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Welcome to the website of John Owen-Jones.
John is an award-winning and record-breaking West End and Broadway actor & singer - probably best known for his performances as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables and as The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera.
This is John's official website and is the only place where you can get up-to-date information on john's upcoming performances and recordings.
NEW LIVE DATES AND APPEARANCES ANNOUNCED!
On June 30th, John will appear on S4C show "Heno"
John will be interviewed and will perform his new single 'Anthem Fawr Y Nos' on the Welsh language daily magazine show between 7pm & 8pm. You can find info on the programme and watch the show online HERE
JOHN TO TAKE PART IN "CERDDWN YMLAEN - WALK ON FOR AIR AMBULANCE WALES" CHARITY WALK ON JULY 10th/11th AND IS SET TO PERFORM IN OPENING CONCERT ON JULY 4TH
Since 2011, Rhys Meirion (pictured below), international Opera star and member of iconic welsh trio, The Three Welsh Tenors, has been an Ambassador for the Wales Air Ambulance.
As part of his support for the Air Ambulance, Rhys organises an annual walk that spans the entire length of Wales to raise funds for the vital service provided by Wales Air Ambulance. The service costs around £6million annually to operate, receives no public funding or National Lottery support and relies entirely on charitable donations to survive.
This year, the third and final Cerddwn Ymlaen (Walk On), takes place from 5 - 12 July. Rhys has raised close to £250,000 over the past two years from the highly successful walks, in which celebrities walk 200 miles across Wales’ most picturesque countryside. Thousands of well wishers, supporters and school children are expected to wave and cheer the walkers on as they travel through Wales. Amongst those walking the whole distance are TV naturalist Iolo Williams, rugby legend Robin McBryde, X-Factor star Lucie Jones, Welsh comedian Tudur Owen, S4C presenter Gerallt Pennant, singer Sioned Terry and Urdd Eisteddfod director Aled Sion. The walkers will be averaging about 26 miles per day, and the walk will take eight days to complete. Together with the expected heat wave set for July, the trekkers will be pushed to the limits of their physical endurance. The walk starts from Eirias Park in Colwyn Bay at 8.30am on Saturday 5 July and Secretary of State for Wales, David Jones MP will join them for their first five miles. They will travel steadily through Wales passing through Denbigh, Ruthin, Llangollen, Llanarmon DC, Welshpool, Newtown, Llanidloes, Rhayader, Builth Wells, Brecon, Merthyr Tudfil, Pontypridd and finally Cardiff. John will join the walk for the last 50 miles between Brecon and Cardiff. A special Just Giving page has been set up for each walker and it is incredibly easy to donate an amount, however small or large, to this valuable charity. Help John help Wales Air Ambulance!
To launch "Cerddwn Ymlaen", John will appear at Venue Cymru, Llandudno North Wales in the "Walk On" Opening Concert on Friday 4th July.
Appearing alongside John at the concert will be Rhys Meirion, Lucie Jones, Sioned Terry, Tudur Owen, Elin Fflur and others.
Proceeds from the concert go towards the Wales Air Ambulance Charity. The 200 mile walk begins the next day in Colwyn Bay at 8:30am!
John to appear at Royal Festival Hall, London on Saturday July 5th
He will appear in concert with a 40 piece orchestra at the world famous venue as part of a stellar line up to celebrate the work of composer Tony Hatch in "Tony Hatch: A Life in Song"
John will sing two songs written by the celebrated composer and will appear onstage alongside Petula Clarke, Marti Webb, Joe McElderry, Rhydian Roberts, Rumer and Sophie Evans. The evening will be hosted by Michael Grade and Tony Hatch himself will be interviewed onstage between songs!
You can buy tickets and get more info HERE
All tickets for the show are FREE and are available HERE
On Oct 4th, John will return to Geneva, Switzerland for a solo concert. After previously appearing in Geneva with Ruthie Henshall and Sharon D. Clarke in 2012, John will perform at the Simply Studio Theatre for an intimate show with pianist John Quirk for "John Owen-Jones:Live and Unplugged" Tickets go on sale on July 1st for what is sure to be a sell out show. You can get tickets and info HERE
Previously announced upcoming dates
Tickets are onsale now and are available HERE
On September 20th, John will return to Llanelli as a special guest of Llanelli Male Voice Choir in a concert to celebrate their 50th Anniversary. Tickets for this concert will be on sale soon. Info can be found HERE
Cor Meibion Llanelli
October 17th will see John performing with the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra at the Thai Cultural Center in Bangkok, Thailand. John returns to the venue after performing a sell out concert there a number of years ago. This time he will be joined by Phantom star Leila Benn Harris and the orchestra will be conducted by Mike England. For more info go HERE
John recently took part in celebrity version of popular Welsh language TV show 'Cariad@Iaith' which was screened on S4C 14th - 20th June.
The show, known in English as 'Love4Language', is a celebration of the national language of Wales. 8 non-Welsh speaking Welsh celebrities attempt to learn to speak Welsh in an intensive week long boot camp of lessons and activities..under the watchful gaze of TV cameras!
You can find out more info on the show and who the other celebrity contestants are HERE
On June 4th on the Sky Arts TV channel, John appeared as a guest on new TV series 'The Elaine Paige Show'. The episode was one of a six part series in which theatre legend Elaine Paige OBE performs and chats with guests from the world of musical theatre. Appearing on the show alongside John and Elaine are theatre director Sir Trevor Nunn CBE, lyricist Herbert Kretzmer OBE and performer Scarlet Strallen.
On Sunday June 1st, Elaine played John's version of Music of the Night from his 2009 album "John Owen-Jones" on her BBC Radio 2 show. You can listen HERE (scroll through the programme to 1:37)
During June, John played the part of "Mog" in a development workshop of a new musical based on the legendary Welsh TV film "Grand Slam"
John performed a solo headining concert at the Swansea Grand Theatre on Feb 14th 2014. The show featured a twenty piece orchestra under the direction of John Quirk and was completely sold out.
On March 7th John appeared in concert at Venue Cymru, Llandudno, North Wales alongside the Three Welsh Tenors and Elin Fflur. The show featured a first for John - he sang Bring Him Home in Welsh and English!
John played the role of real life American naval hero Stephen Decatur in the musical "An American Victory." The story is based on the life of Decatur, his involvement in The First Barbary War and the lives of those affected by the war. The recording of the musical, by composer Lou Bucalo, also features Alexander Gemignani, Judy Kuhn, Adam Jacobs, Marissa McGowan, Doug Kreeger, Philip Boykin, Jennifer Hope Wills and Richard Todd Adams and an ensemble of Broadway performers under the musical direction of Larry Blank and Bob Billig. The record is being produced by seven time Grammy nominee Robert Sher and is slated for release in summer 2014.
On December 1st 2013, John released a brand new recording of the festive classic 'O Holy Night'
You can order the physical copy of O Holy Night for £2.99 (including free worldwide shipping) HERE
On December 23rd John appeared in 'A Night at the Musicals' concert at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff.
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