Colm Wilkinson

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Colm Wilkinson (also known as C.T. Wilkinson in Ireland) is an Irish tenor, best known for originating the role of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables (in the West End and Broadway) and for playing the title role in The Phantom of the Opera (at the Sydmonton Festival and in the original Canadian production).

Due to his association with these musicals, he reprised the role of Jean Valjean during the Les Misérables 10th Anniversary Concert (at The Royal Albert Hall), as well as appearing as a special guest at the 25th Anniversary Celebrations of Les Miserables (at the O2 arena) and The Phantom of the Opera (at The Royal Albert Hall).

His versions of both The Music of the Night, from Phantom, and Bring Him Home from Les Miserables are acclaimed throughout the world; fans .

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After playing in several Irish bands (which included The Action), in 1972 Wilkinson was cast as Judas Iscariot in the Dublin production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar; a role he went on to reprise the role in London and on the British national tour.

In 1976, Wilkinson sang the part of Ché on the concept album for the musical Evita. Instead of auditioning for the role when the production was launched in London, Wilkinson launched a solo career as a singer-songwriter. In 1985, he collaborated with Andrew......
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