John Owen-Jones is a record-breaking West End and Broadway actor and singer. John is best known for his critically acclaimed and award-winning performances as Jean Valjean in Les Misérables and as The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera. John remains the youngest actor in West End history to have played Jean Valjean in Les Misérables (a role he also played twice on Broadway) and has performed as the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera nearly 2000 times – more than any actor in the show’s entire West End run.
John is an accomplished concert performer and has played many solo shows around the UK and internationally. In May 2021, John turned 50 and performed in two sold-out solo shows at Cadogan Hall, London. He has also appeared in concert all over the world in venues including The Royal Albert Hall in London, Bunkamura Orchard Hall in Tokyo, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and Carnegie Hall in New York. John has appeared on the BBC Proms in the Park concerts, toured the UK in concert with Katherine Jenkins and has been a special guest in concert with Michael Ball and Alfie Boe. He has performed leading roles in stage concert versions of The Hired Man, Sweeney Todd, Tiger Bay and in 2019 played Jean Valjean again, in the Les Misérables The Staged Concert at the Gielgud Theatre, London, alongside Alfie Boe.
At the beginning of 2020, John performed for the first time in China, as one of The 3 Phantoms, returning a week before the coronavirus story broke! As lockdown continued, he performed various online concerts Leave A Light On, Magic At The Palladium and Zedel with Rachel Tucker. In 2021 John sang on two online charity tracks with the Welsh Musical Theatre Orchestra and West End of Wales Orchestra to support musicians. John sang in The Show Must Go On at The Palace Theatre in the West End to support the entertainment industry.
John has performed extensively in theatre in the West End and around the UK in shows such as Sweeney Todd for the English National Opera with Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson, Showboat at the Royal Albert Hall, and A Little Night Music at the National Theatre with Dame Judi Dench. John has been on television in various shows, Pointless, Songs of Praise, The Royal Variety Show and on Friday Night is Music Night for BBC Radio 2.
John has released six solo albums which he also produced. Hallelujah EP (2006) John Owen-Jones (2009), Unmasked (2011), Rise (2015), Bring Him Home (2017), Spotlight (2019) and The Christmas Album (2021).