Mark Cortale Presents Broadway @ The Leicester Square Theatre:
RAMIN KARIMLOO with SETH RUDETSKY as Pianist & Host
International theatre star RAMIN KARIMLOO returns to London for Seth Rudetsky's Broadway @ The Leicester Square Theatre concert series for three performances only produced by Mark Cortale. Karimloo is best known for his Olivier nominated performance in Love Never Dies and The Phantom of The Opera on the West End and the Broadway revival of Les Miserables (Valjean) for which he received a Tony nomination .Seth Rudetsky recently starred in his musical Disaster! in 2016 at the Charing Cross Theatre.
Broadway @ Leicester Square Theatre began in 2013 with Patti LuPone and returned with Audra McDonald in 2017 and most recently with John Barrowman this past April. What differentiates this concert series from any other perhaps, is the seamless mix of intimate behind-the-scenes stories from Broadway's biggest stars - prompted by Rudetsky's probing, funny, revealing questions - and their stellar singing of musical theatre repertoire. This is a spontaneous evening of hilarity and show-stopping songs that is not to be missed.
Called "a global actor for a global time," by The New York Times, the Iranian-born, Canadian-raised Tony & Olivier Award nominated actor and singer has taken the West End and Broadway by storm with stand-out performances in the most iconic roles in musical theater, as well as nuanced characterizations in new and surprising pieces of theater. He recently starred on Broadway in the smash-hit new musical Anastasia, originating the role of Gleb Vaganov, a new character written for the stage adaptation and tailored to his talents.
On the West End, Ramin rose to fame in starring roles in both of the West End's longest running musicals: Les MisÚrables, where he's played Jean Valjean, Enjolras and Marius; and The Phantom of the Opera, where he played Raoul and became the youngest person ever to play The Phantom. Ramin was then hand-picked by Andrew Lloyd Webber to originate the lead role of The Phantom in Love Never Dies, the sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. For his performance, he was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for 'Best Actor in a Musical' and awarded with the prestigious Theatregoer's Choice Award and the Broadway World Award for 'Best Actor in a Musical'. Additional awards include: 'Favorite Leading Man' in London's West End by The WhatsOnStage Awards, West End Theatregoers' Choice Award for his performance as Jean Valjean in Les Mis, and the 'Best Actor in a Musical' WhatsOnStage Award in 2011 for his performance as The Phantom in Love Never Dies.
*Meet & Greet will last for 30 minutes on stage directly following the performance and include a photo-op with professional photographer. No autographs will be possible due to time constraints