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In the world of theatrical performers, Ramin Karimloo is known as one of the most formidable talents in the industry. Heralded for his portrayal of leading roles Jean Valjean in Les Mirerables and the Phantom in Phantom of the Opera, Karimloo is a musical force unlike any other. In fact, it was his unbridaled reputation that led to his performance in the recent Oscar tribute to Les Misérables.
Iranian-born, Canadian actor, singer Ramin is recognized as the favorite leading man to perform in London's West End Musical Theatre by whatsonstage.com. Ramin has played starring roles in both of the West End's longest running musicals; Jean Valjean, Enjolras and Marius in Les Misérables and the Phantom and Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera.
Ramin was hand picked by Andrew Lloyd Webber to portray the lead role in his sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies. He originated the role of Phantom in this sequel, a role that won him the prestigious Theatregoer’s Choice Award and the Broadwayworld.com award for Best Actor in a musical.
In 2011, Ramin played The Phantom for three performances alongside Love Never Dies co-star Sierra Boggess in the unique “25th Anniversary Production of The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall”, that was streamed live to cinemas across the world, providing an even larger stage for this theatrical superstar’s talent. Additionally, he performed the title song, Music Of The Night, during the Broadway 25th Anniversary of Phantom of the Opera.
Ramin also played the role of Enjolras in the “25th Anniversary Concert of Les Misérables” at The O2 Arena in London where it has been one of the most widely viewed shows in history.
His other musical theatre credits include Murder Ballad, Miss Saigon, Zorro - The Musical, Pirates of Penzance, Simply Barbara, Grease, Anything Goes and Bye Bye Birdie.
One of my favorites of Cat Stevens. A day off from our rehearsals here in Japan for Chess The Musical and got to playing around with this. Obviously go to Cat’s haunting version for the definitive but I do love this song.
Such a great band with so many great songs. Listen to them do this song beautifully with their harmonies.
I may not be American but as a guest I am honored to be asked to sing their anthem. Thank you Carolina Hurricanes for your hospitality. Dec 28 2019.
This is a beautiful Ryan Bingham song. We decided to cover it in our show. Here’s a shot from the sound desk.
One of our singles from our album ‘From Now On’. Here we played live at Broadway.com
A beautiful composition by Caroline. We played around with this solo and turned it into a duet. Here’s our work in progress. She’s incredible.
Final week of your awesome questions. Thanks so much for sending in questions every week and taking part.
You Folks asked and I rambled.
More questions .. more ramblings.
Always stay Inquisitive
Diversify your Spiritual Portfolio ...
You asked ... I rambled.
You asked ...
You asked and I tried. Thanks for the questions, Folks. X
Tuesday Ten ... you asked. Week 2.
Ten Questions ever Tuesday for Ten Weeks. Your questions answered based on my experience. Not an expert or even qualified most likely to answer anything.
A cut version of this great song during our ‘Duets’ concert.
One of our favorite covers of this beautiful song.
Straight off the plane and we had a meeting about the songs and my name. Ha. Sound was hard to get in such a noise room (hence the in-ears) but you can get a glimpse of us putting the show together. Michael K Lee and myself had a blast together. Thanks Jaymes Kohnen for the video footage.
A View From The Wings ... Horsham 2019. The ‘From Now On’ Tour
Passing Time Backstage with the wonderful, Anna O’Byrne
With Sergio Ortega rehearsing this beautiful song backstage in my dressing at Anastasia.
From passing time in the dressing in Murder Ballad to touring. Love singing this song and Matt playing it. Andy sure writes a sweet tune.
From Godspell. Beautifully played by Andy on piano and Nick on Bass.
The Tragically Hip cover. My reason I sing. Georgina, Nick, Jessie, Andy and Matt joining me around the Omni mic. I really do love this band. I could sing their songs all night, gladly. Thank you Jamie Kassa for capturing this intimate moment in our show. Love this musical family of mine. Grateful.
Was so much fun to try this with the band. Great having Jamie Kassa at more of our shows and gathering more content. More videos to come. It's always great to sing JRB songs. Love Bridges of Madison County too.
Here are all 22 one minute clips we did for the 'Vote Harvey' campaign. He's Never Been On!
Rehearsing this beautiful song with Matthew Harvey during one of our sound-checks. Written by David Mayfield.
Soundcheck in Horsham with Nick Pini, Georgina Leach and Matthew Harvey
Loved playing Che in Evita in Vancouver. Love this song. Here again with Matthew Harvey. The guy is brilliant. On tour this Jan 2017. Tickets at raminkarimloo.com
With Matt Harvey. Music and lyrics by the amazing Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash. My tour is in Jan, 2017. Tickets at raminkarimloo.com
Lead song for my January 2017 tour. As always songs from Musicals to Folk in a way that we have developed into Broadgrass. Here I'm with my Murder Ballad brothers, Norman Bowman and Matthew Harvey.
This beautiful hymn written by the incredible Tim Eriksen. This a treat for me in the studio with the formidable Tania Elizabeth. Once again recording on the EP with The Broadgrass Band. ... Do check out more of Tim's music. Haunting voice and an incredibly diverse musician.
From Tick Tick Boom. Just playing around after rehearsals in Brooklyn. Getting ready for EP 3. Fun song to sing but got to focus on the songs we are recording now. I do love this song though.
This is a beautiful song written by Jamie Lawson. He's a brilliant singer songwriter. Check out his stuff. He's brilliant.
The new song I tried out last weekend at BB Kings. Wrote this about three/four years ago with the amazing Mick Lister. Been wanting to do this for a while. Hope To be writing more with this guy. Great producer. Playing around with it here in Greenwich, New York.
I love this song. Many artists have recorded it. Arrangement inspired by my idol Colm Wilkinson. But many great renditions out there. We were on a long dinner break and it brought be sheer joy to jam on this with Cooper. What a talented and incredible human being. Can't wait to do this at the London Palladium. July 16th, 2016. Tickets at raminkarimloo.com
Joe and I having a bit of fun covering The Avett Brothers - Greatest Sum. This is the song that connected us back in the day. A real treat and honor for me.
Here's a song I co-wrote with the prodigious Victoria Shaw. Here we are at The Cabaret in Indianapolis. Please be sure to check out their channel on youtube as well. x
Another one from The Cabaret in Indy. Two of my favorite writers and nicest folks I've ever worked with from a show I love, Ragtime. Check out the The Cabaret folks here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqyy8YJeR69S3DO-iuDpLVQ
This is an Old Crow Medicine Show cover. One of my favorite songs. Here we are playing it at The Cabaret in Indianapolis. Please check out their youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqyy8YJeR69S3DO-iuDpLVQ As always we got Sergio Ortega and on this occasion we have the wonderful James 'The Samps' Sampliner. Amazing. Thank you to the folks at the Cabaret for filming. More to come.
That's What Friends Are For ..... Final drivel.
Smushing Jennies. - more half time nonsense. My periscope is @raminkarimloo ... So join us friday 6pm June 26. 5k followers is the target.
Absolute drivel at half-time
Someone broke the strap to the tripod carry case. Still a mystery.
It's all in the title and video
A backstage jam on one of my favorite songs by the Old Crow Medicine Show with Sergio Ortega from my Broadgrass Band and my great friend, Simon Bailey.
MURDER BALLAD Murder Ballad centres around Sara (Kerry Ellis), a young New Yorker who is torn between her dangerous ex-boyfriend and her reliable husband. Led by a sexy bartender who serves as the show’s narrator, Murder Ballad documents the details of the torrid affair with vibrant pop-rock tunes. When Sara breaks up with Tom, a gritty bartender,...
2016 schedule About West End LIVE Celebrating its 12th year in 2016, West End LIVE is a free, two-day musical extravaganz showcasing the best of West End theatre. It regularly attracts more than 500,000 people to watch live performances from dozens of West End musicals over the course of the weekend and is the largest event of its type in the ...
Lambert Jackson Productions’ concert performances of the Tony Award-winning musical The Secret Garden at the London Palladium on 4 April 2020 boasts quite a cast including West End stars Lucie Jones, Ramin Karimloo and Jac Yarrow.
Get ready to fight back the tears because Lambert Jackson Productions is bringing Doctor Zhivago – The UK Concert Premiere to London’s Cadogan Hall on 1 September with Ramin Karimloo as Yurii Andreyevich Zhivago and Celinde Schoenmaker as Lara Guishar, with further casting to be announced.
A year and a day after Gillian Lynne DBE sadly passed away, ‘To Gillie, With Love’ will see stars of the world of dance, theatre, film and TV come together on 2 July 2019 at London’s Gillian Lynne Theatre, to show their admiration and thanks. Already in the line-up are Sierra Boggess, Ben Forster, Linzi Hateley, Ramin Karimloo, Beverley Knight and the New Adventures Company. A special evening is in store.
Star of Phantom, Lover Never Dies & Les Misérables, Ramin Karimloo will be back in London on 5 and 6 October 2018 to chat, perform and maybe even throw in a bit of gossip (!) as part of Seth Rudetsky’s Broadway @ Leicester Square Theatre series.
An all-star cast of leading West End performers will create a studio recording of Michael Webborn and Daniel Finn’s British musical faerytale The Clockmaker’s Daughter which premiered in London in 2015.