Michael won the 2008 Best Actor award at the Whatsonstage Awards.
Throughout 2007-08. Michael plays Edna Turnblad in the West End production of Hairspray.
Michael was on the judging panel for the second series of Soapstar Superstar.
Michael is half Welsh.
Michael appeared in the West Eend production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as Caractacus Potts.
Michael attended Guildford School of Acting.
Michael has lived with Cathy McGowan since 1992.
Michael is 5'11" (1.8m) tall.
Michael represented Britain in the 1992 Eurovision Song Contest with the song One Step Out of Time.
Michael reached number 2 in the U.K. singles charts with Love Changes Everything.
Michael's first stage role was in Godspell at Aberystwyth Arts Centre.
Michael: Nobody can make me sing something that I don't want to.
Michael: The only advice I can give anybody wanting to pursue a career in this business is - first of all develop a very thick skin, second work as hard as you can and do as much as you can in as many different fields as you can. And watch as much as you can, you learn so much from watching other people perform. That's certainly what I did, and get as much experience as possible on stage, even amateur dramatics, putting on stuff with your friends, doing workshops, going to classes, whatever, and be prepared to face rejection because it happens to all of us whatever stage we are at in our careers, but when it works there is no better job in the world. It isn't a job it's a joy, so go for your dreams always, even if they turn into nightmares.