History Creator / MichaelCrawford

30th Mar '17 9:27:50 PM PaulA
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* TheCastShowoff: Sang a bit and did all his own stuntwork in ''Some Mothers Do 'Ave Em''.
* CelebrityVoiceActor: As Cornelius in ''Once Upon a Forest''.
* CoverAlbum: All his albums have been this, each with their own particular [[ConceptAlbum theme]] in terms of subject matter. For example, ''On Eagle's Wings'' is his "Christian" album, ''The Disney Album'' contains [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin songs from Disney movies]], etcetera.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Was approached for the film version of ''Phantom'' in the 1990s but refused; he wouldn't play opposite anyone but SarahBrightman, his original Christine in London and on Broadway.
* WrittenByCastMember / DirectedByCastMember: Is known for having (and wanting) a ''lot'' of creative control in his chosen field. This was arguably the FatalFlaw of both ''Dance of the Vampires'' and ''[=EFX=]''.

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* TheCastShowoff: Sang a bit and did all his own stuntwork in ''Some Mothers Do 'Ave Em''.
* CelebrityVoiceActor: As Cornelius in ''Once Upon a Forest''.
* CoverAlbum: All his albums have been this, each with their own particular [[ConceptAlbum theme]] in terms of subject matter. For example, ''On Eagle's Wings'' is his "Christian" album, ''The Disney Album'' contains [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin songs from Disney movies]], etcetera.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Was approached for the film version of ''Phantom'' in the 1990s but refused; he wouldn't play opposite anyone but SarahBrightman, his original Christine in London and on Broadway.
* WrittenByCastMember / DirectedByCastMember: Is known for having (and wanting) a ''lot'' of creative control in his chosen field. This was arguably the FatalFlaw of both ''Dance of the Vampires'' and ''[=EFX=]''.
etcetera.
30th Mar '17 9:19:15 PM PaulA
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* AuthorAppeal: Was fascinated by the idea of joining the air force, so much so it even crept into Frank Spencer's backstory in ''Some Mothers Do 'Ave Em''.
* AwfulWeddedLife: Was married for ten years to a woman called Gabrielle Lewis, which spawned two daughters. He has gone on record in saying that marriage burned him so much that he refuses to marry again.



* FriendToAllChildren: Has worked for many charities for the benefit of children. He even used to visit schools in-character as Frank Spencer.
* LimeyGoesToHollywood: And succeeds!
* NiceGuy
* SilverFox: Was fast approaching his 50s when he became really popular.
30th Mar '17 9:14:21 PM PaulA
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--> '''Chad''': Have you ever seen Michael Crawford on a cereal box?
--> '''Troy''': Who's Michael Crawford?
--> '''Chad''': Exactly my point! He was the [[ThePhantomOfTheOpera Phantom of the Opera]] on Broadway. Now my mom, she's seen that musical twenty-seven times. And she put Michael Crawford's picture in our refrigerator. Yeah, not on it, in it. So my point is, if you play basketball, you're gonna end up on a cereal box. If you sing in musicals, you're gonna end up in my mom's refrigerator.
--> '''Troy''': Why would she put his picture in her refrigerator?
--> '''Chad''': I don't know, one of her crazy diet ideas..
--> '''From''' ''Film/HighSchoolMusical''

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--> '''Chad''': ->'''Chad:''' Have you ever seen Michael Crawford on a cereal box?
--> '''Troy''':
box?\\
'''Troy:'''
Who's Michael Crawford?
--> '''Chad''':
Crawford?\\
'''Chad:'''
Exactly my point! He was the [[ThePhantomOfTheOpera [[Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera Phantom of the Opera]] on Broadway. Now my mom, she's seen that musical twenty-seven times. And she put Michael Crawford's picture in our refrigerator. Yeah, not on it, in it. So my point is, if you play basketball, you're gonna end up on a cereal box. If you sing in musicals, you're gonna end up in my mom's refrigerator.
--> '''Troy''':
refrigerator.\\
'''Troy:'''
Why would she put his picture in her refrigerator?
--> '''Chad''':
refrigerator?\\
'''Chad:'''
I don't know, one of her crazy diet ideas..
--> '''From'''
ideas...
-->--
''Film/HighSchoolMusical''



Since then, his theatrical ventures have been something of a hit - and - miss, but in 2011 he was cast as the Wizard in the AndrewLloydWebber re-imagining of ''TheWizardOfOz'', which he played until February 2012.

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Since then, his theatrical ventures have been something of a hit - and - miss, but in 2011 he was cast as the Wizard in the AndrewLloydWebber re-imagining of ''TheWizardOfOz'', ''Theatre/TheWizardOfOz'', which he played until February 2012.



* ''The Wizard of Oz'' (20112012) Professor Marvel, Emerald City doorman, tour guide, and The Wizard

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* ''The Wizard of Oz'' ''Theatre/TheWizardOfOz'' (20112012) Professor Marvel, Emerald City doorman, tour guide, and The Wizard
7th Mar '16 1:06:40 AM Doug86
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* ''Film/AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum'' (1966) Hero

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* ''Film/AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum'' ''Theatre/AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum'' (1966) Hero



* WrittenByCastMember / DirectedByCastMember: Is known for having (and wanting) a ''lot'' of creative control in his chosen field. This was arguably the FatalFlaw of both ''Dance of the Vampires'' and ''[=EFX=]''.

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* WrittenByCastMember / DirectedByCastMember: Is known for having (and wanting) a ''lot'' of creative control in his chosen field. This was arguably the FatalFlaw of both ''Dance of the Vampires'' and ''[=EFX=]''.
''[=EFX=]''.
11th May '15 4:44:33 AM Patachou
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Michael Crawford (born January 19, 1942) is an English actor, singer and comedian who is best known for originating the role of the Phantom of the Opera in [[ThePhantomOfTheOpera the musical of the same name]] in 1986.

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Michael Crawford (born January 19, 1942) is an English actor, singer and comedian who is best known for originating the role of the Phantom of the Opera in [[ThePhantomOfTheOpera [[Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera the musical of the same name]] in 1986.


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He ended at #17 in ''Series/OneHundredGreatestBritons''.
9th Apr '15 8:39:41 PM nombretomado
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* ''The Disney Album'' (songs from the DisneyAnimatedCanon) (2001)

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* ''The Disney Album'' (songs from the DisneyAnimatedCanon) Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon) (2001)
26th Dec '14 6:21:33 PM efxgrand
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* ''Theater/{{EFX}}'' (1995) EFX Master, H.G. Wells, Merlin, P.T. Barnum, Harry Houdini; various other characters

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* ''Theater/{{EFX}}'' ''Theatre/{{EFX}}'' (1995) EFX Master, H.G. Wells, Merlin, P.T. Barnum, Harry Houdini; various other characters
26th Dec '14 6:19:20 PM efxgrand
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* ''EFX'' (1995) H.G. Wells, Merlin, P.T. Barnum, Harry Houdini; various other characters

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* ''EFX'' ''Theater/{{EFX}}'' (1995) EFX Master, H.G. Wells, Merlin, P.T. Barnum, Harry Houdini; various other characters
5th Jan '14 5:27:09 PM DeepRed
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He now lives in New Zealand, in order to be closer to his family.

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He now lives in New Zealand, in order to be closer to his family.family, and to cure his bout of chronic fatigue syndrome.
30th Jan '13 6:36:10 AM StFan
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* ''{{WALL-E}}'' (2008)- Archive footage from the film version of Hello Dolly!

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* ''{{WALL-E}}'' (2008)- ''WesternAnimation/WallE'' (2008) Archive footage from the film version of Hello Dolly!''Hello Dolly''!
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