On the Couch with Ramin Karimloo

Ramin KarimlooWho is Ramin Karimloo?
In transit. Always trying to evolve, improve, ask and grow. Hard working and of course, flawed.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
I’ve always thought that there’s a lot of honour in being a police officer. My Brother is one and that inspires me.

Who inspires you and why?
My Brother. He’s a hell of a hard worker and puts his kids above and beyond. I think he’s a great father.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
I would like to give more of my time. Be involved with more things if I could. Volunteer. Just show up and be present where I can make a difference.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Hard one .. my family and I have loved Mexico as well as Longboat Key, Florida. I also love, Taormina, Sicily. I love a warm climate, great food, somewhere to remain physically active and great for the family.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
To be honest, I still feel like a tourist that needs to do many things here as I’m away so much. A visit to the SouthBank is always a good shout here in London.

What are you currently reading?
Provenance and also Macbeth with my son.

What are you currently listening to?
My Brother just got me into The Dead South and I’ve also been listening to The SteelDrivers as my buddy recommended them.

Happiness is?
To be time-rich.

What does the future hold for you?
Who knows … but I’m ready for it!

Ramin Karimloo, a Tony Award nominee, is known as one of the most formidable talents in music theatre today. Well known for his starring role as The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary Production at Royal Albert Hall, he recently starred in Anastasia on Broadway to high acclaim. He has played starring roles including Jean Valjean, Enjolras and Marius in Les Misérables and The Phantom and Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera and Che in EVITA.

Ramin performs with Special Guest Anna O’Byrne at The Star Gold Coast (16 June); Hamer Hall – Arts Centre Melbourne (20 June); and State Theatre, Sydney (23 June). For more information, visit: www.concertworks.com.au for details.

Image: Ramin Karimloo (supplied)