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)
buy the album HERE
JOHN sings on the field AT principality STADIUM!
JOHN REALISED A LONG HELD DREAM RECENTLY WHEN HE PERFORMED BEFORE KICK OFF AT THE WALES V ENGLAND GAME IN CARDIFF DURING THE 2019 RUGBY UNION 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!
JOHN TO APPEAR IN CONVERSATION AND SONG IN LONDON
JOHN WILL BE 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.
TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE
JOHN WILL APPEAR IN CONCERT in cardiff in june
tickets now available for “A Night at the Musicals” Concert at Wales Millennium Centre on June 23rd, 2019
JOHN WILL APPEAR ALONGSIDE KERRY ELLIS, DANIELLE HOPE AND DAVID THAXTON IN A CONCERT CELEBRATING MUSICAL THEATRE AT THE WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE IN CARDIFF. THE SHOW WILL ALSO FEATURE THE NOVELLO ORCHESTRA UNDER THE BATON OF DAVID MAHONEY.
TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE
JOHN RETURNS TO IRELAND TO PERFORM IN CONCERT IN JUNE
JOHN WILL JOIN 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 will be the first time he has performed in Cork. As well as John and Ruthie, the show - at Cork City Hall - will feature the excellent Cork Concert Orchestra
tickets available here
John will APPEAR In CONCERT IN Scarborough and London during July at the West End Proms
JOHN WILL PERFORM “UNDER THE STARS” AT THE OLD ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE IN LONDON ON 4TH JULY AND AT OPEN AIR THEATRE SCARBOROUGH ON 5TH JULY.
HE WILL BE 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 CONCERTS THIS SUMMER.
TICKETS AND MORE INFO HERE
JOHN SET TO PLAY 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 CURRENTLY SCHEDULED TO PERFORM EVERY MONDAY NIGHT, WEDNESDAY MATINEE AND THURSDAY NIGHT
John is also scheduled to play the role for all shows on 14th, 15th & 16th October 2019
(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!
TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE
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.
JOHN TO LAUNCH SPOTLIGHT WITH SERIES OF INTIMATE LIVE SHOWS
JOHN WILL APPEAR AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL, LONDON 17th/18th FEBRUARY AND AT THE NORWEGIAN CHURCH, CARDIFF 20TH/ 21ST FEBRUARY
Simply John, his musical director, a piano and an audience…