Welcome to the website of John Owen-Jones.
John is an award winning and record-breaking West End and Broadway actor & recording artist - probably best known for his performances as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables and as The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera.
John will be appearing in concert around the UK in the coming months. He will be appearing as a special guest of Gareth Gates in 'Momentous Musicals' (Wimbledon, Torquay, Bradford and Manchester), will co-headline a concert with Bryn Terfel and the Royal Liverpool Philarmonic Orchestra (Liverpool) and will appear in 'Movies and Musicals' (London) with Louise Dearman
John has begun writing a regular guest column for Welsh newspaper The Llanelli Star. The column will run in the newspaper once a month. All columns will be available on this site after publication. Read John's column for June HERE You can read John's columns for the months of April and May HERE and HERE
John unexpectedly performed onstage at the Royal Albert Hall recently. He was in the audience for a concert performance by Alfie Boe who brought John onstage to join him for a totally unrehearsed and impromptu duet of Bring Him Home in front of nearly 6000 people!
John has contributed vocals to charity single 'A Miners Song'. The track, recorded as a tribute to the 8000 people who have died in mining accidents in Wales, will be released in March with all proceeds going towards the Welsh National Coal Mining Memorial to be erected next year. Over 200 artistes have contributed to the single which will also feature Aled Jones, Caroline Sheen, Daniel and Laura Curtis, Dennis O'Neill, Darren Parry, Ioan Gruffudd, Iris Williams, Jamie Pugh, Jonathan Pryce, JP Jones, Mark Llewelyn Evans, Matthew Rhys, Paul Child, Paul Potts, Pino Palladino, Rebecca Evans, Rhys Meirion, Samantha Link, Sian Phillips, Tom Lukas and Wynne Evans. With special spoken contributions by Michael Sheen, Boyd Clack, Joe Calzaghe and the late Richard Burton. The CD is available from iTunes, Amazon and Tesco and Asda stores in Wales and was premiered before the Wales v England Six Nations game at the Millennium Stadium Cardiff on the same day. (Which Wales won in case you didn't know) More info here: http://www.nationalminingmemorial.co.uk/home/4574061325
John recently finished filming guest roles on "In The Flesh" for BBC3 -
and "The Mill" for Channel 4 - The Mill
The first episode of In The Flesh aired on Sunday 17th March and recently aired on BBC America. Scott and Bailey aired April 10th and The Mill will air later in the year.
John earned a coveted Manchester Theatre Award nomination for Best Actor in a Visiting Production for his performance as The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary Tour. Winners of The Manchester Theatre Awards were announced on March 26th. Sadly, John didn't win the award but the excellent Ray Fearon did for his performance in the RSC's Julius Caesar. Congratulations Ray! http://manchestertheatreawards.com/news/24
John was in New York in January where he appeared in a special gala
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