Having already played the masked musician to great acclaim in The Phantom of the Opera in London, Karimloo created the role in Love Never Dies, which opened at the Adelphi Theatre last month (9 March 2010, previews from 22 February).
His other stage credits include starring as Enjolras in Les Misérables in the West End, Chris in the UK tour of Miss Saigon and Artie Green in the UK tour of Sunset Boulevard. Karimloo also played Raoul in the West End production of The Phantom of the Opera, as well as the role of Christine’s Father in Joel Schumacher’s film, making him the only actor to play all three of Christine’s loves.
Love Never Dies continues the story of the Phantom, who has moved from his lair in the Paris Opera House to haunt the fairgrounds of Coney Island, far across the Atlantic. Set ten years after the Phantom's mysterious disappearance from Paris, this show is billed as a "rollercoaster ride of obsession and intrigue".
To view a five minute extract of the interview, during which Karimloo discusses how he got involved with Love Never Dies, click play the play button below. For 'Ramin uncut', in which he talks in depth about his early career, the critical reaction to Love Never Dies and changes to the show (amongst other things), click the next video in the playlist.
- Ramin Karimloo was speaking to Theo Bosanquet