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Posted on 07th May 2017

14 Facts about Michael Ball & Alfie Boe

Michael Ball & Alfie Boe are stopping off in Scarborough on Wednesday 28th June as part of their outdoor summer tour.

Here are 14 facts you may or may not know about Michael Ball & Alfie Boe!

  • Michael Ball is a musical theatre star from Bromsgrove and Alfie Boe is an acclaimed tenor from Fleetwood.
  • Michael Ball’s theatre career began in the 80s when he starred in multiple West End shows including: Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and Aspects of Love.
  • Alfie Boe has also starred in Les Miserables, playing Jean Valjean in the 25th Anniversary Concert in London and also playing the part on the Broadway show.
  • In the early 90s Michael Ball released his first 2 albums which peaked at number 1 and 3 and ventured out on his first 2 UK tours.
  • Michael represented the United Kingdom in 1992 at the Eurovision Song Contest finishing second with the song “One Step Out of Time”
  • Alfie Boe’s first public performance was in his hometown of Fleetwood where he performed in a “Songs from the Shows” presentation at the Marine Hall.
  • Alfie Boe moved to London and studied singing at the Royal College of Music, the National Opera Studio and the Royal Opera House’s Vilar Young Artists Programme.
  • Michael was voted Most Popular Musical Actor over the last 21 years by the Theatregoers Club of Great Britain.
  • Alfie Boe has won a Tony Award and a Silver Clef Award.
  • In 2007 Michael Ball returned to the West End to play the part of Edna Turnblad in Hairspray, for which he won Best Actor in a Musical at the Laurence Olivier Awards.
  • Michael Ball and Alfie Boe have both separately performed at the Royal Variety Performance.
  • In 2016 Michael and Alfie first joined forces to record their album ‘Together’ which features some stage classics and more incredible duets. The album peaked at number 1 in the charts.
  • The duo then went on tour together in November and December going all across the UK performing at arenas and theatres.
  • Following the success of last year’s tour the duo are touring outdoor venues this summer at many historic buildings, they will then be following up the summer tour with an Arena Tour in November and December.

Don't miss out on seeing Michael Ball & Alfie Boe on Wednesday 28th June as part of their 'Together Again' summer tour. Get your tickets here: Michael Ball & Alfie Boe

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