Alfie Boe
English actor and singer
Alfie Boe
Alfred Giovanni Roncalli Boe, known professionally initially as Alf or Alfred Boe and now as Alfie Boe, is an English tenor.
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Musicians Bring the Joy (No Tears) to Star-Studded Show
Huffington Post - about 1 year
The weather was too beautiful, so Judith Owen was depressed. The Welsh singer-songwriter was living in Southern California with her then-new husband, Harry Shearer, but as December 25th loomed, Santa Monica remained a decidedly un-Christmas-y 78 degrees, and she was homesick for the chill and gray skies of London. "Bad weather means Christmas to me," says Owen. So she and Shearer invited their musician and comedian friends over for some entertaining. "The show started as a party in our home to try to comfort Judith," says Shearer of the woman he met in Britain during a 1992 Spinal Tap tour (he heard a gorgeous voice singing as he was checking into his hotel -- in Derek Smalls hair extensions, no less -- and followed the sound to where Owen was performing). Talented friends turned that first L.A. party into a triumphant jam session -- irreverent and reverent -- and an annual family tradition was born. After the flooding of New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, their ho ...
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Stage Door: <i>Helen Lawrence, Les Miz</i>
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Helen Lawrence, a theater-meets-cinema multimedia production, part of BAM's Next Wave Festival, is not to be missed. Running through Oct. 17, the clever, ambitious effort, the brainchild of Canadian Stage, is hypnotic to watch. Actors perform the hard-boiled story on stage, as several cameras shoot the action -- broadcast simultaneously in black-and-white on a huge see-through screen. Set in 1947 Vancouver, Helen Lawrence borrows key film-noir elements: a classy blonde (Lisa Ryder) from LA is on a revenge mission, staying at a seedy hotel in a world populated by bent cops, gamblers and prostitutes. She's looking for justice. Or is she? And who was really behind the murder of her husband? The actors perform behind the floor-to-ceiling scrim; it's sight, sound and motion in two dimensions and mediums. Conceived and directed by visual artist Stan Douglas, Helen Lawrence is a slick integrated experience: a staged film noir married to sophisticated digital tech. It underscores t ...
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The Tragedy of Children and Crime: Supporting Elizabeth Smart
Huffington Post - about 2 years
I once read that the "most precious jewels we will have around our necks are the arms of our children." God has entrusted these precious souls to us. Oh, what a blessing they are! Yet every day we read of another headline on child abuse. When looking at the FBI website about crimes against children today, we read, "It's nearly unthinkable, but every year thousands of children become victims of crime -- whether it's through kidnappings, violent attacks, sexual abuse, or online predators." Here are some recent headlines... and I do mean recent. On January 27th alone, the following crimes against children became headlines: Kansas City: Columbia Missouri man sentenced to 20 Years for Child Pornography New York: New York Man Convicted of Sex Trafficking of Minors Orlando: Former Teacher Sentenced to 210 Years for Sexually Exploiting Children Denver: FBI arrests two Child Traffickers and recovers six minors during 2015 National Western Stock Show. Albuquerque: Prior Sex ...
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My haven: Alfie Boe, classical tenor and Royal favourite, 39, in his Cotswolds 'man cave'
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
The classical singer talks us round the home he shares with his wife Sarah and two children, explaining the stories behind his drum kit, his American baseball bat and a dog named Guinness.
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How a choir made up entirely of people fighting cancer will - like the Military Wives - humble and inspire all Britain
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
The singers’ mission to appear at the Albert Hall’s Superjam 2012 event — to perform alongside professional acts such as rocker Alice Cooper and British tenor Alfie Boe — will be shown tonight at 8pm in a Channel 4 documentary called Sing For Your Life.
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Bringing it home
The Gazette - over 4 years
Fleetwood-born Alfie Boe, car mechanic turned opera superstar, has sung for the Queen, and Olympians, and now written a book.
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Woman left in ‘serious condition’ after crash
Bury Free Press - over 4 years
A WOMAN remains in a serious condition after a head-on impact between a coach carrying schoolchildren and a car. Twelve people were taken to hospital following the collision between the white Scania coach and a black Mercedes at around 1.25pm near the war memorial on the A11 at Elveden last Friday. The woman, who was travelling in the Mercedes, was airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital,in Cambridge, where she was reported to be in a critical but stable condition on Friday. Her condition was said to be ‘serious’ on Tuesday. Three others from the Mercedes also suffered serious injuries. One was taken to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and the other two were airlifted to Addenbrooke’s. The coach was carrying 48 people, including children from Oaks Park High School, in Newbury Park, London. Five children, aged between 14 and 15, were taken to West Suffolk Hospital, in Bury St Edmunds, with minor injuries. David Dutch, deputy headteacher, said the pupils had been returning from ...
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Artists impress crowds with fitting forest shows
Bury Free Press - over 4 years
Alfie Boe, Friday
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Win one of two pairs of tickets to meet Alfie Boe and see him in concert
The Citizen - over 4 years
Two pairs of tickets and a meet and greet with one of the world's biggest classical stars.
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Tamar Abrams: Singer Alfie Boe and PBS: A Match Made in Musical Heaven
Huffington Post - over 4 years
As much as it is possible to give credit to one specific medium for the success of a star, PBS should take a bow for propelling British singer Alfie Boe into so many American living rooms and hearts. The 355 non-commercial TV stations, reaching more than 75 million people, first introduced him in March 2011. Boe was featured in the Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert broadcast from London; his soaring tenor voice and ability to cry on cue won him legions of fans on the spot. Although he had been on Broadway in La Boheme and had performed across the U.S., it was that appearance that truly launched him in the States. "Since most Americans saw him for the first time on PBS, I would speculate that many were Les Miserables fans watching PBS because they knew we were the place for programs like this, and became fans," says Joe Campell, Vice President, Fundraising Programming at PBS. Boe's fans have also heard him singing on the popular PBS show Downton Abbey. Beginning thi ...
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Win tickets to Alfie Boe at Clumber Park
Chad - almost 5 years
Clumber Park will be the ideal setting for the fabulous voice of Alfie Boe as he headlines the Classical Music Night of the Clumber Park Music Festival on 19th August - and two of lucky Chad readers could be there thanks to an easy-to-enter competition in this week’s Chad.
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Girls Aloud&#039;s Kimberley to cover Queen for Olympics
Gigwise - almost 5 years
Girls Aloud singer and Shrek star Kimberley Walsh is to record this year's official Olympics track, a duet with opera star Alfie Boe. The track, a cover of Queen's 'One Vision', will be premiered at a performance for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on Friday 11 May, where the pair will be joined by the Youth Music Voices choir at the Royal Albert Hall. The track will released on the same day. The track is described as the 'official Team GB and Paralympics GB song' the track marks Walsh's second solo pop venture since Girls Aloud's extended hiatus. She previously scored a Top Ten hit with her Aggros Santos duet, 'Like U Like'. Girls Aloud bandmate Cheryl Cole recently revealed plans for Girls Aloud to reunite in November this year to celebrate the group's 10 year anniversary. “It’s our 10 birthday in November – we all want to do something to celebrate that so watch out," Cole said in an interview with Chris Moyles. "As women we needed this space to grow as people – but it’ ...
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Walsh and Boe to sing 2012 anthem
Belfast Telegraph - almost 5 years
Kimberley Walsh is teaming up with Alfie Boe to sing the official anthem for Britain's Olympic hopefuls.
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WIN! Two tickets to see Rockin’ The Park
Guardian - almost 5 years
CLUMBER park looks set to be rocked by a series of top concerts this summer - and we’re giving YOU the chance to WIN tickets. From Friday 17th - Sunday 19th August, Clumber Park in Worksop will host three great concerts. On Saturday 18th August, lovers of classic pop are in for a treat as the Flashback Festival will take music-lovers back in time to the glorious 1980s with sets from OMD, Marc Almond, ABC, Belinda Carlisle, Go West and The Christians, while finishing off the proceedings will be classical music star Alfie Boe with his orchestra, supported by Laura Wright. Kicking off the concert run will be the Rockin’ The Park festival - when Brit Floyd, Focus, Curved Air, The Strawbs and more will take Clumber by storm. Organisers UK Events are launching a day of classic rock, bringing together some of the best music from the 1970s. Brit Floyd are the premiere Pink Floyd tribute in the UK and having performed to over 50,000 fans in the UK during 2011 They will be performing thei ...
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Get your tickets for picnic in the park
Northumberland Gazette - almost 5 years
TICKETS are now on sale for a special showing of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert. The event is being held in Bowburn Park, the picnic area between Alnwick Castle and Alnwick Garden, where the concert will be broadcast live on a giant TV screen from 6pm on Monday, June 4. Organised by Gary Barlow, it will feature some of the biggest names from the worlds of music, dance and musical theatre, including Shirley Bassey, Alfie Boe, Jools Holland, Jessie J, JLS, Elton John, Tom Jones, Lang Lang, Annie Lennox, Madness, Paul McCartney, Kylie Minogue, Cliff Richard, Ed Sheeran and Stevie Wonder. During the evening’s entertainment, a beer tent and Pimms tent will quench the thirst of the crowd and food stalls will also be available. Following the Diamond Jubilee concert, the lighting of the National Beacon at Buckingham Palace by Her Majesty The Queen will be shown live on the giant TV screen. And to mark the end of the celebrations on Bowburn, the Duchess of Northumberland will light ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Alfie Boe
  • 2016
    Age 42
    He has been playing the lead role in Finding Neverland on Broadway beginning March 29, 2016.
    More Details Hide Details As well, Boe shared a Tony Award with the other members of the ensemble cast of Baz Luhrmann's 2002 revival of La bohème in 2003. Boe, the youngest in a family of nine children, was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, and brought up in nearby Fleetwood. He is of Irish and Norwegian descent. His mother and father named him after the Italian name of Pope John XXIII. He attended St Wulstan's and St Edmund's School and Cardinal Allen Catholic High School in Fleetwood. His earliest musical memories were of listening to his father's Richard Tauber records and at the age of 11 he discovered Puccini's La Bohème for the first time. Boe's first public performance, aged 14, was at Fleetwood's Marine Hall in a "Songs from the Shows" presentation organised by inspirational local singing teacher Lottie Dawson. He states that although he sang only a couple of lines he was extremely nervous. At the age of 17, Boe became an apprentice mechanic at the TVR factory in Bispham, Blackpool. He enjoyed entertaining his colleagues by singing opera arias while he polished the cars, and one day was overheard by a client with connections in the music industry who was so impressed that he suggested Boe should go to London and audition for the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company. His audition was a success and he gave up polishing cars to embark on a singing career. Boe has never been able to trace the customer who suggested he go for the audition, having lost the man's business card.
  • 2015
    Age 41
    On 4 and 5 June 2015, Boe performed two concerts at Symphony Hall with the Phoenix Symphony, filling in for Colm Wilkinson, who was forced to drop out due to illness.
    More Details Hide Details Boe appears as music-hall singer Richard Chapman in episode 2.6 of Mr Selfridge. Boe met his wife Sarah while rehearsing La Bohème in San Francisco. They have two children, daughter Grace and son Alfred Robert. They currently live in Utah.
    On 9 May 2015 he performed at VE Day 70: A Party to Remember in Horse Guards Parade, London.
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    He succeeded Ramin Karimloo - who played Enjolras in the 25th Anniversary concert - on 1 September 2015.
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    On 8 May 2015, it was announced that Boe would return to the role of Valjean in the Broadway production of Les Misérables at the Imperial Theatre in New York.
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  • 2013
    Age 39
    On 26 May 2013, Boe sang "Bring Him Home" at the U.S. National Memorial Day Concert on the West Lawn of the Capitol in Washington, D.C.
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    On 15 April 2013, Boe was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Music from his Alma Mater.
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    In February 2013, Boe, colloquially known as the Lancashire Michael Bublé, was awarded two platinum albums by the BPI for Alfie (2011) and Bring Him Home (2010).
    More Details Hide Details Back in the UK, Boe did a three-week, 14-city tour, which started in Birmingham and ended in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
    Boe returned to the U.S. in late January 2013 for a short (8 cities) tour, starting in Albany, New York 27 January and ending in Pittsburgh 9 February.
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  • 2012
    Age 38
    In December 2012, Boe was featured as a guest artist for the holiday concert series of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square and Bells on Temple Square.
    More Details Hide Details The concerts also featured legendary broadcaster Tom Brokaw who narrated the story of Gail Halvorsen (who also made an appearance) and the candy bombers of the Second World War. Boe performed several Christmas favourites as well as 'Bring Him Home'.
    On 2 October 2012, Boe embarked on a major U.S./Canada concert tour starting in Dallas, Texas, ending in Toronto on 29 October.
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    He appeared on The One Show on 30 August 2012.
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    On 4 June 2012, Boe performed at the Diamond Jubilee Concert for the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II.
    More Details Hide Details He sang "’O sole mio" leading into Elvis Presley's "It's Now or Never". He also sang, with American soprano Renee Fleming, "Somewhere" from West Side Story, this performance taking place on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
    On 6 May 2012, Boe performed at the Kauffman Center in Kansas City, Missouri.
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  • 2011
    Age 37
    During his run as Valjean, Boe appeared in the "Les Misérables v Lend Me a Tenor Battle of the Tenors" at Soho's Winnett Street, London on 13 July 2011.
    More Details Hide Details In August, Boe performed with the National Symphony Orchestra at Beau Sejour and Gloucester Hall.
    Boe appeared as Valjean in Les Misérables at the Queen's Theatre, London, from 23 June to 26 November 2011.
    More Details Hide Details His friend Matt Lucas also joined the cast as Thenardier.
    In October 2011, Boe announced that he would be appearing in the Lytham Proms Festival Weekend on 4 August 2012.
    More Details Hide Details Tickets went on sale on 14 October 2011. The festival is held in the town of Lytham St Annes close to his home town of Fleetwood. The local newspaper Blackpool Gazette described his concert as a 'homecoming' using the title 'Bring HIM Home'.
    Boe commenced the "Alfie Boe 'Bring Him Home' U.K. Concert Tour" in Bristol on 6 December 2011, finishing in Gateshead Sage on 4 February 2012.
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    Boe appeared in the BBC Last Night of the Proms concert at the Caird Hall on 10 September 2011 and the Llanelli Choral Society's Grand Performance Concert at Tabernacle Chapel, Llanelli on 24 September 2011.
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    In May, Boe went on to perform at the Classical BRIT Awards ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall, in the Isle of Man, and then headlined the Hampton Court Palace Festival finale on 18 June 2011.
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    In March 2011, Boe performed three concerts in Idaho: two in Rexburg, and one in Sun Valley.
    More Details Hide Details In April, Boe appeared in The Great British Musical – The Famous and the Future at the Criterion Theatre and the St George's Day celebration concert in Trafalgar Square.
    In January 2011, Boe performed for English National Opera in La Bohème and The Mikado.
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  • 2010
    Age 36
    On 16 December 2010, Boe once again performed as Valjean in the Royal Variety Performance in front of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall singing "What Have I Done?
    More Details Hide Details ", and "Bring Him Home" again alongside Wilkinson, Owen-Jones and Bowman.
    The concert encore performance of "Bring Him Home", credited as the "Valjean Quartet" — Boe with Colm Wilkinson, John Owen-Jones and Simon Bowman (each of whom has portrayed Valjean in various theatrical productions) — was re-recorded at the Abbey Road Studios and released as a charity CD single and digital download on 13 December 2010.
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    On 3 October 2010, Boe took on the role of Jean Valjean in a concert performance of the musical Les Misérables at the O2 Arena in London to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the show, released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc.
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  • 2008
    Age 34
    On 31 January 2008, Boe performed at the Pleasure Beach Arena, Blackpool, to over 1,600 local children, in a special Music Quest concert to help introduce the classics to a new generation and to celebrate the end of the Music Quest three-year project which was sponsored by the Prince of Wales Arts & Kids Foundation and Classic FM MusicMakers.
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  • 2007
    Age 33
    Boe also performed at the annual Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall on 10 November 2007.
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    On 19 October 2007 he performed at Canterbury Cathedral during the Canterbury Festival.
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    On 24 August 2007 he performed at the Arundel Festival alongside Natasha Marsh.
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    Boe also performed with Michael Ball in the English National Opera production of Kismet. His live performance of the song "Stranger in Paradise" from Kismet on the Michael Parkinson show was released as a digital download single on 25 June 2007.
    More Details Hide Details In August, Boe realised an ambition to record an album of Neapolitan songs which was released in November under the title La Passione.
    In April, Boe starred opposite Lesley Garrett and Willard White in the ITV Music of Morse concert at the Royal Albert Hall. He was also nominated for a Classical BRIT for Best Album, missing out to Paul McCartney at the ceremony on 3 May 2007.
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    Boe toured the United Kingdom with the Fron Male Voice Choir in February 2007 and took part in the first Classic FM webcast concert with soprano Natasha Marsh in March.
    More Details Hide Details The same month, he was appointed as an ambassador of the Prince of Wales Arts & Kids Foundation, a British educational charity working to inspire and educate children by introducing them to the arts. Boe's role being to bring music, and opera in particular for those children involved.
  • 2006
    Age 32
    In November 2006 he was signed to the EMI Classics label and his first album on that label, Onward, was released in March 2007.
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    At the 2006 Canterbury Festival, on 27 October, Boe performed with soprano Hayley Westenra at a concert in Canterbury Cathedral.
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    In 2006, Boe was signed to the Classic FM Presents label as their first signing in a new venture for the radio station, and his album Classic FM Presents Alfie Boe reached number three in the UK classical chart.
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  • 2003
    Age 29
    Boe and the other principal leads received a Tony Honors Award in 2003.
    More Details Hide Details He has also sung the role at Glyndebourne and the English National Opera.
  • 2002
    Age 28
    Baz Luhrmann, who had spent two years looking for the lead for his Broadway production of La Bohème, approached Boe for the role. Boe subsequently appeared (credited as Alfred Boe) on the 2002 Broadway Cast Recording released by Bazmark Live Pty Ltd.
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  • 1999
    Age 25
    In 1999 he sang Ernesto for Scottish Opera in their Opera-Go-Round production of Don Pasquale, touring widely throughout Scotland.
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    Boe moved to London and studied singing at the Royal College of Music, the National Opera Studio and the Royal Opera House's Vilar Young Artists Programme. In 1999 and 2000, he was featured as the "opera dude" on albums by the Clint Boon Experience, led by the former organist of the Inspiral Carpets.
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  • 1973
    Born on September 29, 1973.
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