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London, GBR: Richmond Hill-raised Ramin Karimloo to star in live-streamed concert February 26

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Ramin Karimloo and Hadley Fraser, who met 20 years ago in Soho, will be seen in the live stream of From The Rehearsal Room: London February 26 at 9 AM ET.

Following their previous live-streamed concert From The Rehearsal Room: Tokyo, the two will celebrate 100 years of musical theatre with 10 tracks. Each track, handpicked by Karimloo and Fraser, is from a different decade of the last century.

Karimloo, who will co-star in the upcoming Broadway revival of Funny Girl, has played both the Phantom and Raoul in the West End's The Phantom of the Opera as well as the roles of Jean Valjean, Enjolras, and Marius in London's Les Misérables. He was Tony-nominated for his Broadway debut as Valjean in Les Misérables and also starred in the stage adaptation of Anastasia.

Born in Tehran, Iran, and raised in Peterborough and Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada, Karimloo began his music career in Toronto, where he sang in rock groups, including a Tragically Hip cover band. After a stint with cruise-based theater companies, Karimloo relocated to the U.K.

Fraser has also appeared in the West End in Les Misérables as Marius and Javert. For the show's 25th anniversary concert, Fraser sang the part of Grantaire.

Karimloo and Fraser also appeared opposite each other in the 25th anniversary performance of The Phantom of the Opera at London's Royal Albert Hall. The two also have played together in their band Sheytoons.


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Photo: Ramin Karimloo as Jean Valjean. © 2014 Matthew Murphy.