The Best of the West End is back at the Royal Albert Hall! Featuring songs from the greatest to the latest in stage & screen music: Les Miserables • Mamma Mia! • Aladdin • Everybody’s Talking About Jamie • Hairspray • The Greatest Show • A Star is Born • The Phantom of the Opera and many more.
Starring Ramin Karimloo, Ruthie Henshall, Ben Forster, Mazz Murray, Layton Williams, Marisha Wallace, Lauren Samuels, Matthew Croke, Ben Haenow and other stars of stage and screen performing alongside the London Musical Theatre Orchestra, in celebration of the very best of the West End.
RUTHIE HENSHALL – Olivier Award Winner
Ruthie is a multi-award winning icon of the West End stage, including an Olivier Award win for her role as Amalia Balash in She Loves Me. Other notable credits include: Annie, Billy Elliott, Cats, Chicago, Crazy for You, Guys and Dolls, Les Misérables, Marguerite, Miss Saigon, Oliver and The Woman in White.
RAMIN KARIMLOO – Multi-award winner and West End legend
Ramin is one of the most formidable talents in the industry, having received both Olivier & Tony Award nominations for his roles in Les Misérables and Love Never Dies. He is currently starring as Kian Madani in the BBC drama, Holby City. Other notable credits include: Miss Saigon, The Phantom of the Opera, Sunset Boulevard and many more.
BEN FORSTER – TV and West End ‘Superstar’
In 2012, Ben was the winner of the ITV competition, Superstar, and consequently starred as Jesus in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar. Other notable credits include: Elf the Musical, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar’s International Arena Tour, The Phantom of the Opera and The Rocky Horror Show.
MAZZ MURRAY – West End Royalty
Currently starring as Donna in Mamma Mia!, but arguably best known for her staggering run as Killer Queen in the West End production of We Will Rock You, Mazz is West End Royalty. Other notable credits include: Chicago, Fame, Fiddler on the Roof, Pippin, Rent and Sweet Charity.
LAYTON WILLIAMS – Currently starring as Jamie New in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Credits include: Billy Elliott, Beautiful People (TV), Hairspray, Rent, Bad Education (TV)
Described as “a marvel” by the New York Post for her performance as Effie White in Dreamgirls, Marisha has one of the most powerful voices in the industry. Other notable credits include: Aladdin, Oklahoma, Something Rotten, The Book of Mormon and Waitress.
In 2010, Lauren was a finalist on the BBC talent show, Over the Rainbow. Other notable credits include: Bend It Like Beckham, Grease, Peter Pan, The Last Five Years and We Will Rock You.
Matt is renowned for his star turn as the title character in Aladdin at the Prince Edward Theatre. Other notable credits include: A Chorus Line, Annie Get Your Gun, Chicago, Funny Girl, Grease, Singin’ in the Rain, Shall We Dance, West Side Story and Wicked.
In 2014, Ben was announced as the winner of X Factor. Since, he has become a platinum selling artist, performing and recording with some of the biggest names in music, including Ed Sheeran, Queen & Kelly Clarkson.
THE LONDON MUSICAL THEATRE ORCHESTRA
The world’s only professional orchestra dedicated to performing musical theatre repertoire. Since their public launch in June 2016, the orchestra has performed at numerous iconic central London venues, including the Royal Albert Hall, the London Palladium and Cadogan Hall to sell-out crowds and critical acclaim.