Was a choirboy at St Paul's Cathedral
Began career as boy soprano
Performed on TV and in over 500 radio broadcasts as a child
Appeared in the productions "Noye's Fiddle" and Benjamin Britton's "Let's Make an Opera"
Film debut as star of "Blow Your Own Trumpet" for the Children's Film Foundation
Starred in "Soap Box Derby" made by the Children's Film Foundation
American TV acting debut, "The Adventures of Sir Francis Drake"
Made West End debut in "Come Blow Your Horn" at the Prince of Wales Theater
First adult film role in "Two Living One Dead"
First adult starring role in "Two Left Feet"
Major role in feature, "The Knack . . . and How to Get It"
Had own British TV series, "Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em"
Broadway debut in the double-bill of Peter Shaffer comedies, "White Lies" and "Black Comedy" at the Barrymore Theater
Opened foam cushion business with his wife
Returned to London stage in sex farce, "No Sex Please, We're British"
Played title character in London musical, "Billy" based on play, "Billy Liar"
Starred in London musical, "Flowers for Algernon", based on film "Charley"
Played title character in the Cy Coleman musical, "Barnum" in the West End
Had greatest stage success originating the title role in Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera" in the West End; repeated performance on Broadway the following year
Song performer ("The Music of the Night"), guest star on TV special, "America's Tribute to Bob Hope"
Signed three-year contract to star in "EFX" at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas; production was recorded
Left production of "EFX" after injuring hip (August)
Returned to Broadway as the star of "Dance of the Vampires", a musical based on Roman Polanski's film "The Fearless Vampire Killers"; reportedly received a salary of $180,000 per week