Ramin Karmloo is a Tony nominee for his past work on Broadway and he is now making a triumphant return to the stage. He will be performing in Anastasia starting in April of 2017, at Main Stem Theatre. Anastasia is directed by Darko Tresnjak and it is a new musical which only recently made its world premiere in Hartford Connecticut.
In the production, Karimloo will play the role of Gleb who is the antagonist of the play. He also performed this role at a workshop in 2015. Those who are familiar with the movie Anastasia from 1997 will note that Gleb is a replacement character for Rasputin. Gleb’s occupation is secret police officer. Karimloo rose to fame in 2014 when he was nominated for a Tony award when he played Jean Valjean in Les Miserables. He performed that role in London. He has been in Phantom of the Opera too.
The story of Anatasia focuses on the twilight of the Russan Empire and it also intersects with Paris. It is a romantic adventure that is about a courageous woman who wants to learn about her past. It was inspired by a movie released nearly 20 years ago by Fox. Songs from the film will be featured such as “Journey to the Past,” but a whole new musical score was also produced.
Ramin Karimloo is an actor of Iranian and Canadian desent. He was recognized on several occasions for the work he has done in the West End of London. He has performed the leading male role of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables as well as Enjolras, and Marius. He was also cast as The Phantom and Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera. Furthermore, he was honored with the role of The Phantom in the moviee Love Neer Dies.
When he was 12 years old, he made the decision to become a stage performer. He felt inspired by Colm Wilkinson who was the original Phantom of the Opera. At first, Karimloo was a big fan of hockey but he saw the performance on a classroom trip. It amazed him and changed his life forever. He then moved to England where he started receiving significant roles on stage. You can read more about Ramin Karimloo here