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British Tenor Alfie Boe, Star of Les MisÃ©rables
Alfie Boe, now one of Britain's most famous tenors, hails from Lancashire in England.
Already recognized for his talent in opera circles (he won a Tony award in 2008), he has most recently won the hearts of the nation at large starring in the role of Jean Valjean in the O2 25th Anniversary Concert of Les MisÃ©rables.
Quick Facts: Alfie Boe
Alfie was born in 1973
His full name is Alfred Giovanni Roncalli Boe
Alfie Boe is married to actress Sarah Boe and the couple have a daughter
His first job was as an apprentice car mechanic
Alfie is currently lodging with comic actor and fellow Les Miserables concert star Matt Lucas
He has a home in Salt Lake City
In 2011 Alfie will be performing the role of Jean Valjean on a regular basis in London's West End
Matt Lucas Makes a YouTube Video of Friend Alfie Boe - Discover the incredible voice of Alfie Boe... filmed by Matt Lucas
A couple of friends decide to have a karaoke in the kitchen. Of course, when the pair are Alfie Boe and British comedian Matt Lucas, you can expect something out of the ordinary!
Bring Him Home - The New Album from Alfie Boe
The 2011 album from Alfie Boe features the title song Bring Him Home from Les Miserables, alongside classics such as Some Enchanted Evening (South Pacific) and On The Street Where You Live (My Fair Lady), plus Come What May (Moulin Rouge) and many more favorites.
The album includes duets with musical theater star Kerry Ellis (most recently Nancy in Oliver! and Elphaba in Wicked in London's West End) and comic actor Matt Lucas (Little Britain, Come Fly With Me).
I own this album myself and can't recommend it highly enough. Alfie Boe's voice lends itself perfectly to the different moods of the songs and each track has earned its place in this album, though the title track is as always the showstopper.
Boe and Valjean
Who am I? I'm Jean Valjean!
Jean Valjean is the main character of Victor Hugo's classic novel Les MisÃ©rables. Valjean is a convict who ends up in a chain gang having been caught thieving food to feed a starving family. A powerful and strong-willed man, he does not give in to the discipline of prison life and so finds his sentence extended by many years each time he tries to escape. On finally leaving prison he breaks his parole to start a new life, in which he rises to the status of mayor of a small French town. However, his former prison guard and nemesis Inspector Javert is never far behind him.
Les MisÃ©rables first came to the London stage 25 years ago and now has been performed in cities all around the world, as well as continuing its incredible 25 year run in London's West End.
Irish singer Colm Wilkinson was the first Jean Valjean. In 2011, Alfie Boe will take on the role in London for approximately 6 months (source: www.alfieboeuk.com).
Alfie Boe is Jean Valjean! - Boe takes on a classic role... and makes it his own
DVD: Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert - With Alfie Boe, Lea Salonga, Ramin Karimloo, Norm Lewis, Matt Lucas
A cast of stars give the performance of a lifetime in this 25th Anniversary Concert of Les MisÃ©rables at the O2 stadium in London. Alfie Boe’s performance as Valjean is simply spectacular, Ramin Karimloo and Norm Lewis bring power and intensity to the roles of Enjolras and Javert, and Lea Salonga brings a raw, more human aspect to Fantine than I’ve seen before. Matt Lucas and Jenny Galloway are wickedly funny as the Thenadiers.
Les MisÃ©rables was always good, but this is it at its very best. A few stars from the original cast, including Colm Wilkinson and Michael Ball, perform One Day More at the end of the show, followed by the breath-taking rendition of Bring Him Home by four of the greatest Valjeans: Alfie Boe, Simon Bowman, John Owen-Jones, and of course Wilkinson.
Alfie Boe with Colm Wilkinson, Simon Bowman and John Owen-Jones - Jean Valjean Quartet -- 4 Phenomenal Voices sing Bring Him Home
Boe is the fourth to sing. Although he's not shown in the preview (Simon Bowman, Colm Wilkinson and John Owen-Jones are pictured below) you will see him as he takes his turn in this magnificent quartet.
Discover More About Alfie Boe - News Articles and Websites on the Tenor
- MrAlfieBoe -- Alfie's YouTube Channel
Subscribe and keep up to date with videos released by Alfie. Matt Lucas joins him in a couple of them.
- 'The Independent' Newspaper Interview with Friends Boe and Lucas
Interview in which Matt Lucas and Alfie Boe talk about their friendship and what life is like sharing Lucas' home while Boe seeks a more permanent basis in Britain.
- Alfie Boe - The Official Site
Alfie's official site.
- Alfie Boe at Sun Valley Inn
A fan's account of an evening with Alfie (and Sarah Boe) at Sun Valley Resort in the USA.
Discography - Don't Miss Alfie's Other Albums
In 2007 Boe's first album Onward was released.
This was swiftly followed by La Passione in 2008.
In 2009 Alfie Boe sings with The Orchestra of Scottish Opera on an album of Franz Lehar songs: Franz Lehar: Love Was A Dream
Bring Him Home was released in 2011. He also appeared on the Downton Abbey soundtrack, recorded in the same year.
2012 saw two albums, the eponymous Alfie and Storyteller.
He featured on Home for the Holidays in 2013.
Alfie's 2014 release was the highly-acclaimed Trust.
Alfie Boe Video - Alfie Boe interviewed by Vanessa
More Videos Featuring Alfie Boe - Songs and Interviews
- Alfie Boe and Matt Lucas sing 'The Impossible Dream'
The duo pair up in the roles of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza to sing 'The Impossible Dream' live from Matt's kitchen. (Since this is a family-friendly site, I should let you know that there's a swear word from Matt right at the end).
- Alfie Boe and comedian Jason Manford sing 'The Impossible Dream'
Same song, different pairing. This time with comic Jason Manford in a TV studio with live orchestra. Jason keeps it clean (in case you skipped the above video) and turns in a good performance despite his nerves.
- Alfie appearing on British Talk Show 'Parkinson'
Alfie Boe appeared on Parkinson on Saturday 9th June 2007 performing "Stranger in Paradise" from Kismet.