John Owen-Jones in Concert
SAT 21ST | 8PM | TICKETS £20, £25, £30, £35
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Tickets from £20. John Owen-Jones is an award winning and record-breaking West End and Broadway actor and singer. He is best known for his performances as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables and as The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera.
At the age of twenty six, he became the youngest actor ever to play the role of Jean Valjean in the West End production of Les Miserables. After thousands of performances in the West End and on tour around the UK he played the role at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York. He is the only British actor to have played the role of Valjean both in the West End and on Broadway.
John returned to play the role of Jean Valjean in a brand new production of Les Miserables for its 25th anniversary tour and was awarded the Manchester Evening News Award for the ‘Best Actor in a Visiting Production’ for his performance as Jean Valjean. They was described his performance as “a truly astonishing achievement that must be one of the greatest stage performances of all time.” John was also part of the Valjean quartet featured in the finale of the Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert at the O2 Arena, London and his performance can be heard on the Les Miserables Live! Album. In an online poll, John was voted the “Best Ever Valjean” and “Best Ever Performer in Les Miserables” by fans of the show worldwide.
John originally played the role of The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera between 2001 and 2004 in the West End production to great acclaim -The Daily Mail said he was “better than all the actors that preceded him in the role” He returned to the role of The Phantom in the West End in 2011 culminating in a performance as part of the Five Phantoms in a special finale at the Phantom 25th Anniversary Concert at The Royal Albert Hall. He is the West End’s longest running Phantom with nearly 2000 performances in the role. He is no stranger to Phantom special events having also appeared in a special finale of the show at the Majestic Theatre, New York to celebrate Phantom’s 25th year on Broadway and he recently returned from a special one off appearance as The Phantom at the prestigious Golden Masks award ceremony at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow.
After the critical acclaim for his reinterpretation of Jean Valjean on the 25th Anniversary tour of Les Miserables in 2010, John was asked to reinterpret the role of The Phantom in the brand new production of The Phantom of the Opera for it’s 25th anniversary UK tour in 2012. His performance on the tour earned him a nomination for Best Actor in a Visiting Production from the Manchester Theatre Awards and he is in the unique position of being the only actor to have the opportunity to reinvent Valjean and The Phantom – two of the greatest roles in musical theatre history.
John has performed extensively in theatre all over the country at prestigious venues such as The National Theatre, London and The Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park, London and The West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds. He has appeared on television and radio in such shows as Scott and Bailey, The Mill, In The Flesh, The Bill, The Royal Variety Show, Friday Night Is Music Night, Children In Need, The Elaine Paige Show, This Morning and The Alan Titchmarsh Show. He has performed in concert around the world from Wales to Australia (and most places in between).
John has released three albums. The independently released ‘Hallelujah’ (2006) and on the Sain label ‘John Owen-Jones’ (2009) and ‘Unmasked’ (2011).Back