Who is Alfie Boe? English singer and actor's age, wife and career revealed

13 January 2020, 16:55

Who is Alfie Boe? English singer and actor's age, wife and career revealed
Who is Alfie Boe? English singer and actor's age, wife and career revealed. Picture: PA

By Rory O'Connor

Alfie Boe is an English tenor and actor, most known for performing in musical theatre and his recent musical collaborations with Michael Ball.

The singer is rumoured to be behind the mask on TV show The Masked Singer, with some viewers speculating he is performing as Hedgehog.

Smooth Radio's Kate Garraway with Alfie Boe
Smooth Radio's Kate Garraway with Alfie Boe. Picture: PA
  1. Who is Alfie Boe?

    Alfie Boe is best known for his performances as Jean Valjean in the musical Les Misérables at the Queen's Theatre in London, the Les Misérables: 25th Anniversary Concert in October 2010, and in the Broadway revival.

    He played the lead role in Finding Neverland on Broadway in 2016. He also shared a Tony Award with the other members of the ensemble cast of Baz Luhrmann's 2002 revival of La bohème in 2003.

    He has sold more than one million albums in the United Kingdom.

    Alfie Boe during the curtain call of the Les Misérables anniversary performance at the O2 in London
    Alfie Boe during the curtain call of the Les Misérables anniversary performance at the O2 in London. Picture: PA
  2. What is Alfie Boe up to now?

    Alfie revealed that as a child, he dreamed of a career as a singer. He has performed on some of the world’s most prestigious opera stages, led the cast of Les Misérables for nearly a year, and even took centre stage for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace.

    Alfie and Michael Ball released their third joint album, Back Together, in 2019.

    Michael Ball with Alfie Boe
    Michael Ball with Alfie Boe. Picture: PA

    The tenor has completed three sold-out UK tours and has achieved Platinum album sales in the UK, with four top ten album placings.

    Alfie was made an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) by the Prince of Wales during an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London in November 2019.

    Alfie Boe being made an OBE by the Prince of Wales
    Alfie Boe being made an OBE by the Prince of Wales. Picture: PA
    Alfie Boe with his OBE in November 2019
    Alfie Boe with his OBE in November 2019. Picture: PA
  3. Is Alfie Boe married?

    Alfie Boe is married to wife Sarah
    Alfie Boe is married to wife Sarah. Picture: PA

    Yes, Alfie is married to wife Sarah. The pair met while rehearsing La Bohème in San Francisco.

    They have two children, a daughter, Grace, and a son, Alfred Robert.

  4. How old is Alfie Boe and where is he from?

    Alfred Giovanni Roncalli Boe is 46-years-old and is the youngest of nine children. Alfie was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, and brought up in the nearby fishing port of Fleetwood.

    The singer is of Irish and Norwegian descent, with his parents naming him after the Italian name of Pope John XXIII, Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli.

    Alfie attended St Wulstan's and St Edmund's School and Cardinal Allen Catholic High School in Fleetwood.

  5. Why do viewers think Alfie Boe could be Hedgehog?

    On The Masked Singer TV show, the Hedgehog teased that he:

    - Is a bit posh

    - Is mostly 'active at night'

    - Is more introverted than you might expect

    - Most happy on stage

    - Had a job where they 'died at 8.30 every night'

    - Had a connection with stage shows such as Phantom of the Opera and Hairspray

    Is Alfie Boe performing as Hedgehog on The Masked Singer?
    Is Alfie Boe performing as Hedgehog on The Masked Singer? Picture: ITV

    Plus, his rendition of Take That's 'Shine' sounded suspiciously like Mr Boe, but maybe we've been fooled?