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After his Cameo role in the phenomenal Les Misérables movie the legend of musicals Colm Wilkinson performs in Ireland and UK this summer.

COLM WILKINSON IN CONCERT - BRING HIM HOME TOUR 2013

One of Broadway’s most distinctive voices, Ireland's Colm Wilkinson is best known as the original Jean Valjean and the Phantom, roles he created and embodied in London, Toronto and New York productions of Les Misérables and Phantom of the Opera.

He played Jean Valjean in the 10th Anniversary Concert at the Royal Albert Hall (1995) and has gained many new fans since his guest appearances on both 25th Anniversary Concerts of Les Misérables at the O2 London (2010) and Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall (2011).

Colm plays the Bishop of Digne in the new Les Misérables movie alongside Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway and Russell Crowe.

"I was delighted to be asked to play the role of the Bishop of Digne in the movie version of the greatest musical ever written... Twenty eight years ago as the original Jean Valjean I started an extraordinary journey with the Bishop of Digne setting me on the long road of reincarnation and salvation. It seems to me as I now take on the role of the Bishop that the journey has ended and I have come full circle". Colm Wilkinson

Colm Wilkinson in Concert is an evening of music and stories. Theatre favorites such as 'Music of the Night', 'Some Enchanted Evening' and his signature song 'Bring Him Home' anchor the show which also includes definitive Irish classics such as 'Danny Boy' and 'Whiskey in the Jar'. Leonard Cohen’s 'Hallelujah' and The Animals 'House of the Rising Sun' add another dimension to a program rich in musical theatre and showcasing the complete depth, range and variety of Wilkinson’s talent.

Colm will be accompanied by his band and vocalists Siobhán Pettit & Áine Whelan.

6 & 7 June Opera House, Cork
10 & 17 June, 7 July Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin
13 & 14 June University Concert Hall, Limerick
20 June Playhouse, Edinburgh
24 June Lyceum Theatre, London
29 June St. David’s Hall, Cardiff
10 July Grand Opera House, Belfast


BRING HIM HOME from Les Misérables 10th Anniversary Concert at the Royal Albert Hall
http://youtu.be/qsYnhVITf9E

Check out what HUGH JACKMAN has to say about COLM
http://youtu.be/1n9O7Npwjlw

For Further Media Information about Colm Wilkinson:
Lloyd Byrne | 087 239 0961 | info@musicmachine.ie
www.colmwilkinson.com



LES MISERABLES AWARD NOMINATIONS



COLM RECEIVES HONOURARY DOCTORATE FROM RYERSON UNIVERSITY IN TORONTO!!



Colm's portion starts at 31:52 of the video


PHOTOS FROM THE LES MISERABLES
MOVIE SET AND FAN REACTION!!


Colm Wilkinson and Hugh Jackman in the Les Miserables movie





FAN REACTION

"Colm Wilkinson....what a voice! Hugh, as good as his voice is, has big shoes to fill, if he's not careful he'll be outshone by Colm. Can't wait to see this film!"

LTee, Uk, 21/3/2012 15:10 DailyMail.co.uk


"Colm Wilkinson and Michael Ball is still the best. Doubt that Jackman has a voice in matching with Wilkinson, though. Wish that they would have casted Alfie Boe for the role."

xxzsw, us, 21/3/2012 17:37 DailyMail.co.uk


"I SO hope that Hugh can live up to Colm Wilkinson's version of JVJ......his voice was and still is remarkable in the role.......can't wait to see it...xx"

Mrs C, My House, UK, 21/3/2012 9:57 DailyMail.co.uk



COLM TO PLAY THE BISHOP OF DIGNE
IN THE MOVIE VERSION OF LES MISERABLES!!!!!


We are thrilled to announce that Colm has signed on to play the role of the Bishop of Digne in the movie version of the musical Les Miserables currently set to be released in theatres in December 2012.

Other notable stars also appearing are Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, Russel Crowe as Inspector Javert and Anne Hathaway as Fantine to name a few. Here is what Colm has to say about being asked to play the role of the Bishop of Digne:

I am delighted to be asked to play the role of the Bishop of Digne in the movie version of the greatest musical ever written Les Miserables. Twenty eight years ago as the original Jean Valjean I started an extraordinary journey with the Bishop of Digne setting me on the long road of reincarnation and salvation. It seems to me as I now take on the role of the Bishop that the journey has ended and I have come full circle. My thanks and appreciation to all who made this possible. I can't wait.

Colm Wilkinson








BROADWAY AND BEYOND 2010
IRISH CONCERT TOUR POSTER



BROADWAY AND BEYOND THE CONCERT SONGS
#1 on iTunes Ireland Vocal Album Chart



Colm Wilkinson's latest album "Broadway And Beyond The Concert Songs" is currently number 1 on the iTunes Ireland Vocal Album Chart


LES MIS 25TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
OCTOBER 3RD 2010 IN LONDON, ENGLAND


(For video see the audio/DVD page)



Colm with Ramin Karimloo (Enjolras) during the Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert





TUDORS NEWS!!!!

Colm as Lord Thomas Darcy in The Tudors


Just a reminder that Colm will be appearing in Season 4 of The Tudors as the ghost of Lord Thomas Darcy. Make sure to tune in!

This week, Colm Wilkinson has had short diary entries in the National Post in Canada on his experiences playing Lord Thomas Darcy in The Tudors. Here they are in order:









The Tudors Season 3 is currently being shown in Canada!! Colm appeared in the episode that aired Wednesday October 7th. He will be in the next two episodes as well on October 14th and 21st. Don't forget to watch if you're in Canada!!

Colm will be appearing in season 4 of The Tudors as a ghost. While he was in Ireland for his concert tour he filmed his part in the series. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available!!


Here are two pictures from the filming of Season 4 of The Tudors




Colm with Jonathan Rhys Meyers




Colm with Henry Cavill



Here are a couple of photos from the Memorial Day concert that was shown live on PBS.



Colm with Laurence Fishburne



Colm with Tom Cruise


Colm Wilkinson will be participating in the Memorial Day concert live on PBS on Sunday May 24th, 2009 from 8:00 to 9:30 pm ET (check local listings for the time in your area) For photos and a video click here

Colm Wilkinson participated in Senator Ted Kennedy's birthday Celebration at the Kennedy Centre in Washington D.C. on March 8, 2009. Here are three photos from the event where Colm is shown:









For more coverage click here





Colm with Leonard Cohen


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