Meet The Cast
Having risen to fame as the winner of BRITAINS GOT TALENT IN 2011 Jai has continued to share his remarkable voice with audiences around the world.
Jai's debut album Believe was released with Syco Music in 2011 and the popularity of the track, ‘To Where You Are,’ led to McDowall being invited by its original singer, Josh Groban, to jointly perform the song at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.
After touring the UK, Jai performed to critical acclaim at the 2011 Royal Variety Performance. He has since performed on the live finale of China’s Got Talent and had the privilege of entertaining royalty at the Queen’s Jubilee. As a solo concert artist, Jai has headlined a Scottish tour as well as many sold out dates across the UK.
Last year, Jai toured the UK with Mad About the Musicals singing the greatest hits from the West End and Broadway and made his solo London debut at Live at Zedel in Piccadilly Circus.
When he’s not touring, Jai can be found cruising the seven seas, performing as a headliner on various luxury cruise liners. He has also become a fixture in the UK Panto scene, playing Prince Charming at many prestigious venues, including Windsor Theatre Royal, Leeds CarriageWorks Theatre and The Palace Theatre in Redditch.
Jai is thrilled to be back on the road with Jonathan in 2020 as they continue to have fun both on and offstage with this exciting tour. Catch Jai as he tours with Susan Boyle in Spring 2020 as her special guest.
He resides in Ayrshire, Scotland with his lovable dog, Teddy.
Jonathan Ansell is one of the UK's most admired tenors, with a unique ability to truly connect with his audience through the gift of his soaring high tenor voice.
Jonathan who now has sold over 2 million albums shot to fame on the first ever series of the X-Factor in 2004 where he, as part of pop-opera group G4, came second and went on to top the charts with 3 albums and 4 sell out tours. When they split in 2007, he was propelled to instant stardom as a solo artist signing a £1 million record deal with Universal Classics and Jazz and soon released two chart topping albums ‘Tenor at the Movies’ and ‘Forever’. This glorious young tenor continued to wow audiences as a bona fide solo artist.
Jonathan, who has been nominated for a Classical Brit Award, has continued to wow audiences worldwide, with his sensational voice and charisma. Some of Jonathan’s solo career highlights include the nationwide Valentines Tour with Hayley Westenra; a tour of the United States with the late Marvin Hamlisch accompanied by the NSO and PSO, several performances at the Royal Albert Hall including: the Classical Brits; Classic FM at the Movies and the Festival of Remembrance in front of Her Majesty the Queen.
Theatre has also become an exciting direction for him with his debut role being as ‘The Man’ in Andrew Lloyd Webbers ‘Whistle Down the Wind’, which was a huge critical success. Jonathan has also played ‘Boamer’ in the National Theatre adaptation of Lark Rise to Candleford, ‘Nanki Poo’ in Carl Rosa’s ‘The Mikado’ and ‘Charles Darnay’ in Charles Dickens ‘A Tale of Two Cities’. He has also enjoyed performing in various Musical Theatre gala concerts including collaborations with Kerry Ellis and Ramin Karimloo.
In the sporting arena he has performed the National Anthem at a number of sporting venues for England Football and both England Rugby Union and League. He has also sung Nessun Dorma on Sport Relief (BBC) and for Soccer Aid (ITV).
Jonathan has also performed at a number of Friday Night is Music Night broadcasts for the BBC including the Andrew Lloyd Webber Birthday Concert in Hyde Park and Lyrics by Don Black at the London Palladium. TV appearances include: Last Choir Standing (BBC): Songs of Praise (BBC); the Alan Titchmarsh Show (ITV); This Morning (ITV); GM:TV (ITV) and Breakfast (BBC).
As an Ambassador for the charity Breast Cancer Care Jonathan has participated in a number of TV shows donating his winnings from Celebrity Who Wants to be a Millionaire (with Connie Fisher) (ITV), Ready Steady Cook (against Hayley Westenra) (BBC) and Come Dine with Me (Channel 4). He has also completed the London Triathlon, the London Marathon twice, the JPMorgan Asset Management Round the Island Race and maddest of all, the benchmark jumper at the 2009 Worthing Birdman Challenge.
Jonathan is delighted that G4 reformed in 2014 and have enjoyed a huge resurgence with extensive touring, as they continue to share their unique vocal harmonies with enthralled audiences around the world.
Jonathan is over the moon that ‘Les Musicals’ tour 2020 is set to take some of his favourite West-End songs to even more audiences, alongside great friend and Britain’s Got Talent Winner, Jai McDowall and his powerful vocals.
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