THE BRAND NEW ALBUM OUT NOW!
Recorded in London and Prague during 2018, John’s latest solo studio album “SPOTLIGHT” features brand new versions of some classic musical theatre tracks…and more! He is accompanied on the 13 track album by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by John Quirk.
1. From Now On from The Greatest Showman
2. Evermore from Beauty and The Beast
3. You Raise Me Up
4. Some Enchanted Evening from South Pacific
5. I Dreamed A Dream from Les Miserables
6. Love Never Dies from Love Never Dies
7. What Kind Of Fool Am I? from Stop the World - I Want to Get Off!
8. The Prayer (featuring Lucie Jones)
9. Climb Every Mountain from The Sound Of Music
10. Through the Barricades
11. Goodbye from Catch Me If You Can
12. I'm Going Home from The Rocky Horror Show
13 While Floating High Above from Ken Hill's The Phantom of the Opera (bonus track)
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JOHN sings on the field AT principality STADIUM!
JOHN REALISED A LONG HELD DREAM THIS YEAR WHEN HE PERFORMED BEFORE THE KICK OFF AT THE WALES v ENGLAND GAME IN CARDIFF DURING THE 2019 RUGBY UNION SIX NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIP.
He led the 74,000 strong capacity crowd in a stirring rendition of the song Delilah before joining a 120 strong Welsh male voice choir to sing God Save the Queen and Mae Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau -the English and Welsh national anthems.
Not only did John fulfil a lifelong dream but Wales also achieved an historic win against their old rivals England with the final score being Wales 21 - England 13 before going on to win the Grand Slam!!
JOHN WILL APPEAR IN “WEST END DOES: HALLOWEEN - THE MAGICIANS BALL” IN LONDON IN OCTOBER
JOHN WILL JOIN WEST END STARS ROB HOUCHEN, HIBA ELCHIKHE, TREVOR DION NICHOLAS, CARRIE HOPE FLETCHER AND SOME BRILLIANT MAGICIANS IN AN INTIMATE AND IMMERSIVE PERFORMANCE OF MAGIC, MUSIC AND ILLUSION AT THE MAGIC CIRCLE CENTRE FOR THE THE MAGIC ARTS IN KING’S CROSS, LONDON ON 27th OCTOBER
THERE WILL BE A MATINEE AND EVENING PERFORMANCE AND TICKETS WILL SURELY SELL OUT QUICKLY IN SUCH AN INTIMATE SPACE.
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JOHN WILL APPEAR AS SPECIAL GUEST IN CONCERT IN WALES THIS DECEMBER WITH ONLY MEN ALOUD
JOHN WILL join the choir’s CHRISTMAS TOUR for two DATES
HE WILL APPEAR AT CARDIFF ST DAVID’S HALL ON DECEMBER 9th AND AT SWANSEA BRANGWYN HALL ON DECEMBER 11th.
PLEASE NOTE: JOHN WILL ONLY BE APPEARING AT THESE DATES AND WILL NOT PERFORM ANY OTHER DATES DURING THE TOUR
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JOHN WILL APPEAR IN TWO FESTIVE CONCERTS IN SCOTLAND IN DECEMBER
JOHN WILL APPEAR AS PART OF THE LINEUP OF “NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL CHRISTMAS LIVE”
HE WILL BE JOINED ONSTAGE BY KERRY ELLIS, CAPITAL VOICES AND A FULL BAND CONDUCTED BY ROBERT EMERY IN A CONCERT CELEBRATING THE BIGGEST SELLING FESTIVE ALBUM OF ALL TIME – LIVE ON STAGE!
THE SHOWS WILL TAKE PLACE AT GLASGOW ROYAL CONCERT HALL ON DECEMBER 2Oth AND AT USHER HALL, EDINBURGH ON DECEMBER 21st
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JOHN WILL RETURN TO JAPAN PERFORM IN CONCERT IN 2020!
JOHN WILL PERFORM IN “VOICES OF THE WEST END 2020” CONCERT IN TOKYO IN MARCH
AFTER A RUN OF SELL OUT CONCERTS IN JANUARY 2019 THE VOICES OF THE WEST END CONCERT WILL RETURN TO BUNKAMURA ORCHARD HALL IN TOKYO WITH A BRAND NEW SHOW LED BY JOHN - FEATURING SOME OTHER YET-TO-BE ANNOUNCED WEST END STARS AND A FULL ORCHESTRA UNDER THE DIRECTION OF JOHN QUIRK. PERFORMANCES WILL TAKE PLACE ON 5TH, 6TH, 7TH MARCH 2020. TICKETS WILL BE ON SALE SOON!
JOHN APPEARED IN CONVERSATION AND SONG IN LONDON IN MAY
JOHN WAS THE SPECIAL GUEST OF EDWARD SECKERSON AT ‘COMPARING NOTES’ IN PIZZA EXPRESS HOLBORN ON MAY 12
The ‘Comparing Notes’ series is an informal affair that brings stars of the West End and Broadway to Pizza Express Live, Holborn. In a lively and informal mix of performance and conversation, host Edward Seckerson chats with musical theatre luminaries, exploring the stories behind the songs and the personalities behind the artistry. The series has played host in the past to performers such as Kim Criswell, Rosalie Craig, Julian Ovenden, Kerry Ellis, Howard Goodall and Stiles and Drewe. In fact Edward Seckerson has interviewed everyone from Bernstein to Liza Minnelli, Paul McCartney to Pavarotti, and Julie Andrews to Andrew Lloyd Webber! John will chat about his career to date and sing songs from all his albums including his most recent release Spotlight accompanied by musical director John Quirk.
JOHN APPEARED IN CONCERT in cardiff in june
HE STARRED IN “A Night at the Musicals” Concert at Wales Millennium Centre on June 23rd, 2019
JOHN APPEARED ALONGSIDE KERRY ELLIS, DANIELLE HOPE AND DAVID THAXTON IN A CONCERT CELEBRATING MUSICAL THEATRE AT THE WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE IN CARDIFF. THE SHOW ALSO FEATURED THE NOVELLO ORCHESTRA UNDER THE BATON OF DAVID MAHONEY.
JOHN RETURNED TO IRELAND TO PERFORM IN CONCERT IN JUNE
JOHN JOINED WEST END AND BROADWAY STAR RUTHIE HENSHALL TO PERFORM in CORK ON SATURDAY JUNE 29th
JOHN LAST PERFORMED IN IRELAND IN 2012 AT THE BORD GAIS THEATRE IN DUBLIN AND THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME HE HAS PERFORMED IN CORK. AS WELL AS JOHN AND RUTHIE, THE SHOW - AT CORK CITY HALL - FEATURED THE CORK CONCERT ORCHESTRA AND COMPLETELY SOLD OUT.
John APPEARED In CONCERT IN London at the West End Proms
JOHN PERFORMED “UNDER THE STARS” AT THE OLD ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE IN LONDON ON 4TH JULY.
HE WAS JOINED BY FELLOW WEST END STARS MARISHA WALLACE, LAUREN SAMUELS, JON ROBYNS, RACHEL JOHN, BEN FORSTER, JAMIE MUSCATO AND JODIE STEELE AT THE FIRST EVER “WEST END PROMS” OPEN AIR CONCERT.
JOHN PLAYED TWO INTIMATE SHOWS IN WALES THIS JULY
HE APPEARED at crickhowell CLARENCE HALL ON JULY 7th AND NEWBRIDGE MEMO ON JULY 8th
THE SHOW FEATURED SONGS FROM ALL OF JOHN’S ALBUMS AND HE WAS JOINED BY JOHN QUIRK ON PIANO.
JOHN is currently PLAYing VALJEAN IN THE WEST END AGAIN!
John will share the role of Jean Valjean with Alfie Boe in Les Miserables during a limited run of a very special ALL STAR STAGED concert version of the show
THE SHOW WILL RUN FROM AUGUST 10th 2019 - NOVEMBER 30th 2019
JOHN WILL PLAY THE ROLE OF JEAN VALJEAN AT LEAST 3 TIMES A WEEK AND IS SCHEDULED TO USUALLY PERFORM EVERY MONDAY NIGHT, WEDNESDAY MATINEE AND THURSDAY NIGHT.
PLEASE SEE LIVE DATES PAGE FOR FULL SCHEDULE
(Please note the performance schedule is subject to change without notice. Les Misérables cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular performer, which is always subject to illness and holiday)
John has had a long and happy association with Les Misérables. He remains the youngest actor in the show’s history to have played Jean Valjean (first playing the role at just 26), has appeared as Valjean twice on Broadway (in 2006 and 2016) and was the first British actor to play the role in both New York and London. He was also the first actor to play Jean Valjean in the newly staged version of the show for its 25th Anniversary tour in 2010 and can be heard as Valjean on the Les Misérables Live! album. During this run he was nominated for a WhatsOnStage Award for his portrayal and won a Manchester Evening News Award for Best Actor in a musical. The Manchester Evening News called his performance “a truly astonishing achievement that must be one of the greatest stage performances of all time.” John last played the role of Jean Valjean in 2016 when he appeared in the show’s Middle East premiere in Dubai. He has been part of the show’s 10th, 20th, 21st, 25th and 30th birthday celebrations and was voted ‘Best Ever Valjean’ in a worldwide online poll of fans of the show. John ‘s forthcoming appearance at The Gielgud Theatre will mean he has performed as Jean Valjean in every London theatre in which the show has played; the Barbican, the Palace, the Queen’s and now the Gielgud!
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Cameron Mackintosh has announced that for 16 weeks only Michael Ball (Javert), Alfie Boe (Jean Valjean), Carrie Hope Fletcher (Fantine) and Matt Lucas (Thénardier) will lead a large cast and orchestra of over sixty-five in the concert version of Les Misérables. Katy Secombe also joins to play Madame Thénardier and for three performances a week, the role of Jean Valjean will be played by John Owen-Jones. Further casting will be announced shortly.
This spectacular staging of the legendary concert, previously seen in London at the Royal Albert Hall and the O2 Arena, will run from 10 August – 30 November 2019 at the intimate Gielgud Theatre next door to the current home of Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre. Public booking opens at 12noon (GMT) on Thursday 7 February 2019.
Produced on stage by Mackintosh, Les Misérables is the world’s longest running musical now in its 34th year in London.
The Original London production currently at the Queen’s Theatre (following runs at the Barbican and the Palace Theatre) will play until 13 July 2019 when the theatre will then close for four months of rebuilding work This work will also restore architect W.G. Sprague’s original boxes and loges which, along with the entire front of house, were destroyed by a bomb in 1940 and caused the theatre to be closed for 20 years. The restored Queen’s Theatre will reopen in December of 2019 with a new production of Les Misérables continuing its phenomenal run indefinitely, with a new West End company being put together now.