Simon won international widespread acclaim when he created the role of Chris in the Original London West End production Miss Saigon at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. He was born in Cardiff South Wales and trained at the Mountview Theatre School London
Theatre credits include: The London Players Theatre Company, Narrator in Paddington Bears National tour, Blondel at The Old Vic and Aldwych, Eddie in Mack & Mabel (Aldwych), Young Elvis in the Original award winning Are You Lonesome Tonight? (Phoenix Theatre), Marius and Jean Valjean in Sir Cameron Mackingtosh/RSC`s Les Miserable’s (Palace/Queens), Vernon Gersh in They’re Playing Our Song (Olympia Theatre Dublin), Kangaroo in JUST SO (Watermill Theatre Newbury), Poetry in Motion (Richmond Theatre), Raoul and Phantom in The Phantom Of The Opera (Her Majesty’s Theatre), Che in Evita (Douglas Theatre Isle of Man) , Elvis in This is Elvis (UK National tour).
Workshop productions include: Greg Reed in Club Tropicana (chocolate factory), Norman in ‘Sex Chips and Rock n Roll’ (Manchester Royal Exchange), Rhet Butler in Gone With The Wind for Trevor Nunn.
Television credits include: 7 Royal Variety Performances, Kenny Everett show, Marti Caine (ITV) Standard awards, Olivier awards, B.A.F.T.A. Awards, That’s Show Business, The Music Game, The Heat Is On, The Great Event, What’s my line, Night of a hundred stars, Sink or swim, Guinness hall of fame, Chris Stewart show, The lyrics game, Wednesday at Eight, Wogan, Open house, Brian Rossington the dentist in Doctors (BBC 1) and appearances in Spain , Germany, Holland and Czechoslovakia.
Recording Credits include: Miss Saigon, Are You Lonesome Tonight?, Blondel, Poetry in Motion, Under Milk Wood (no-good boyo), The Temptation of St Anthony, Celebrating Andrew Lloyd Webber, Beauty and the Beast (voice of Gaston), West End The Concert, Stars of the Musicals, West End The New Generation, The Understudy (film sound track), Best of Bond (Royal Philharmonic), One Night With You (solo album), Les miserables O2 Arena DVD, Valjean quartet single ‘Bring Him Home’. He has written and completed a new musical with John Sinclair (formally of Uriah Heep).
Concert credits include: Judas in Jesus Christ superstar (Sweden), Che in Evita (world premier), Stars of the Musicals (Kuala Lumpur), Another Kind of Magic (Queen, Sweden), Thank you for the music (Abba, Denmark), The British Invasion (Boston USA), Bryn Terfel`s Faenol Festival (Snowdonia Wales), Men and Supermen (Halle orchestra), All That Jazz, CBSO, Oscar winners RSNO, Aspects of Andrew Lloyd Webber (Symphony Hall Birmingham), West End The Concert (Finland), The Music Of James Bond (Luxembourg), Sing Along a Musical (Hackney Empire London), White Christmas (London Albert Hall), Friday Night Is Music Night (Radio 2), A Musical Gala (Seoul Korea), London’s Heritage (Mumbai India), Llangollen Festival (Wales), Best of Bond (Carnegie Hall New York), Best of Broadway (Sydney Opera House Australia), Musicality (Washington DC), Bond (Albert Hall), Les Misérables Concert at Windsor Castle in the presence of the Queen and President Chirac to celebrate the Centenary of the Entente Cordial, Les Miserables concert O2 Arena, Chris Needs Charity (Swansea Grand), Three Phantoms (Chichester and Theatre Royal Newcastle), Bohemian Rhapsody (Newcastle, Kerry, Eastbourne and Monte Carlo).
Simon is currently finalizing his accoustic nights with London dates to be announced soon
Official website : www.simonbowman.com