He will join the current West End company beginning performances Nov. 29 for a run through March 3, to replace Alfie Boe who is currently playing the role. Karimloo is best known for playing the title role in The Phantom of the Opera (in the West End and in the recent 25th anniversary production at the Royal Albert Hall), as well as originating the role of The Phantom in the show's sequel, Love Never Dies. Other leading theatre roles include playing Chris in Miss Saigon. He has recently signed with Sony and is currently recording his first solo album.
He joins a company that currently also features Hadley Fraser as Javert, Caroline Sheen as Fantine, Alexia Khadime as Eponine, Craig Mather as Marius, Cameron Blakely as Thénardier, Katy Secombe as Madame Thénardier, Liam Tamne as Enjolras and Lisa-Anne Wood as Cosette.
To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 482 5160, or visit www.lesmis.com.