Once you believe Michael can't surprise you anymore..... He comes up with the news he will be playing Edna Turnblad. Yup, Edna, big mother of a teenager.
Michael saw the show on Broadway, when he was doing "Ball over Broadway" for BBC Radio 2. Then he decided, he'd love to play Edna, when the show comes to London, but he feared no one would think of him in this role. Five years on, the miracle happened. Michael got cast and is the most wonderful mother you can imagine.
PLEASE NOTE: From April 28th on Michael will no longer perform in the Monday shows!