Award-winning performer Morgan Crowley enjoys a diverse, critically-acclaimed, international career.
In 2009, he performed with Cirque du Soleil, played the title role in Phantom of the Opera in the USA, returned to his recurring role in BBC’s Eastenders and a debut role in The Tudors, presented his cabaret in five countries, featured as an aerial artist in an historic event at Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport to mark the city’s 20th Anniversary, recorded with Kylie Minogue for Australian phenomenon The Wiggles, guested at the MTV Awards with Sophie Ellis-Bextor and premiered several new classical works in London, Dublin and New York.
2010 highlights include a world premiere opera showcase in New York, a return to Broadway in a solo-show, debut at National Theatre, a TV/video campaign for Microsoft, a return to Radio City Music Hall New York, a Handel opera in Dublin, a role in a Hollywood horror movie, concert series with National Concert Orchestra in Ireland and the launch of a new CD featuring his own compositions. He finished 2010 playing the role of Bob Cratchit in the West End’s Palladium production of Scrooge.
2011, to date, has seen him perform in a sold-out run of a play by Frank McCourt off-Broadway, return to Ireland to guest with The Three Tenors, direct four operas and a show at The Helix, write a new setting of The Mass and several arrangements for various artists and churches, feature in Purcell’s “Dido & Aeneas” and Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro”, guest with The Chieftains, return to Broadway for an orchestral series and tour Holland as a guest of “Druid”.
Broadway / West End / International Theatre / Film / Radio credits include Far & Away (Tom Cruise/Nicole Kidman), The Snapper, Riverdance, Chicago, Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, Carousel, Les Miserables, A Grand Night For Singing, West Side Story, Abbey Theatre Writers’ Festival 2010, Carnegie Hall Gala, Radio City Music Hall, Friday Night is Music Night, The Vatican, Hyde Park, Deutsche Welle Radio Series, Royal Opera and Royal Ballet, Covent Garden.
Concert and cabaret work to date includes BBC Big Band Series, the Carnegie Hall Gala, London’s Royal Festival Hall, Royal Command Performance in association with BBC, Grammy-nominated live CD recording, the Academy Awards in LA, BBC’s legendary Friday Night Is Music Night, Feinstein’s on Broadway, Sydney’s live televised “Carols in the Domain” and performing for Popes, Presidents, International Royalty and Heads of State. He was also the artist chosen to launch the exclusive cabaret lounge at London’s most famous hotel – The Savoy in October 2010.
Morgan’s awards include John McCormack Award (youngest-ever winner), Luciano Pavarotti Radio Prize (youngest-ever winner), Evening Standard Critics’ Choice Award, Outstanding Male Entertainer (IMTA), Top Ten International Voices of Musical Theatre (BBC – in conjunction with Cardiff Singer of the World competition), Favourite all-time performers at Feinsteins (Broadway.com), Outstanding Performance in a TV special (RTE/UTV), in addition to other awards for composition and arranging. his debut solo album spent 12 weeks on the US International Bestsellers List and won Best Newcomer nomination in Asia. His new release of original compositions (“as large as alone”) has already won praise from multiple Grammy-winners Brian May, Bill Whelan, David Foster and BBC.
Morgan Crowley’s equally diverse training has included drama at RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts) and the Lee Strasberg Institute in Hollywood ; music at the Royal Academy of Music and the College of Music ; dance at the National Dance Centre in Dublin and the London Dance Studios; He is also holds a Masters Degree from Trinity College Dublin.