In conversation and song with Edward Seckerson

Comparing Notes with John Owen-Jones

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Last Show: Sunday 12 th May 2019

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

Comparing Notes brings stars of the West End and Broadway to PizzaExpress Live Holborn. In a lively and informal mix of performance and conversation host Edward Seckerson will be getting up close and personal with these musical theatre luminaries, exploring the stories behind the songs and the personalities behind the artistry.

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John Owen-Jones is a record-breaking West End and Broadway actor and singer. John is best known for his critically acclaimed and award-winning performances as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables and as The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera. In the UK, John has performed extensively in theatre, appeared on television and radio, and performed in concert around the world.

John remains the youngest actor in West End history to have played Jean Valjean in Les Miserables (a role he also played on Broadway) and has performed 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 has appeared in special finales for the Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera 25th anniversary performances at the o2 and Royal Albert Hall. He is in the unique position of being the only actor to have the opportunity to reinvent Valjean and The Phantom – in brand new Cameron Mackintosh productions that toured the UK and now tour the world to great acclaim. In an online poll, John was voted the “Best Ever Valjean” and “Best Ever Performer in Les Miserables" by fans of the show worldwide; his performance as Valjean can be heard on the ‘Les Miserables Live!’ Album. He recently played Jean Valjean in Les Miserables at Dubai Opera, Dubai.

John has released four solo albums. ‘Hallelujah’ EP (2006) 'John Owen-Jones' (2009), 'Unmasked' (2011) ‘Rise’ (2015) and ‘Bring Him Home’ (2017)

John has released a new album in Feb 2019 called ‘Spotlight’.