Performing Arts

The Harlequin Performing Arts Academy

Phil Cavill Phil Cavill
West End Star

Phil started his professional career in 1985 with Joe Longthorne, working extensively on his TV series and touring as one of his backing singers. He has also worked with many international entertainers, such as Bob Hope, Shirley Bassey, and Tom Jones to name just a few.

In 1990, Phil joined the cast of Miss Saigon where he understudied the role of the Engineer, which he got to play on numerous occasions. In 1993, Phil was asked by Sir Cameron Mackintosh to audition for the role of Jean Valjean in the West End production of Les Miserables - the world’s most successful musical. He went on to play the role for almost 3 years, making him the single longest contracted Jean Valjean in the West end. Phil's renowned portrayal of Valjean also saw him: tour with the production all over the UK; represent the United Kingdom in the 10th anniversary of Les Miserables at the Royal Albert Hall in 1995, and at the closing ceremony for the 1996 European Cup Finals at Wembley Stadium; and, most recently, perform at London’s O2 Arena for Les Miserables’ 25th anniversary. In 1998, he could also be seen in the TV special “Hey, Mr Producer!” performed at The Lyceum Theatre. He now runs The Windmill Theatre School in the UK with his partner, teaching vocal coaching to both children and adults for the 7th successful year.

His TV credits include: three seasons of the BBC's Noel Edmonds Show; Central Television’s Joe Longthorne; Pebble Mill at One; Welcome Home Bob Hope at the London Palladium.