JONATHAN ANSELL

 

Jonathan Ansell

Jonathan Ansell joined the West Sussex Boys' Choir at the age of eight and toured extensively with them to Florida, Germany and France as well as performing in the Royal Festival Hall and Arundel Cathedral.

Jonathan stayed with the choir until his voice broke at the age of 16 when he lost the ability to sing treble but found he had developed a high tenor voice instead.

He won a place at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he formed the pop-opera boy G4 with three other students. They finished second on ITV’s X Factor in 2004 and their debut album reached number one for Mother's Day weekend 2005 and sold over 245,000 copies in the first week. In total they released 3 albums, sold in excess of 1.5 million albums in the UK, completed 5 sell-out UK tours, sold in excess of 40,000 Live at the Royal Albert Hall DVDs (one of the concerts on their first tour) and also released a best selling autobiography Our Way. G4 announced on GMTV that they were calling it a day at the end of July 2007.

Jonathan went on to sign a £1 million five albums deal with the Universal Music Group and released his first solo album Tenor at the Movies in February 2008. It went straight to number 1 in the Classical Chart and stayed there for 3 weeks and reached Number 9 in mainstream charts making him the youngest tenor ever to top the Classical Charts.

Since then he has appeared in a number of concerts and television shows and made his musical theatre début as "The Man" in the Bill Kenwright touring production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jim Steinman's Whistle Down The Wind which opened at the Liverpool Empire on 20th January and toured the UK for eight months.

Jonathan recently starred in another Bill Kenwright tour of Lark Rise to Candleford which ended in December and has played the Beast in a short tour of Beauty and the Beast.

He did an extensive concert tour entitled Jonathan Ansell and Friends when he performed some G4 classics and over the Christmas period appeared in panto in Cinderella.

Jonathan has recently been starring as Charles Darnay in Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities at the Charing Cross Theatre.

He was in the tour of Bohemian Rhapsody last June and a one off concert Momentous Musical which also starred Gareth Gates at the New Wimbledon Theatre in July.

He has recetly been in panto playing Prince Charming in Cinderella at the Sheffield Lyceum Theatre.