Artists - Adult Contemporary

Ramin Karimloo

Olivier and Tony Award nominee Ramin Karimloo made his name in the early 2000s in some of the West End's most enduring productions, most notably Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables. He originated the role of the Phantom in sequel Love Never Dies in 2010 before making his Broadway duet in the 2014 revival of Les Mis. Karimloo has also performed show tunes on a series of solo recordings, including his second album, 2019's From Now On, which landed on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.
 
Born in Tehran, and raised in Peterborough and Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada, Karimloo began his music career in Toronto, where he sang in rock groups, including a Tragically Hip cover band. After a stint with cruise-based theatre companies, Karimloo relocated to the U.K., where in 2000 he played the title role of Aladdin in a pantomime production staged by the Chatham Theatre. In the years that followed Karimloo’s stage career went from strength to strength; joining the U.K. tours of The Pirates of Penzance and Sunset Boulevard, making his West End debut soon after, playing Feuilly in Les Misérables in 2002.
Further credits include Raoul in Phantom, Christines father in Joel Schumacher's film version of the musical and the title role in the West End 2007 production. Then came leading roles in Love Never Dies, Miss Saigon and Les Misérables.
In 2013, Karimloo joined a Toronto production of Les Misérables, then made his Broadway debut in March 2014 with a revival of the same show. He was nominated for a Tony for Best Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Valjean.
 
Since 2016 Karimloo has had a successful string of solo live shows and tours, including sold out performances at Union Chapel, Islington Assembly and The London Palladium. A successful 12-date UK tour followed in 2017, and another 13 dates in 2019. Between 2016 and 2019 Karimloo performed multiple sold-out shows at the infamous B.B. King Blues Club in New York. After a period working in the United States, (originating the role of Gleb Vaganov in the Broadway Premier of Anastasia) Karimloo returned to London for a spectacular one-night-only performance at London Royal Festival Hall.

In 2019, Karimloo joined the main cast of the BBC medical drama Holby City playing Kian Madani and played the title role in two concert performances of the musical Doctor Zhivago in London. In September of that year, Sony Masterworks released his second solo album, From Now On. With popular songs from The Greatest Showman, Hamilton, and Dear Evan Hansen, among other film and stage musicals, From Now On reached number 11 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.