John Owen-Jones

Phil Hollinghurst

John Owen-Jones is probably best known for his performances as Jean Valjean in Les Misérables and The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera. John remains the youngest actor in West End history to have played Jean Valjean (a role he played twice on Broadway) and appeared as the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera nearly 2000 times – more than any actor in the show’s entire West End run.

John was once named as one of the Top 10 musical theatre actors in the UK by The Stage newspaper and has worked extensively in theatre across the UK in plays and musicals such as Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, Show Boat, Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing and Moliere’s The Hypochondriac at venues such as the Royal National Theatre, The Wales Millennium Centre and the Royal Albert Hall and has appeared on TV in shows such as Toast of Tinseltown, In the Flesh and Scott and Bailey. He has appeared as himself many times on television and radio in shows singing on programmes such as The Royal Variety Show, This Morning, Children in Need and BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night.

He is an accomplished and globally in-demand concert performer, appearing in venues such as the Sydney Opera House, Bunkamura Orchard Hall in Tokyo, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and Carnegie Hall in New York and recently completed a solo UK tour that culminated with a sold-out show at Her Majesty’s Theatre, London.

He has worked as a director, radio presenter and a voiceover artist and presents his own theatre-based podcast called The Last Show on Earth.

John features as Jean Valjean on the Les Miz Live! 2010 cast recording and has released seven solo albums, which he also produced.

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