Colm Wilkinson originated the role of Jean Valjean, the main character in the very popular musical Les Miserables. He has also starred as Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar and performed in The Phantom of the Opera.
Ramin Karimloo, born on September 19th, 1978, is a Canadian actor and singer, best known for playing The Phantom in the London production of The Phantom of the Opera.
He was born in Iran and raised in Toronto, Canada.
Ramin took over the role of the Phantom full time on 10th September, 2007. His previous roles include Chris in Miss Saigon , Enjolras in Les Miserables [Queen's Theatre] and Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera . Ramin's debut EP is entitled 'Within The Six Square Inch'.