Michael Burgess (singer)
Michael Burgess, February 2005
|Birth name||Walter Roy Burgess|
July 22, 1945|
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
|Died||September 28, 2015
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Early life and career
Burgess appeared as one of the 17 Jean Valjeans at the end of the Les Miserables 10th Anniversary Concert. His other major performances include Man of La Mancha, Blood Brothers, and starring roles throughout Canada and the United States.
He is also known in Canada for his frequent vocal performances of national anthems; he was the first individual to sing "O Canada" at the baseball World Series, in Atlanta in 1992. In 2013, he was made a Member of the Order of Ontario.
Personal life and death
He married fellow Les Misérables performer Susan Gilmour on October 8, 1994. He also has a son Jesse Burgess from a previous relationship.
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