BBC Two Series Will Showcase "The Many Faces of…" Michael Crawford
By Michael Gioia
The BBC Two series "The Many Faces of…" will trace the career of Tony Award-winning Phantom of the Opera star Michael Crawford April 20 on the U.K. network.
The program, according to BBC Two, "features a new interview with Michael in which he reveals he's not a natural singer or dancer — the 'Hello, Dolly!' producers wanted to overdub his most famous song. That song is now a cult classic but his Hollywood success was short lived and he spent some time working in his wife's cushion factory before landing his best known part as Frank Spencer in 'Some Mothers Do Ave Em.' His love of stunts and mastery of Frank's comic mannerisms made him a household name but once more Michael Crawford turned to the stage in what became the biggest musical of all time — The Phantom of the Opera. In recent years he has stayed on stage but relentless stunt work and a punishing schedule has taken a toll on his health. Nevertheless, after more than 50 years in the business, he recently returned to the stage in the musical The Wizard of Oz — still singing and dancing with a new generation."
Charlie Stuart is the series producer, and Stephen Stewart is the executive producer. The episode will air at 8:30 PM.
Crawford has also been seen on Broadway in Black Comedy/White Lies and Dance of the Vampires.
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