Kick off Christmas with a fun-packed concert for all the family, featuring classics old and new, all wrapped up with a sprinkling of magic and sparkle. A rollercoaster of seasonal favourites includes Jingle Bells, White Christmas, Sleigh Ride, Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Merry Christmas Everybody, Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree and much, much more!
The BSO will be joined by conductor Pete Harrison and West End and Broadway star Michael Xavier who will be singing songs from the shows including Sunset Boulevard and selections from Disney and Rodgers & Hammerstein. BSO favourite Ron Goodwin will also be featured with some of his most enjoyable medleys and arrangements.
Michael is an award-winning and two-time Laurence Olivier Award nominated actor who recently starred on Broadway as Joe Gillis in Sunset Boulevard opposite Glenn Close and then in Prince Of Broadway on Broadway.
Michael is currently filming the role of Dr Steph Belcombe in Sally Wainwright’s Gentleman Jack for BBC/HBO.
West End & UK productions include starring roles in Sunset Boulevard with Glenn Close (Won Best Actor Broadway World Award), Love Story (Olivier award nomination – Best Actor In A Musical), Into The Woods (Olivier award nomination – Best Supporting Performance In A Musical), Shakespeare’s The Wars of the Roses, Show Boat, The Phantom of the Opera, Assassins, The Pajama Game, Spamalot!, My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, Pageant, Soho Cinders, Sweet Charity, Hello Dolly!, Wonderful Town, Oklahoma!, Mamma Mia!, Miss Saigon and The Mikado. TV / Film roles include: Never Let Go and Gnomeland.
Michael co-hosted the Olivier Awards Piazza Stage event in 2013, 2014 and 2015.