Michael Howe


Michael Howe is probably best known as Sebastian in the BBC series Solo opposite Felicity Kendal. His most recent TV appearances were Jimmy Barron in the TVS production of Cats Eyes and Prince Charming in Central TV's Christmas spectacular Cinderella. He played Billy Lawlor in the original company of 42nd Street. Prior to this he returned from Vienna where he appeared in the highly successful German language production of Cats playing Rum Tum Tugger, directed by Gilly Lynn. The album has become a bestseller.

In June '84 the film Blind Date in which he co-starred with Joseph Bottoms was released. His other film credits are The Hunger, Unman in the film Unman Wittering and Zigo, Project Z and Bless This House. He appeared in A Midsummer Night's Dream playing Oberon/Theaseus. He has also played Puck at the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton.

Other TV work included the series Studio for Granada TV, McKenzie for BBC, the title role in the YTV series Tom Gratton's War, The Various Ends of Mrs. F's Friends, Kidnapped, The Three Musketeers, The End of the End of the Pier Show and Entertainment Express.

West End roles include Mordred in Camelot opposite Richard Harris, the lead role of Danny Zuko in Grease, and Mike Costa in A Chorus Line. Michael's fervent wish is to see Fulham FC make the first division.

(Note: All biographies are from the original Chess programme.)