Michael Ball, Britain's leading musical star and the Variety Club Best Recording Artiste for 1998, has starred on Broadway and dominated the marquees on many of the leading West End shows for more than a decade. A proven and varied talent, Michael won acclaim and the hearts of the public with his numerous performances on stage, film and television. All Michael's eleven solo albums have held commanding positions in the UK charts, all rapidly going gold within weeks of their release. In July 1999 Michael was presented with the Theatregoers Club of Great Britain's award for Most Popular Musical Actor over the last 21 years.
Michael's theatre career to date boasts roles such as Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance; Marius in Cameron Mackintosh and the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Les Miserables at the Palace Theatre in London; Raoul in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre in London; Alex in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Aspects of Love at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London and on Broadway; and Giorgio in Stephen Sondheim's musical Passion at the Queen's Theatre, London.
In 1992 Michael represented Great Britain in the Eurovision Song Contest. His entry One Step Out of Time reached an audience of over 600 million worldwide, soaring to Number One in the UK singles chart, a position his debut album Michael Ball swiftly took in the album chart. His success as a solo artist lead to a sell out national tour concluding at the London Palladium, and performances in front of HM The Queen at both Her Majesty's 40th Anniversary Gala and The Royal Variety Show.