John Langley

John Langley began singing and acting professionally at the age of 29, after six years of management work at the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and later as a concert promoter in London. He has enjoyed success across a diverse spectrum of musical genres. His theatre credits include Monsieur André and Monsieur Lefevre in The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre London, Ed and Boone in Whistle Down the Wind at Adelphi Theatre London, Harry in Mamma Mia, Tony in West Side Story, Sir John in Me & My Girl, and Billy Bigelow in Carousel. He has performed principal roles in operas and operettas including Danilo in Merry Widow, Eisenstein and Dr Falke in Die Fledermaus and Macheath in Beggar’s Opera. In concert, he has performed Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mozart’s Requiem, Faure’s Requiem and Mendelssohn’s St Paul oratorio.

Langley has performed as a soloist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta and more, in venues including the Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall and St John’s Smith Square. He has performed extensively with the touring concert shows Masters of the House, Beyond Broadway and Kings of Swing, and with the Tartu Theatre Orchestra all over Estonia. He performed the opening solo of When Duty Called at the British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall in 2014 in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II and members of the Royal Family, as well as then-UK Prime Minister David Cameron.

Besides concert and theatre, Langley has a busy parallel career as an orchestrator/arranger and continues to write and provide scores for international record labels, TV & film and for artists including José Carreras, Kiri Te Kanawa, Katherine Jenkins and Aled Jones, as well as major orchestras worldwide. He was also Music Supervisor for the Classic BRIT Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in 2018, and had five new tango arrangements commissioned and performed by the Britten Sinfonia at the BBC Proms, also filmed for BBC TV. He is also a busy studio and session artist featured on numerous soundtracks including Tomb Raider and Jesus Christ Superstar.

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