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Michael McLean

Michael McLean was born in Scotland. He trained at the Guildhall School Of Music and Drama where he won the Cross Trust Memorial Scholarship. His first job was playing Frosch the drunken jailer in the newly formed Opera 80 Production of Die Fledermaus. Since then Michael has appeared in a great variety of plays, operas and musicals both in this country and abroad. They include Cinderella, Albert Herring and Cosi Fan Tutti for the Cambridge Arts Theatre; Eugine Onegin, Alderurgh Festival; Billy Budd, Glasgow Kings; Of Mice and Men, Wexford; Sweeney Todd, Lancaster Orbit; Platea in Venice and Florence; The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein, Sadler's Wells; The Barber of Seville, Peter Knapp's Travelling Opera Company and the video of The Marriage of Figaro for the Cockpit Theatre Company.

He has also recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra and the London City Orchestra.

Michael's West End credits include Spin of the Wheel (Comedy Theatre), The Messiah (Aldwych Theatre), Lend Me A Tenor (Globe Theatre), Daisy Pulls It Off (Globe Theatre), Chess (The Prince Edward Theatre) and most recently playing Couferac and Jean Valjean in the Royal Shakespeare Production of Les Miserables.

Michael has also had the honour of appearing in front of Her Majesty The Queen in the 1991 Royal Variety Performance.

Michael has just finished the national tour of Ken Hill's The Phantom of the Opera where he was a recipient, among others, of the Oliver Hill award.