Theatre: The original Phantom in the productions of The Phantom of The Opera in London, on Broadway and in Los Angeles. Other stage credits in London and on Broadway include Count Fosco in The Woman in White; Billy; Flowers for Algernon; Black Comedy; Dance of the Vampires; Barnum; The Wizard in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s production of The Wizard of Oz; Leo Colston in The Go Between.
Television: Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em; Not so Much a Programme, More a Way of Life; Play for Today; Chalk and Cheese.
After 40 years Michael returned as Frank Spencer in a special one-off sketch of “Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em” for Sport Relief 2016, helping to raise over £56million on the night.
Film: Hello, Dolly! starring Barbra Streisand, directed by Gene Kelly; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; The Knack; The Jokers; How I Won the War co-starring John Lennon; The Games; Hello and Goodbye; Alices Adventures in Wonderland; Condorman.
Recordings: Michael Crawford performs Andrew Lloyd Webber; A Touch of Music in the Night; On Eagle’s Wings; Michael Crawford in Concert; Songs from the Stage and Screen; With Love; A Christmas Album; Michael Crawford: A Disney Album. Original cast recording of The Phantom of the Opera.
Awards: As the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera, Michael has been awarded the Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics’ Circle, Dramalogue and Drama Critics’ Circle awards; 1981 Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical for Barnum. In recognition of his career achievements, Michael was made an Officer of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II, and in recognition of his services to charity was made a Commander of The British Empire in the New Year Honours of 2014.