Related Information for Michael Crawford Michael Crawford OBE (born 19 January 1942 in Salisbury, Wiltshire) is an internationally famous English actor and singer. He has won critical acclaim and numerous awards during his career, which includes work in radio, television, and the stage (including appearing on stage in West End in London and Broadway in New York). He notably originated the role of the Phantom in the musical 'The Phantom of the Opera', singing in well-received numbers such as "The Music Of The Night.. read more