Les Misérables The All-Star Staged Concert is booking from 10 August 2019 until 30 November 2019 at the Gielgud Theatre, London.
Hairspray is booking from 23 April 2020 until 19 July 2020 at the London Coliseum.