John Ellis

Ubaldo Piangi

Originally from a small town in Melbourne Australia, John has worked extensively in musical theatre and opera concerts all over the world, living and working in New York, LA, London, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, Europe and the UK.

Theatre includes: Before leaving Australia, credits included The Wizard of Oz, Summer Rain, Assassins, Passion, The Mikado (KoKo), The Pirates of Penzance (Sam), “Just a rainy day or two?” & New Habits, with Amanda Hodder, which saw the launch of his first solo album.

It was moving to London which led to the roles of Simon & Judas in J.C.S UK, Opera on Q.M.2. and “The 12 TENORS.” He played Old Deuteronomy in Cats over 1,000 times on the world tour, working alongside the likes of Lea Salonga as Grizabella (Really Useful Group). Most recently, Piangi and Passarino in Das Phantom der Oper (Germany, Stage Entertainment).

Other work: Producing Andrew Lippa live in London, Georgia Stitt and Jeff Blumenkrantz (Contempo Theatre Company).

John is thrilled to be making his debut in the West End as Piangi in Phantom. All of this would not be possible without the love and support of his family back in Oz and best friend K.K.