SIMON BOWMAN

 

Simon BowmanSimon Bowman was born in Cardiff and trained at Mountview Theatre School.  He has most recently been playing the lead role of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables at the Queens Theatre in London’s West End.

Theatre credits include: creating the role of Chris in Miss Saigon in the original West End cast at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane: Narrator in Paddington Bear (UK tour): Blondel (Old Vic and Aldwych), Eddie in Mack & Mabel (Aldwych), Young Elvis in Alan Bleasdale’s award-winning Are You Lonesome Tonight? (Phoenix Theatre), Marius and Jean Valjean in Les Misérables (Palace & Queen’s Theatres), Vernon Gersh in They’re Playing Our Song (Dublin), Kangaroo in Just So (Watermill Theatre Newbury), Poetry in Motion (Richmond Theatre), Raoul and The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s), Che in Evita (Isle of Man) and Elvis in This Is Elvis (UK tour).

Workshops: Greg Reed in Club Tropicana (Menier Chocolate Factory), Norman in Sex Chips and Rock ’n’ Roll (Manchester Royal Exchange) and Rhett Butler in Gone with the Wind for Trevor Nunn.

Television: several Royal Variety Performances, The Kenny Everett Show, Marti Caine (ITV), Standard Awards, Olivier Awards, BAFTA Awards, That’s Show Business, The Music Game, The Heat Is On, The Great Event, What’s My Line?, Night of a Hundred Stars, Sink or Swim, Guinness Hall of Fame, Chris Stewart Show, The Lyrics Game, Wednesday at Eight, Wogan, Open House and Doctors (BBC1).

Concerts: Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar (Sweden), Che in Evita (world premiere), Stars of the Musicals (Kuala Lumpur), Another Kind of Magic (Sweden), Thank You for the Music (Abba, Denmark), The British Invasion (Boston, USA), Bryn Terfel’s Faenol Festival (Snowdonia, Wales), Men and Supermen (Halle Orchestra), All That Jazz (CBSO), Oscar Winners (RSNO), West End – The Concert (Finland), Sing Along a Musical (Hackney Empire London), White Christmas (Royal Albert Hall), Friday Night Is Music Night (Radio 2), A Musical Gala (Seoul Korea), London’s Heritage (Mumbai, India), Llangollen Festival (Wales), Best of Bond (Carnegie Hall, New York), Best of Broadway (Sydney Opera House), Musicality (Washington, DC) and James Bond (Albert Hall).

Recordings include: Miss Saigon, Are You Lonesome Tonight?, Blondel, Poetry in Motion, No-good Boyo in Under Milk Wood, The Temptation of St Anthony, Celebrating Andrew Lloyd Webber, the voice of Gaston in Beauty and the Beast, West End – The Concert, Stars of the Musicals, West End – The New Generation, The Understudy (film soundtrack), Best of Bond (Royal Philharmonic) and One Night with You (solo album).

He has also written and completed a new musical with John Sinclair (formally of Uriah Heep).

Simon has recently performed with the Three Phantoms and went on the tour of Bohemian Rhapsody.