Friday, September 8

Michael Crawford to front All Star Musicals show on ITV This Christmas

West End and Broadway star Michael Crawford is to guide seven well known celebrities through All Star Musicals which  singing and  dancing musical theatre extravaganza, which is coming to ITV on Christmas Eve, 24th December, at 6.40pm.

Hosted by Freddie Flintoff, the show will feature a cast of famous faces who will each perform an iconic number from a hit musical supported by a sensational chorus line - to a packed house at the London Palladium in London's West End. The show will feature numbers from a range of famous musicals, including Chicago, Evita and Guys and Dolls, with the theatre audience deciding at the end of the night whose performance wowed them the most.

Sir Tony Robinson, Denise Lewis OBE, Nicky Campbell, Sally Phillips, Lucy Fallon, Michael Parr and Rebecca Front,  have been selected based upon their stand out performance skills and will be mentored by Michael Crawford who will offer offer guidance, advice and encouragement ahead of their big performance as they  train with some of the West End's most seasoned performers as they get to grips with their chosen song.

With both Tony and Olivier awards to his name, Michael Crawford has a successful West End career spanning five decades. Presenter Freddie Flintoff is making his musical theatre debut in a tour of Fat Friends the musical later this year.

Siobhan Greene, Head of Entertainment Commissioning for ITV, said "All Star Musicals is going to be the ultimate night out, in. I am so excited that Michael Crawford has agreed to take part and with Freddie Flintoff hosting too, the viewers have a real treat in store, with our fabulous cast performing in some truly iconic musical numbers."

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