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September 19, 1978 (age 42) , 

Actor, Singer, Songwriter, Producer

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Ramin Karimloo (Persian: رامین کریملو‎‎; born September 19, 1978) is an Iranian-Canadian actor and singer, recognized chiefly for his work in London's West End. He has played leading male roles in both of the West End's longest running musicals: The Phantom and Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera, and Jean Valjean, Enjolras, and Marius in Les Misérables. He also originated the role of the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies, which continues the story of The Phantom of the Opera. He made his Broadway debut as Valjean in the 2014 revival production of Les Misérables, for which he received a Tony Award nomination.


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Ramin is both a singer and an actor. When he was a twelve-year-old who was living in Canada, he decided to become a performer. His inspiration was Colm Wilkinson, who was going on tour in "The Phantom of the Opera" at the time. Originally, Karimloo did not want to see the musical, but rather a hockey game instead. However, this musical was for a class trip. Karimloo fell in love with "Phantom" and knew he would be performing until he got the title role. Ramin moved to Richmond Hill from Peterborough and attended Alexander Mackenzie High School. After dropping out of school at 18, he began his performing career in rock bands, cruises, and various theatre projects before moving on to perform in theatre companies for Airtours and P&O Cruises.

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After moving to England, his first role was in a pantomime of Aladdin in Chatham, in which he played the title role. Following this, in 2001, he went on to join the UK national tour of The Pirates of Penzance, playing the role of a Police Officer, as well as understudying the Pirate King; the role which he took over in 2002 in Bath, England.

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In 2002, he joined the national tour of Sunset Boulevard, playing Artie Green and covering the role of Joe Gillis. Les Misérables was his West End debut; he played Feuilly and understudied the roles of Marius and Enjolras.

After this, in 2003, Ramin took one of the lead roles, Raoul Vicomte de Chagny, in The Phantom of the Opera. His final matinee performance was filmed for use on a behind-the-scenes feature on the DVD of Joel Schumacher's The Phantom of the Opera, a film in which he also appeared, in a cameo role as Gustave Daaé.

During the same period, Ramin also appeared in two concerts of Les Misérables (as Marius), and one of Jesus Christ Superstar (as Simon Zealotes, and a featured singer in "Superstar"), as well as being involved in several theatre workshops.

In 2004, Ramin returned to Les Misérables, this time taking on the role of Enjolras. In the December of that year, he appeared in a concert of Les Misérables at Windsor Castle, in honour of the French president Jacques Chirac. Excerpts from this were shown on Easter Sunday 2005, in a behind-the-scenes documentary about Windsor Castle.

In June 2005, Ramin joined the UK national tour of Miss Saigon, playing the role of Christopher Scott. He appeared in the West End production of The Phantom of the Opera, this time as the Phantom, starting in September 2007. He brought a new interpretation to the role and a vitality which was recognized by fans of the show as it earned him a Theatregoers' Choice Award Nomination for Best Actor in a Take Over Role.

Ramin has also released an EP, Within the Six Square Inch, on which he duets with Hadley Fraser and Sophia Ragavelas, both of whom he had already appeared with in Les Misérables (Marius and Éponine).

In July 2008, he was asked to take part in the Sydmonton Festival and was the first actor to play The Phantom in the workshop presentation of Love Never Dies. It was the first act to the sequel of The Phantom of the Opera. It was confirmed he would play the role alongside Sierra Boggess when the sequel opened in London, England, March 2010.

In 2008 Ramin recorded a song, "I Only Wish for You", with Shona Lindsay and Dianne Pilkington, for the CD Songs from the Musicals of Alexander S. Bermange, an album of 20 brand new recordings by 26 West End stars, released in November 2008 on Dress Circle Records.

In 2009 he was asked to take part in the recording of new musical album called Bluebird, by Gareth Peter Dicks. Bluebird is a dramatic WW2 musical, in which he plays the part of US serviceman Ben Breagan. He appeared along with a host of West End stars. The 24-track album was released in four countries in September 2009.

Ramin's last regular performance in The Phantom of the Opera took place on November 7, 2009. He moved on to playing the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber's sequel, Love Never Dies, alongside Sierra Boggess, performing the role until the show closed on August 27, 2011.

On October 3, 2010, he played the role of Enjolras in the 25th Anniversary Concert of Les Misérables at The O2 Arena in London. In 2011, Ramin sang Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Music of the Night" from The Phantom of the Opera at the Miss World Competition, which took place in London.

On October 1 and 2, 2011, he played The Phantom for three performances alongside Love Never Dies co-star Sierra Boggess as Christine Daaé in the unique 25th anniversary production of The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall and was streamed live to cinemas across the world and later released on DVD and Blu-ray worldwide.

Ramin has also starred in many short independent films such as The Flipside (2001), The Rope (2008), and The Rain (2012)

From November 29, 2011 to March 31, 2012, Ramin returned to Les Misérables, to play the lead role of Jean Valjean at The Queen's Theatre, London, for which he won the 2013 Theatregoers' Choice Award for Best Takeover in a Role.

Ramin had a guest appearance in Warwick Davis's BBC2 comedy Life's Too Short as a Scientologist. This episode aired Dec 8, 2011. He has also had a recurring role in The Spa (TV series) on Sky in the United Kingdom.

As part of the 25th anniversary of The Phantom of the Opera, Ramin performed the title song at The Royal Variety Performance – held in The Lowry, Manchester – on Monday, December 5, 2011. Performing alongside Pussycat Dolls' lead singer Nicole Scherzinger, Ramin was joined by three other former Phantoms (Simon Bowman, Earl Carpenter and John Owen-Jones). The performance was aired on ITV1 on Wednesday, December 14, 2011.

Ramin can also be found on The Music Box album as a hidden track. The song is from the musical Bluebird by Gareth Peter Dicks and is a short acoustic version of a track from the album of the same name.

His solo album, Ramin, was released by Sony Music Entertainment on April 9, 2012 in the UK. The album was released in Canada and the US in August 2012.

On January 26, 2013, Ramin joined John Owen-Jones, Peter Joback, and Hugh Panaro to sing the title song from Phantom with Sierra Boggess and "The Music of the Night" for the encore of Phantom's 25th Anniversary on Broadway. He also played a small role in the action film Vendetta.

Ramin played Valjean in the Canadian production of the newly staged Les Misérables, which opened in September 2013.

Ramin played the role of Valjean in the 2014 Broadway revival of "Les Misérables", making his Broadway debut, and was nominated for the Tony for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical. Ramin concluded his run on August 30, 2015, and was replaced by Alfie Boe. Boe portrayed Valjean in the Les Misérables 25th Anniversary concert.

On May 29, 2015 it was announced that Ramin would be leading the long-awaited musical called "Prince of Broadway" that features songs from all of Harold Prince's famous musicals (including Phantom of the Opera, Fiddler on the Roof, Evita, West Side Story, etc.) in Japan. Rehearsals began in September in New York.

On September 25, 2015 he played the role of Barry Hamidi in "Worst Case Scenario" the premiere episode of the 6th season of the CBS police procedural drama Blue Bloods.

In February 2016, Ramin reunited with Sierra Boggess for the Manhattan Concert Productions' staging of The Secret Garden

In April of the same year, he played Ché in the Vancouver Opera's production of Evita (musical), with former Phantom, John Cudia as Juan Peron. His run lasted until May 8, 2016.

From 30th September until 3rd December, he starred as Tom, alongside Kerry Ellis, Victoria Hamilton-Barret and Norman Bowman in Murder Ballad at the Arts Theatre in London.

On September 22nd, 2016, it was announced Ramin would return to Broadway in stage musical adaptation of the movie Anastasia as General Gleb Vagonov. The show began previews March 23rd, 2017 and opened April 24th, 2017 at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre.


Ramin released his album Ramin in the UK on April 9, 2012 after several months of promotion. He ended his West End run as Jean Valjean on the week preceding the album's release in order to prepare for a series of signings and further promotion before embarking on a major tour which took him to venues in Glasgow, London, Oxford, Southend, Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham, Gateshead, and Cardiff in the UK and New York, Charlotte, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Washington, Bethlehem, Chicago, and Pittsburgh in the US. His one Canadian stop was in Brampton, Ontario, a suburb of Toronto. There were no Canadian dates on his second North American tour.

Ramin said in anticipation of the album: "I have a huge love for country and bluegrass, I love rock 'n' roll and I love what I'm doing, so it was how to balance all that". He went on to say, "I didn't want to be just a theatre star putting out an album. It was only when they started talking about writing and bringing in other writers that I got interested. I wanted to have lived the songs. I wanted an album that was like a diary."

He has cited influences as diverse as The Tragically Hip, Johnny Cash and Mumford and Sons, and so a straightforward West End leading man album of covers was never really on the cards, says Ramin, "I wanted to marry that rocky sound with things that people know me more for".

The album Ramin was produced by Tom Nichols, who has worked with vocalists from Céline Dion to Hayley Westenra. It includes both his own compositions but covers of Bryan Adams and Muse songs and his own take on "Music of the Night" from The Phantom of the Opera and "'Til I Hear You Sing" from Love Never Dies.

In August 2013, it was announced that Ramin has left Sony Records and signed with UK-based Big Hand Recordings.

Ramin has co-written a song called "Why Am I Falling" with composers Daniel and Laura Curtis for the BBC Children in Need 2013 appeal.

In March 2014, Ramin released an EP called "The Road to Find Out: East". It has four tracks which are: "Oh, What A Beautiful Morning" from the musical Oklahoma; "Losing" which he and Hadley Fraser wrote for their band, Sheytoons; "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables" from the musical Les Misérables and "Broken" which is another Sheytoons song that he and Hadley Fraser wrote.

In 2016, Ramin released his second EP entitled "The Road to Find Out: South". It has five tracks which are: "Wings" which is a song that he and Hadley Fraser wrote for their band, Sheytoons; "Traveller's Eyes" which is a song that he wrote with his other band which is called "The Broadgrass Band"; "Edelweiss" from the musical The Sound of Music; "Letting the Last One Go" which is another song that Ramin wrote for "The Broadgrass Band" and "Old Man River" from the musical Showboat. He went on a UK tour called "Lead Me Home" to promote this EP and his other music as well as covers of musical theatre songs from January 12 until 29, 2017.


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Jesus: His Life (TV Series) as
- Caiaphas: The Raising of Lazarus (2019) - Joseph
- Episode dated 25 March 2019 (2019) - Joseph
Nativity Rocks! as
Doru's Dad
Royal Misfits: Backstage at 'Anastasia' with Christy Altomare (TV Mini Series)
- Massages, Mary Beth Peil & More (2017)
Blue Bloods (TV Series) as
Barry Hamidi
- Worst Case Scenario (2015) - Barry Hamidi
Les Miserables: The Broadway Musical as
Jean Valjean
Vendetta as
New York Thug
The Spa (TV Series) as
- Guilty Until Proven Innocent (2013) - Costas
- Mr Right (2013) - Costas
- Love Is a Losing Game (2013) - Costas
- No Place Like Home (2013) - Costas
The Rain (Short) as
Life's Too Short (TV Series) as
- Episode #1.5 (2011) - Scientologist
The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall as
The Phantom
Les Misérables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary as
The Phantom of the Opera as
Christine's Father
Flipside (Short) as
Bound (producer) (post-production)
The Stratum (producer)
The 68th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (performer: "One Day More")
Les Misérables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary (performer: "Look Down", "The ABC Café/Red and Black", "Do You Hear the People Sing?", "One Day More", "Building the Barricade (Upon These Stones)", "At the Barricade (Upon These Stones)", "Javert's Arrival/Little People", "Night of Anguish", "The First Attack", "Drink with Me", "The Final Battle", "One Day More (Encore)" (uncredited))
The Michael Ball Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.20 (2010) - (performer: "'Til I Hear You Sing")
Up to the Minute (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 9 October 2009 (2009) - (performer: "'Til I Hear You Sing")
The Alan Titchmarsh Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 9 October 2007 (2007) - (performer: "The Music of the Night")
The Broadway Show with Tamsen Fadal (TV Series) as
- September 23, 2022 (2022) - Self
- April 29, 2022 (2022) - Self
- March 11, 2022 (2022) - Self
PFLAG Parent Day (TV Special) as
Tamron Hall (TV Series) as
- Jane Lynch/Julie Morganstern (2022) - Self
Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance (TV Special) as
Musicals: The Greatest Show (TV Special) as
Project Sing Out! (Video) as
Stars in the House (TV Series) as
- A Phantom Phantasy (2020) - Self
- Andrew Lloyd Webber Celebration! (2020) - Self
On Stage (TV Series) as
- On Stage At Home Part 2 (2020) - Self
Broadway Profiles with Tamsen Fadal (TV Series) as
- October 2019 (2019) - Self
Royal Misfits: Backstage at 'Anastasia' with Christy Altomare (TV Mini Series) as
- Finale! (2017) - Self
- Mystery! (2017) - Self
- Bake Off (2017) - Self
- Creepy Anya (2017) - Self
- Trouble with a Capital T (2017) - Self
- Celebrations! (2017) - Self
- Welcome! (2017) - Self
Playbill Presents: The Broadway Cast (TV Series) as
- Diversity on Broadway (2017) - Self
2017 #LiveatFive (TV Series) as
- Ramin Karimloo (2017) - Self
Concert for America (TV Special) as
Working in the Theatre (TV Series documentary) as
- White Rabbit Red Rabbit (2016) - Self
Show People with Paul Wontorek (TV Series) as
- Ramin Karimloo (2014)
- Episode #3.27 (2013) - Self
The Show (TV Series) as
- Episode #2.24 (2014) - Self
- Episode #2.18 (2014) - Self
- Episode #1.25 (2013) - Self
The 68th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Nominee & Performer
Katie (TV Series) as
- Health, Wellness & a Better You (2014) - Self
Vlogger 24601: Backstage at 'Les Miserables' with Ramin Karimloo (TV Series) as
The Royal Variety Performance 2011 (TV Special) as
The Phantom
Miss World 2011 (TV Special) as
Self - Performer
The Michael Ball Show (TV Series) as
- Episode #1.20 (2010) - Self
Breakfast (TV Series) as
Self - Actor
- Episode dated 21 May 2010 (2010) - Self - Actor
Loose Women (TV Series) as
- Episode #14.133 (2010) - Self
The Alan Titchmarsh Show (TV Series) as
Self / The Phantom
- Episode dated 9 October 2007 (2007) - Self / The Phantom
Archive Footage
Up to the Minute (TV Series) as
- Episode dated 9 October 2009 (2009) - Self


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